Fifty Shades Darker is a erotic romance novel by British author E. L. James. It is the Fifty Shades Darker book musicmarkup.info After telling Grace the whole story , he decides to end his business relationship with Elena and give back the. Rate this book. Clear rating. 1 of 5 Reader Q&A. To ask other readers questions about Fifty Shades Darker, please sign up. Honestly, I didn't read this whole thing; I skimmed most of it and I still managed to get the gist of it. At least I saved.  Fifty Shades Darker is the second novel in the Fifty Shades trilogy.
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Fifty Shades Darker is a erotic romance novel by British author E. It is the second installment in the Fifty Shades trilogy that traces the deepening relationship between a college graduate, Anastasia Steele, and a young business magnate , Christian Grey. The first and third volumes, Fifty Shades of Grey and Fifty Shades Freed , were published in and , respectively. The novel is published by Vintage Books and reached No. He asks Ana out often which, though it makes her uneasy, she writes off. Ana and Christian attend the show together and kiss in an alley. The same night, they have dinner in a restaurant and Christian reveals he wants her any way possible.
This book certainly had more of a plot than the first one - rather than just sex scene upon sex scene, there was actually an alright story behind it too. We get to learn a lot more about Christian's past in this book which was all quite predictable but still quite interesting. There were certainly more serious issues addressed in this book. There is actually so much packed into this one that it'd be hard to mention everything. I think that although the relationships and actions of the characters aren't entirely realistic, they are somewhat interesting.
Once again, both Ana and Christian had their faults and certainly weren't totally likeable characters. Like many others, I do find Ana to be quite pathetic at points, her actions sometimes childish.
To be honest, I can live with her though - she may be a pushover, but I'd imagine that a lot of people in her situation would react the same way. Christian is He's still charming, mysterious, seductive and attractive despite his sometimes scary attitude.
He doesn't seem to be as controlled by his 'sadist' feelings, but they are clearly still there. I thought it was good to see him work through his psychological problems - it was nice to actually have more of a focus in this book rather than just all of the sex scenes.
Of course there was plenty of steamy sex scenes again and more visits to Christian's playroom. I am giving this two and a half stars because that's simply what I feel that it deserves overall. The writing is certainly not great and I'm not a fan of the whiny main character.
Despite that, it has still managed to get me hooked. Some people will be charmed by Christian and some will find him simply abusive. Some people will find reading about a BDSM relationship uncomfortable.
Like all books, some people will like it and some people just won't. I have mixed feelings yet I still want to read more Without spoiling too much, Ana broke up with Christian it says it on the back of this book so no real shocker and has a few days sulking about it, after all it was her first relationship so can't really blame the girl, but I kind of did.
She was told to use the "safe words" but doesn't and basically freaks out, hence the break up. So yeah pretty much blamed her for it. But guess what, they get back together no real shock there considering this is book two of three and it goes on pretty well. You get to find out more of Christian, esp in the prologue, and their "relationship" progresses.
However I really started to like this one more than the first as you get to know more on Christian's family and there is a good plot from the middle to the end. I really did enjoy this second one more than the first, the first is basically for me just about the sex, but I think with this book is probably the main story. Also I burst out laughing during one moment cause found it quiet funny.
I think of the first being a very long prologue and this one being the story. I think it's worth a read. But if you're not too sure, I'd suggest borrowing it off of someone who has it than downloading it first. I gave it two stars and said that I might read the others, just to see if the fuss over this trilogy becomes justified. Eventually, I did decide to give the second book a go.
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James Goodreads Author. Daunted by the singular sexual tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist.
They rekindle their Daunted by the singular sexual tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house.
They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven, and demanding Fifty Shades. While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront her anger and envy of the women who came before her and make the most important decision of her life. Erotic, sparkling and suspenseful, Fifty Shades Darker is the irresistibly addictive second part of the Fifty Shades trilogy. Get A Copy. Paperback , First Edition , pages. More Details Original Title.
Fifty Shades 2. Anastasia Steele , Christian Grey. Seattle, Washington United States. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Fifty Shades Darker , please sign up. Are there just as many hot sex scenes in this book as in the first?
Ellie Yes - because there are no hot sex scenes in either book. Barbara Pohland Uff, I think I might be the only one that thinks its worse than the first book. The characters are getting more and more annoying for me. See all 20 questions about Fifty Shades Darker…. Lists with This Book.
Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Yeah, I've continued with the series. Why, you ask? Why, for the fun factor, of course! Bad writing tends to make me giddy because I'm much better at being a horribly judgmental person critic than I am at Reading books this awful actually brings a certain amount of joy into my life.
Plus, I had a few people tell me they couldn't wait for my reviews of the second and third Fifty books. Alas, here I am. Unfortunately for me , Fifty Shades Darker wasn't quite as bad as as its predecessor. Don't get me wrong, it was still awful, but the rage-inducing badness of the first wasn't quite as powerful here. Or maybe I've built up a bit of an immunity.
No matter, it's still bad, and I'm still going to have a hell of a lot of fun writing about it. Now, the first installment in this series made me so angry, I could barely write a coherent review. I'll be using more source material this time around but don't worry, there will still be gifs. Very first sentence: Mommy's asleep or she's sick again. We begin with a prologue of Christian Grey having a night terror regarding a childhood memory. I simply couldn't help laughing when his mom's pimp treated me to six utterances of, "You are one fucked-up bitch.
After the prologue, we're right back in Anastasia's head it's a good thing there's room for us in there. We're treated to a chapter of her wallowing in depression and self-pity while wasting away because Christian isn't there to remind her that eating is a fundamental aspect of survival.
We're also introduced to Ana's new job at SIP, a small publishing company, and to her new boss. Jack Hyde. He's a villain! It isn't at all obvious, either. Total surprise. After what seems a rather generous amount of whining from Ana, she and Christian are back together. All that screwed-up physical violence forgotten. It's so sweet, too, their reunion. Christian asks Ana why she didn't safeword in the midst of his assault which occurred at the end of the first book , and she admits that she was overwhelmed and just Call me crazy, but to me, this is understandable.
You're not used to this consensual punishment thing not to mention the fact that you never explicitly consented in the first place and your man is enjoying viciously turning your ass into a slab of raw beef, and you forget there's an easy way out of it. I get that. Christian, not so much. He asks how he's ever going to trust her again. And Ana? She apologizes. Was I angry when I read that? Shit, yes, but thankfully, things ended up taking a turn. Ana sort of starts to stand up for herself and Christian begins to catch on that he's a total d-bag and maybe he should tone it down.
This is where the story changed for me. It went from all-out rage-inducing like the first book , to incomprehensible hilarity. I had thought the first line was good, but in comparison, lines like this are pure comedic gold: He's crazy with a side of fries and he utters the worst romanticisms this side of a Nicholas Sparks novel. The sex scenes are tamer in terms of their content, but they're also extremely limited in terms of content.
The same thing happens every time; Christian flashes Ana a "look", during which his eyes darken he might have a serious ocular condition , desire "pools in her belly", some undressing occurs, then there's nipple teasing, he blows, sucks, nips, licks, whatever, and she is usually pretty passive, save for her gyrating hips, which were once "caught up in his cool vanilla spell" I couldn't make this shit up , and then Ana explodes.
Graphic Visual Interpretation of Christian and Ana's Sex view spoiler [ hide spoiler ] Oh, and she apparently loses consciousness after every orgasm. Why is this happening? She might be anemic. She should get that checked out. There was one really gross sex scene, though. The ice cream scene. Christian is dripping ice cream all over Ana, and I was going, "Ewwww! Oh, hush. Whatever, that's not the point. The point is, this doesn't sound right: It's got hold of Fifty!
It's Fifty shades of viscera!! Aaaanywho, where was I? Oh, right, the sex. Even more boring than in the first book because the same wording is used for nearly every scene. And since there are a lot of sex scenes, I experienced no less than 15 instances of deja vu. Even my inner voice sounded bored; "He slides his fingers in and swirls, blah blah blah , erection digging into my hip, yadda yadda, gotta remember to pick up milk at the store tomorrow Ana is a mental midget.
This is not about her choices, it's about her inability to comprehend even the simplest of concepts. I think my favorite demonstration was during a charity auction Christian's parents were hosting. Or Christian. We never really know for sure, but anyway, because of this threat, Christian has hired more security. Taylor, Christian's chief bodyguard, now has three guys under his command, and all four of them are cruising the party, keeping an eye out for Ms. Small, Dark, and Nutsy.
After watching a fireworks display during which Ana was awed like a fucking four-year-old , I was treated to this exchange: Taylor wants us to wait while the crowd disperses. The best part is Christian's reaction: You know what I'm talking about. Otherwise I'd take you up in Charlie Tango right now and push you out somewhere over the Space Needle.
At one point, Christian and Ana are discussing his crazy ex-sub, Leila, and Ana can tell Christian is holding something back, so she snaps at Christian to tell her what's going on. I know E. James is a Brit, and yeah, maybe she views this as the United States of Barbarity, but you can't just wander into a fucking gun store and ask for a goddamn CPL. In fact, in Washington state, it can take up to 60 days for an out-of-state resident to receive theirs, and that's after the background check.
The stupid doesn't end there, though. I gaze at him, blinking, and feel the blood draining from my face as I absorb this news. I may faint. Suppose she wants to kill him? I kinda figured she'd go the subtle route and get herself a bunny.
It was during moments like that when I wished I knew Ana in real life, simply for of the amount of fun that could be had fucking with her. It's so much worse than that. A concealed weapons permit means she can download a concealed weapon. Concealed weapons are Well, guess what? She also has the emotional maturity of a fruit fly. It's worse than hanging out with a love-sick year-old.
Because it's hanging out with a love-sick year-old with the emotional maturity of a fruit fly. I thought I made this clear.
You know who else made it clear? I was beaten over the head over and over and over again with Ana's self-doubt and insecurities. She's so unsure of herself, in fact, that she keeps asking the reader questions; "What is he trying to tell me?
Guess what?! Her inner goddess ridiculous metaphor for her vagina is still annoyingly present, and her subconscious has gotten even bitchier just how Ana knows what's going on in her subconscious has yet to be determined. One of the best parts about her inner dialogue is that she's always telling us what's going on after we've had the scene described to us.
I am not fucking kidding. Ana is that special friend you end up wanting to choke to death every time you talk to her, but you don't have the ambition to tell her to go fuck herself with a rake, so you avoid her when you can, and when you can't, you sit around listening to her inane babbling like Her insecurity reaches monumental, mind-blowing levels, however, when she finds Leila remember her?
Lord Fisterbottom rushes in to save the day, of course, but then Ana watches him go all "Dom" on Leila to defuse the situation. Then he ends up at Leila's side, stroking her hair, trying to chillaxe the crazy broad, and Ana starts getting jealous!
Right there, I'm not kidding! She doesn't want to leave the apartment because she's afraid of what will happen between Christian and Loony Tunes! Taylor has to forcibly remove Ana from her apartment, and the whole time we're treated to Ana's bullshit thoughts regarding whether or not Christian is going to leave her for Leila.
Fucked up, right? There's a time and a place for insecurity; that ain't it. Oh, then she finds out Christian gave Leila a bath. What that has to do with the story, I have no idea. So are you getting the gist? Lots and lots of melodrama.
Well, we haven't gotten to Christian's melodrama yet, so prepare yourselves. He starts freaking out on Ana, telling her she can't leave, she means everything to him, he needs her, blah blah blah, and then I like to whip little brown-haired girls like you because you all look like the crack whore - my birth mother.
Normal reaction to this is revulsion and horror.
To give her some credit, Ana is a little horrified. Does she leave? If he's a sadist, he really needs all that whipping and caning shit. Oh fuck. I put my head in my hands.
That is not the proper response to your boyfriend's revelation that he likes to abuse and sex you because you look like his mom! This is: Because why the fuck not? I don't even know where to go from here. This book is ridiculous. Even more so than the first since it's trying to sell the reader on this impossible scenario.
You cannot change an abusive man, and it is dangerous folly to try. Quit romanticizing it. Fantasy is one thing, impossible delusions are quite another. I suppose I'll close with one of my favorite lines from the mind of the magnificently inept Miss Steele: Word Count: View all comments. Mar 13, Navessa rated it did not like it Shelves: Our local ReStore actually put out a news bulletin telling people they were no longer accepting them.
Did someone cut you off in traffic? Kid won't stop crying? Dog shit on the floor? Don't take it out on your loved ones! Take it out on these books! No really, go to town, girl. Because you're going to need to rip every damn page out if you have any hope of completing all the tasks on this list. Because there's nothing that'll make a shitty book shittier than more shit.
Tear out two pages from any of the FSoG books. Use your teeth if you're suffering from any lingering rage. Step Two: Draw some funky shapes on the top sheet.
Step Three: Step Four: Select some bold colors and paint those suckers. Step Five: Line them up. Poke a hole. Slip an earring through. They fit right in!
During an ice storm… …stack the pages on the pavement behind your vehicle to keep the wheels from slipping. Paint a bunch of pages white. Once they're dry, fold them in half and draw half a butterfly, starting at the crease. Cut it out and admire zee pretteh. Take some of those leftover white pages and cut them in half. Fold them once, twice, three times.
Cut a curve. Select a plain wreath duh. Find those pretteh butterflies and flowers you just made and glue those adorable little paper beauties onto that ugly ass wreath.
Let's just pretend they did, and that they're still green. It's easy, wrap them in shoddily written sex scenes.
Fold more. Our one female cat was less impressed shocker. Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Apr 04, Brittany B. There's a dangerous theme in this book that I want to speak out about: Ladies, despite what EL James says, you will not change your man's personality or fix his age-old sexual perversions in 5 weeks. I thought part one of Fifty Shades series was too tense and upsetting, but be careful what you wish for This story was much less dramatic 2 miserable stars Ok.
This story was much less dramatic for me than part one, although there was a suspense element added in with the crazy ex girlfriends on the loose. The sex was less surprising and dramatic as well. Even Ana got bored and wanted to play in the Red Room of Pain, but he wasn't nearly as inventive as he was in part one. You see, he is a hearts and flowers guy now.
Don't get me wrong there was lots of sex, just not worth reading. Novelty got old! This book was not as tense, but it wasn't as interesting either. I did enjoy the scenes in the ending where the sh't hits the fan.
I just don't have much to say about this book. I'm not one of those who has fallen for Christian. His lack of empathy is a big deal psychologically. He is almost a sociapath. Narcissism, lack of empathy, cruelty to animals or people Dom behavior. He even Dom'ed like a serial killer: You are better off not knowing the ridiculous 50 shades joke!
I'll probably read the next one. Finish what I started. But I'll do it begrudgingly. I tried, but couldn't stand another word of E. James' writing. The only positive thing I can say about this series is that James has proven the age-old adage that should give hope to aspiring authors: View all 94 comments.
Nov 01, P. Lupton rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Everyone who likes erotic contemporary romance. I really wish I could manually add a 6th star to Goodreads for this book. Hard to believe, but true. Awful proceeds from the same root word as awesome. Terrify and terrific. Every negative experience holds the seed of transformation. What I love the most about this book is the way the events and characters change and develop. I love that Christian Grey transforms from utterly immovable to flexible.
Every negative emotion he feels eventually becomes something positive, or at least something he can learn and grow from. He learns the delicate balance between give and take.
He learns to open his heart and to accept love—and he learns to give it as well. Ana and Christian are so contradictory and conflicting, and yet complement each other so well. Each trial, every obstacle, every hardship the two experiences are overcome and ultimately strengthen the relationship. I would like to add one more thing regarding a popular misconception about this book.
EL James has a way of writing that brings out the heat in a love scene I literally get butterflies sometimes while reading , but in my opinion she does it in a very tasteful way. This story has a well defined plot with well developed, in depth characters. The romance is both sweet I love the emails between the characters and steamy, and to me the sex scenes do not feel gratuitous.
It really is just an amazing and beautiful love story, and I think the BDSM elements are an integral element the plot in this novel. View all 44 comments. The missus bought a Paperback T'was "fifty shades of grey". Well I just left her to it, And at ten I went to bed.
An hour later she appeared; The sight filled me with dread….. In her left she held a rope; And in her right a whip! She threw them down upon the floor, And then began to strip. Well fifty years or so ago; I might have had a peek; But Mabel hasn't weathered well; She's eighty four next week!! Watching Mabel bump and gri The missus bought a Paperback Watching Mabel bump and grind; Could not have been much grimmer.
And things then went from bad to worse; She toppled off her Zimmer! She struggled back upon her feet; A couple minutes later; She put her teeth back in and said I am the dominator!! Now if you knew our Mabel, You'd see just why I spluttered, I'd spent two months in traction For the last complaint I'd uttered. She stood there nude and naked Bent forward just a bit I went to hold her, sensual like and stood on her left tit!
Mabel screamed, her teeth shot out; My god what had I done!? She moaned and groaned then shouted out: Well readers, I can't tell no more; About what occurred that day. Suffice to say my jet black hair, Turned fifty shades of Grey. View all 57 comments. Feb 13, Sasha Alsberg rated it really liked it. View all 19 comments. Jul 25, Christy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Fifty Shades Darker is the second and my favorite installment of the Fifty shades trilogy.
I love seeing Christian start to come into his own in this book. His issues come to light, and he starts dealing with them. Christian Grey Not only is he a damaged man my favorite but he is sexy, kinky, bossy and romantic. I know this isn't a lengthy review- but this book doesn't need one. I've read this series quite a few times and each time, I love it more an Fifty Shades Darker is the second and my favorite installment of the Fifty shades trilogy.
I've read this series quite a few times and each time, I love it more and more! This time I listened to the audio book and I loved it! Jan 14, Kruti rated it did not like it Shelves: Spoilers abound!! Actual rating: I have to say that my review of the first book still largely stands. At the end of the first book, Ana finally sees some sense and leaves Christian.
I have to praise the fact that this book is consistent on one thing…how god damn confused and insecure she is. She wants answers and true to his style, he avoids it with sex.
She defies him, he gets angry and they have sex. No, just no!!! He actually downloads the company she works for, in effectively downloading her career and becoming the boss of all her bosses. Does he have that much trouble trusting Ana that he feels the need to keep tabs on her? He might as well lock her in a cage.
Oh wait, I forgot how he would like to lock her up in his Red Room of Pain and tie her up to all sorts of things. Also, do you really expect me to believe he sees the light in the space of 4 days that Ana left him and will change his ways?
No, just no. It would have been more plausible if he had a mental breakdown. Boy, was I wrong. We find out more about his past and wow things just get awkward from there. This book really has got to be the one of the worst sequels ever.
There was hardly any plot. The main story just revolves around the 2 characters with Christian being well, Christian and Ana asking him to back off and give her some room to breathe. Does he? Of course not, instead he invades more of her privacy. He actually does background checks on all his submissives including Ana and keeps records too. There was potential for something interesting to happen when Leila, the ex-sub enters the scene with a gun but nothing actually happens unless you count giving her a bath interesting.
Even the storyline with Elena Mrs Robinson was just glossed over. Come on, this woman seduced Christian when he was a boy and contributed to his fucked up nature. I probably laughed this of as I knew what I was getting myself into or it could have been the overdose of cold medication I took.
This whole series is an absolute waste IMO. View all 29 comments. Sep 04, Elizabeth Liz rated it it was amazing Shelves: It never happens, but, during the time I was reading Fifty Shades Darker, I was doing some research online for something altogether unrelated, and I came across the following quote.
For me, it captures the essence of Ana's love for Christian, and it honestly gave me chills when I read it and immediately thought of them. You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectlySam Keen, Autho It never happens, but, during the time I was reading Fifty Shades Darker, I was doing some research online for something altogether unrelated, and I came across the following quote.
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectlySam Keen, Author What to say, what to say. This series is, in some ways, not at all what I expected, and, in other ways, is even better than expected.
This second installment of Christian and Ana's journey has all of the emotion and depth that I felt was missing somewhat from the first book. There is remarkable and substantial character growth in this follow-up, especially for Christian. What is there to say about Christian?
Are there words? I found him interesting and compelling in the first book. In Fifty Shades Darker? I am fairly certain I experienced every possible emotion toward and for him, and, in the end, I was as hopelessly in love with him as Ana.
Violated by people who had a responsibility, as parent and authority figure, to protect and nurture him, he hid a truly damaged little boy behind a wall of BDSM. He made a legitimate lifestyle choice for all the wrong reasons.
And, then, along came Ana. It is one of those beautiful, emotional miracles, that the love of, and for, a particular individual can be the catalyst for rebirth Ana held her ground, held on to herself, in the face of an absolutely overwhelming personality and an intense relationship fraught with extreme highs and lows.
She proved herself to be the true strength of their relationship. At the same time, she managed to slowly and meticulously peel back the layers and find that badly damaged little boy again. She was confronted with all the hard stuff, all the baggage. She understood that there was still a lot of work ahead of them, ahead of him. But, she didn't let go. She didn't give up. She truly saw the imperfect Christian perfectly. And that little boy finally, finally, allowed himself to trust and love, and begin to feel worthy of love as well.
Their love story, which, truly, fully unfolds in this second installment is deep and powerful, frightening and joyful, functional and dysfunctional, sexy and innocent. Characters like these, a story like this, is why we read. As a final thought, it was very interesting to me to read what seemed almost a deconstruction of Christian's BDSM lifestyle.
In a way, it was a refreshing change of pace. Bravo to the author! A story with something of a unique angle is difficult to find in this day and age. Fifty Shades Darker is most definitely a 5-star read! View all 46 comments. Another great book by E.
I loved this book even more than the first!! I want you back, and I want you healthy," This book picks up a week after Ana left Christian because she couldn't handle his lifestyle.
They are both miserable and miss each other. Christian tells her he wants her back anyway he can have her and that he wants a normal relationship with no rules, no dominating her , and No punishments! Ana gives him another chance and this book is about them learning the middle ground. All trace of humor has gone. Deep inside me that joy stirs again. But how can this be? We have issues. I feel like the sun has set and not risen for five days, Ana.
I'm in perpetual night here. Oh my, like me. It was the most comforting thing I'd heard in so long, Anastasia. It made me relax. It was funny cute, very romantic, and heart wrenching emotional. The middle road is a bumpy one and Ana and Christian really go through some ups and downs, but they both grow so much in this book. It was very moving!
After a day like today - or yesterday, rather - you're not whining or running off into the hills screaming. I am in awe of you. You're very strong. You know how I feel about you. When Ana left, Christian had a big wake up call.
Reevaluating his life he knows he needs to change to get Ana back. Christian really grows and heals so much in this book , and it was a beautiful thing to read. He opens himself up to Ana and starts fighting his demons. He was so controlling in the last book you could feel how hard it was for him to let go and start to compromise.
And when he let Ana touch him. I can see how he sees you. You look so untroubled and beautiful, not that you're not beautiful now, but here you sit. I see your pain. It's hard knowing that I'm the one who has made you feel this way. I've wanted you since you fell into my office.
You are exquisite, honest, warm, strong, witty, beguilingly innocent; the list is endless. I want you, and the thought of anyone else having you is like a knife twisting in my dark soul.
I would move heaven and earth to avoid feeling like that again. You are the best therapy," "I thought - " He stops. All of me What do I have to do to make you realize that? To make you see that I want you any way I can get you.
That I love you. Oh no, Ana. Just the opposite. Ana really grew in this book too. She starts to really tell Christian what she is feeling. Starts to stick up for herself more. She is very strong for Christian slowly getting him to open up to her and showing him that he is loved and worth love. Understanding of his past, she helps him heal a little at a time.
She was worried that she wouldn't be enough to keep Christian happy, but by the end of the book she starts to realize that she is just what he needs. That they are what each other needs!!!!
You don't want me to defy you, but then you like my 'smart mouth. I just don't know which way is up when I'm with you. You can't constantly second-guess me and try to protect me. It's stifling, Christian. I'll never flourish with your incessant interference. I need some freedom. I wouldn't dream of meddling in your affairs. You own me body and soul. Each giving a little and trying hard to make the other happy.
The romance in this book was so sweet. I didn't care for the sex in the first book, but in this book WOW! So much better. Still Kinky, but not degrading or humiliating , Very hot!!!! I am aching for you to touch me, but I just can't bear it. It's too much. Please, please don't cry. More than you'll ever know. To see you like this I love you so much. I know," he whispers. Don't you see that? And I do and so does your family.
So do Elena and Leila - they have a strange way of showing it - but they do. You are worthy. I'm nothing, Anastasia. I'm a husk of a man. I don't have a heart. And I want it, all of it. You're a good man, Christian, a really good man. I thought this book was a great read and I can't wait to start the next one. I will leave you with my favorite part of the book , when I read it I was yelling " Yea Bitch in yo face! But what I wanted to say is if you hurt him again, I will find you, lady, and it won't be pleasant when I do.
Her threat is so astonishing, so off the wall that an involuntary, disbelieving giggle escapes me. Of all the things she could say to me, this is the least expected. The thought of Christian unhappy is not a palatable one, and last Saturday I left him. He must have gone to her. The idea makes me queasy. Why am I sitting here listening to this shit from her of all people?
I slowly rise, gazing at her intently. Christian and I have nothing to do with you. And if I do leave him and you come looking for me, I'll be waiting - don't doubt it.
And maybe I'll give you a taste of your own medicine on behalf of the fifteen-year-old child you molested and probably fucked-up even more than he already was. View all 39 comments. Aug 17, Juliana Philippa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Read my review on Fiction Vixen Book Reviews.
It is a little different than below. Read my interview with E. James and enter the Fiction Vixen Book Reviews giveaway to win a copy of this book! It was a different experience than the first one; the pace is much slower, even though there are a lot of outside forces and complications when there weren't in the previous one. The chemistry is as sizzling as ever though whew!
Biggest criticism: Ana got on my nerves as she did not in the previous book. The romance. Yes, Fifty can actually be quite romantic, ladies! The relationship between Ana and Christian is as hot and sweet—actually, much sweeter—as ever.
We get to see the soft, vulnerable, and romantic side of Christian, which I found absolutely lovely shocker. The chemistry was very much still there though. Thanks for reminding me, Anna! I would play pool with Fifty any day. Fifty Shades, a. One of the Best "Romance" Heroes Ever. We see much more of Christian's boyishness and sweet side that we started to see at the end of the last book. He also has this wonderfully adorable new "shy" smile that he starts to show more and more to Ana as he begins to believe in her love for him.
We really start to see his needier side, as well as his utter self-abhorrence and profound if ignored desire for unconditional love. Never became unsexy though, which I feel like it could easily have become, so James pulled that off well. I did start to question his beyond-anything desire for and dependence on Ana. That may have something to do with the fact that she was annoying me in the first half of the book of course see below.
His need, love, and—let's be honest—downright obsession with her is such that the reader has to love Ana as well in order to accept it as authentic. We find out the Thing that he was convinced in part 1 would send her running and I don't know.
Didn't find it as shocking as Ana did and as I think we were supposed to. I'm not sure how people will feel about the change. Christian still has his rough side; he's still a dominant personality; he's still as controlling as unbelievably-ever. Some criticisms. A lot of things that some of my GR friends had mentioned annoyed them in the first one and that I hadn't noticed or hadn't bothered me now did in this one. Not everything, but the inner goddess is one example.
The main one was Ana. Here, I had problems with her in the first half or so. Her fan club continued to grow, which doesn't fit with the type of girl she's set up to be. More importantly, she was petulant and immature, in some ways just as mercurial and moody as Fifty, but while he's sexy and mysterious in his personality disorder, she was annoying.
Ana shaped up in the second half, being much more consistent and mature, and by the end she was stepping up to the plate and back in my good graces. Note on Fifty Shade series and book endings. No spoilers! These cannot and should not be read on their own. It's basically one long story broken up into three parts, so start with the first Fifty Shades book, Fifty Shades of Grey. For those who hated the "cliffhanger" ending of part 1, this is part 2, so again not everything is resolved, however we are not left with a cliffhanger regarding Ana and Christian's relationship, so I think most will find it completely acceptable i.
The progression of their relationship and where we're going next. Part 1 was all about the newness of their connection.
That part of the story has all of the excitement of a new crush: Here, Ana and Christian seemed to have found their stride and really started to work on their issues. At the beginning, it seemed a little too convenient for me and I wasn't sure I fully accepted what Christian was saying and offering. However it wasn't as much of a as I thought it would be, so by the end I was completely convinced and found the change believable.
I predict that Part 3 will be more about the settling in of their relationship: I'm looking forward to reading it, because hey: There are going to be some evil doers who come back to add some excitement to the mix and I am interested in seeing how it all plays out More Fifty fandom.