Author: E L James
Publisher: The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House
Publication Date: September 15, 2011
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 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.
Review: I'm not even sure why I decided to continue with these books honestly. This one was just boring for the most part. Both Christian and Ana were devastated after she left him and so Christian tells her he's willing to try and have a normal like relationship and she's willing to give it a try that. I seriously felt like this book was on repeat. Like have sex, work, eat, talk, sex, sleep repeat. Thats seriously how I saw it reading this book. It got really boring. I found myself skipping tons of scenes just because of the fact that it was pretty much a repeat of what they had just done not to long before. And whenever they talked it got boring because it was a repeat of the same thing over and over again "Don't ever leave me again," "I won't leave you again, I promise." You can only read something so many times before it gets seriously boring, and after reading it for half the book it was exactly that.
I also thought everything in this book was moving too fast. I mean, Ana and Christian haven't really known each other that long and their already living together now! And then he proposes to her. They've known each other for weeks, not months or years, weeks and now he wants to marry her. And then she actually says yes. I seriously felt like this whole thing with them moved way to fast.
I did like seeing the change in Christian though. He really opened up to Ana in this book about his past and even let her do things that he would let anyone else do. He really changed in this book and it was nice to see how good of an affect Ana has on him. He definitely seemed happier just being with her even though he was still battling his urge to control things. It was good seeing Christian change. And it was also good seeing Ana stand up to him and tell him to stop interfering in certain things in her life. I found the whole situation with Leila the most entertaining part of the book sadly. Them alwasy having to be on the lookout for her while she was on the loose with the gun. And after that stunt where she was in Christians apartment and was standing over the bed when Ana was sleeping. Definitely put something interesting in the story. Also, Jack, Ana's boss, he put something interesting in the story as well from Ana's side. Christian had the crazy ex and Ana had the perverted, trying to get in his employee's pants boss. Definitely glad Christian took care of him, though the last page of the book implies he's planning revenge.