Fifty Shades Darker, by E.L. James

15 Sep

Format: ebook
Published: September 15, 2011
Publisher: The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House
Back cover blurb:
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 the anger and envy of the women who came before her, and make the most important decision of her life.

My review:

Christian Grey is so addictive, it is no wonder Ana Steele can’t stay away from him for long. The man is sex on a finely tailored stick, and reading about him should come with a warning about the likelihood of becoming excessively hot and bothered. And desperately in need of ice cream.

Fifty Shades Darker begins just where E.L. James’s first novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, left off, with Ana and her Fifty apart and miserable. Thankfully, they don’t stay that way for long.

Ana opens her eyes to the possible pleasures awaiting her in the Red Room of Pain, but the darkness of the title places numerous obstacles in the couple’s way. One of these obstacles comes from an unexpected quarter, leading to a truly shocking ending for the book.

James’s writing is fast-paced and descriptive, and she infuses her characters with a lot of humor. As with the first book, some of my favorite exchanges were the e-mails Ana and Fifty fired back and forth, which epitomized the flirty, fun side of their relationship.

I could not put this down and, after that cliffhanger ending, cannot wait for book three.

My rating: 5/5

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