Author: E.L. James
Rating: 5 stars
Age group: 18+
Summary: Daunted by the singular 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.
Review: It's kind of sad just how much I enjoy this series. But despite what a lot of people think about this series, it's good!
So much happens in this book, I don't even know where to start. We learn so much more about Christian's past, and oh my gosh does he have some dark secrets. I couldn't believe half the things I read! I kept having those embarrassing moments where you gasp and keep repeating things like "Oh my god, oh my god" and "I can't believe that just happened! This book is so crazy!" Fortunately my family is used to me talking to myself when I read a book but I'm pretty sure they think I'm weird after all the talking I did for this book.
Christian is every bit as possessive and demanding as the last book but we also get to see more of his happy/playful side. I was so happy with how much Christian really was willing to make things work with Ana. He's one of those character that you really can't help but love. Especially with his email banter with Ana. Can I just say aww! Every time they emailed each other during work I had the biggest grin on my face at all the cute things they said.
Ana also changes a bit in the book as well. She's still learning a lot but I'm proud of how well she takes everything, one day at a time. I still wish she wouldn't be so quick to do whatever Christian wants but I will admit she does improve a little in that department. Plus I could see how it could be hard to deny Christian what he wants, he's pretty stubborn.
My only complaint would be that I feel like their relationship is moving a bit too fast. It has barely been a month and they keep talking about forever. If all this drama happens in five weeks can you imagine how crazy their relationship would be in a year? Also I feel like they really need to talk more, get to know each other. They've both mention that they do need to spend more time talking and I hope in the final book this happens.
Fifty Shades Darker is as captivating as the first book and I lots even more sleep reading this book then I did for the first one. I just couldn't put the book down! Fans won't be disappointed but they will be shocked by the secrets spilled.