Friday, May 11, 2012

Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James

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

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Shelley's Review
Wow! Just wow! I fell for Christian in the first book, pretty hard...I am now obsessed with this beautiful, broken, and emotionally unavailable man. Gorgeous, wanted by everyone, smart, beyond wealthy...and completely detached, despite his obvious obsession for Ana. To see into the world of someone who on the surface has everything, and seeing they really have nothing at all, is a sobering observation. Seeing it through Ana and her innocent eyes and heart is at times too much to bear. I thought Fifty Shades was gut wrenching, but Darker jumped off the rail and sent me flying head first in to the agony and despair that both of these characters find themselves so enveloped in.
It is a testament to Ms. James writing ability that I find myself so wrapped up in these two. It speaks volumes, that I've devoured these 2 books in as many 500 plus pages each, this is not light reading or a light hearted subject matter. Despite the unlikely circumstance that brought them together, I am consumed by the humanity and real life struggles they face. I could not love these two more. Obviously, I fell for Christian...almost immediately, but Ana is refreshing as a young, naive but incredibly strong woman...and yes, at times, she's a bit aggravating with her over thinking...rationalizing, but without a doubt she loves her Fifty, and it is love that ultimately drives this story. Once again, my mind is blown.

Kathryn's Review
Could this series get any better?  This book put me through so much...OH....MY....GOODNESS!!  The changes that happened in this book were so instrumental in the development of the characters.  I mean, watching Ana grow and become a stronger woman while all the while, Christian deals with his demons and learns to trust Ana completely.  And could I love Christian any more than I already did?  After this book, YES!!!  I kept saying, "I want me a Christian..."  Ha!! A man that loves you this much is incredible!  Now, it is not all hearts and flowers...there are things that Christian does that really get under my skin and as an independent woman, I would be telling him to take a hike, but again, this is a dreamworld and as a reader, I love to fall in to my worlds and see exactly where they take me.  And with this book, I fell madly in love with Christian and his world!

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