Name: Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades #2)
Author: E.L. James
Number of Pages: 532
Publisher: The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House
Date Published: September 16th, 2011
Source: Review (Bought)
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.
[Summary taken from GoodReads] [AMAZON]
After picking the first book up, I decided it was best to read the rest of the series. As, I am one that always, or at least almost always, finishes a series when I pick them up. This series is no exception to that rule.
Starting from the last one, Ana is in distraught she just left the one that she loves the most, and she is heartbroken. All she wanted was for him to love in return. Even though she is heartbroken she picks herself up and starts a new job. A new job with amazing people, a dream to be in, and a nice boss (or so she thinks).
In Fifty Shades Darker, each of the character's needed to step it up. They needed to put aside their own feelings for the other. The night of a photo gallery, that Jose invited Ana to. Christian shows up to bring her. The tension in the air does not go unnoticed, but the feelings for one another does become announced. Christian has come back a new person, if that is even possible. He, in other words, has opened his eyes to what is right in front of him and is scared that she will disappear.
There were moments in the last book that I really did not like Ana, she made stupid decisions at certain points. Yet, come to find out that their was reason to her stupid decisions. I loved that Ana stayed strong even though she was utterly heartbroken. I tend to find that character's who are heartbroken, close in on themselves. While Ana did at one point, she made the decision to move on with her life. Even though she was getting constant reminders of her times with Christian. At some points, within Fifty Shades Darker, I found Ana to take command. She knows what she wants and she will not let anyone take it. She stands up for those that she loves, and she is ready to take on Mrs. Robinson - her ultimate enemy.
Christian, although has not completely changed, has turned a new leaf. He finds Ana to be his reason for living. Even if he screwed up his chance in the last book. He will fight for what is rightfully his and neither want to fight their feelings for each other anymore. I like Christian Grey, there were some points throughout the series where I just wanted to hit him in his head for his stupidity. While both make reckless decisions. Christian's decisions tend to be more harmful to the relationship.
Fifty Shades Darker had a great story behind it. There was a new problem to be faced, and it was definitely intense. While there were parts that could have been faster, and parts that I felt were unneeded, it still held my attention. The romance was steamy and the book had me feeling an array of emotions: love, respect, heartbroken, and tension. Each character played their part well, some released the tension in the air and others created it.
I would definitely recommend this book. If you do not want to buy it than rent it, borrow it, or read it in a bookstore (without getting caught haha just kidding do not do that......)
xx Kat xx
Remember that this is one of the only adult series that I will review...at least to this extent of rated "R"-ness!