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 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 The missus bought a Paperback down Tesco, Saturday, I had a look inside her bag.T was fifty shades of grey Well I just left her to it, And at ten I went to bed An hour later she appeared The sight filled me with dread In her left she held a rope And in her right a whip She threw them down upon the floor, And then began to strip Well fifty years or so ago I might have had a peek But Mabel hasn t weathered well She s eighty four next week Watching Mabel bump and grind Could not have been much grimmer And things then went from bad to worse She toppled off her Zimmer She struggled back upon her feet A couple minutes later She put her teeth back in and said..I am the dominator Now if you knew our Mabel, You d see just why I spluttered, I d spent two months in traction For the last complaint I d uttered She stood there nude and naked Bent forward just a bit I went to hold her, sensual like and stood on her left tit Mabel screamed, her teeth shot out My god what had I done She moaned and groaned then shouted out Step on the other one Well readers, I can t tell no About what occurred that day Suffice to say my jet black hair, Turned fifty shades of Greyby John Summers, Mumbles, S Wales 2 miserable stars Ok There s a dangerous theme in this book that I want to speak out about Ladies, despite what EL James says, you will not change your man s personality or fix his age old sexual perversions in 5 weeks.I thought part one of Fifty Shades series was too tense and upsetting, but be careful what you wish for In this follow up to the infamous BDSM themed 1st novel, Christian shifts his needs and personality 180 and it was yawn worthy at best This story was much less dramatic for me than part one, although there was a suspense element added in with the crazy ex girlfriends on the loose The sex was less surprising and dramatic as well Even Ana got bored and wanted to play in the Red Room of Pain, but he wasn t nearly as inventive as he was in part one You see, he is a hearts and flowers guy now Don t get me wrong there was lots of sex, just not worth reading Novelty got old This book was not as tense, but it wasn t as interesting either And when Christian F s up in this book, he does unforgivable things that Ana doesn t really deal with I did enjoy the scenes in the ending where the sh t hits the fan.I just don t have much to say about this book I m not one of those who has fallen for Christian His lack of empathy is a big deal psychologically He is almost a sociapath Narcissism, lack of empathy, cruelty to animals or people Dom behavior Check out the antisocial sociopath definition He even Dom ed like a serial killer view spoiler tying up and beating women who looked like his mother hide spoiler I really wish I could manually add a 6th star to Goodreads for this book I never would have believed it was possible, but Fifty Shades Darker is even better than Fifty Shades of Grey Hard to believe, but true Reading this book reminded me of a quote that I love by Alan Cohen, Scared and sacred are spelled with the same letters Awful proceeds from the same root word as awesome Terrify and terrific Every negative experience holds the seed of transformation Reading Fifty Shades Darker is like witnessing metamorphosis in action What I love the most about this book is the way the events and characters change and develop I love that Christian Grey transforms from utterly immovable to flexible Every negative emotion he feels eventually becomes something positive, or at least something he can learn and grow from He learns the delicate balance between give and take He learns to open his heart and to accept love and he learns to give it as well Everything cold becomes warm, and everything hot well that s about the only thing that stays the same, still hot Ana and Christian are so contradictory and conflicting, and yet complement each other so well Each trial, every obstacle, every hardship the two experiences are overcome and ultimately strengthen the relationship This is truly one of the most amazing love stories I ve read I would like to add one thing regarding a popular misconception about this book I ve read a lot of comments from readers saying it is too far out of their comfort zone because of the BDSM elements I would like to address this because I don t think readers should shy away from it for that reason EL James has a way of writing that brings out the heat in a love scene I literally get butterflies sometimes while reading , but in my opinion she does it in a very tasteful way I ve read other BDSM novels and I think these books should really be classified as mild erotica, which contain some MILD elements of BDSM This story has a well defined plot with well developed, in depth characters The romance is both sweet I love the emails between the characters and steamy, and to me the sex scenes do not feel gratuitous It really is just an amazing and beautiful love story, and I think the BDSM elements are an integral element the plot in this novel. Fifty Shades Darker is the second and my favorite installment of the Fifty shades trilogy I love seeing Christian start to come into his own in this book His issues come to light, and he starts dealing with them Christian Grey one of my original book boyfriends Not only is he a damaged man my favorite but he is sexy, kinky, bossy and romantic I know this isn t a lengthy review but this book doesn t need one I ve read this series quite a few times and each time, I love it and This time I listened to the audio book and I loved it 3 HUGE improvement compared to Fifty Shades of Grey Still not AMAZING but not bad at all, I honestly enjoyed reading Fifty Shades Darker and I m looking forward to read Fifty Shades Freed Warning Spoilers abound Actual rating 1.5 starsHonestly, I didn t read this whole thing I skimmed most of it and I still managed to get the gist of it At least I saved myself the torture of reading about Ana s constant inner monologue I have to say that my review of the first book still largely stands.It s ironic how someone with a name like Steele can t stand her ground At the end of the first book, Ana finally sees some sense and leaves Christian Surprise surprise, that doesn t last long and she s back for some Seriously, it s only been 4 days, 4 FUCKING DAYS facepalm My god, she was annoying in this one I have to praise the fact that this book is consistent on one thing how god damn confused and insecure she isI want you, Christian I m mad at you I love you I don t know will this be enough for him I can t do all those things for you take me back into the playroomRepeat process for 300 pages and well, you have your next bestseller And that s only a start it doesn t even include how insecure she gets every time Mrs Robinson or Christian s ex subs are mentioned She wants answers and true to his style, he avoids it with sex She defies him, he gets angry and they have sex Sex.sex.sex.sex.sex.in the elevator on a desk on the piano on a boat on the pool table on every imaginable surface.sex.sex.sex.sex.sex No, just no You can t skip on content by filling it with clumsy and repetitive sex scenes.Then there s Christian eye twitches Move over Edward Cullen, we have a new creepy stalker lover with some seriously fucked up control issues.Sorry Edward, I m afraid you ll have to relinquish your crown Seriously, does Christian s controlling abilities have no boundaries He actually buys the company she works for, in effectively buying her career and becoming the boss of all her bosses Really Does he have that much trouble trusting Ana that he feels the need to keep tabs on her He might as well lock her in a cage Oh wait, I forgot how he would like to lock her up in his Red Room of Pain and tie her up to all sorts of things.Whilst we re on the subject, please don t try to convince me he s running a multi billion corporation He isn t He s probably running the sleazy strip club down the road If he were, he d most likely have no time for his shenanigans and I highly doubt he d really be interested in this boring and bitter person But let s pretend for a moment he is this ruthless multi billionaire, are you honestly expecting me to buy his needy and vulnerable act He s an influential guy, who a lot of people respect And yet, all I ve seen him do is moan about Ana leaving him and constantly telling herDon t leave me, Ana , I need you so much .Also, do you really expect me to believe he sees the light in the space of 4 days that Ana left him and will change his ways No, just no It would have been plausible if he had a mental breakdown.I didn t think Christian s character could get any worse Boy, was I wrong We find out about his past and wow things just get awkward from there Who knew all his submissives look alike and the sick dude gets off on fucking women who look like his birth mother oO This book really has got to be the one of the worst sequels ever There was hardly any plot The main story just revolves around the 2 characters with Christian being well, Christian and Ana asking him to back off and give her some room to breathe Does he Of course not, instead he invades of her privacy He actually does background checks on all his submissives including Ana and keeps records too If that s not disturbing, I don t know what is There was potential for something interesting to happen when Leila, the ex sub enters the scene with a gun but nothing actually happens unless you count giving her a bath interesting Even the storyline with Elena Mrs Robinson was just glossed over Come on, this woman seduced Christian when he was a boy and contributed to his fucked up nature And to say that this was all in aid of helping him well, that s just bullshit and no excuse for such behaviour Then there s the plane crash It s so out of the blue that you just can t help but laugh I honestly thought someone actually heard my prayers and killed off Christian in the hope I wouldn t have to read any of this trash My 1.5 star rating for this book is simply on the grounds of how absurdly amusing I found it all I probably laughed this of as I knew what I was getting myself into or it could have been the overdose of cold medication I took Either way, I m done and if my review deters others from reading it then I ve done my bit to save humanity This whole series is an absolute waste IMO All I can think of is all those trees that are dying died for this crap. It never happens, but, during the time I was reading Fifty Shades Darker, I was doing some research online for something altogether unrelated, and I came across the following quote For me, it captures the essence of Ana s love for Christian, and it honestly gave me chills when I read it and immediately thought of them I also believe this is truly applicable for every relationship.You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly Sam Keen, AuthorWhat to say, what to say This series is, in some ways, not at all what I expected, and, in other ways, is even better than expected This second installment of Christian and Ana s journey has all of the emotion and depth that I felt was missing somewhat from the first book There is remarkable and substantial character growth in this follow up, especially for Christian What is there to say about Christian Are there words I found him interesting and compelling in the first book In Fifty Shades Darker I am fairly certain I experienced every possible emotion toward and for him, and, in the end, I was as hopelessly in love with him as Ana Violated by people who had a responsibility, as parent and authority figure, to protect and nurture him, he hid a truly damaged little boy behind a wall of BDSM He made a legitimate lifestyle choice for all the wrong reasons And, then, along came Ana It is one of those beautiful, emotional miracles, that the love of, and for, a particular individual can be the catalyst for rebirthcorny as that may sound Ana held her ground, held on to herself, in the face of an absolutely overwhelming personality and an intense relationship fraught with extreme highs and lows She proved herself to be the true strength of their relationship At the same time, she managed to slowly and meticulously peel back the layers and find that badly damaged little boy again Ana was exposed to all of Christian s imperfections She was confronted with all the hard stuff, all the baggage She understood that there was still a lot of work ahead of them, ahead of him But, she didn t let go She didn t give up She truly saw the imperfect Christian perfectly And that little boy finally, finally, allowed himself to trust and love, and begin to feel worthy of love as well Their love story, which, truly, fully unfolds in this second installment is deep and powerful, frightening and joyful, functional and dysfunctional, sexy and innocent Characters like these, a story like this, is why we read.As a final thought, it was very interesting to me to read what seemed almost a deconstruction of Christian s BDSM lifestyle In a way, it was a refreshing change of pace Bravo to the author A story with something of a unique angle is difficult to find in this day and age Fifty Shades Darker is most definitely a 5 star read FIFTY BETTER USES FOR FIFTY SHADES OF GREYPART ONE 1 15PART 2 16 34Did you know that used bookstores and charity shops are drowning in used copies of FSoG Our local ReStore actually put out a news bulletin telling people they were no longer accepting them HARHARHARHAR.I m guessing people are trying to dump them off on the needy because they have buyer s remorse ME, I HAVE THIS , they don t want people to see these books sitting on their bookshelves ME, I DON T WANT PEOPLE TO SEE THESE BOOKS SITTING ON MY BOOKSHELVES , or they want to pass the glory of this series around NOT ME NOT ME AT ALL I ACTUALLY JUST GAGGED WHEN I TYPED GLORY So, if you, like me, like TOO DAMN MANY of us, find yourself with a set of the FSoG trilogy you no longer want, I ve compiled a helpful list of ways you can re use, re purpose or recycle them 1 STRESS RELIEFHad a hard day at work Did someone cut you off in traffic Kid won t stop crying Dog shit on the floor Don t take it out on your loved ones Take it out on these books No really, go to town, girl Because you re going to need to rip every damn page out if you have any hope of completing all the tasks on this list TRUST ME 2 TOILET PAPER HAHA, GET IT NUMBER TWO Because there s nothing that ll make a shitty book shittier than shit.3 DROP CLOTH FOR CRAFTING PROJECTS4 FUNKY PAPER EARRINGSStep One Tear out two pages from any of the FSoG books Use your teeth if you re suffering from any lingering rage Step Two Draw some funky shapes on the top sheet.Step Three Cut Them Out.Step Four Select some bold colors and paint those suckers Step Five Line them up Poke a hole Slip an earring through AND ROCK THOSE MOTHER FUCKERS.They fit right in 5 THE CLASSIC SPIT BALL6 TRAUMATIZE YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER BY ASKING THEM TO READ A PASSAGE OR TWO7 PROVIDE TRACTION TO YOUR VEHICLE DURING THE WINTER FROM HELL.During an ice storm stack the pages on the pavement behind your vehicle to keep the wheels from slipping.8 LINE YOUR VEGETABLE DRAWER TO BLOCK SLIME9 HELP INSULATE YOUR WINDOWS WHEN IT S COLD AS BALLS 10 PROTECT GLASS DURING A MOVE11 PAPER BUTTERFLIESStep One Paint a bunch of pages white Step Two Once they re dry, fold them in half and draw half a butterfly, starting at the crease.Step Three Cut it out and admire zee pretteh 12 PAPER FLOWERSStep One Take some of those leftover white pages and cut them in half.Step Two Fold them once, twice, three times Step Three Cut a curve Step Four Unfold Snip Glue Step Five ADMIRE ZEE PRETTEH13 DRESS UP A PLAIN WREATHStep One Select a plain wreath duh Step Two Find those pretteh butterflies and flowers you just made and glue those adorable little paper beauties onto that ugly ass wreath 14 WRAP FRUIT TO SPEED RIPENINGOkay, so it s winter, and the tomatoes in my fridge didn t come from my garden Let s just pretend they did, and that they re still green WANNA KNOW HOW TO SPEED THEIR RIPENING It s easy, wrap them in shoddily written sex scenes 15 PAPER HATS FOR CATSStep One Fold.Step Two Fold Step Three GET THOSE KITTEHS Our one female cat was less impressed shocker.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest 4.5 He s my happily ever after, stars First read Feb 14, 2015Reread Sept 23, 2015Re reread lol June 1, 2017Spoilers I ve missed you so much, Anastasia, he breathes.Fifty Shades Darker is the second book in the Fifty Shades Trilogy Another great book by E.L James I loved this book even than the first I don t want to fight with you, Anastasia I want you back, and I want you healthy, This book picks up a week after Ana left Christian because she couldn t handle his lifestyle They are both miserable and miss each other Christian tells her he wants her back anyway he can have her and that he wants a normal relationship with no rules, no dominating her , and No punishments Ana gives him another chance and this book is about them learning the middle ground I want you that relaxed with me, he whispers All trace of humor has gone Deep inside me that joy stirs again But how can this be We have issues You have to stop intimidating me if you want that, I snap Appearances can be deceptive, he says quietly I m anything but fine I feel like the sun has set and not risen for five days, Ana I m in perpetual night here I m winded by his admission Oh my, like me You said you d never leave, yet the going gets tough and you re out the door When did I say I d never leave In your sleep It was the most comforting thing I d heard in so long, Anastasia It made me relax This book has so much It was funny cute, very romantic, and heart wrenching emotional The middle road is a bumpy one and Ana and Christian really go through some ups and downs, but they both grow so much in this book It was very moving You never cease to amaze me, Anastasia After a day like today or yesterday, rather you re not whining or running off into the hills screaming I am in awe of you You re very strong You re a very good reason to stay, I murmur I told you, Christian, I m not going anywhere, no matter what you ve done You know how I feel about you Christian When Ana left, Christian had a big wake up call Reevaluating his life he knows he needs to change to get Ana back Christian really grows and heals so much in this book , and it was a beautiful thing to read He opens himself up to Ana and starts fighting his demons He was so controlling in the last book you could feel how hard it was for him to let go and start to compromise And when he let Ana touch him Swoon Those photos the boy took I can see how he sees you You look so untroubled and beautiful, not that you re not beautiful now, but here you sit I see your pain It s hard knowing that I m the one who has made you feel this way But I m a selfish man I ve wanted you since you fell into my office You are exquisite, honest, warm, strong, witty, beguilingly innocent the list is endless I am in awe of you I want you, and the thought of anyone else having you is like a knife twisting in my dark soul I ve never felt the way I felt when you left, Anastasia I would move heaven and earth to avoid feeling like that again You make me forget everything You are the best therapy, I thought He stops This is me, Ana All of me and I m all yours What do I have to do to make you realize that To make you see that I want you any way I can get you That I love you I love you, too, Christian, and to see you like this is I choke and my tears start afresh I thought I d broken you Broken Me Oh no, Ana Just the opposite He reaches out and takes my hand You re my lifeline, Ana Ana really grew in this book too She starts to really tell Christian what she is feeling Starts to stick up for herself She is very strong for Christian slowly getting him to open up to her and showing him that he is loved and worth love Understanding of his past, she helps him heal a little at a time She was worried that she wouldn t be enough to keep Christian happy, but by the end of the book she starts to realize that she is just what he needs That they are what each other needs It s very confusing being with you You don t want me to defy you, but then you like my smart mouth You want obedience, except when you don t, so you can punish me I just don t know which way is up when I m with you You really have to let me fight my own battles You can t constantly second guess me and try to protect me It s stifling, Christian I ll never flourish with your incessant interference I need some freedom I wouldn t dream of meddling in your affairs You know how jealous I am, he whispers You have no reason to be jealous, Christian You own me body and soul Ana and Christian in this book really build a beautiful and trusting relationship Each giving a little and trying hard to make the other happy The romance in this book was so sweet I didn t care for the sex in the first book, but in this book WOW So much better Still Kinky, but not degrading or humiliating , Very hot I m really not hungry right now for food What are you hungry for, Miss Steele I think you know, Mr Grey He leans down, and again I think he s going to kiss me, but he doesn t Do you want me to kiss you, Anastasia he whispers softly in my ear Yes, I breathe Where Everywhere Don t cry, Ana, please, he murmurs against my mouth It was long ago I am aching for you to touch me, but I just can t bear it It s too much Please, please don t cry I want to touch you, too More than you ll ever know To see you like this so hurt and afraid, Christian it wounds me deeply I love you so much He runs his thumb across my bottom lip I know I know, he whispers You re very easy to love Don t you see that No, baby, I don t You are And I do and so does your family So do Elena and Leila they have a strange way of showing it but they do You are worthy Stop He puts his finger over my lips and shakes his head, an agonized expression on his face I can t hear this I m nothing, Anastasia I m a husk of a man I don t have a heart Yes, you do And I want it, all of it You re a good man, Christian, a really good man One of the things I didn t care for was the constant inner goddess crap it was driving me batty I thought this book was a great read and I can t wait to start the next one I will leave you with my favorite part of the book , when I read it I was yelling Yea Bitch in yo face My Favorite moment in the book I ve never seen him so happy, and it s obvious that you have feelings for him, too A brief smile flits across her lips That s great, and I wish you both the best of everything But what I wanted to say is if you hurt him again, I will find you, lady, and it won t be pleasant when I do She stares at me, ice cold blue eyes boring into my skull, trying to get under my mask Her threat is so astonishing, so off the wall that an involuntary, disbelieving giggle escapes me Of all the things she could say to me, this is the least expected You think this is funny, Anastasia she splutters in dismay You didn t see him last Saturday My face falls and darkens The thought of Christian unhappy is not a palatable one, and last Saturday I left him He must have gone to her The idea makes me queasy Why am I sitting here listening to this shit from her of all people I slowly rise, gazing at her intently I m laughing at your audacity, Mrs Lincoln Christian and I have nothing to do with you And if I do leave him and you come looking for me, I ll be waiting don t doubt it And maybe I ll give you a taste of your own medicine on behalf of the fifteen year old child you molested and probably fucked up even than he already was Her mouth falls open Now if you ll excuse me, I have better things to do than waste my time with you.
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- 532 pages
- Fifty Shades Darker
- E.L. James
- 15 March 2018 E.L. James