Review: Fifty Shades Darker by E.L James

Title: Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades of Grey #2)
Author: E.L James
Publisher: Vintage
Release Date: April 17th 2012
Pages: 532
Read it in: 3 days
Source: Present, Andy

You can buy it on amazon.

Synopsis: Goodreads:

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.

My Review:

I was less impressed with Fifty Shades Darker, mostly because for the first 300 pages… I was bored. Yes, there was a lot going on, but it wasn’t really anything interesting. But it definitely picked up in the final 230-odd pages. 

The whole ‘ugh, they have sex on every other page’ is almost relevant in this book whereas it wasn’t in the previous… There was definitely a lot of sex in this novel, but there was certainly less of the BDSM side of things (well up until the last few chapters…) so it wasn’t that bad. But I found that the novel (although had a very promising plot line with the ex sub and Mrs Robinson) was boring at the start… 

Despite this, when I got to around the 350 mark, things definitely picked up. I think I read the last 200-odd pages in about two hours… maybe even less time than that. I was complaining to my boyfriend about being bored one minute, and hooked the next… 

I don’t really know what I can go into with this novel because it’s not family friendly, so I don’t really want to dive into it… Again, no one under the age of 16 should even think about picking this book up. 

Grey comes a long way in this novel, as does his and Ana’s relationship. That was really nice to see. We find out more about Grey’s disturbing past… And Ana finally meets Dr Flynn! Woop!

Anyway, if you want to know what happens, check it out! 

One thing you should definitely look forward to, in these books are the email subject titles! I;ve laughed at most, if not all of them!

Rating: 4/5

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