Book Review: Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James (18+)

Posted April 30, 2012 by Nessa @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Publisher: The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House

Release Date: September 15, 2011

Buy: Amazon, B&N

Source: Bought

Goodreads Blurb: 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.

Well what can I say about book two that wasn’t said about book one? It started out with some pretty good potential. Ana is still fresh with grief over her break up with Christian, and has to deal with a move and starting a new job. Once you get into the middle of the book, it seems like our beloved author cut and paste the same sex scenes from book one. Yes, there is a little drama here and there, but all of the issues our lovebirds encounter are resolved in the matter of a chapter. We endure the crazy of one of our Mr. Grey’s ex lovers, and we have the infamous “Mrs. Robinson” that finally makes a cameo. Not to mention, we also see Ana being sexually harassed at the workplace by her new boss, oh and not to mention a helicopter crash (it sounds more exciting then it really is). Again, with all the issues that we encounter throughout the book, they do not last. The book felt like Ana’s day to day diary. There is so much rambling that you find yourself tuning out and thinking about what you are going to eat for dinner. We find the end of book two with Mrs. Robinson out of the picture and Christian and Ana engaged only after a few short months of knowing each other. I really hoped this book was going to excite and thrill but it just didn’t do it for me. I’m so exasperated with this novel it has been really hard to get excited about book three. We did end with a note of promise with some drama to come, but I’m sure like all the rest of the issues that will be resolved by chapter two. I must be glutton for punishment because I will now begin the journey to book three, stay tuned!
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It’s always hard to do an “about me.” I’m not really good at talking about myself so here it goes… I love to read. The only other thing I love as much as reading is fashion. Reading got me through some of the darkest days of my life, and even now it helps me after those stressful days at the office. On top of being an avid reader, I am a student, wife, a mother of two boys (ages 7 and 4), and a full time employee. My plate is definitely full, but I love every minute of my life. Maybe not always the countless hours at the office, but I am definitely blessed. I agreed to help Katrina with her blog, and boy I didn’t realize how much work it truly is! I am honored to be a part of it. I read a lot of contemporary novels, but Katrina has opened me up to the world of YA. I have to say I am hooked! I bow to all the wonderful authors of this genre. The worlds they put together is amazing. I am a fine arts junkie. I love art, movies, theater, and music. Anything that you can do to express yourself, to show your creativeness and uniqueness, I’m normally a fan of. I am an activist of being true to yourself and always marching to the beat of your own drum. I feel it is important to know who you are, and never apologize for being yourself. I love to laugh so I haunt comedy clubs frequently. I am also a homebody. This sister likes your downtime! You can usually find me snuggled in my bed with a good book, watching a movie or my seasons of Buffy. The show never gets old people!!!! That’s about all there is to know about me, so keep reading you bookish babes!

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