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Fifty Shades Darker by E.L.James review

Fifty Shades Darker by E.L.James (Fifty Shades #2)


Synopsis from Goodreads
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.

Amazon (Kindle $9.99 )
Amazon UK (Kindle £6.49 )

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You know what? Be prepared to have Christian Grey withdrawal symptoms after you read this book. I've been wandering for days looking for something similar, but couldn't find it. It's simply not there. I was recommended Gabriel's Inferno as a sort of the same book, but ended up DNF-ing it. It might have worked for me before Grey but not after.

Saying all that, book #2 is a bit weaker than book #1. There is a villain in the end whose actions I found highly improbable. People just don't do shit like that these days, and the whole deal reeked of early 90s contemporaries. However, Fifty Shades Darker is still brimming with deliciousness.

Ana is growing up at last and sorting out her priorities. Grey matures immensely but doesn't lose his sharp edge at all, and Mrs.Robinson gets what she deserves. Mwahaha!

The heat level is just as scorching, there are still those marvellous emails flying back and forth between the lovers, and January release of Fifty Shades Freed can't come soon enough.

Warning: do not read in public places. Believe me, it's for your own good. Side effects: up to 7 days of mild withdrawal symptoms, inability to concentrate and insomnia.

Fifty Shades of Grey

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Ревью на русском здесь.



Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

This for sure would be out of my comfort zone, but it sounds good! Great review :)

Giselle said...

Oh wow I love this cover! I'll have to take a look at book 1 I don't think I've seen this series before.

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kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

A lot of people buzz about this series at the moment, Giselle. I very much recommend it. I thought both books were one of the best series I've read this year.

Melissa, I thought the same, that the books will be out of my comfort zone, but they were not. I hope you will give them a try :)

Mimi Valentine said...

LOL!! The "don't read in public places" warning makes me smile! x) I've read so many books before where I wish I had the same warning, because it's really embarrassing when you grin or laugh or yell at a book and have people stare at you funny! :P

Awesome review, Karina!! I get chills from just reading the synopsis, and your review makes this book sounds AMAZING! I'm definitely intrigued! :)

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