Review…Fifty Shades Darker by E L James

“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.”


First, read no further if you haven’t started the series with Fifty Shades of Grey (the first book in the series). I don’t want to ruin one moment for you!

Now, let’s get started…..

In Fifty Shades of Grey we hopped into the roller coaster car and started moving to the top of that very steep hill and now, in Fifty Shades Darker, we have plunged head first into all the twists and turns that this story has. The very first page made me cry and gave us a very brief glimpse into our beautiful and tormented Christian Grey’s childhood. Christian and Ana have already gone through so much and are now working on a compromise to build a somewhat normal and happy life together. Ana really lives up to all I love in a character in this book. She is patient with her Fifty and loving with her Fifty but has no problem telling him when he’s gone too far. Christian starts to open up to her and the secrets he has held are unbearable to read. There were times while reading this book, and seeing into his past, that I wanted to throw up….but that only made me love Christian even more. There were also times while reading this book I felt uncomfortable and awkward…. but it only made me want Ana and Christian to get their happily ever after even more. The ending was absolutely perfect, with lots of hearts and flowers, and left us with just enough of a cliff hanger.

This book is even more intense than the first in the series and again, I loved every emotionally charged juicy bite. I am eagerly awaiting the last in the trilogy, which will hopefully be out early next year.

Heat Factor: On Fire

  2 comments for “Review…Fifty Shades Darker by E L James

  1. 10/19/2011 at 4:16 am

    Hello Dark Portal – thank you for your lovely reviews and for reading Fifty.
    Hope you enjoy book 3 too.
    All the best. x

  2. 10/19/2011 at 9:19 am

    Hi Ms. James –
    Thank you SO much for stopping by! I am having a total fangirl moment reading your comment! I am eagerly awaiting the next book (fingers crossed for a release date hint!) and I will be dreaming of Fifty, and all his shades, until then!
    Thanks again!

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