(23) Fifty Shades Darker

TitleFifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by EL James
Publisher: Vintage
544 Pages
Genre: Romance/Erotica

Synopsis: 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.

Review: Book 1 ended on a cliffhanger so I moved straight onto book 2. Being stalked by an ex submissive, Grey can't figure out if she is after him or Ana.  To be safe he drives Ana crazy about security and safety.  Even though their relationship has changed he still can't help but control things.

Ana is still struggling to figure out if she can be "enough" for Christian. Since she cannot accept all of his kinky wishes she is struggling with "why her".  The crazy ex-sub doesn't help matters since she looks a lot like Ana.

Ana has also started a new job and has a boss who is definitely crossing the boundaries of sexual harassment. Between trying to fend off her boss, and tame her control freak of a boyfriend Ana has her hands full and doesn't need crazy ex's running around destroying her property.

I liked this book because I felt there was more substance to it, the first one was good but this one had more meat.  You really get to know Christian a lot better in this book and how he thinks, you also see Ana's struggle to figure out how she can love this man who is so broken and yet still maintain her sense of self.

These books are by no means great literature but they are fun. Of course this one ended on a cliff hanger as well so of course I will be downloading book three.

Not as hardcore in the kink department as the first book, but there is still plenty to go around.