“ Oh where do I start? I have seen a lot of reviews about this book with people saying that they thought Fifty Shades Darker was better than Fifty Shades of Grey but I have to completely disagree. I could hardly stand this book. I kept having to put it down after every few chapters because I just couldn't read anymore, it irritated me that much. Overall, it took me about a week to read which is unusual because I easily read entire 500+ page books in two-three days or less. The plot was very weak and lacking, nothing like the first book in the trilogy. Similar things happened in this one and it was just so easy to compare Fifty Shades of Grey.
I don't see why every single girl who reads these books 'swoons' over Christian Grey. Honestly, he creeps me out. Anytime Ana forgot to eat or skipped a meal, he would freak out at her. I don't mean 'Oh Ana, you should eat something', I mean full on FLIPPING out. It's not just that that bothers me about him. He is way too overprotective and controlling too. He actually went and bought the company Ana works for just to keep an eye on her. I mean, seriously? And then there's the fact that he has a full file all about her in his office. It gets even creepier. He tells her that he did his research on her and kept the files since the very first day he met her.. THAT'S SO CREEPY. And Ana was furious with him for like two seconds and then suddenly he smiles at her and she forgets immediately? It was so stupid and cringy, I just had to put the book down.
Another thing I want to talk about is how unrealistic their relationship is. Okay, so I have said all of the points above about him being a stalker. If that was any sane person, they would be totally freaked out, especially after everything he done to her in the first book, that was enough to make any girl run for the hills but no, Ana, being the simple and desperate girl that she is has to welcome him back with open arms as soon as he comes crawling back. After that, you think she would be cautious in giving him a second chance and take absolutely no bull from him, anyone would, right? Wrong. Ana wouldn't. He basically forces her to eat even when she's not hungry. Strike one. He's over-controlling. Strike two. He wants to bring you into his 'Red Room of Pain' and hit you. Strike three and you're out. I can't even put into words how much I hate Ana. She just gets on my nerves so much.
Just everything about them was rushed. Their entire relationship. Since the start of Fifty Shades of Grey and Fifty Shades Darker, just five weeks have passed and something huge happens towards the end of this book which is ridiculous. There was no buildup and/or connection of their relationship, just mindless sex most of the time. About half way through this one, that's when they begin to form a bond that has nothing to do with sex. That was probably the only part I really enjoyed.
Oh, and the amount of times Ana says or thinks 'My Fifty Shades' (she's talking about Christian) is horrendous. It was so annoying. Every few pages she would say it and I really wanted to just reach in and smack her. Agh, she makes me blood boil. Overall, I didn't enjoy this book as much as I thought I would. I would only recommend it if you have read the first book in the trilogy and want to find out what happens next. This will definitely be a book I'll forget about in a few weeks time. ”