“Okay, not sure how two people can have that much sex while maintaining/or starting careers, friendships, etc....okay they don't have really any other friendships...beyond the sex the story/relationship, now in it's 5-6 week, is mildly intriguing, though sometimes hard to phantom that much weirdness happening to one couple (though I can't phantom the lifestyle of the rich and famous, either). Ana is immature and instigates much of Christian's angst, which annoys me greatly - she may need a slap(though she and he may like that too much LOL) the whole story has me ambivalent, yet I will continue the series to see how it ends.”Carole D wrote this review Wednesday, August 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It was good.”Jeannine wrote this review Thursday, August 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I started this book last summer & finally got around to finishing it this summer. I feel like the length of time it took me to finish it is enough explanation for how I feel about this book. If it isn't - I'll just say the Ana is insufferable, Christian is controlling and the writing is terrible.”Samantha wrote this review Monday, August 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The second installment of the Fifty Shades trilogy was much better than the first one, in my opinion. Christian is still a dream come true. What girl won’t swoon over a man who is rich, powerful, protective, and just all-around sexy? This girl certainly did.
Fifty Shades Darker is quite a bit different than the first installment. In my opinion, it was much, much better. Christian is still the man of our dreams. He is still rich and loves to dote on the woman he cares about. He is still powerful enough to make even her wildest dreams a reality. He still has an incredible sexiness that makes women swoon. And he still has that bossy attitude that is often considered sweet when he is using it to be strong and protective. Yet, in this book we get to see another incredible side to Fifty: romantic.
As this book progresses further from the BDSM themes of the first, it moves more toward a normal relationship that is reminiscent of the intense love of Edward and Bella. To me, that is the best thing about this book. Yes, the first one was incredibly hot and heavy. But I enjoyed the deeper relationship that Christian and Ana are developing. It made the sex scenes more intense and the dialogue more real. My heartstrings were pulled tighter with every chapter.
I also enjoyed the fact that there was a bit of excitement. The Leila storyline added a bit of suspense to what is normally thought of as a romantic and sexual tale. The danger of it really showed the protective side of Fifty. Sure, that side is overly harsh and bossy, but we know he means well and we love him for it.
As with the first one, I found the British dialect to be a bit distracting. I often had to remind myself that these are American characters in the Northwestern United States whenever I noticed myself reading the words in an English accent. But when it comes to James’s writing as a whole, I love that her use of language is straightforward and uncomplicated. Then, when I least expect it, she adds a description that is so beautiful it seems almost magical. For example, I love the way she describes a view of the sunset as, “a visual symphony orchestrated in the sky and reflected in the deep, still waters of the Sound.” The picture that this sentence conjures up in my mind’s eye is absolutely stunning.
Overall, I really enjoyed this installment and the ending was a cliffhanger that left me wanting more.”
“terrible writing ”darlene g wrote this review Saturday, July 27, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“love it”nancie v wrote this review Saturday, July 27, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“By far, the best book I have read..”Jocelyn wrote this review Thursday, July 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Not as good as first”Amanda Dingman wrote this review Wednesday, July 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The best of the three”ashley wrote this review Thursday, July 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No