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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

"Fifty Shades Darker" by E.L. James

"Fifty Shades Darker" by E.L. James

E.L. James’ “Fifty Shades Darker” is the second installment of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy. CEO and Dominant, Christian Grey, and innocent, college graduate Anastasia Steele have an interesting relationship. There is a deep emotional and sexual connection between them.

“He glances down at me, and it’s there in the air between us, that electricity. It’s palpable. I can almost taste it, pulsing between us, drawing us together.

‘Oh my,’ I gasp as I bask in the intensity of this visceral, primal attraction.

‘I feel it, too’ he says, his eyes clouded and intense.

Desire pools dark and deadly in my groin.  He clasps my hand and grazes my knuckles with his thumb, and all my muscles clench tightly, deliciously, deep inside me.” (Page 14).

Before meeting Christian, Ana was a virgin. Then after meeting Christian, Ana is all of a sudden swept up into his intimidating world of sex. And intimidating it is with all the whips and handcuffs and other unidentifiable objects. Ana wants to have “more” with Christian, not his usual Dominant and Submissive relationship. She tried the submissive thing for a bit, though she didn’t sign the contract, but it just wasn’t for her. Though when she left Christian she didn’t realize how much she loved him until he was gone. The same happened for Christian-he realized he loved Ana. So, Christian and Ana came to an understanding that they will try a more normal relationship, as Christian would say “vanilla.” Maybe, as time goes on, Ana will allow Christian to spice up the vanilla sex, especially if he could learn to trust her.

I think this book’s title should be changed to “Fifty Shades of Wow.”  Wow=Great in this case. I really liked this novel. I rate it four stars. The only reason that I am not giving it five stars is because it gets a little repetitive at times. BUT! I am not a writer whatsoever and I am not bad talking James’ style in the slightest. I really enjoy her work, I do. But for example, every single time Ana and Christian have an orgasm together it’s the same line of Christian calling out Ana’s name. No big deal really, but I just wanted to throw that out there because sometimes that is something readers want to know. Like I said though, I give this book 4 stars and I also give the first book 4 stars. I am about to start reading the third book, “Fifty Shades Freed” and hopefully I think that book is at least 4 stars as well. I will definitely let you know when I do though!

I found this book to be very exciting, unexpected, thrilling, and revealing. I also find it to be quite humorous at times. Ana and Christian both have a very dry sense of humor that I actually find refreshing. They enjoy each other’s company so much, even if they are in the midst of an argument. This, yes, seems to happen a lot. But that is only because of how overprotective Christian is of Ana, and he has his own personal reasons of course. I also find it quite amusing when Ana refers to her inner goddess. She does this quite often throughout each book. She also refers to her self-conscious a lot too, but she is a lot more reserved and prudish than Ana’s inner goddess who is sexy and needing.

“He is gloriously naked. My inner goddess is doing a triple axel dismount off the uneven bars, and abruptly my mouth is dry,” (page 76).

I know I already said this, but I just love this book! It's a fun book to read. Of course, yes it is an erotica, but I really enjoy the romantic parts of the story. I like when Christian opens up to Ana, and how they find comfort in each other’s company. They have grown a lot together in this book, and I can't wait to see where the next book brings them!!

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