Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades Trilogy #2)

Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades Trilogy #2)

by E L James
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Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades Trilogy #2) by E L James


Now in hardcover, with a silk ribbon marker and printed endpapers, the second volume of the New York Times #1 bestselling trilogy.

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.

This book is intended for mature audiences. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385537681
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/29/2013
Series: Fifty Shades Trilogy
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 213,979
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

E L James is a former TV executive, wife, and mother of two based in the leafy suburbs of West London. Beginning in January 2012 her life took an extraordinary turn with the runaway success of her novels, the Fifty Shades Trilogy. Since early childhood she dreamed of writing stories that readers would fall in love with, and now, thanks to millions of readers around the world, that dream has come true. She is currently at work on her next novel, another adult, provocative romance.

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Fifty Shades Darker 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6590 reviews.
Dana_CMD More than 1 year ago
When I finished the first book in this series, Fifty Shades of Grey, I was very anxious to start Fifty Shades Darker. I have been an avid reader my entire life, but I've never read any books that invoke such a powerful feeling of reality and emotion as this series does. I had an urgent desire to find out what was next for Ana and Christian, I could so easily see both of them as being real. It was so easy for me to put myself in Ana's place, to be her, to feel what she felt, and to think her thoughts. I know that I am completely enamored with a book and it's characters when I feel as if my 'real life' gets in the way of exploring the world an author has set up for me, and that has happened with this series to the point that I am considering making an appointment with Dr. Flynn to talk about it. *grin* These two people come together quite by accident, and despite their issues (or maybe because of their issues), find something MORE together...and truly, isn't that what we all are really searching for in life?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first and second books of this series and had to stop there. Honestly, I wanted to stop after the first, but I find it hard to start something and not finish. The writing style is HORRIFIC. 6th grade level, if even that. Once I learned it was written as Twilight fan fiction, it made more sense. I couldn't imagine a serious author writing in this manner. If I have to read about her "inner goddess" and how Christian smells, or how hot he is, ONE more time, I may fling this book across the room! It's just 300+ pages (per book) of sex and redundant cliches. I'm baffled by all these 5 star reviews!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry kids....mommy will be back in a few days. ;) excellent series!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love sex, i love reading about it but this is just stupid. Seriously. The story reads like young adult book with sex scenes in between. The writer should have set the story in london because she has no idea what Americans are like or we speak. The main character lives in Seattle but hates coffee and perfers english breakfast tea and eats crushed potatoes, among the many many Britishisms in the story. The main character has never left America! And what Seattle college student doesn't drink coffee? Who edited this?! I'm no writer but I know that using the same word or phrase is annoying. Everyone murmurs! She murmured, he murmured murmur MURMUR! Inner goddess jumps, inner goddess spins blah blah. Even the sex scenes are the same. No one likes that in real life, much less in this story where everyone is murmuring.
lovetoreadMV More than 1 year ago
I have really enjoyed the first two books and am now reading the third. I have to say they are very good, although I'm becoming a bit tired of Ana chewing her bottom lip, her "inner goddess", and Christian's mouth in a "hard line." The intimate scenes are becoming very predictable (when and how) and I have to wonder if anyone can really do "it" that much (although they ARE young!). I wish the author could be more varied in her descriptions in the three books. But with that said, they have been very good for an "escape" into a whole new world.
amybeth40 More than 1 year ago
I am not used to reading this type of book but after all of the publicity, I thought I would try the 1st book in the trilogy. I admit, it was on the erotic, dark side but it was enjoyable and I finished it in a weekend. I debated getting the 2nd book because I wasn't sure where else the author could go. Turns out, no where. How many times can you read about a "twitchy palm" and "he smelled like Christian"?? It was the same over and over again and after reading 200 pages out of the 400, I've decided to stop. Now, I finish books about 99% of the time and I can't remember stopping a book mid way through. This book though just wastes my time and there are too many books out there that are so much better. I've never written a review before but I was compelled to do so with this book. I will go back to reading quality fiction and getting lost in the quality that I'm used to.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ladies, RUN, dont walk, and buy this series! I have read hundreds of books and I have never felt so obsessed about a character as I do about Christian Grey. I have never really read on this subject before but I can say it was very sexy and not overly shocking... i loved every second of all three books. I'm hoping that the author is already working on her next book! The way this man loves Anastasia is definitely something you need to read for yourself to understand... You will not be disappointed!!
gettin_picky More than 1 year ago
First a warning if you don't like a really steamy romance don't read this book, that said I loved this book, actually I love both of them I haven't read the third yet but I read the first two in a day and a half, wanted to start the third but thought maybe I should get some sleep tonight.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I suspect a lot of the people going ga-ga over these books have never read a series that was actually really well-written! The story moved along enough that I felt mildly interested and got through them, but as others have said, it is so redundant and unoriginal that it made me want to scream! I never really understood who Ana was as a person, other than a virgin who suddenly unrealisticaly is obsessed with sex - no one is that hot. Oh and someone who thrives in a manipulative, controlling, abusive relationship that is always solved by - you guessed it - more sex. The sex quickly became boring, predictable, and unrealistic (ALWAYS being up for it, always "finding their release" at the exact same moment, etc....get real) She is always biting her lip, his mouth is always in a hard line,whatever that means. Foil packets, inner inner goddess is glad that I am done reading these books, and my subconscious is telling me I should write a mindless sex/love book of my own to get rich off of, because apparently it doesnt take much talent! All in all, go ahead and read it if you have bunches of free time. But please borrow it from someone rather than buy it - so as not to further encourage this woman to write more books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can see why this book is doing so well. 99% of the readers are married women with children. We all know our lives are busy and hectic. There is nothing wrong with grabbing your favorite drink, putting on your snuggly PJ's and getting lost in the erotic world of Christian Grey. We are not talking about rocket science here, nor does it take a literary genius to write this stuff. These series of books are simply fun and very arousing. A pleasurable escape from the stress of everyday life. I am sure there are tons of husbands out there that will be thanking the author for putting a little spark in the bedroom after their wives read these books. I personally could not put them down. I know I am not alone when I say- I hope a 4th book is in the works.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lets call it what it is, its porn, not thats theres anything wrong with that! Lets not tell our friends lies about caring about these characters. Tell them the truth, its porn and your husband is going to get very lucky. Enjoy.
SuperBookish More than 1 year ago
Very exciting. Hard to put down. kept me entertained all the way through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have not been able to do anything for the past three days because of this trilogy. Im currently half way through the third and final book and i am dreading the end. These are a must!!!
Afabre430 More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite out of the series! Love, love, love me some Christian Grey!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From beginning to end this series did not let me down. Definitely worth the purchase and the time to read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't get what all the hoopla is about. Book 2 of the series is so-so, just like the other two books. Being in Ana's head gets annoying quickly and it's just more of the exact same thoughts about Christian over and over and over. Also there are so many British-isms in here it's ridiculous. It's painfully obvious to anyone from the US/Pacific NW that the author has made many mistakes in this regard. Hopefully the new print edition from the author's US publisher will have all of these annoyances edited out. Though the love scenes are hot, I've read better erotic romance over the years. MUCH better. I'd recommend those on the fence about buying this to go check out some other erotic romances instead of spending money (10 bucks!!??) on this one. RT Book Reviews is a good place to start.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved all three of the books in this series and wish there were more to read. The characters are incredible and have been woven nicely into a very creative story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like others, I chose to read it because of the hype. As said before, it is poorly written. Neither Ana or Christian are characters most readers can or choose to relate. Their development is poor and shallow. If you're looking for sex scenes, try Penthouse. If you're looking for literature, look elsewhere. The most disturbing part of the books and the hype is that it ultimately glorifies an abusive relationship. The cycles of psychological abuse are evident, as is the change in Ana's behavior. Perhaps the hype should be shifted to raise awareness of child and domestic abuse instead.
bookwormcf More than 1 year ago
I have no idea how this series is so popular. The writing is abominable and insipid. What trash this is. These should not even be considered as books ----- can't believe this woman is making (taking) our hard earned money for such trash.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series! Couldn't put it down. It was everything I had hoped. To everyone who loves to use the phrase 'poorly written' get over yourselves and get on with your life! You don't need to spend 4 paragraphs convincing people how brilliant you are by picking apart entertainment and warning everyone not to buy it. It's not that big of a deal and it is NOT poorly written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seriously one of the most boring, annoying, redundant books I have ever read. I grew so tired of hearing about the main characters "inner goddess". Took me forever to read the first one and debated purchasing the second because everyone said it was so much better than the first. But after reading several reviews regarding the redundancy of the second novel, I've decided to save my money and not contribute to the hype of this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
couldnt put the first one down. as a matter a fact i read it one day. my husband was pretty pissed when i did it again with this one :) this is definetly my guilty pleasure! love love love
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who is rating this series, sex deprived bored housewives? The sex scenes get redundant and predictable, the emails back and forth are juvenille, who really says "oh my"? I mean, cmon, i felt like i was reading an x rated Judy Blume novel! Redundant sex scenes, lacking plot and action, not worth the money! Did i mention redundant sex scenes? Oh my!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This one totally put me off the series. It made no sense. Who reacts the way Anastasia does...noone. Christian's reactions make sense given what he's been through, but the way the author portrayed Ana in this book just made me angry. She has no backbone and no sense. She gets angry for a fleeting moment, then she's back to being naive and judgemental. The publisher should have worked more on developing the story from fan fiction, instead of trying to hurry up and make money. Good storyline, but it doesn't flow well and comes off too unbelievable.