Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, #2) by E.L. James

Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, #2)

Daunted by the singular sexual 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...

Details Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, #2)

TitleFifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, #2)
Release DateSep 16th, 2011
PublisherThe Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House
GenreRomance, Adult Fiction, Erotica, Fiction, BDSM, Adult

Reviews Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, #2)

  • Katrina Passick Lumsden
    Yeah, I've continued with the series. Why, you ask? Why, when I so thoroughly despised Fifty Shades of Grey, would I do this to myself? Why, for the fun factor, of course! Bad writing tends to make me giddy because I'm much better at being a horribly judgmental person critic than I am at....well, most anything else. Reading books this awful actually brings a certain amount of joy into my life. Plus, I had a few people tell me they couldn't wait f...
  • Navessa
    FIFTY BETTER USES FOR FIFTY SHADES OF GREYPART ONE: #1-15PART 2: #16-34Did you know that used bookstores and charity shops are drowning in used copies of FSoG?! Our local ReStore actually put out a news bulletin telling people they were no longer accepting them. HARHARHARHAR.I'm guessing people are trying to dump them off on the needy because they have buyer's remorse (ME, I HAVE THIS), they don't want people to see these books sitting on their b...
  • Brittany B.
    2 miserable stars Ok. There's a dangerous theme in this book that I want to speak out about: Ladies, despite what EL James says, you will not change your man's personality or fix his age-old sexual perversions in 5 weeks.I thought part one of Fifty Shades series was too tense and upsetting, but be careful what you wish for... In this follow-up to the infamous BDSM themed 1st novel, Christian shifts his needs and personality 180* and it was yawn-...
  • P.A. Lupton
    I really wish I could manually add a 6th star to Goodreads for this book. I never would have believed it was possible, but Fifty Shades Darker is even better than Fifty Shades of Grey. Hard to believe, but true. Reading this book reminded me of a quote that I love by Alan Cohen, “Scared and sacred are spelled with the same letters. Awful proceeds from the same root word as awesome. Terrify and terrific. Every negative experience holds the seed ...
  • Sasha Alsberg
    HUGE improvement compared to Fifty Shades of Grey! Still not AMAZING but not bad at all, I honestly enjoyed reading Fifty Shades Darker and I'm looking forward to read Fifty Shades Freed!
  • Christy
    Fifty Shades Darker is the second (and my favorite) installment of the Fifty shades trilogy. I love seeing Christian start to come into his own in this book. His issues come to light, and he starts dealing with them. Christian Grey... one of my original book boyfriends. Not only is he a damaged man (my favorite) but he is sexy, kinky, bossy and romantic. I know this isn't a lengthy review- but this book doesn't need one. I've read this series q...
  • Kruti
    Warning: Spoilers abound!!Actual rating: 1.5 starsHonestly, I didn’t read this whole thing; I skimmed most of it and I still managed to get the gist of it. At least I saved myself the torture of reading about Ana’s constant inner monologue. I have to say that my review of the first book still largely stands.It’s ironic how someone with a name like Steele can’t stand her ground. At the end of the first book, Ana finally sees some sense and...
  • Elizabeth (Liz)
    Updated 8/3/19:My tastes have seriously changed, and this gets no more than 3 Stars from me nearly eight years later.*******It never happens, but, during the time I was reading Fifty Shades Darker, I was doing some research online for something altogether unrelated, and I came across the following quote. For me, it captures the essence of Ana's love for Christian, and it honestly gave me chills when I read it and immediately thought of them. I al...
  • Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
    4.5 "He's my happily ever after," stars First read Feb. 14, 2015Reread Sept. 23, 2015Re-reread lol June 1, 2017Spoilers "I've missed you so much, Anastasia," he breathes.Fifty Shades Darker is the second book in the Fifty Shades Trilogy. Another great book by E.L. James. I loved this book even more than the first!! "I don't want to fight with you, Anastasia. I want you back, and I want you healthy,"This book picks up a week after Ana left Chris...
  • Juliana Philippa
    Read my review on Fiction Vixen Book Reviews. (It is a little different than below.) Read my interview with E.L. James and enter the Fiction Vixen Book Reviews giveaway to win a copy of this book! 4.5 stars I loved it. It was a different experience than the first one; the pace is much slower, even though there are a lot of outside forces and complications when there weren't in the previous one. The chemistry is as sizzling as ever though (whew!...
  • Julia Graf
    WHY? Why did I read this? For some reason I had it on my Kindle for ages, but since reading the disaster that was Fifty Shades of Grey (book 1) I decided not to bother with the second one. Then I found myself suddenly left with nothing to read on my Kindle except this, so I went for it.I just dislike everything about this book: the pathetic writing, the "plot" if you can call it that, Christian Grey (aka The Jackass), and Anastasia Steele (aka Th...
  • Debra Anastasia
    I honestly do not have time to read right now. I'm super busy and sometimes the only time I sit down is on the toilet. Not a romantic place to read this gorgeous, romantic story, but I was very motivated. Following Grey and Ana was my favorite entertainment. I need to clarify whet I expect from a book. I expect to be transported to another world. I want to care what happens to the characters. I want to see good things happen and I want to fret if...
  • Alicia (is beyond tired of your *ish)
    My review of the first installment is applicable across this entire pathetic, thieving enterprise.My Fifty Shades of Grey review. My Fifty Shades Freed review.My review of the Bundle. It includes some important points I didn't include in these reviews.
  • Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
    Wow, talk about Fifty Shades of bad writing. I'm surprised I made it through this one, but you gotta give it to EL James, even though it's horrendously written, it's darn addictive.There's so many flaws in this book, which make it painful to read. 1. Ana acts like an overly 'innocent' teenager despite being an able career woman in her early 20's. She's flushing left right and centre at even a glance or smile towards her. When she's not flushing, ...
  • _yay_
    This copy was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.ARC, publish date September 15th, 2011The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing HouseAfter experiencing first hand just how bad it can get, Ana left enigmatic billionaire Christian Grey. His BDSM tastes were too dark for her to handle.Why is she reconsidering now? Fifty proposes a tempting arrangement. He is prepared to try and give her what she desires most. More.It isn’t ...
  • Aestas Book Blog
    6+ stars to each of the books in the trilogy!! This is how I see Christian:It pains me to no end that I don’t have proper reviews up for these books. These were one of the first sets of books I read when I first started reading series and were a HUGE part of what inspired me to start reading and blogging again but at the time that I read them, I still wasn’t writing real reviews. I fully plan on rereading someday soon (for the fourth time) an...
  • Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
    *****FIVE++++ HEARTS & FLOWERS STARS*****{BR with Dee, Mel, and Sharon}Re-Read #4!!! "This is me, Ana. All of me...and I'm all yours. What do I have to do to make you realize that? To make you see that I want you any way I can get you. That I love you." I remember when I first read FSOG, I thought Christian was perfect. He was so very Sexy and Dominant. He was my perfect man. I didn't think he could get any better, and then I read this book. I t...
  • Amy | Foxy Blogs
    Re-read in January 2015.This was my sixth time reading this book. I wanted at least one last time before the movie is released next month. This time I listened to the audio version and was not impressed. I actually found it annoying but I had waited 6 months on hold at the library for the audio so I was bound and determined to finish it. Only one more book to go before I'll get to see Mr. Grey on the big screen. "Master is dark...Master is a dark...
  • Anne
    I'm moving this to my humor shelf in order to justify giving it a full 2 stars. And I really did laugh quite a bit while reading this, so I'm not just being snarky.Our story begins where the first book left off. Poor Ana is an emotional train wreck after leaving the oh-so-wonderful Mr. McRedbottom. Jeez...Just cause a guy insists on controlling every aspect of your life, and maybe wants to beat you with a cane on the weekends, you're gonna leave?...
  • Inge
    Round two – here be spoilers.I personally found Fifty Shades Darker a lot harder to get through. I read the first one in two days because it was entertaining in the fact that it was so, so very bad. This one is equally bad, but it was also incredibly cheesy, boring, and uneventful. If I had to choose between Fifty Shades and My Immortal, I’d pick the second one, over and over again.The story begins three days after they’ve broken up. Ana, o...
  • Stacia (the 2010 club)
    The second half wasn't as bad, but the first half felt like a continuing repeat of the initial book.Still hating the inner goddess thing. It's like Ana's talking to another version of herself in her head.Getting tired of all the smirks. Does Christian make any other facial expression?These books are a bit warped, but I have less of an issue reading about warped than I do reading about repetitive behaviors and inner goddesses.The steam level was d...
  • Chantal ❤️
    3.5 KILL THE INNER GODDESS STARS“I can’t bear to hurt you because I love you" Okay now I'm very confused!? Is this the right book? Did I accidentally download an edited "nicer version"of this book by mistake? What happened to the flogging self serving egotistical BDSM DOM, from Book one? What happened to hard limits!?To say I enjoyed this book more than book one would be a gross understatement! This book kicked Book One ass (IMO). Why you may...
  • AH
    Oh, Christian, you make MY inner goddess swoon!There is so much to love about Fifty Shades Darker. Fifty Shades Darker is a much more comfortable read than the first book, Fifty Shades of Grey. This book focuses more upon the evolution of Christian’s and Ana’s relationship. And boy, does it evolve. After a short but miserable separation, Christian and Ana realize that they need each other. In the previous book, Christian was very much in cont...
  • Clumsy Storyteller
    This is my favorite book in this series, what i loved about it is that they were both equals , both in control.i loved it and ain't sorry :p :p
  • ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~ ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣
    Exactly why I won't torture myself with it anymore...Precisely what possessed me to have a look at ##2+3, right after I got tired of #1? Ughhh, curiousity killed the cat and made me read a large chunk of the 50 shades trilogy, thus surely killing a lot of unlucky braincells of mine .
  • Aishu Rehman
    Their love story, which, truly, fully unfolds in this second installment is deep and powerful, frightening and joyful, functional and dysfunctional, sexy and innocent. Characters like these, a story like this, is why we read.As a final thought, it was very interesting to me to read what seemed almost a deconstruction of Christian's BDSM lifestyle. In a way, it was a refreshing change of pace. Bravo to the author! A story with something of a uniqu...
  • P
    “This is me, Ana. All of me...and I'm all yours. What do I have to do to make you realize that? To make you see that I want you any way I can get you. That I love you.” Admittedly Fifty Shades Darker is better than Fifty Shades Grey, and it's not beacause of the writing that was improved or more flowery, but the story itself that really got me. After dumping Christian, Ana is doing fine with a new job and she tries to adjust her life without...
  • Rachael Wade
    Right off the bat, I have to say this, and I cannot stress it enough: If you're considering reading this series, I encourage you to be opened minded if BDSM and erotic romance isn't your typical fare (and book number two is not nearly as BDSM as the first, not even close). It's not mine, and I am so glad I gave this trilogy a shot. This is one of the most moving love stories you can ever read. It's intensely erotic and sexy at every turn, but tha...