Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
So in this second book of the Fifty Shades trilogy (which you should have on hand right when you finish the first book, or you’ll rip apart inside) Christian and Anastasia go through the ups and downs of their relationship again. They go through some (quote) kinky fuckery (unquote) and some tender sex and everything in between…again! And again! Again, again…again… we get it! They are trying to meet in the middle or something and -don’t get me wrong- it is exciting to read and it’s still mostly as heartwenching as in the first book. But…I also read the third book and with just a few of those -sometime repetitive- sex scenes removed or at least abreviated this could have been a two book series.
The innocent girl trying to save the (quote) fucked up (unquote) guy gets a little old, I am sorry to say. Especially as she succumbs to some of his sexual preferences and the lines become wishy-washy between what is to be considered acceptable and what is not…
However, there was enough story line in between to make this a satisfying (!) read…
And of course because now you’re hooked and there’s a few open ends hanging loose you’ve got to read book three to tie them up…(no pun intended;)
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Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
So this is supposed to be fanfiction following Twilight. Smart move by the author to ride on that wave, but totally unnecessary as this book is so strong (without any paranormal tendencies) on its own account…
Anastasia replaces her roommate and best friend Kate to conduct an interview for the school newspaper and finds Christian Grey, CEO of a huge company he has founded. She’s inexperienced, he’s got lots af baggage. Two worlds collide!!!
These two main characters couldn’t be on more different ends of the emotional spectrum and yet from the first look and touch there is an electric current between them that makes sparks fly whenever they get together… to write more would be a spoiler…and this is not a book you want spoiled. It’s not a book that can be summarized, only vaguely outlined. Partly due to the fact that the story line is slim, which doesn’t mean there is no action… on the contrary: There is lots of action!!!
Sexual tension will pull you through this book. Even if you have read that there is some SMBD in it and it isn’t your personal preference you cannot help feeling exactly what Anastasia is feeling, because it is written so amazingly well from her POV. Her inner turmoil is depicted so well by her “inner goddess” and her “subconcious”, that it is easy to find yourself being her, going through what she’s going through; and, boy, does it touch your heart and often other places, too…
And it hurts…
Read it and you know what I mean!