Reviewed by: Siobhán
Published: 26th April 2012 (UK)
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
Source: Publisher for Review
Genre: Adult Erotica, Romance
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Description: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
Trying to do this review without giving anything away from the previous book is impossible so if you haven't read it maybe don't read this and just know I that I loved, I devoured and I highly recommend it!
After I finished reading Fifty Shades of Grey I was left an emotional wreck. Yes, I cried a lot at the ending and I thought I could hold off a few days before starting Darker....I lasted a day lol. Why? Because I am completely addicted to this story and of course Mr. Grey is a like drug!!
At the end of Fifty Shades of Grey we see Ana leaving Christian. She is hurt and heartbroken and I felt that. The ending left me devasted for her and Christian. Of course when starting Darker you know they will get back together because well it's a trilogy and it's all about them. :) I had really high hopes for Darker and a lot of people told me it's their favourite and usually when so many people say this I end up being disappointed and I am so glad I wasn't. Darker exceeded my expectations and then some ;) In some ways I thought it was better than Fifty Shades of Grey because the characters developed so much emotionally and we get to learn some of the disturbing truths into why Christian is the way he is. And for me this just makes me love him even more. The relationship between him and Ana has took a turn and he is trying to have a normal relationship with her with less "Kinky Fuckery" Ana I have to admit has grown on me. She isn't as annoying in this one. She is definitely matured as a character. She in madly in love with Christian and all she wants is to be with him but sometimes she feels like she isn't enough for him and does a lot of self doubting which made me want to slap her and say "he is in love you, you crazy fool!"
To me Darker was nearly perfect. It flowed a lot better, writting has improved a lot! The story itself is a lot more exciting and thrilling - yes thrilling some scenes gave me chills - and it's has a little humour aswell. I found myself giggling a lot with some of the things Christian and Ana would say. HOWEVER, even though there was still plenty of sexy times. I found myself wanting more action in that playroom. There was some Kinky scenes but not enough that involved the playroom lol. That being said it wasn't that much a negative to make me rate this any lower than 5/5.
Oh and the ending!!! The ending just make me think the next one is going fulled with drama drama drama!!! Can't wait to get reading!!!
Now I have no idea what else to see without giving away any details from this book. So I will love you and leave you now and just say If you have read Fifty shades of Grey get reading this now! It is truely amazing. Have some tissues though because you may cry A LOT. If you haven't read this series yet what are you waiting for? GO NOW! Go get some Mr. Grey and his Kinkiness!!!