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Fifty Shades Darker

(Fifty Shades #2)

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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 ...more
Paperback, First Edition, 532 pages
Published September 16th 2011 by The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House (first published September 13th 2011)
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Janette Mccracken I agree its so much better than the first book, I woulnt have thought that was possible....Im hooked....

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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 for my reviews of the second and third Fifty books.
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Navessa
FIFTY BETTER USES FOR FIFTY SHADES OF GREY
PART ONE: #1-15

PART 2: #16-34

Did 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 bookshelves (ME, I DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO SEE THESE B
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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-worthy at best. This story was much less dramatic
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P.A. Lupton
Nov 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone who likes erotic contemporary romance

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 of transformation.” Reading Fifty Shades Darker is l
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Dreamer
Nov 24, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bdsm, romance, explicit
The missus bought a Paperback
...down Tesco, Saturday,
I had a look inside her bag;
.......T'was "fifty shades of grey".

Well I just left her to it,
And at ten I went to bed.
An hour later she appeared;
The sight filled me with dread…..

In her left she held a rope;
And in her right a whip!
She threw them down upon the floor,
And then began to strip.

Well fifty years or so ago;
I might have had a peek;
But Mabel hasn't weathered well;
..... She's eighty four next week!!

Watching Mabel bump and gri
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Sasha Alsberg
Feb 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
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
Jul 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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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.

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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.

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I know this isn't a lengthy review- but this book doesn't need one. I've read this series quite a few times and each time, I love it more an
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Kruti
Warning: Spoilers abound!!

Actual rating: 1.5 stars

Honestly, 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 leaves Christian. Surprise surprise, that doesn’t last lo
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Elizabeth (Liz)
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 also believe this is truly applicable for *every* relationship.

You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly---Sam Keen, Autho
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4.5 "He's my happily ever after," stars

First read Feb. 14, 2015
Reread Sept. 23, 2015
Re-reread lol June 1, 2017

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"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 Christian because she couldn't handle his lifestyle .
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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! *fan please!*), the romance is sweeter, and ther
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Julia Graf
Aug 27, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bdsm, garbage
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 The Doormat). They shall henceforth be called as suc
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Debra Anastasia
Sep 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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 there are bad things happening.

This book gave me
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Alicia (is beyond tired of your *ish)
Sep 18, 2011 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Tea Party supporters. They deserve the pain.
Recommended to Alicia (is beyond tired of your *ish) by: Michele Bachmann, it seems like her type of thing.


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)
Jun 24, 2012 rated it did not like it
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, she's going Oh my! at every suggestive comment tha
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This copy was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
ARC, publish date September 15th, 2011
The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House

After 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 an easy road for them, though. Ana must learn about he
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Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer
*****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."


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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 think I fell hopelessly in love with him by the
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Aestas Book Blog
Oct 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Aestas Book Blog by: Maryse 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) and writing out full reviews for them. But, I mean, the
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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.
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"Master is dark...Master is a dark man."

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"He's my
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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, of course, is completely gutted, because she loves Christ
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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 decent, but nothing way out there. The emails were
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Chantal ❤️
3.5 KILL THE INNER GODDESS STARS

“I can’t bear to hurt you because I love you"


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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!?

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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 ask?
Because he has some actual drama, some action, so
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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? Don't be such a quitter, Ana!


Don't worry folks! I
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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
AH
Jul 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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 control of the relationship. In this book, the tables are
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☘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 .
P
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica
“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 this Christian even though it's hard. But Christian
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Rachael Wade
Aug 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing


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 that passion is piqued by the meaning and essence beh
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Manny
Mar 20, 2013 marked it as not-to-read
Shelves: flagged
A couple of weeks ago, I made a bet with [P] to the effect that his review of Fifty Shades of Grey would collect at least 20 votes by the following Monday. The stake was one chocolate penis. I was delighted to see that [P] had quite underestimated the quality of his fine piece of writing, and in the event it was not even close; he had 24 votes by Sunday afternoon. I told [P], whom I believed to be a gentleman, that the exact nature of the prize was for him to decide, though I hinted that this wo ...more
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 unique angle is difficult to find in this day and age.
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“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.” 2117 likes
“Don’t leave me,” he whispers.
“Oh, for crying out loud—no! I am not going to go!” I shout and it’s cathartic. There, I’ve said it. I am not leaving.
“Really?” His eyes widen.
“What can I do to make you understand I will not run? What can I say?”
He gazes at me, revealing his fear and anguish again. He swallows. “There is one thing you can do.”
“What?” I snap.
“Marry me,” he whispers.”
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