Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James
Fifty Shades Darker is the 2nd in the trilogy.
This book starts not long after Anastasia left Christian because she couldn’t handle his lifestyle. They are both miserable. Christian will do anything to get her back, and eventually agrees to try it her way. A normal relationship, no contracts, no controlling, no BDSM.
However, trouble does arise when Anastasia finds out he actually bought the company she is working for. Christian assures her it is just business. He also tells her to be wary of her boss, which Anastasia already was. He’s creepy, and when he catches her in the coffee room, he tries to blackmail her into having sex with him. Her defense training kicks in and she takes care of that! Jack is fired.
Anastasia finally meets Elena (Mrs. Robinson), who tells her that Christian will never love her in a normal way, and that he will always need Elena. When Anastasia finds out that they still own a business together, she flips. When Christian’s Mom overhears a conversation of how Elena seduced her 15 year old son, she flips. Elena is disgraced. Finally.
This book is about a relationship between two independent people. One of them is a little crazy. The other a little naive. One of them is starting to heal from a dark past. The other is trying to deal with his past and her own jealousy. But they are both healing, and learning, and growing together. It doesn’t mean that there aren’t bumps in that road, as in any relationship, although some of those bumps are their own doing.
It is a love story. Theirs. Not yours. So don’t sweat the stuff you don’t like about the series. Enjoy the love story.
Favorite Quotes from Fifty Shades Darker:
“I wasn’t aware we were fighting. I thought we were communicating,”
“I don’t know whether to worship at your feet or spank the living shit out of you.”
Read: June 2015