The ManVsBooksClub presents:
50 Shades Darker by EL James
Part II of III
50 Shades Darker picks up a couple of days after Ana Steele breaks up with Christian Grey. I guess she couldn’t handle his “other” lifestyle as much as she thought she could. During the course of their weekend breakup Ana pines away for Christian. I think she managed to lose 5 lbs in that time. A possible new diet plan for the masses??? Meanwhile Christian Grey has decided to give up his “other” lifestyle. After years of therapy Ana leaving him had that effect on him. Somewhere the psychiatric community sobbing uncontrollably.
It doesn’t take long for Ana and her 50 Shades to reunite. Ana is back to swooning over Christian. Throughout the course of the book Ana decides to the bondage and spanking another try. It all leads to some of most repetitious sex. I can’t believe how bored I became of it. I couldn’t flip the pages fast enough.
In between all the unnecessary arguments, sex scenes, and descriptions of Christian Grey Ana manages to work at a publishing house as an assistant to the Editor. Christian being the control freak that he is, buys the company…(Wow, I guess it’s good to have the boss as your boyfriend hey?)
During the course of the story we found out more about Christian’s past submissives: the women who Christian controlled. One of them begins stalking Ana. This woman turns out to be very elusive. Ana is forced to move into Christian’s penthouse apartment. Ana learns more about Christian first experiences in the “other” lifestyle. He was a submissive to a woman who was friends with his adoptive parents.
Once again E.L. James speedily wraps up the story by having the stalker caught and Christian publicly outing his inappropriate relationship with the family friend at his family’s home.
Overall, I thought this book should have focused more on getting to know Christian Grey.
…but we’ll see where EL James takes us next….
I will next be reviewing the third and final book in the series…
50 Shades Freed!
~DP of the ManVsBooksClub