Author: E.L. James
Release Date: September 16th, 2011
Publisher: Vintage Books
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Format: Paperback, Bought
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.
This book is intended for mature audiences.
I loved this book. I really can't decide which book from this trilogy that I like better. There is so much growth in this book that you can't help but follow through it.
The first book has so much drama that goes on in it that deals with Christian and Ana. Though there is still a lot of drama in this book, it tends to deal with other people instead of them. I loved being able to see Christian the way Ana does. I also really enjoyed being able to watch how much Christian comes from the beginning of the series. It is crazy how much he changed but to me it is believable. Sometimes you don't realize things are missing in your life until they show up. He was obviously very lost in his life but didn't know about it. He is very successful in many ways, but emotionally, he had nothing.
I am a hopeless romantic, so this book was perfect for me. I don't exactly love all the sex scenes, but since they tend to be pretty short, they are easy to go through. I love the trilogy for the romance that blossoms throughout many people in the stories. Since I know how it ends, I have been able to ignore some of the things that annoyed me a lot more the first time around. Elena is a character that I couldn't stand the first time around and I definitely don't like her this time around either. I at least know that karma works out in this book so I can be happy :)
There is so much that happens between stalkers, boss problems, working out the kinks in a relationship, as well as just the battles within themselves as well. It captivates you from the beginning of the book thanks to the cliff hanger in the last book. There is so much that goes on in this book that it is hard to believe how much it changes as you read.
I don't want to say too much else about this book since it is the second in the trilogy. I would feel terrible if I were to say too much and spoil it for anyone who hasn't been able to read it. I know I had my reservations about the books in general as well, but I think many out there that haven't picked it up wouldn't regret it if they finally did. It has a great love story that sucked me in and I know it will suck you all in too!