Goodreads Summary: 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 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 her anger and envy of the women who came before her and make the most important decision of her life. Erotic, sparkling and suspenseful, Fifty Shades Darker is the irresistibly addictive second part of the Fifty Shades trilogy.
Why I Read This Book: I read book one in this trilogy to see what all the hype was about. I didn't really enjoy it, but I am just the type of person who has a hard time starting a series and never finishing it, especially when it's only a trilogy. If this was 10 books long, I might have to call it quits.
Review: This is not my normal genre of book, but I certainly do think that I would have liked it if 1) it had any semblance of a decent plot 2) it wasn't written so poorly. I felt like James didn't really have any idea where she intended for this book to go, she just sat down and started writing. The book was extremely repetitive, with interactions between Ana and Christian just being sex - conversation - sex - same conversation - sex - lets talk about the exact same thing for a third time - more sex. There wasn't even really any 'exciting' sex in this book, it was just the exact same session over and over. Also, I felt like James would throw in random "big" words every now and again that didn't flow with the rest of the text, she clearly made friends with a thesaurus for this one. Christian's abusiveness and Ana's passive/whining personality really irritate me, I couldn't get through more than two chapters in one sitting without wanting to smash my ereader.
I had been saving writing this review, because when I was reading this I made notes about it, but I feel like I don't have anything much new to say, this book is either loved or hated by the masses, so I will stop here, I just have to say, I'm not looking forward to the next book, but I'm a little curious to see what happens. I will read it, but I think I will put it off for a few months. I have way to many books I'm excited about to start reading one that I'm not.