Fifty Shades Darker (Book Two) - E.L.James

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Read Part - I @Fifty Shades of Grey reviewed by Vivek Tejuja

FIFTY SHADES DARKER: Fiction, Erotic Romance

AUTHOR: E.L.James 

BEST SELLER(s): Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Freed (Book One and Book Three respectively.)

SYNOPSIS (From Barnes And Nobles): 

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.


“Delivery for Ms. Steele.” A bored, disembodied voice answers, and disappointment crashes through me. I listlessly make my way downstairs and find a young man noisily chewing gum, holding a large cardboard box, and leaning against the front door. I sign for the package and take it upstairs. The box is huge and surprisingly light. Inside are two dozen long-stemmed, white roses and a card.

Congratulations on your first day at work.
I hope it went well.
And thank you for the glider. That was very thoughtful.
It has pride of place on my desk.
 - Christian

I stare at the typed card, the hollow in my chest expanding. No doubt, his assistant sent this. Christian probably had very little to do with it. It’s too painful to think about. I examine the roses—they are beautiful, and I can’t bring myself to throw them in the trash. Dutifully, I make my way into the kitchen to hunt down a vase.

MSM Speaks: *Grinning Ear to Ear and Giggling* Hello Ladies! And Men of ALOP. Imagine me doing a review of Erotic Romance! *Wink* I'll get to the point. I picked up the first book, as an experiment, rather, this was emailed to me by a loving friend. *Serious face*.

BDSM (Well, look it up, you!) as a concept, has always horrified me. I am a lawyer and for me, it only means Sec.377 (You all would know about this most certainly. :D) of the I.P.C. However, before I start talking non-sense, I'll tell you why this book and the Series in particular are such a rave. 

Mrs. James has created a larger-than-life young entrepreneur Christian Grey (Master of the Universe  for us, readers) who has larger-than-normal-libido needs. Okay, I am not making fun of him. I am just saying. So, Anastasia Steele, Christian's not-Sub-may-be-Sub has freaked out and left him in abyss. She was expecting more - Love and Relationship and all that. And Mr. Grey was facing a new challenge - of finding feelings - but he needed time, of course, to heal. Ms. Steele, otherwise seemingly sensible woman, does not understand this. Sex is still hot, when they eventually meet, as, Christian accidentally bumps (Don't Smirk) into Ana at her new job place - SIP. And it keeps getting hotter as Ana, who had initially out-rightly rejected to be Christian's Sub, is considering the proposal but with certain additional terms, because one thing is clear - they both have a thing for each other. That I like.

The story moves at a fast pace, with Christian's past haunting him as well as Anastasia. Mr. Grey however, is exploring his own softer side, giving us, the readers a treat *Ahem* of romance, shyness, love and everything sugar sweet. But Mrs. James knows how to balance Spice and Everything nice, and so we have some big unexpected nasty things happening, which will push Anastasia's sense of understanding and control much more. And not to forget, someone so rich, so secretive and so damn powerful, will surely have enemies. Will Ana and Christian make it through to their new found love from the dark murky lust-laced life that Christian has been dependent on?

If you're not a Grammar Nazi like me or even if you are and just need some lone romantic - erotic - guilty (?) read or just for experimentation - pick this one up! I am going to read the last one just to know how Mrs. James ends this. Till then fellas, let yourself flow with the words! MSM Recommends this!

My Rating: 4/5 (For being better than the first one! :D)

e-book torrent link (Isohunt) You can thank me later! Sorry guys...couldn't find direct download link. I hope this will make-do. Anyone who wants this one or previous copy can shoutout to me with your email ids! :D Much love!

Fifty Shades Darker@First published by The Writer’s Coffee Shop, 2011, Arrow Publishers, Australia.(2012)

ISBN 13: 9780099579922


flipkart price: 263/-INR, Pages: 


e-book pages: 373


  1. I am so not buying this book. After reading yours and vivek's reviews, I might be tempted to read it. Thanks for the link though

  2. @FL: Mr. I-will-not-pick-it-up! :D :D I can brief you! It's so not worth buying, which is why women are downloading ;) :P :D

    You're welcome! :D

  3. After having read your review and enjoyed it thoroughly, now I am thinking whether I should gift it to my neighbor's wife....! ;-)

  4. @RKP: Oh, thank you! :D Lemme know what reactions you get! ;) :D

  5. nice review MSM!! I loved the personal touches you added to the review... that way I don't feel like am reading the newspaper(those newspaper reviews are so boring and vague)


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