E L James revisits the world of Fifty Shades with a deeper and darker take on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the globe.
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Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him—past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.
Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?
This book is intended for mature audiences.
In this mediocre erotic romance that lacks both passion and intimacy, the events of Fifty Shades of Grey are retold from Christian Grey's perspective, allowing readers to see inside the mind of the enigmatic, domineering businessman as he seduces and falls for college student Anastasia Steele. It's a perfect portrayal of an unhealthy relationship, as Grey, here shown to be an immature, self-loathing sadist with mother issues, attempts to lure a sexually inexperienced young woman into an ill-considered, unconvincing BDSM arrangement for which she's not suited. Furthermore, in switching vantage points, James sadly demonstrates a glaring inability to depict a convincing male perspective. Grey's inner voice shows him to be obsessive, possessive, insecure, and needy, with a tendency to treat and view Ana like a child rather than an adult potential lover. This version mirrors the source material so well that it adds very little to the story, merely filtering the events through a less sympathetic lens. "Yeah, yeah, baby, it's just a face and it's only skin deep. I need to dispel that admiring look from those eyes, but let's have some fun in the process!" thinks Grey upon first meeting Ana, and it's all downhill from there.
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Why did I freakin buy this book?
This should be titled Deja Vu! Laziest writing of all time. This author is just greedy, profitting from her other books. Your readers deserve so much better.
Major let down
Don't bother buying this book, simply re-read the first book. Maybe I was expecting too much, hoping for an insight to Grey's earlier life, his voyage with Elana, but to have an actual word-for-word version throughout the entire book was a huge disapointment! It wasn't until the very last chapter that the reader gained some insight into the grief Grey felt when Ana left him. One chapter in over 500 pages. The author should have put much more of Grey's earlier life, not repeated his abuse , reworded, but the same as as told in prior books.
Grey E L James
I am very displeased after reading this book. I was left wanting MORE. I bought the book and was hoping to read about Christians upbringing, his childhood,his past subs. I wanted to know more about Christian and Leila. I was hoping to learn more about his relationship with Elena and how it saved him . I wanted to know how or what was like in high school growing up. How he came to BE. This book was very disappointing. It was like reading the first novel over again just in other words . I feel like the writer could have given me so much more in this novel but yet I feel like a sloppy re read of the first.