Fifty Shades Darker Review
SPOILER ALERT - You may not want to read this because I do get into some details about what I liked/didn't like with the second book. If you haven't completely read Fifty Shades Darker, and you want to be surprised you should skip this review. If you did finish it, then read on and please share your thoughts. I will not spoil anything about the third book, Fifty Shades Freed here, so don't worry.
Fifty Shades darker picks up where Fifty Shades of Grey left off: we get to meet Ana's new boss who seems like a total creep, we get to finally meet Elena, and we are introduced to Christian's psychotic ex-girlfriend who forces Christian to get Ana some secret service-like protection. There are a few things about the second novel that irk me.
First, why on earth would a real psychiatrist (or psychologist - i can't remember which Christian is seeing) attend a patient's party and not only meet his girlfriend but BID on her at a charity auction? That is completely ridiculous. No well respected doctor would get involved like that.
Secondly, Christian is supposed to be pretty smart, and as a pretty smart dude, why would you bring your girlfriend to a salon owned by the woman who you told your girlfriend committed statutory rape with you? I mean, even if that's not necessarily true, she is still someone Christian slept with, and as such, wouldn't you avoid taking your girlfriend to her place of work? I mean, come on. Even if he did think she was going to be at another location that day? Ridiculous.
Yes, I get that it's a chance for him to show off one of his businesses and tell someone to give her "the works" but it's also the place he took all his other submissives to get haircuts and that's kind of gross. I'm glad Ana got mad, but it seemed like to me she didn't get mad enough. Too weird. And out of character for Christian, in my opinion.
I'm halfway through this one, and I'm going to post a final review of Fifty Shades Darker when I'm done. Just wanted to get a few thoughts out there on it while I'm reading it. :)