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1.0 out of 5 stars Fifty Shades Darker, 20 Jun. 2012
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I have read the whole trilogy and none of the three books have delivered for me. I agree with a lot of the other reviewers, Ana's identity lurches from American to English as we read, it just isn't one thing or the other. Ok there's plenty of sex in this but to call it a Romance is rather stretching things. I had it in my mind that Ana would be Christian's salvation, that they would end up having some great emotional connection. Instead it seems she became his 'thing' enjoying what he did to her, greedy for it in fact! Then there was the eye rolling and lip biting, the sooners baby, the e-mails, the detail in the contract he expected her to sign. All of these just began to annoy after a while. But worst of all was the thin, predictable plot and how can a young girl share a flat with a friend with a healthy sex life and not know ANYTHING about sex??? I really wanted to enjoy this, but found it totally wanting.
Of course, many readers are posting reviews saying how great these books are and in the end it's all down to indivudual taste. Sadly for me, I thought the story had great potential but this seemed to be lost in page after page of descriptive sex. Sorry but it has to be said, this whole thing is a triumph of hype over substance.
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Initial post: 24 Jun 2012, 17:26:18 BST
rhian says:
last sentence says it all.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2012, 17:05:04 BST
T. Brown says:
very much agreed

Posted on 5 Jul 2012, 22:09:17 BST
Mr Burbs says:
I have read the first book, the repetitive writing is just awful, the sex so so, and I just cannot believe that so many people (women in particular) are buying into such a poorly written book. This story could have been so much more, if only it was written by a more skilled author. I would advise not to bother and don't believe the hype!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jul 2012, 01:46:48 BST
Fifty Shades I just wonder how this book got all this hype in the first place? I am going to release mine Feminist Revenge (book one of three) shortly and would love to get that type of hype for it, but then what author would not like to actually get their books noticed in this way? Maybe not for the same reason's though :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jul 2012, 08:26:54 BST
Taurus Girl says:
Yes, it does make you wonder how the hype for this started and why someone didn't stop and edit it first! I too am a writer and yes would love this kind of exposure. Have to say I have read better erotica!

Posted on 19 Jul 2012, 21:40:29 BST
Got to agree with all the comments. A friend said it was so gripping an couldnt put it down!! I am on chapter 17 of first book after 3 weeks. Usually I finish a good book in a couple of days! Wont be getting the other 2 books.

Posted on 19 Jul 2012, 21:41:22 BST
Got to agree with all the comments. A friend said it was so gripping an couldnt put it down!! I am on chapter 17 of first book after 3 weeks. Usually I finish a good book in a couple of days! Wont be getting the other 2 books.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2012, 22:23:14 BST
I am going to investigate this and have a few ideas on how this was done!If I am right and my book sales rocket would you like me to let you know?

Posted on 4 Sep 2012, 12:31:33 BST
Hoodoo says:
Basically this review says it all, it all got rather dull after a while, and i've read raunchier Mills & Boon!

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Sep 2012, 21:27:52 BST
SM says:
Great review and completely accurate. I have a feeling that the people who rated it highly are inexperienced at reading and relationships.
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