Fifty Shades Darker by E. L. James The beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey's peculiar sexual tastes and dark secrets have driven Anastasia Steele to end their relationship and start a new career with a Washington publishing company. Even so, Anastasia cannot resist Christian's proposal of a new arrangement, since she is still consumed by her desire for him. The pair rekindle their searing passion, and Anastasia learns more about the demoralizing past of the damaged, driven, and demanding Fifty Shades. As Christian struggles with his inner demons, Anastasia must face her anger and envy toward the women who came before her and make the most consequential decision of her life. The irresistibly addictive second installment of the Fifty Shades trilogy is erotic, sparkling, and suspenseful.