Understanding what Christian thought and suffered through gives so much more meaning to the Fifty Shades series. E. L. James brings us into the mind of Mr. Grey, lets us feel his emotions and showed us just how insecure this man of control really is.
As Darker mimics Fifty Shades Darker, we find out just how desperate he was to get his Ana back and what he would do to keep her by his side. His emotions flow off the pages as he lets us see the innerworkings of his mind and his heart. He loved her, even though the words stuck in his throat. He supported her even though it looked like he was dominating her. He was proud of her even though he didn’t know how to tell her. He was the happiest he ever was in his life and didn’t know how to show that emotion without sounding sappy. But, when he finally opens up, as his past comes back to haunt him and Ana doesn’t run, he knows, without a doubt, that she needs to be standing by his side for the rest of his life. Now, it’s time to put his past behind him and build to the future.
We know Anastasia’s story … where it goes, how it ends. Now, we are seeing the other side of the story. We had Ana’s angst as she tried to figure out if she was enough for him, if she could please him and now, there’s Christian and him trying to convince her the vanilla life is enough for him for the rest of his life.
While I am reading, I usually have music playing in the background. The story carries me into another world and the music relaxes me. Normally I’ll have a country music station on and it was no different while I was reading Darker. Then, in the middle of the story a song came on that was Christian through and through. Not sure if Sam Hunt had Christian in mind when he wrote it or if William Michael Morgan knew that his song would remind me of how Christian felt … but … Ms. Steele, this one is for you.