I rated it two stars ONLY because DARKER was slightly more entertaining than the first Fifty Shades. At least there was somewhat of a story to accompany all the sex games. The story that was there was weak. I don't know why I cannot agree with the women of the world on this and I apologize to all of the E.L. James fans. My opinion, and not that it matters, is this book is indeed "mommy porn", very weak plot with extreme repetition and I am surprised that Hollywood is buying in to this fluff. I've read better HARLEQUIN romance stories. Perhaps I am being too judgemental and I am just the wrong type of person to be reading this book. Regardless, I will be reading FIFTY SHADES FREED. Maybe the third book will be the charm.