Explicit, yes. However, the character development prevented me from putting these down. You will certainly find yourself skimming over the 'explicit' just to get on with the story to try and understand this couple. It's been a fun read, better if you have a friend to talk to about it because it's hard to explain why it is addictive until you pick it up for yourself.
Fifty Shades Darker- This books picks up where Fifty Shades of Gray leaves off... Well, not next sentence picks up like I was really wanting it to, but pretty darn close. Owned this book for less than 24 hours and right around the 200 page mark... Pretty amazing while being pregnant and taking care of a one year old.