Posted in 2013

Review: The Silver Chain (The Unbreakable Trilogy, Book 1) by Primula Bond


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The Silver Chain (Unbreakable Trilogy, Book 1)
Primula Bond
Mischief (July 4, 2013)
Pages 369
Mischief provided a copy in exchange for an honest review
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SUMMARY:
Bound by passion, she was powerless to resist.

The Silver Chain is the first in the sexy, passionate and addictive Unbreakable Trilogy by Primula Bond.

 One dark evening in London, photographer Serena Folkes is indulging her impulsive side with a night-time shoot. But someone is watching her – mysterious entrepreneur Gustav Levi. Serena doesn’t know it yet, but this handsome stranger will change her life forever…

 Serena is fascinated by Gustav, the enigmatic owner of the Levi Gallery, and she soon feels an irresistible pull of attraction. The interest is mutual, and Gustav promises to launch Serena’s photographic career at his gallery, but only if Serena agrees to become his exclusive companion.

 To mark their agreement, Gustav gives Serena a bracelet to wear at all times. Attached to it is a silver chain of which he is the keeper. With the chain Gustav controls Serena physically and symbolically – a sign that she is under his power.

As their passionate relationship intensifies, Gustav’s hold on the silver chain grows stronger. But will Gustav’s dark past tear them apart?

 A seductive and beautifully written novel perfect for fans of erotic romance.

MY THOUGHTS

A few things about The Silver Chain held my attention. Initially I wasn’t sure where this story was going, it was slow to start but once I made my way through the first few chapters things became clear.

Bond’s Oxford University roots show, she has an amazing writing style – precise, clean and mature with a literary edge. In fact this entire story is more of a ‘literary’ erotic romance. The erotica is mild so be prepared to ‘read’ more of a story with medium erotica content.

Another attention grabber for me was the cliffhanger wicked surprise ending. I did NOT see this coming and let me tell you it was a welcomed surprise. One thing I can’t stand is predictability. Bond surprised the socks off me with her little big twist.

Serena is 20 years old, and at times she acted every bit her age. Other times Serena exhibited a tremendous maturity. I loved her curiosity and honesty. She initially comes across as an opportunist but semi redeems herself when she becomes more than smitten with Gustav. One area of irritation with Serena was her nonstop whining regarding Gustav’s inability to consummate their sexual relationship after he eluded to the fact he was still dealing with his ex-wife’s affronts. She possessed a rather selfish attitude but I needed to remind myself of the age difference between her and Gustav. Besides Serena is a youth and often youths lack patience which is understandable.

Gustav is interesting. Once again we have another wealthy alpha mystery man. He seems to be forthright in sharing personal information with Serena but still holds back on the heavy stuff for reasons unknown. I suppose his secretive nature adds to his character and to the narrative. He appears to be hiding more than meets the eye so I am curious if more will be revealed or if we are a dog chasing its tail.

Obviously the two are attracted and share sexual chemistry but I really liked the fact their involvement was rather slow moving considering the unconventional circumstances. I appreciated the scant build up as opposed to two wild animals living life in one night.

The ending aroused my curiosity so I will most likely read the next installment The Golden Locket to see if any little secrets will be unraveled. Skeletons in the closet are always exciting.

I venture to say this is a classy literary romance erotica novel, might not appeal to all but those that it will appeal to will more than adore Bond’s polished writing style.

4 stars
Mal

 

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