Review: The Silver Chain

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The Silver Chain CoverTitle: The Silver Chain
Series: The Unbreakable Trilogy, #1
Author: Primula Bond
Genre: Contemporary Romance – Erotica, BDSM

Bound by passion, she was powerless to resist.

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

Available at:
Amazon – Canada: PaperbackKindle
Amazon – US: Kindle

Book Reviews By RatingMy Review:

The Silver Chain was disappointing. I was looking forward to reading it and enjoying this book that I thought was going to be better than Fifty Shades. It turned out to be almost the same, maybe just a bit better in some parts.

I didn’t connect with the characters at all. Serena was more like a fifteen-year-old teenager going through puberty who thought she got it all figured out. I found her personality to be immature, selfish, and all over the place. It even gave me the impression that she might have had a dual personality at times.

Gustav was another story. I would have probably liked this character more if given enough parts in the story. All I was able to find out about him was that he had a troubled past concerning his ex-wife and that he was a control-freak. That was really all I got from this character since he kept disappearing most of the times.

One of the good things I liked about this book was how it was written. It was almost like an art. Although, there were times when it might have went overboard with the artful descriptions and flow of words and left me lost in the words and confused about what was really going on.

Unfortunately, this is something I would not recommend to close friends who trust my recommendations, but feel free to give it a try. Hopefully, you will find it more entertaining and satisfying. Sadly, I probably won’t read the rest of the series either.

 

Books and Bindings was given a review copy of The Silver Chain by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence or alter the thoughts and opinions of this review in any way.

 

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