The Silver Chain by Primula Bond
Illustrated by: N/A
Series: The Unbreakable Trilogy
Published: Mischief, July 2013
Length: 400 pages
Genre: Adult Fiction, Erotica, Romance, BDSM, Chick Lit
Where Did I Get It? Kindly received for review from NetGalley
Summary (from Goodreads): 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.
At last. At last. We jolt once, twice, then start to move.
This review is by my other half, Caius, who decided he wanted to read this when he saw I had got it for review on the Kindle.
Caius’s Review: I found The Silver Chain an interesting book right from the start. It balanced the act of filling in the characters’ backstories against keeping the story moving quite well, I didn’t really feel at any point that it was either spending ages setting up a backstory for someone, nor racing ahead with the storyline at the expense of someone’s character developing.
It also managed to almost stray across the line into what I would consider a pornographic or explicit book, but at all times keeping the decent side of the line without trying too hard. There were passages where you knew what was going on, but without requiring so much explicit detail for it to be considered lewd or crass.
I felt it dragged me in emotionally quite easily as well. The first chapter was enough to intrigue me into reading further, but by the second or third I felt enough of an attachment to the characters to want to find out what happens next, and if it goes the way Serena wants it to. And boy does she desperately want things to happen on occasion.
Overall a really good read, and one that I would recommend to anyone who wants something a little out of the ordinary, where the storyline isn’t entirely obvious from the start and not all characters are entirely what they seem.
My Rating: 4/5*