THE SILVER CHAIN (The Unbreakable Trilogy #1) by Primula Bond- a review
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date August 15, 2013
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?
REVIEW: THE SILVER CHAIN is the first storyline in Primula Bond’s new contemporary erotic Unbreakable Trilogy written in the same styling as Fifty Shades of Grey and the Crossfire series. Primula will take the reader on a journey where one man learns to let go of the past and one woman will come face to face with her future. It will take a forgotten room and all of its’ demons to unleash the truth and power behind forgiveness and love.
The storyline premise focuses on Serena Folkes, a twenty year old woman looking to start a new life, on her own, away from the small town and the painful memories that continue to follow her where ever she goes. Meeting Gustav Levi, will set a series of plans into motion that will see Serena become the toast of the art world and the heart and soul of a man who believes he could no longer love.
Gustav is an enigma. A man very few people know and even fewer people who will ever get close. He is darker and more dangerous than many of the billionaire heroes in similar storylines and series-in fact I wasn’t sure if Gustav was entirely human in the initial stages of the book. Throughout the story we learn about the intimate and heartbreaking details of his past as Serena begins to break down the walls, and the people, in which Levi has surrounded himself. Serena’s past is divulged through her thoughts and memories as well as a series of childhood journals that she hopes to exorcise from her life.
The plot and story outline is fraught with mystery as we never know what are Gustav’s intentions towards the woman whom he has chained to his heart. He is aggressive yet kind; strong yet vulnerable; beautiful yet mired in betrayal of the worst kind. And it is the betrayal that has hardened his heart and closed the door to any chance of a future.
The Silver Chain is well paced, with the usual number of secondary characters that add to the colorful history of one man’s life. The similarities to Fifty Shades and Crossfire are undeniable in fact the book is promoted for those who loved these two series. We have a billionaire with a dark and secreted past; one mired by the betrayal of both love and family, as well as the forbidden and exotic world of BDSM. And a heroine, who although is not innocent, is undeniably out of her element as it pertains to Gustav Levi and the demons he keeps hidden away.
The sexual attraction between Serena and Gustav is hot, yet our broken hero is reluctant to test the intimate waters lest he fears losing control of both his body and his heart. But Serena will cross into dangerous territory that will force Gustav into a place he never wanted to return.
THE SILVER CHAIN is another fascinating look at a billionaire recluse with a dark and stormy past and, a heroine who is willing to sit out the storm for the man with whom she is falling in love. Gustav never promised her forever, in fact, he only promises her a couple of months; but in the end it is Gustav who never wants their arrangement to end.
Copy supplied by Netgalley
Reviewed by Sandy