Book Review ~ The Silver Chain by Primula Bond

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?

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I haven't read the fifty shades trilogy yet but I have read the crossfire series. This new book the silver chain is very similar to the Crossfire series we get to know the main character Serena who is a troubled 20 something trying to get a handle on where she would like her life to go after experiencing a horrible upbringing. She is a aspiring photographer looking to get her prints noticed. One night while taking photos she meets this mysterious dark and handsome guy, Gustav Levi. Quickly we find out that Gustav is a rich man who also owns a Gallery and is very interested in helping Serena get a start in the business. He drafts a very interesting agreement between the two which makes Serena be at his beck and call physically.

The book has works this story line well. We are held captive to want to know more about this mysterious guy and learn more about Serena's horrible upbringing.

I found myself torn between liking these two characters and also sometimes getting mad with them. Serena gave Gustav such an attitude when he was only trying to show his true feelings but also Gustav would get hot/close and back right up from Serena leaving her in the cold.

The whole agreement was hard to believe and the silver chain was also hard to take sometimes as it was used to keep/control Serena. A big control symbol. There was also a scene where the chain was on but they undressed? Is that possible, I think that would be difficult.

The book was well written and edited and the language was clean for the most part even though this is an erotica novel. Not a lot of foul language or harsher sensual terms used and I really enjoyed that. I only gave this book a 3.5 stars as the storyline isn't really believable but the tension between Serena and Gustav was really described along with great passion and romance keeping you wanting more.

Even though this book was a love to hate at times I am interested in reading the next book "The Golden Locket" to find out what happens next. We are left with a bit of a cliff hanger and I am sure the next book will be an interesting one where we will learn more about Gustav's horrible past.

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on behalf of HarperCollinsUK,Avon. I received this ebook through Netgalley. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


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