ARC Review: The Silver Chain by Primula Bond

cover32581-mediumARC Review: The Silver Chain by Primula Bond

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

From the publisher:

     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? An erotic romance novel perfect for fans of 50 Shades of Grey and Sylvia Day’s Crossfire series. The Silver Chain is the first in the sexy, passionate and addictive Unbreakable Trilogy by Primula Bond.
My Review:
I am thankful to NetGalley and HarperCollins for the invitation to review this book, I was humbled with it. However, the book did not impress me that much. I’m not the type of person or writer to give negative feedback but the book was just alright for me. The novel was not a page turner, there were some interesting portions of the book, but nothing that made me jump out of my seat.
I respect the time and effort that an author puts into their work, however, the characterizations of the characters did not work for me and the main protagonist was back and forth on her emotions/feelings and there were times when what I was reading just did not make sense. I struggled with reading the novel at certain points throughout it and honestly it wasn’t until the last paragraph that I felt any form of connection to the characters or a reason to read the next novel in the series.
I still gave the book 3 stars as it was not a horrible story line, but lacked in certain parts. I still would not compare it yet to The Crossfire Series or 50 Shades of Grey; it is a novel of the erotica genre but in it’s own way.
I will read the second novel to find out what happens from the last paragraph.

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