Book Review – The Diamond Ring

Diamond Ring

The Diamond Ring is the third and final book in the Unbreakable Trilogy by Primula Bond, and you can also check her out on twitter.

Engaged to be married, life should be blissful for Gustav and Serena. It should be a time of happiness; a time to plan their wedding and their future together.

But the ghosts of Gustav’s past have returned to haunt him, and one in particular casts a dangerous shadow over their relationship.

Margot, Gustav’s bitter and twisted ex-wife, is determined to destroy everything that Gustav holds dear. Starting with Serena…

From the glamour of Paris to the exotic wilds of Morocco, The Diamond Ring will take you on a sensual, sexy journey like no other – with a finale you won’t forget.

Have to admit I was so desperate to find out what happened in this book I picked it up and started reading as soon as I’d finished The Golden Locket. This book brings Margot out of the shadows and deposits her firmly in Gustav and Serena’s lives, causing mayhem and doing her best to ruin their happiness. This book is much darker than the previous books and it makes a thrilling end to an excellent trilogy; secrets come out, truths are shared, and the villain gets even more crazy.

I really enjoyed this trilogy, Primula Bond manages to weave believable characters who we really care about and deliver adventure and romance with fantastic skill. Even the darker parts of this story are told with sensitivity and a deft touch. The books seemed to get darker as they progressed, mirroring Serena’s character development, and showing us the story through her eyes, but we do have a beautiful and romantic ending. Really loved it.

Would be brilliant if the author could continue the stories of some of the other characters we’ve met along the way. I would love to hear what happens to Pierre; will he ever find love, and does Polly find the peace she craves, what about Crystal and Dickson, what happens to them? I want more, please, Ms Bond.

Overall this was a great trilogy; sexy, well-written, fun, sexy, heart-breaking, romantic, did I mention sexy? I fell in love with the characters and felt invested in their story. Go buy them and give them a read.

If you would like to purchase these books (or any others by this author) they can be found on Amazon.com  or onAmazon.co.uk

 

*Disclaimer – I purchased this book myself after receiving the first two books in the trilogy for free from the author.

Book Review – The Golden Locket

Golden Locket

The Golden Locket is the second book in the Unbreakable Trilogy by Primula Bond, and you can also check her out on twitter.

The Golden Locket follows Gustav and Serena to New York. Ensconced in their Manhattan penthouse, all seems blissfully happy for Gustav and Serena. Still in the first flush of love, they have every satisfaction they could need.

But as they enjoy their New York pleasure ground, ghosts start to emerge from Gustav’s past, and when his damaged younger brother, Pierre, comes back into his life, he brings with him a dangerous threat…

With temptation waiting at every turn, can Gustav and Serena survive all the excitement that the Big Apple holds?

Having gobbled up The Silver chain I was really excited to read this, in fact I enjoyed the first book so much I kept putting off reading this because I didn’t want to get closer to the trilogy ending. Yes, I do realise that’s crazy behaviour, but I don’t care. ;p

This book starts a few weeks after the first one ends, and does a very respectable job of filling in the details of the missing weeks without bombarding us with information. In this book we see Serena as a much more collected and mature character, there are a few moments where the younger Serena shows herself but overall this is a much more grown up character, and in Gustav we have a man who is more relaxed and is finding his way to being the man he wants to be for her.  At the end of the first book we met Gustav’s estranged brother Pierre, and this book develops his character, we start of with a man who seems completely together and sure of himself but little clues lead you to think all is not what it seems, and things unravel quickly.  I think one of my favourite characters in this book was Polly, she went from being this strong-minded, independent woman to a raging mess. I’m sure we all know someone who has had this happen; you get totally strung out by a guy. I couldn’t wait to see what she did next, and she did not disappoint. Another character who seemed to be looming ever larger in the background was Margot, Gustav’s ex-wife, her potential presence still causing upset and paranoia.

While I loved the character and story development we see in this book, there were a few scenes that felt forced, almost out of character. But as someone who is currently trying to ‘discover’ myself sexually I understand they were things that had a real place. And while they made me a bit uncomfortable they did nothing to damage my love of the book or my desperate urge to read the next instalment…….now. A good addition to what is shaping up to be an excellent series.

 

If you would like to purchase these books (or any others by this author) they can be found on Amazon.com  or onAmazon.co.uk

 

*Disclaimer – I received this book for free from the author but was under no obligation to review it here.

Book Review – The Silver Chain

Silver Chain

The Silver Chain is the first book in the Unbreakable Trilogy by Primula Bond, and you can also check her out on twitter.

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?

This was the third book I had read by this author and I feel this is more of an erotic romance than just straight-forward erotica. At first I wasn’t quite sure what I thought, it seems to start off slowly but by the end I was right there with the characters. I cried, laughed, gasped……and yes got that fun tingly feeling at the ‘sparky’ parts.

The story’s tension builds perfectly, I felt a strong connection to Serena almost immediately, and as the story progresses you really see her character develop.  When we first meet Serena she seems fragile and almost innocent….or maybe more naive than innocent, and as the book continues we don’t see her character change we just see more of her that was hidden at the beginning, we get glimpses into why she behaves the way she does. While Gustav’s character seems to be a bundle of contradictions wrapped up in a very controlling package, it is only as the story goes on, we find that he is not at all what he seems, and like Serena is very much a product of his past.

That was one of the things I loved about this book, the characters were very believable, they were so well-developed that you felt they could be people you knew, and as the story progressed you truly wanted to know what happened to them, to find out how their lives continued. I was very glad when I came to the end of The Silver Chain that I already had the second book in the series, because I really wanted to keep reading.  If you’re thinking of a purchase would definitely suggest you buy the whole trilogy at the same time.

There will probably be comparisons to the Fifty Shades books, however I feel it is a comparison that does THIS trilogy a disservice; these books are smart, well-written, carefully thought-out, and show a master-slave relationship as a mutual relationship involving trust and respect. I can only hope they become even half as popular.

 

If you would like to purchase these books (or any others by this author) they can be found on Amazon.com  or on Amazon.co.uk

 

*Disclaimer – I received this book for free from the author but was under no obligation to review it here.