Name: The Silver Chain
Author: Primula Bond
Genre: Erotica, Romance
Release Date: 4th July 2013
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
This tells the story of Serena Folkes, a twenty year old photographer from Devon who decides to leave her seaside hometown to go to London in the hopes of her work becoming recognised and sought after. The next night, Halloween, Serena is out taking pictures of the children and other things when she runs into Gustav Levi. After leaving/forgetting her camera’s in his hands that night she is eager to get them back, only to find that Gustav has looked through her photo’s and is interested in hosting her work in his gallery…on one condition…
When I was offered this it was described as being like 50 Shades of Grey and the Crossfire series. Having liked both of these I thought I’d give it a go. In a way it was like them: young girl meets wealthy business man and can’t deny the sexual attraction. Unfortunately for me, it didn’t quite measure up. It didn’t draw me in straight away.
In fact, it took me a while to get into it. That might have been down to Gustav’s attitude and the fact he wasn’t very good at explaining what he wanted. It put me off a bit, I guess, and I couldn’t always understand the attraction. Serena, too, was a bit of a puzzle. The way she reacted sometimes; though that could probably be put down to her age.
After finishing the story I’ve been left with some questions. Why wouldn’t Gustav kiss her until near the end? Why did he with-hold from having sex with her for so long? What sort of lifestyle were Gustav and his wife involved with before? And why were Serena’s “parents” so horrible to her?
I suppose since this is the first in the trilogy that we will get answers to some of these in the following books. If I’m honest, I’m not sure if I’d be interested in continuing the series, though that ending has most definitely whetted my appetite.
Overall it was a god story that kept me wondering where it was heading but for me, having read 50 Shades and the Crossfire series, it just didn’t quite do it for me.
That being said, don’t dismiss a book without at least trying it for yourself first.
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