The Silver Chain by Primula Bond

When I first cracked the pages of The Silver Chain I was amazed at the beautifully written words. How well described the surroundings. You really felt immersed in the landscape of the pages. My first thoughts were just that- “beautifully written.” Sadly that all quickly changed. The story is one that is pretty common of late. Rich guy with money, young girl with a talent and na├»ve. 

It was the internal dialogue that killed it. Just way, way too much. At one point I noticed I had read a full page of inner dialogue before a word was spoken and by then I had forgotten what she was answering to. I began to skim read rather than savor. Serena’s almost ADD thoughts and reactions just didn’t endear her to me. *sigh* Sometimes less is more.

 *Given via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

Cover write up…….
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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