Friday 16 May 2014

♦ The Diamond Ring ♦ Primula Bond ♦ #3 ♦

© Bianca Janeane

• 400 pages
• release date: 22 May - 2014
• Book #3 in the Unbreakable Trilogy

5 Stars

Sex. Love. Betrayal. And a very dramatic climax… The Unbreakable Trilogy reached its unforgettable conclusion. A must-read for fans of erotic romance.

“You don’t know how beautiful you are, Serena. That’s the danger.”
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.

Praise for The Silver Chain, Book One in the UnbreakableTrilogy:

Exciting and dripping with drama, Serena and Gustav's passionate journey is one readers won't forget… after finishing this story fans will be begging for the second instalment.’
(Romantic Times Book Reviews)

‘I enjoyed The Silver Chain for its lush, poetically descriptive prose as well as the slow, sensual burn that ignited within the first pages and teased me along until the very end.’
(Literary Vixens)

 ‘Amazingly different erotic romance. I really loved the book.’
(BJ’s Book Blog)
(yes - that's us ☺)



Book #3 starts right where we left Gustav and Serena in Book #2 - we've just had semi-public sex in their new Gallery and someone left a 'gift' for them.

The gift, as it turns out is a Peacock feather.

Serene immediately knows that it has to come from Pierre. Because, remember? Their encounter in Venice in book #2? Where they almost had sex, because Serena thought he was Gustav? They were wearing peacock feathers in their costumes!

Now she knows she has to tell Gustav about Venice.
And poor Gustav - he still wants to believe in his brother. He's still hoping his brother has forgiven him and is now happily working in LA - he doesn't believe that he was in Venice with Serena.

Only one way to find out: go to Gustav's old apartment in NY to confront him ...
But it's not Pierre they find - it's (mega gasp!!! o.O) MARGOT!
We finally, officially, meet the 'Evil-Witch-Bitch'-Ex-wife of Gustavs.

Nooo, we didn't leave the genre to go all Paranormal - but Margot just leaves the impression of a - EVIL WITCH ☺


Margot wants Gustav back. She tries everything to seduce him - with Serena in the room!!!!! o.O
And she tries to make Serena look bad; talking about Venice and Pierre and how she, Margot, is the only woman for Gustav. She will do whatever it takes to get him back.

Her black eyes are fixed on me. The coolness is gone. In its place is poison.
....this isn't the end of the story. Not by a long chalk. Margo is out to finish us.

Fortunately for us - uhm, for Serena I mean, Gustav doesn't want anything to do with this ugly person. She's pure poison! She seems almost insane - as if she just escaped from a mental hospital!

While Gustav and Serena are trying to find the right date for their weddig, Serena is very busy working.
One of her jobs brings them to Paris.

She's supposed to take pictures of an erotic Book- adaptation that's being filmed in a mansion outside of Paris.
Very sexy & depraved things are happening there. Just the way Serena loves it!

After Paris Serena travels to Marrakesh, that's where her cousin Polly is staying in convent-like retreat to 'find herself' again, after everything that happened with Pierre. Polly is supposed to create Serena's wedding dress and that's why Serena is needed in Moroocco.

And during the whole book, whether Gustav & Serena are at home in New York, London or traveling to Paris & Marrakesh.... Pierre and Margot are never far away!

Pierre though...he's not the bad guy anymore....he's changed... or has he????  ☺

Will Gustav & Serena make it? Will they FINALLY get their HEA?
Or will everybody die at the end?
What about Pierre & Margot???

I'm not telling you of course ☺☺☺  

I don't want to spoil too much ☺


FINALLY IT'S HERE!!! Book #3 about my Darling Gustav and his Serena!!!
Now I can finally find out how or if the two of them will get their Happy End!!!

I really loved the book!!!

From the very beginning the book kept me enthralled!!!
I couldn't put it down.
Once Margot came into the picture it became this amazing thriller-like Novel.
I soooo needed to know what will happen.
Margot tries everything to hurt Gustav and Serena's relationship. But she just doesn't understand how much they love each other. She has no idea what love is!
But still - her evilness could prove too much for our 2 darlings!!!
(But I'm not telling you more about that!)
I can only tell you that I really loved the book!

And I really loved everything about it...
the way Primula takes us first to New York and then to Paris and even Marrakesh...
just like in book #2 with Venice. You feel like you're right there with them. Seeing and smelling and feeling those places.
Should anyone ever offer a cruise vacation that stops at all the locations of the Unbreakable Trilogy - I'M SOOOO ON IT!

Of course there were moments where I really wanted to do this.....

to some people - I can't tell you the who's and when's without spoiling - but you'll know it when you get to it ☺

Were there parts I didn't like you ask?? Not really - I'm still not a fan of the girl-on-girl action - but it's just so Serena - it didn't bother me at all. As long as Gustav is ok with it - I can live with it too ;)
(maybe we could persuade Primula to write an alternate Scene with some man-on-man-on-Serena scenes with Gustav!!! ☺ )

But just like the first two books in the series - this finale was just as amazing.

The Unbreakable Trilogy is such an extremely wonderful Romance-Adventure.
A Love Story full of deeply erotic and moving and sad and shocking and suspensy moments!

I loved everything about it - you might too - just give it a try.
But don't expect a cute & fast-reading New Adult Romance.
This series - those 3 books - are REAL books! With LOTS of words in it ☺
But really amazing words!!
 GO GET IT!!!!!!


ARC received via Netgalley for an honest review

Boy, where do we start with the Diamond Ring?  It's been a while since The Golden Locket and our "darlings" Gustav and Serena, but I was drawn straight back into their sexy, voyuerist world.

Even though newly engaged, Gustav's past and his evil ex Margot (hissssss) are still haunting the couple.

OMG Margot.  I really, really do despise her!  There is not one redeeming quality about her AT ALL!!  I swear I was sure she would pop up like this at some stage
 and even feared for Gustav and Serena's dog - even though they didn't have one!!!

We also get a lot more of Pierre, Gustav's brother.  Is he changed?  Is he still out to destroy Gustav and Serena?  He is a bit of an enigma.  Every time you think "oh yeah, he's changed, he's a good guy now" something happens to make you still question him and his motives.

There was more than one occasion last night as I lazed on the lounge finishing this book that my body completely tensed up as I read.  I wanted to throw my kindle across the room, I wanted to scream at the characters, I could have quite willingly hit one or two of them.  In the face.  With a brick!  It has been a while since a book or characters have brought out such a reaction in me.

I loved how Ms Bond could make me feel like I was right in the scenes and cities she visited.  I could practically feel the hustle and bustle of New York, hear the noise and smell the spices of the souk in Marrakech, see the lights of Paris.  She also makes you feel you are right in the room with her while she is filming and photographing the sensual, sexy scenes and the chateau.
And though I am not a fan of the girl-on-girl action, it is so much part of Serena's being that the story would not have been hers with out it.  I agree with Bianca's view above, that we need some man-on-man action with Gustav!!

So, do Serena and Gustav get their happy ever after, or will Margot succeed in finally tearing them apart?  What's the deal with Pierre?  Will Serena's friend Polly find the happiness she seeks?

Throughout the series, Ms Bond has taken us on a sensual journey from Serena's sexual awakening to where we are now (no, I am not going to tell you where they are at!), and I am going to miss Gustav and Serena




Primula Bond’s career in erotic fiction began twenty years ago when she was rejected by Mills and Boon for being too explicit. She has been writing erotic short stories and novels ever since. She has now returned to her romantic roots with a sophisticated trilogy which captivates the reader with what Primula describes as the ‘good, old-fashioned love story’ it has at its erotic heart. Oxford-educated, Primula Bond lives in Hampshire where she works as a legal secretary and is married with three sons.