Title: The Diamond Ring
Author: Primula Bond
Publisher/Year: Harper Collings 5/22/14
Length: 400 Pages
Series: The Unbreakable Trilogy #3
Passion. Love. Betrayal. And a very dramatic climax… The Unbreakable Trilogy reaches its unforgettable conclusion. A must-read for fans of erotic romance.From Primula Bond, author of Sunday Times bestselling The Silver Chain and The Golden Locket.“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.
I suppose I can say that it’s an appropriate ending to the series – you get exactly what you were expecting. I think that my challenge is there was a lot of the same…..but let me explain.
So in this final installment to the series, we once again reunite with Gustav and Serena when they are in a happy place – G has proposed and they are getting ready to plan the next chapter in their lives. Serena’s gallery is open and they are finally finding a good place to be in. The challenge of course is that G and Pierre’s relationship is still a bit rocky and Polly has once again run off – this time to Morocco in the hopes of straightening herself out. Of course what we know though is that when there’s happiness, the other shoe will drop and their world will be turned upside down again, and of course it’s by Margot.
In this book, what we get is the incredibly evil side of Margot, and we get drawn into her plot that’s been devised to use people around G and Serena to break them up since Margot is delusional to believe that she’s got a future with Gustav. Pierre was a pawn in it all, and while he came to his senses, the damage was done and the question in this final installment is will he and his brother ever fix their relationship and what will it take to get there..
The other piece of this story is the paranoia that Serena feels every day. she’s forced to question everything that she believes to be true about G and there’s so much that leads her down the dark path. He’s secretive about his business dealings, always leaving town for a deal or negotiation or staying out late – and when Margot plants the seed that he’s been with her, and show’s Serena films of it happening just the week prior, Serena has nothing to do but to believe that she’s been lied to .
Aside from the roller coaster plot though, we continue to get a lot of the same in the sense that we see Serena evolve even further into her voyeurism, and partaking of the pleasure when she’s on a job. She reunites with the dancers from Club Creme and participate in their naughty activities and the story with them continues. There’s a lot of exploration and intrigue as well since we know that Gustav allows her to play with others, and we see Serena continue to come out of her shell. The downside to all this though is like i said before, a lot of the same. I think that i’ve come to expect certain things to happen in each scene, and when they play out exactly as my mind expects, it’s a bit of a let down.
Regardless, there’s kidnapping, anxeity, lies, deceit, and well, a lot of romance and passion which makes for an exciting conclusion to a series. I think that the path that this story takes is a nice one and you hope that certain relationships will fix themselves so everyone can be happy and you hope that some never existed to begin with. It’s what some of the secondary characters bring that makes the story even more robust and that’s something that Ms. Bond has done nicely in this series. I can’t wait to see what’s next for her since our journey with Serena and Gustav has come to it’s end. I hope you enjoyed it!