Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Review - The Diamond Ring (Unbreakable Trilogy #3) - Primula Bond

**I was given a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review**

Wow! The end of Serena and Gustav's journey. Their story has been a long and extremely interesting one. From a wild and curious Serena leaving her small home town in a quiet picturesque place, making the move to London to follow her dreams of making it big as a photographer. All the way to now, successful, beautiful, coveted and desired by many, both Men and Women. She is engaged to be married to Gustav yet still they battle their demons, namely those who want them for themselves and will do anything in their power to split them up.
I think it's safe to say, Serena has been on a journey of self discovery. She has learned a great deal about herself and what she wants, plus what interests & intrigues her. A lot of this journey and reflection has been one of a sexual nature, experimentation to catch up on the years she has been hidden away. She has made this journey with Gustav by her side, and through Gustav she has met a great deal of colourful characters. The two people who up till now have caused more problems for them than ever, is Margot and Pierre. Gustav's ex wife and recently reunited with, brother.
What I loved about this book, was just how full on the action was, throughout the story. It never lacks for twists and turns. There is always some little secret to come out, or devious person plotting and surprising. It makes for such an addictive read, where you can't stop or you may miss something.
Another thing I loved was the absolutely stunning scenery and places that the characters get to visit. PB paints the most luxurious and dreamlike pictures of places, it felt like a travel book at one point, I wanted to hop in and visit too. The beautiful destinations that Selena gets to explore are perfect, and make for such a tranquil backdrop to all the constant action that floods through.
Like the first two books in this series, there is usually the trademark showdown. Each book has had one and I find myself looking forward to it, wondering whether everyone will manage to get through unscathed each time.
The big showdown scene in this book, was no exception to that. It surprised me and had me on the edge of my seat. Perfect suspense and well thought out connections. It paved the way to a perfect ending. Considering it was the final ending for this series, it was truly done perfectly. The conclusion to Serena and Gustav's journey was a feel good ending, and I felt happy knowing how the characters ended up. Excellent, sensual journey through the series. 4.5 Stars.

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