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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Review - Gabriel's Inferno by Sylvain Reynard

A Review by Beverly

Gabriel's Inferno (Gabriel's Inferno, #1)Gabriel's Inferno by Sylvain Reynard

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Enigmatic and sexy, Professor Gabriel Emerson is a well respected Dante specialist by day, but by night he devotes himself to an uninhibited life of pleasure. He uses his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm to gratify his every whim, but is secretly tortured by his dark past and consumed by the profound belief that he is beyond all hope of redemption.

When the sweet and innocent Julia Mitchell enrolls as his graduate student, his attraction and mysterious connection to her not only jeopardizes his career, but sends him on a journey in which his past and his present collide.

An intriguing and sinful exploration of seduction, forbidden love and redemption, "Gabriel's Inferno" is a captivating and wildly passionate tale of one man's escape from his own personal hell as he tries to earn the impossible...forgiveness and love.

My Review

5 Stars

For those who know me, know I love a forbidden love story. So when I saw a story about a student falling for her professor I was all in, but this story is so much more. This book isn’t just about sneaking around and finding time for brief interludes, no this story is about forgiveness, friendship, family, love and moving on.

Julianne Mitchell is forced to attend The University of Toronto, when her funding for Harvard falls short. Dedicated to becoming a Dante specialist, she takes this in stride and decides to make the best of her situation. Things are going according to plan, that is until she sees Professor Gabriel Emerson.

See this is not the first time Julianne met Gabriel. Gabriel is the older brother of her childhood best friend. Julianne and Gabriel only met once years ago, but that was all it took for Julianne's crush to grow. Despite Julianne’s wishes, she knows nothing can come from her feelings. A relationship could ruin both their careers and reputations.

Gabriel Emerson isn’t looking for love, and he certainly is not in the market to entertain a crush that could end his career so why can’t he quit thinking about Julia. Gabriel knows Julianne is too innocent for him, but staying away is proving to be harder then he planned. Gabriel’s Inferno takes you on the journey of Julianne and Gabriel discovering the type of people they are and who they want to be.

I absolutely loved this story! The story is written beautifully, from the first sentence I was hooked. I sat down and read this in one night, I had to see what happened between Julia and Gabriel. Gabriel’s Inferno has the perfect amount of sexiness, angst, and depth. The way Reynard uses snippets from Dante’s Devine Comedy to work with the plot is genius, everything in this story is connected and flows perfectly.

I will go back to my original line - I love forbidden love, but saying this is just a story of forbidden love is such an insult to a beautiful story. I highly recommend this one!

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