Thursday, February 1, 2018

Review 'Gabriel's Inferno' by Sylvain Reynard (ReRead)


Sometimes, we just have to revisit old friends. And since I was having a little trouble reading new things, I decided to re-read a view of my favorites.

About the Book:


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10140661-gabriel-s-infernoEnigmatic 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.

The Facts:


Publication Date:
April 4th, 2011
Series:
Gabriel’s Inferno #1
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
Pages:
506
Formats:
eBook, Paperback, Audiobook
Available at:

My Review:


I first read ‘Gabriel’s Inferno’ in 2012 and completely fell in love with this series. But this series has three books, and although I own all three I’ve only read the first two books. Why? I have no idea! And since I was having a little book slump I decided I needed to re-read one of my favorite books and finish the last book in this series, finally. And let me tell you.. Even for the third time this book is amazing. 

In ‘Gabriel’s Inferno’ we meet Julia Mitchell and Gabriel Emerson. Julia is a determined, but shy graduate student who didn’t have an easy life. Gabriel is a professor who is sure his life is not meant to be good. Gabriel works hard as a Dante specialist, and tries to live his life as alone as possible. But when Gabriel meets Julia everything changes. The grumpy professor finds himself intrigued with the young and innocent Julia.  

‘Gabriel’s Inferno’ is definitely one of my favorite books. This book is one of the most romantic stories I have ever read. And every time I read this book, I still feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I love the way Gabriel and Julia meet, and slowly get closer and closer. Gabriel is this grumpy professor and Julia is still kind of na├»ve. But the combination of these characters is just amazing. I love them. 

Gabriel is grumpy and has this reputation of being a jerk and bad guy. But Julia makes him want to change, and we really get to see another side of him. The fact that Gabriel is a college professor and Julia is his student definitely is a problem for their growing relationship. But it also made for some fun scenes. 

What I also love about ‘Gabriel’s Inferno’ is all the Dante and Beatrice parts. It definitely makes me want to find out more about Dante Alighieri. Dante is an Italian Medieval poet, moral philosopher, political thinker, and author of the poetic trilogy, The Divine Comedy and reading about them just makes me fascinated.  

And another important fact: this book isn’t filled with sex scenes, which you might expect when you see the cover. Not at all! There’s just one sex scene and it’s near the end of the book and it’s just perfect. Nothing strange or funky. Trust me, if you love romance stories this book is amazing. And even after reading this book for the third time now I still couldn’t stop reading.  

I’m definitely going to read the second book now too. And if you haven’t read this book yet, you should definitely start now! ;)

My Rating:



About the Author:


NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY AND #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR

I'm interested in the way literature can help us explore aspects of the human condition - particularly suffering, sex, love, faith, and redemption. My favourite stories are those in which a character takes a journey, either a physical journey to a new and exciting place, or a personal journey in which he or she learns something about himself/herself.

I'm also interested in how aesthetic elements such as art, architecture, and music can be used to tell a story or to illuminate the traits of a particular character. In my writing, I combine all of these elements with the themes of redemption, forgiveness, and the transformative power of goodness.

I try to use my platform as an author to raise awareness about the following charities: Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation, WorldVision, Alex's Lemonade Stand, and Covenant House. 
 

For more information about Sylvain Reynard please visit his website. Or visit him on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest

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