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.
NB: This book was a semi-finalist for Best Romance in the 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards.
This book right here evoked feelings from me that I have never felt while reading a book... it has taken me about 3 days to construct a review that portrays my true feelings about this book. The ending left me speechless, and Sylvain Reynard has now become one of my favorite Authors.
Julia is a college student with a passion for Dante/Dante's Inferno and is studying to become a "Dante Specialist". She is admitted to Harvard but doesn't have the money to go so she settles for going to the University of Toronto where she meets Professor Emerson. During the lectures the Professor is very rude and disrespectful to Julia and treats her as if she were stupid, but there is more to the bigger picture than what meets the eye. Professor Emerson, better known as Gabriel doesn't realize that Julia is his sister's best friend from High School, and that they shared a special "Moment" together years ago in the orchard.
Gabriel is a Dante Specialist and a Professor. He walks around with heavy burdens and demons from his past and didn't think that redemption was possible until he REALLY meets Julia. Although he doesn't remember that night from years ago he knows that there is "something" there. Gabriel has a very hot temper and sometimes looses control of it, he had a very bad past which has made him this way but I won't spoil it for you! You will have to read to find out about it yourself, and trust me it is definitely an adventure you want to take.
The development between Gabriel and Julia is mind-blowing and it is created with so much depth. Reynard constructed a very complex relationship and still made you understand and hunger for more. I'm getting Goosebumps just typing this review. So, you know what that means right?? GO READ IT! IF you are a fan of Bared to You, definitely pick this up and drop whatever book you are reading now.
I am just now starting Gabriel's Rapture and I know it's going to be phenomenal without a shadow of a doubt.
I received this book from the publisher (Omnific Publishing) for an honest review.
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