Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Gabriel's Inferno By Sylvain Reynard

Gabriel's Inferno (Gabriel's Inferno #1)

Genre: Contemporary Romance


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.


I’m not even sure where to start with how I feel about Gabriel’s Inferno, there is so much I want to say yet I can’t seem to find the right words to do it justice. This book may be one of the most emotionally charged books I have read in a while and it sucked me right in, I felt for the characters, I felt for Gabriel and for Julia.

I must admit, when I started the reading I was expecting this steamy, smutty read that would leave me breathless, and the read did leave me breathless in some moments but for a completely different reason. The reason being the emotion, the turmoil and the crushing moments between Gabriel and Julia, they were like nothing I have read before, they were intense and they were raw.

As the story started to be revealed and the characters scarring, wounding pasts were unravelling I found myself becoming more and more enthralled in the read, I needed to see what would happen in the end, if Gabriel and Julia could help heal each other and be happy. Gabriel was such a tortured soul, feeling nothing but hatred for himself, like he was a curse. Julia was lost inside herself, trapped behind her own defences and afraid to trust anyone. Together they were each other’s saviours.

I feel like I have been on a rollercoaster ride, there were so many highs and so many deep, deep lows. I was tossing up between giving this read a solid four and a half stars and five, I wasn’t sure where to go but with how much this read affected me and touched me, I knew that this read deserved the full five stars. I cannot wait to see where the story leads in the second book.

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Diana (@Offbeat Vagabond) said...

*fangirl squeal* I am so happy you loved this. I am so in love with this. I gave it 6 out of 5 stars. So good it defies logic LOL! This book really tosses you around. The story was just breathtaking for me. I love when we finally learn Gabriel's story. I cried a tear or two, I won;t lie LOL! I always recommend this book especially to people who may or may not have liked 50 Shades. It is like it, but this is much better in my opinion. Awesome review hon, you hit it on the head. Thank you so much for sharing hon:)

Jet said...

This book is definitely better than 50 Shades! It really made me re-evaluate my opinion on that series lol I found myself tearing up too at tmes in this book, and in the second one. It is just so raw and wonderfully written. I wish I hadn't have waited so long to start on the series! But now the wait begins for the third book....It's going to be torture! I just know I am going to be rushing out to get it as soon as it is available, won't be able to help myself.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, always great to hear from you Diana :)