Dec 8, 2012

Review: Gabriel's Inferno by Sylvain Reynard

Gabriel's Inferno (Gabriel's Inferno #1)Author: Sylvain Reynard
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Here's the synopsis:
"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."

I don't have a lot of things to say about this book, but good lord was this book long. I think I read this book for four hours straight and I wasn't even half way done.That made me really mad because, of course, later on in the book it got boring, but overall it was still pretty captivating. At first I hated Gabriel because how big of a jerk he was. So what if he didn't know Julia? She was his sister's friend and he still should have been nice. Afterwards, I absolutely loved him. I loved how he vowed that he wouldn't take her virtue even if she offered. I found it so sweet how much care he took over her. This was an overall enjoyable book and I really want to read the sequel. I really do recommend this to people. The only negative thing was the length and that it got boring after awhile. The next book is Gabriel's Rapture and I am trying my hardest to get it as soon as possible, but life is just not cooperating at the moment so hopefully I can get it soon. I was very harsh when rating this because it was lengthy and therefore became boring so here is some praise for it;

"This is not only one of the best debut books this year, but Reynard is one of the best new authors this year. 5 stars."
- Donna of Offbeat Vagabond

"It's not very often that I am left so affected by a book, but this one took me on a roller coaster ride of emotions ... This novel is thought provoking, entertaining and beautiful. 5 stars."
- Nix of Scorching Book Reviews

"This is one of the most romantic and sensual stories I have read ...the words he writes will sing to you. 5 stars."
- JJ of JJ iReads

"I was seduced, entranced, and completely satisfied ...The narrator, and its characters were equally charming and sinful. 5 stars."
- Tigris Eden's Garden of Books

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