Gabriel's Inferno

Gabriel's Inferno 2.5 stars I m almost afraid to write a review, because this book is apparently universally loved and I definitely obviously did not feel the same way I was so looking forward to the book and love pairings of a dark and tortured hero with a sweet and innocent heroine Reynard definitely delivered on that last count far, far too much Julia was put up on a pedestal and for reasons that I m not sure warrant her being put there and everything else was evil and dark and sinful Praise Gabriel was a very interesting character and for the first 2 3 of the book I really liked him He was a total a hole at the beginning wanted to slap him upside the head a few times but it was fun watching him then immediately after do something in a gruff off handed manner to make up for it There was definite darkness to the character and I was really looking forward to exploring and unraveling that.I liked their relationship in maybe the 3rd fifth of the book and I really enjoyed their class discussion The chemistry between them was surprisingly good and the kisses especially that first onesighwere pretty sizzling And before he got far too sickly sweet see 5 below I loved how tender and caring Gabriel was with her General Criticism I m going to get these things out of the way, because the rest is all about my main issue with the book1The POV switching was very, very odd and not at all smooth It would switch between paragraphs sometimes even between sentences from Julia to Gabriel to the waiter at their table It was confusing at times2Paul drove me nutso Absolutely 100% nutso He and Julia probably should be together, with their sickening sweetness He was ready to practically sacrifice his life for her within a few minutes of speaking with her and he could not stop calling her Rabbit every 5 seconds3The ending is unbelievably rushed and not only that, but we re given a definite hint before then that there are going to be repercussions for something and then nothing happens Very weird4The whole thing about Beatrice Dante and Julia Gabriel became overused and their entire first encounter is difficult to believe, in the sense that I don t think either of them would have acted that way All way too teenage perfect and unreal5The last third of the book is so sappy and corny Gabriel and Julia are way, way, WAY too sweet all the time to the point of not being at all enjoyable I wanted to scream, Enough already Go carve your names into a tree, get those matching necklaces with half of a heart, and exchange promise rings. IMO, it got to be so over the top I know, you couldn t tell I thought that6The author crossed the point of subtly showing us that he knows his stuff Dante, history, music, etc and went into the area of making us feel like he was trying to prove it My Main Objection I was looking forward to her character, because I love shy, wallflower type heroines, but by the end of the book, Julia Julianne Beatrice whatever wasreallydriving me nuts Julia was far, far too innocent and we hear constantly CONSTANTLY about her purity and innocence She s naive and perfect and beautiful and stands on a pedestal and is light personified and on and on and on She was absolutely perfect and therefore, to me at least, absolutely boring.Even though she s supposed to be this angel of utter perfection don t even want to county how many times she is referred to as such , the truth is I did not find her perfect at all For the middle of the book, I found her to be very judgmental and intolerant Also, at one point she says that has unfortunately been hit on by women before and it came off sounding a little homophobic Interesting note the only two bisexual women in the book or at least, women who are open to sleeping with another woman are evil mean hmmm.I hated that Gabriel is supposed to be this horrible, dark, tortured guy who has done all these bad things and because he is so sinful and unforgivable, he has to beg Julia to forgive him and love him anyway even though he doesn t deserve it, which we hear over and over and OVER again so that he can bask in her light, blah di blah di blah.I hated that there s this sense Gabriel can t fully disclose things to her about his past because she s too innocent and fragile That she s scared of his darkness and he has to protect her from it and doesn t want to pollute or corrupt her by even telling her about it I hated that her reaction to any type of variation in the bedroom is one of horror and that we re told through both of them that making love has to be tender and gentle and anything else is degrading and wrong and immoral.I know that she is a virgin and she s been through a bad relationship previously, but to me that didn t equal an explanation for what we re told Which is that using the word f cking for having sex is a capital sin That having had troubles and made mistakes means you re stuck in sin and destined for hell and darkness until, if you re lucky, you get to go into the light and be with an apparently perfect but really not so much angel in human form That having a one night stand is the worst thing on earth That lust is evil and shameful and that artistic but erotic art is disgusting That a woman being on her knees is offensive and not even only in the mind in the gutter sense though that as well but just in general, i.e you re picking something up that you dropped I kid you not.Now, before anyone attacks me and accuses me of being some sex maniac who hates virgin heroines, let me tell you that while Julia is a 23 year old virgin, I m a 25 year old one, and that already at the beginning of the book she has experience in this department than I do Okay So this is not a case of me disliking this book because virginity and innocence are glorified and I feel personally attacked Bottom Line This book was not for me and I won t be picking up the sequel Julia is boringly innocent don t even think that s the proper term , the book feels a little preachy and a lot judgmental, and the last third of the book was so corny sappy sweet that I had to stop myself from skimmingWritten August 16, 2011 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 RedemptionWhen 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 CollideAn 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 Impossibleforgiveness And Love Wow Loved it I cannot believe this was written by a man And that last scene Phew HOT That s all I ve got The rest has already been said But, if you like hot, angsty, possessive men, you ll love this one 6 7 2012 Edited to add Oh my word I have found my Gabriel Hello, Love Let s set aside the unethical practices that lead to this book aka Twilight Fan Fiction being published and just focus on the story This is a giant turd nugget of misogyny wrapped in romance stereotypes and sprinkled with the most basic understanding of classic literature No literally, if you read Dante s Inferno for Dummies you will walk away with a better comprehension of that classic work than the author of this humongous joke of a novel.The sad part is the author is skilled at manipulating readers into believing that a story about a young college coed being mentally, emotionally and intellectually manipulated by her professors is sexually arousing, and laughably romantic No seriously, the overwhelming amount of agency that is given up by our leading female is so devastating that every time I see a female reader give this book anything than two stars I feel the woman s movement take a full step backwards It would be refreshing to read a book with literary themes that didn t show a female heroine who has to use her vagina to win love and respect from her male counterpart, but alas Gabriel s Inferno is not it Not by a long shot Additional note I have a theory that part of why this book is so well loved has a lot to do with effort justification See my comments below I d write a detailed analysis, but this piece of crap series doesn t warrant the effort. Gabriel s Inferno, book 1 of 3 Professor Gabriel Emerson s courtly seduction of his chaste student JuliaThen I m glad I m your firstBooks in Gabriel s Inferno trilogy should be read in order Book 1 Gabriel s InfernoBook 2 Gabriel s RaptureBook 3 Gabriel s RedemptionGabriel s Inferno, book 1 opens up with Professor Gabriel O Emerson, Dante specialist for the Department of Italian Studies at the University of Toronto giving a seminar MA Grad student Julianne Mitchell, Julia is in class, but not paying attention Professor Emerson addresses her in front of class which only causes her to shrink in her seat and not respond When he catches her a second time he asks her to see her after class But their meeting never happened and so they are off to a very rocky start It should be noted the brilliance of Sylvain Reynard s plot and writing Set against the backdrop of Dante s Devine Comedy the Gabriel s Inferno trilogy is rich on symbolism, depth, history and divine message The ingenuity of using Dante s journey in professors Emerson s lectures, life lessons, experiences and parallels that can clearly be drawn between Dante Gabriel, who after having moved through hell meets up with his Beatrice Julia, to be guided from hell to ultimately enter paradise Simply divine I m going to be thrown out of Paradise tomorrow, Beatrice Our only hope is that you find me afterward Look for me in HellTheir romance will be a slow blossom the epitome of courtly love Quite the contrast to the previous life of Professor Emerson, respected and praised scholar by day and hedonist by night, roaming the clubs of Toronto for his next fuck He finds himself irked by Julia, but after learning about her situation he feels both pity and sympathy while fighting a growing attraction to his student Julia in turn appears to have love hate for her professor Both are broken with secrets they rather keep More will unfold throughout and not everything is at it seems Add to that the university s strict non fraternization policy and you have nothing short of a forbidden whirlwind romance with suspense, intrigue, villains, lies, deceit, jealousy and love against all odds Professor Gabriel O Emerson, or as Dante s Divine Comedy would have it, Dante Alighieri But don t forget Gabriel the fallen angel He has been through hell and he needs rescuing, except he thinks he is without a soul and unredeemableShe was both perfect and untouchable, a brown eyed angel dressed in resplendent white, while he was older, world weary and wantingA larger than life hero, on my top 10 shelf Nine words to describe Gabriel Pretentious, mercurial, jaded, brilliant, broken, corrupted, enigmatic, commanding and unforgettableI will always be conscious of your absenceAnd just like Beatrice came to guide Dante to paradise Julianne Mitchell, Julia has come to rescue Gabriel Nine words to describe Julia Shy, stubborn, smart, timid, chaste, tenacious, fragile, loyal and patientI don t expect you to understand You re only a magnet for mishap, Miss Mitchell, while I am a magnet for sinEven better the third time around Book 1 ends in a good place, but with much to come so I am happy to jump over to book 2, Gabriel s Rapture for the continuation of their story.As for ingenuity, symbolism and depth this is by far one of the best romantic fictions I have ever read Brilliant, inspiring and interesting plot Masterfully told Unforgettable and swoon worthy professor Gabriel Emerson And enough intrigue, suspense and romance to keep you glued throughout their saga The coveted 6 star shelfYou re gorgeous, Gabriel You always were, you know Nature s cruelty the fallen angel retains his beauty But I m ugly on the insideHero rating 5 stars Heroine rating 4 starsSex scenes rating 5 starsSex scenes frequency N AStoryline concept rating 5 starsStorytelling skills rating 5 starsStory ending rating N ABook editing rating 5 no edits spotted 5 stars Overall rating 5 starsWould I recommend this series Yes.Would I re read this series Yes.Would I read future books by this author Yes. Once again, I dislike the book everyone else obviously loves First of all and I NEVER thought I d say this about a book it is too long It would be fine if it had action driven plot, but for a story like this I think that reducing the number of pages would be a significant improvement This way, I had a feeling that I was reading the same thing over and over again every encounter between Gabriel and Julia looked almost exactly the same like the previous one It just dragged on and on and I was seriously worried that I will have to break my own rule of finnishing every book I start and put this one aside I didn t, but even if I did, it wouldn t make any difference because the second half was even worse than first.Second, it was waaay too predictable I usually don t mind that, but this was just too much There wasn t a single moment of surprise and at some point it just came down to waiting to happen something that I already knew is going to happen It became boring.Third I hated Julia She s just too perfect That amount of perfection just doesn t work for me, it made her dull and annoying and I was irritated by her from the beginning There are two different personalities in her and for a while I hoped that she was just acting in some situations Unfortunately, she wasn t So, one side of her is a virgin pocket Venus, too sexy and beautiful for her own good Even the way she eats is so sensual that noone men, women, boys, professors, students you name it is able to resist that amount of beauty and sexiness On the other hand, she is pure, naive, caring, nice, shy and innocent this one was repeated so many times it made me nausious So, we have a pure, innocent virgin who is sensual and sexy beyond reason I m not saying it isn t possible, I m saying that in this story it wasn t presented in a way that would make her interesting or credible And she is just too damn sensitive and fragile for my taste Instead of unique, interesting and exciting girl, she just seemed boring, at least to me I didn t care for her one bit Fourth I had a hard time liking Gabriel I tried, I really have, but still failed I am a big fan of bad, disturbed and dark characters and I expected to fall for Gabriel at instant, but it didn t happen Instead of being dark, all he did was talk about how he s dark Some parts of his past fit in that description, because what happened to him and what he did to others made him edgy and dark, BUT With Julia he was just too corny He was too gentle, too sweet, too careful to say and do the right thing at every moment He didn t want to hurt her so much that he was afraid to tell her the truth about his past, and he just dragged on and on with it He praised her beauty and innocence and appologised for him being well, him, so much I wanted to vomit every time And he gave her too much presents Again, I m not saying that there s anything wrong with all that, but it just doesn t fit in a damaged guy he is supposed to be Bad boys just aren t like that Yes, they do want to change when they feel there is something worth the effort Yes, they can be ridiculously romantic and sweet Yes, they can be overprotective I know all that from experience But they don t talk like Gabriel talks They don t compare people to roses, they don t repeat how someone is innocent and sweet in every single sentence and they don t apologize for who they are all the time Gabriel did that all the time, he was like I am dark, and not good enough for you Sorry for who I am Oh, you are so pure and innocent and sexy at the same time I m sorry I m not worthy of you You are a beautiful, INNOCENT rose and I need to keep my hands off of you But I am bad, so I won t do that Sorry He just didn t seem real.The emails and messages they sent to each other were Well, I had a few actually than a few kill me now moments And the sex thing oh they planned their first time for weeks, talked about it through pages and pages, and finally, it lasted forever while they were doing it And of course, it was PERFECT It wasn t exciting It was boring They made sex so not sexy Fifth changing the POV so much made my head spin It wasn t that difficult to follow, but all that jumping from one POV to another I don t know, I just didn t like it I could go on and on about what I didn t like, but I ll stop being negative and say what I did like So here we go I liked the title, as soon as I saw it I couldn t resist reading this book I liked the writing style, it was clever, detailed and funny AT TIMES and I can see a great potential here If the writer didn t repeat himself so many times, I would like it even Anyway, there are some good sentences in this book and they are not to be ignored.The author s knowledge of Dante and Italian art is really impressive Actually, I would like to read a book about that and ONLY about that, becouse while describing some pieces of art he managed to show his talent somewhere in between all that crap with Gabriel and Julia 1 star from me, because I was annoyed by Julia and Gabriel and their boring relationship. Re read of Gabriel s Inferno Audiobook Professor Emerson you ve stolen my heart once again I think this re read made me love this book even than the first time I read it Gabriel s Inferno is one of the most beautiful and well written romances I have ever read I can t wait to do a re read of book 2 and am anxiously awaiting the release of the thirdWhen I am an old man and I can remember nothing else, I will remember this moment The first time my eyes beheld an angel in the flesh I will remember your body and your eyes, your beautiful face and breasts, your curves and this He traced his hand around her navel before dragging it lightly to the top of her lower curls I will remember your scent and your touch and how it felt to love you But most of all, I will remember how it felt to gaze at true beauty, both inside and out For you are fair, my beloved, in soul and in body, generous of spirit and generous of heart And I will never see anything this side of heaven beautiful than you Lovely Especially loved their backstory. 5 Stars edited review The reread is even sweeterIt has been said that no two persons ever read the same book I d also venture to say that no one person ever reads the same book twice Each reread holds a different experience a separate opportunity to view the story in a new light, this time with pockets full of insight And since my experience, although equally wonderful, was different this time around, I feel compelled to compose a new review reflecting my current feelings Gabriel s Inferno is a book that speaks to me on various levels, many of which oppose one another This story is insanely sexy, but tender and romantic It s sweet but fierce dark but light It s serious and emotional, but entertaining and funny It s fresh and original, but has an old fashioned, timeless feel that keeps me coming back for.What makes this book stand out amongst others in its genre is the exquisite writing writing that transports the reader precisely where the story leads, with a unique style that s lyrical, eloquent, and romantic It offers a cast of genuinely complex and intriguing characters, and has introduced me to one of my favorite fictional couples to date Gabriel and Julia Gabriel is Julia s professor in her Dante seminar, and this is where the forbidden element arises Their reluctant relationship is slow to build, but passionate and romantic with the perfect amount of angst and sexual tension Gabriel is a brooding, pretentious, alpha type hero whose initial arrogance reaches comical heights But he has a sweet filling He s the product of a painful past, and takes himself way too seriously But luckily, this story offers a third person perspective with a sometimes snarky narrator who likes to poke fun at Gabriel s various idiosyncrasies such as his obsession with fountain pens and his medieval mannerisms It often appeared as though Gabriel was just released from another decade, and I adored this quirky aspect of the storytelling Julia is a loving and genuinely kind heroine She may appear weak and innocent, but she does have backbone She strives to see the good in people and believes that evil is better left alone, where it s free to discover itself And although it seems she d be Gabriel s saving grace, their need for each other was balanced This book draws inspiration from the passionate love story of historical figuresDante and Beatrice, offering a modern day spin that is simply stunning There are multiple themes presented within the plot redemption being the focal point I fell in love with this story at first read, and it has become one of the rare few that I will continue to make time to read despite my ever growing TBR list Just beautifulFor if you truly believe that kindness is never wasted, you have to hold tightly to that belief even when the kindness is thrown back in your faceBook Stats Genre Category Contmeporary romance Steam Caliber Moderate Very sexy Romance Slow buildup, passionate, gorgeous Characters Sexy, brooding, but sweet hero Strong and lovable heroine Plot Forbidden love Professor student Redemption themed Writing Eloquent, poetic, original and completely breathtaking POV 3rd Person Perspective Cliffhanger None Next Installment Follow up I have a passion for teacher and student love stories, and this is by faaaaar the most delicious and intriguing book I have ever read upon this subject I quickly became addicted to the story, for me this being like a roller coaster of emotions First you have the heroes Julia a shy but determined student, that dreams of becoming a Dante Specialist We get to see her journey of discovery, that is by far a complex one, from a girl to a woman Gabriel a conflicted yet charming Dante teacher, with a strong personality and intimidating posture The 2 of them know each other, but one does t remember exactly the connection that they have, only when their feeling became too strong and the recollection is inevitable Their love story is unique and tormented by both heroes past, the insecurities and mistakes they made are here to hunt them and keep them apart In the first part of the book we see them struggling with their feelings, being aware of the impossibility of their relation The heart battles reason, right battles wrong In the second part we get to explore of their relationship, and how can they cope with the obstacles they face Although at the beginning, we believe that they are different, we will get to see throughout the book how much they are alike, this resemblance between them being the first thing that clicks them together, but also ignited some feisty scenes.Gabriel became one of my favorite heroes of all time because of his complexity as a character You have 2 sides of him the one that remained in the past, tortured by guilt, bad decisions and hate, and the one that you can see and explore thanks to Julia loving, tender and thoughtful Besides that, he is extremely smart, stubborn and has a huge impact on everyone he meets His development in the series is outstanding, and by the end of the books you will love him if possible Second, the book is so well documented and full of artistic and literature references that will blow your mind away It is very well kept together by it and supports the action and the love story of the heroes I don t think that we have one page that doesn t have an artistic idea in it and 5 stars to Sylvain for putting this book together in this amazing way It was well documented, with a strong base and not a word in it was unnecessary.In a few words, this series was it for me, having every ingredient to keep on reading and connect with my heroes at a deep emotional level.5 stars and keep on counting For reviews please check

New York Times Best Selling Gabriel Series has been optioned for film by PassionFlix The filming of Gabriel s Inferno will begin in October in Toronto and Italy You can read the announcement and the most recent update here

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  • Paperback
  • 506 pages
  • Gabriel's Inferno
  • Sylvain Reynard
  • English
  • 09 June 2019
  • 9781936305629

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