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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Gabriel's Inferno By: Sylvain Reynard

First read the Goodread’s Summary: 
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.

My Review: I’m so glad that I have the opportunity to post this review. A reason I’m doing it now is because I’m participating in the current Blog Tour for Gabriel’s Rapture (that is already out by the way). My date is tomorrow, Sunday, so I should have that Review posted by later tonight and I will also provide a link that takes you to a list of other sites that are in the tour. Anyway...Gabriel’s Inferno...Gabriel’s!!! Really, it is a stunning debut by Sylvain Reynard. He is such an incredibly gifted writer. I just really loved his writing style. To me, it was like reading a poem, where each word has great meaning and significance; each sentence was just beautifully written, and I read everything clearly so I wouldn’t miss anything! Reynard is very descriptive with setting, characters etc. that it draws you into the story even more. 
I think the story itself is so intriguing; a forbidden romance that may be seen as wrong, but it’s so right at the same time. In the beginning there are obstacles that keep these two from not initiating a romance, but as the story goes along we see how Gabriel and Julia are so meant to be. There are many heart felt scenes where we see them connect even though they face the difficulty of keeping their consensual relationship quiet. The poetic type language, the Italian words and phrases, were wonderfully used and they flowed nicely in the story. I also liked and appreciated the references of different historical Italian literature especially concentrating on the famous writer: Dante, and his Beatrice. The inside information provided was just so engrossing, that it has made me want to look up more on Dante. Speaking of Dante and Beatrice; it reminded me, about a year or two ago, there was a Dante course provided at the school I was attending, and I almost took it, but it conflicted with another course I had to take; I wish now I would have taken it, because I think I would have really liked it. I have a friend that took it, and even though it was a morning class, she really loved and enjoyed it, so I’m curious and hope in the future I will learn more about Dante’s work.
I give this book a High Rating, highly recommend it, and you must read this before the second book (which is already out, just to remind you!). If you have heard of this story, read it! If you have never heard of this story, I advise that you get acquainted with it quickly because I think it is one that will be out there for quite a while, so take a look at the Amazon link I provide below, and hopefully you will buy and read this wonderfully written and captivating story, because it’s one that is not to be missed! 

My Rating: (5/5)
My Audience Rating: R 


  1. Hi, I have Gabriel's Inferno sitting on my bookcase, I just haven't had time to read it yet! I'm a new follower to your blog from Blogaholic, I would love a follow back at


    1. This is absolutely a great story; hope you read it soon! :)
      And I have followed your blog and look forward to your upcoming posts.

  2. Even though this post comes a few weeks late, I hope Candace immediately went to her book case and starting reading Gabriel's Inferno! Marissa, I completely and utterly agree with your rating! I've actually read both books now (Gabriel's Inferno and Gabriel's Rapture). They are beyond exquisite! I will forever be a fan of Sylvain Reynard!

    1. Yes, they are just beyond wonderful! I've heard there might be a third? Hmm that would be awesome! :)
      Thank you Andrea for replying!


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