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Book Review: Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard

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Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard is a book about a young and troubled professor that falls for his student. However, he holds a toxic past that can blur the innocence that he loves so much out of his beloved! This is a story about two damaged people that succumb to both light and darkness and it’s up to them to keep themselves at light’s reach.

Blurb: Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard

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.

Book Review : Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard

I can’t say I loved this story to be honest. Gabriel is an ego maniac to say the least. If he were my boyfriend, I would’ve dumped his ass the minute he opened his mouth. On the other hand, Julia is just too freaking innocent. Giving her experiences, I would’ve expected her to be a little more independent and not so fragile.

I did like all the Dante references, since I’m a little obsessed with Italy, especially Florence. It also included a little bit of art history, given that Botticelli was also obsessed with Dante’s inferno. I recently saw

I believe this story had potential to be a lot better and lot more steamy. I say this cause their relationship takes a lot of time to build up. There’s so much slow burn, you don’t get antsy, you get bored.

Gabriel’s Inferno Movie

After reading the book, I realized the movie is not bad at all. I believe they followed the story line perfectly. This means they really respected the book. The actors were pretty good in portraying these characters!

This book reminded me of The Mister and Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James sans the steaminess obviously.

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