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.
The only reason why this is a 4 star instead of a 3 star is it seriously got better towards the end. But the beginning of this book.. ehhh.
My thoughts of this novel… it was slow, quite boring, should’ve been written in first person OR third person with (obvious) alternating point of views, and… the only word I can figure to describe it… pretentious.
It sounded like someone got drunk and started changing words in the manuscript with a damn thesaurus.
I get wanting to sound intelligent in your writing. I get HAVING a huge vocabulary and wanting to use that. Hey, maybe I’m just stupid, but this novel read like a really bad text book. Except with sex in it.
Redeeming qualities: it got WAY better towards the end, Julia made Gabriel GROVEL and I was here for it, and it was based in Canada which hardly ever happens in romance novels.
Mainly the reason I read this was I plan to sign up for Passionflix soon and they made a movie for this. So obviously I have to read the book before I watch the movie.
And the series apparently gets WAY better after the first book.
Until next time,