Goodreads blurb: 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.
This book was a little weird for me. I really liked it, but at the same time I didn’t really connect with it. But it wasn’t because of the story, it was because of the writing style. I left 4 stars for the story and knocked the final one off because something about the style (voice??) its written in just constantly kept me feeling a little on the outside. But I think because of that, I won’t go on to the next book when it comes out.
I’m sorry that you didn’t enjoy this book. I loved it. I found it a good read and I loved the story. It was a little different in how it was written, but I was able to follow along with and happily enjoy it. I also read the follow up book and was not at all disappointed. I loved how their love developed and how it was tested. I was just as heartbroken and Julianne was and I feel like I suffered just as she did. I knew in the end all would work out, but just seeing how much he loved her and what he was willing to sacrifice for her was so moving. He believed enough in their relationship that he was willing to do what needed to be done to save her career. Gabriel was so loving and so giving and I every page that I turned I wanted nothing more than to have their relationship work out. I never wanted a happy ending more than I did for them. And it was perfect. (for me at least) I have recommended this series to other friends with the hope that they will enjoy it also.
I totally agree with you on this review. I had read reviews on good reads about it and just had to give it a try. The thing that irked me the most was that his character seemed to change from Alpha male, dominant, tough guy, to a sappy mess by the end of the book. I felt myself cringing a bit at the overly dramatic “first time” scene. His constant reference to her fragility and “small-ness”, as if she were going to shatter any second got to me. I wanted him to quit coddling her and get on with it! ha.
Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy the story….it was a good love story, but it was all a bit much there at the end. I started to miss the Gabriel that was introduced to me at the first part…not the asshole side of him, but the more “take control-but-still-nice” guy. Does that make any sense?
What I did like about it was that it broke away from the predictable story line of the ultra rich guy/virgin girl…their story was different and was a bit refreshing.
I gave it 3 stars.
Nicole Seichter says
I def. LOVED this book…… Beside the crossfire series was this trilogy so good that I reread the three books a second time… Of course you have to read all three books to understand the full story – but you have to give these books a try. The human taste is different – for me it is at least a 4,5 star story…
Leslie Justice Grimmette says
I loved this book! Sad to see so few comments about it from guests. It’s definitely not everyone’s cup of tea and I can respect that..<3