Going into this book I expected there to be intense emotions and in deep sex scenes. And there definitely was some of both, but this story just took way too long to get started. So I found myself quickly loosing interest in both Gabriel and Julia. Not to mention the fact that the author changes point of view so frequently I found it hard to keep track of whose point of view I was currently in. I picked this book up because of its comparison to Fifty Shades of Grey but Gabriel's Inferno was nothing like Fifty Shades. Which can be either a good or a bad thing, in this case the popularity was misleading. Though this book had its good points and great potential I just feel that it didn't measure up to all of the hype.
Dante specialist and Italian professor Gabriel is haunted by the darkness of his thoughts until he comes across his "Betrice" and his soul mate. Julia Mitchell has always been a fan of Dante's Inferno and has set out to become a specialist much like her mysterious professor. But when the time comes to set their differences aside will either of them have what it takes to acknowledge the love that has always been just under the surface?
From national bestselling author Sylvain Reynard comes the haunting, unforgettable tale of one man’s salvation and one woman’s sensual awakening . . .
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.