From the author of the New York Times bestsellers Gabriel’s Rapture and Gabriel’s Inferno comes the epic conclusion to the captivating romantic trilogy.
Professor Gabriel Emerson has left his position at the University of Toronto to embark on a new life with his beloved Julianne. Together, he’s confident that they can face any challenge. And he’s eager to become a father.
But Julianne’s graduate program threatens Gabriel’s plans, as the pressures of being a student become all consuming. When she is given the honor of presenting an academic lecture at Oxford, Gabriel is forced to confront Julianne about the subject of her presentation—research that conflicts with his own. And in Oxford, several individuals from their past appear, including an old nemesis intent on humiliating Julia and exposing one of Gabriel’s darkest secrets.
In an effort to confront his remaining demons, Gabriel begins a quest to discover more about his biological parents, beginning a chain of events that has startling repercussions for himself, Julianne, and his hope of having a family.
I'm interested in the way literature can help us explore aspects of the human condition - particularly suffering, sex, love, faith, and redemption. My favourite stories are those in which a character takes a journey, either a physical journey to a new and exciting place, or a personal journey in which he or she learns something about himself/herself.
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So, I picked up Gabriel's Inferno and suffice it to say I kicked myself in the rear for not reading this book earlier. OH MY FREAKIN GOODNESS that book was so awesome...I could not put it down...it was fantastic....*sighs*
Well, I wrapped it up and dove right in to Gabriel's Rapture and again...BAM...caught up and knew I would forever love these books...
So, here I am riding on this book hangover high and knew that I would be starting book 3, Gabriel's Redemption, and ultimately have to say goodbye to my beloved Gabriel and Julianne.
*takes a deep breath*
Ok...I am going to try my hardest to write a review letting you know how FAN-FREAKIN-TABULOUS this series and book is without giving any spoilers. It will be hard because I am reviewing the third book..
So, here goes...
I open Gabriel's Redemption and it picks up right where Gabriel's Rapture leaves us. We are following the happy couple and things seem to be moving along quite well for them. I am trying my hardest to figure out exactly where this book is going to go, but truthfully, there isn't any use. Sylvain Reynard never once took me on the path that I thought he would. Yes, there were close calls on my guesses, but he does such a wonderful job creating a storyline that keeps you so engrossed that your guesses just don't hit the mark. That....That is a REMARKABLY AMAZING THING!! Love it!!
Anyway, just like the books before, we are immersed in the academia world and the eloquent verse in these books are like smooth butter on bread...It is refreshing and stimulating and through every scene I was enchanted.
Of course I was also spellbound to the one and only Professor Gabriel. OH MY STARS!!! That man...HOT DAYUM!!!! I may have to take a timeout because my heart is just a fluttering and it is getting HOTTTTT in here...*takes a deep breath to regain composure*
Ok...OK...I am back to normal...
From book 1 until now the transformation that we see Gabriel go through as well as Julianne is awe-inspiring. There were so many moments in which I felt my heart and chest swell with such adoration and respect for these two characters. Their love truly did conquer their fears and brought out better individuals because of it. And to say that they had a healthy sexual relationship would be putting in mildly. These two could heat up the Arctic and cause Global warming with how SCORCHIN their passionate encounters were. *fans self thinking of those juicy flaming moments*
Ok...so we definitely see that they have journeyed through some tough weather, but Gabriel's Redemption doesn't let up on these two and we find that even though they tried to leave the past in the past, it kept popping up in their present. What will this couple do to cope?? What major things are going to interfere to disrupt their lives this time??
To say the least, I was surprised and elated at how things progressed in Gabriel's Redemption.
It is a beautiful tale of spiritual growth that warmed my heart exponentially. My stomach was in knots worrying as well as it was filled with butterflies at awesome discoveries.
If this is a series you haven't started....DON"T WAIT any longer...Believe me...It is a brilliant piece of literature. It is mind blowing and I am truly going to miss this alluring and enticing series....
A DEFINITE MUST READ!!!