Author: Sylvain Reynard
Title: Gabriel’s Redemption (Gabriel’s Inferno Series #3)
Publisher: Penguin Berkley
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.
Bio: 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.
I’m also interested in how aesthetic elements such as art, architecture, and music can be used to tell a story or to illuminate the traits of a particular character. In my writing, I combine all of these elements with the themes of redemption, forgiveness, and the transformative power of goodness.
I try to use my platform as an author to raise awareness about the following charities: Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation, WorldVision, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, and Covenant House. For more information, see my Twitter account.
pair of Christian Louboutins (Gabriel’s Favorite)
of 15 Signed Sets of the Gabriel’s Trilogy
FYI, the Louboutin winner will be gifted a Neiman Marcus gift card with shipping included. All prizes are international.
Guest Post Review by Aimi Ruki:
I want to say so many things but I fear that my words can never do justice. I fear my words can never describe how emotional I felt reading this book and how much my thoughts and soul are invested into reading Gabriel’s Redemption. It was simply…beautiful. A lovely, picturesque story of an epic conclusion of the trilogy.
First of all, there are so many things happening in this book. The structure and the story woven into this book are so deeply intricate and deep that my mind is having the difficulty to process everything, to select pieces of if and include them in my review. I feel that the words and emotions are stuck in my throat because I am simply, too overwhelmed.
I truly applause Sylvain Reynard. He took us all into an incredible journey of the symbolism of the sins of lust, agape, envy, pride, and simply…true love. This is more than a story. This is a trip back to the past, a peek through one of the greatest literature that ever existed; the Divine Comedy, Paradise Lost and the love tale between Dante and Beatrice…it is simply wonderful. This book is highly intelligent, with the use of evocative imagery and a spun of poetic words. I’ve been highlighting pages after pages because the words are just simply poetic, beautiful and very artistic.
I’m actually glad that this story, even though it talks alot about sinful lust and other deadly sins Gabriel is suffering from, yet, there is purity in this book. I’m glad it is not erotica. It’s beyond that. It’s so much more and I feel that my soul is a lot fuller than before.
I love that Reynard’s style of writing is unique compared to the others. I love his little side notes in the brackets which I find to be quite hilarious at times.
“They spent the next hour engaged in a new kind of marital bliss- desk sex. (Desk sex can be very, very good, but it’s important to remove the staplers first).”
Reynard has a unique sense of humour 😉
And I believe I’m falling in love with the author more and more. I can’t wait to read his next work. His mind is simply brilliant.
And Gabriel…oh Gabriel! He’s everything you can ever want for a man! He’s a true example of a perfect lover and a perfect husband. I love to see the journey Gabriel goes through and how he dealt with his dark past and live happily ever after with Julia. The things he said…is simple mesmerizing. Chivalry should not be dead. This is why I’m telling men to read poetries!
“I told him that the greatest virtue isn’t charity; it’s hope. I discovered charity with Richard and Grace, but also with you. And it helped me through some very dark days. I also discovered faith, when I went to Assi. But without hope, I wouldn’t be here. I would have taken my life.”
Oh Gabriel my tortured hero! Have faith, we all love you even your darkest past!
As for Julia…I cannot express how much I thank the author for not making her into one of those bimbo heroines who sees a hot guy and her panties starts to wet instantly. Seriously… Julia is a different kind of creature. She’s the perfect example of how a woman should be. Women are always weaker than men, but what we lack in strength, we make it up with our minds. We have strong will power, we are the hearts of families. We are the sticky leaf that binds everyone together. I like that Reynard shows a woman doesn’t have to be badass or a temptress. Nay. Real women has a heart full of compassion. The unconditional love. And I love how Julia never be dominated by Gabriel. I love how she has her own mind and think on her feet. And I love that is she is an old soul.
“Better a loving mouse than an indifferent tiger.”
“I know he has his faults, but so do I. He’d give me the world if he could fit it in his pocket, and he never, ever, lets me fall.”
“Because I love you. Because I have compassion for you. Because I forgive you.”
*sigh* Julia is now my new book hero ❤
Overall, the trilogy is an enjoyable read with a lot of intense moments. If you’re looking for something more than just erotica, more than just girl meets boy, then try this. I can assure you by the time you finish this book, your soul will be at peace.
5/5 Hearts of Love