Sunday, August 25, 2013
Gabriel's Inferno by Sylvain Reynard
Kink Level-No Kink
Series-Gabriel's Inferno #1
Reviewed by Kay
Gabriel Emerson is a college professor whose specialty is Dante, from Dante's Inferno fame. He teaches a class based on Dante. He was adopted by a wonderful family that loved him and treated him very well. He has temper issues, former drug abuse issues and man-whoring issues. Not to mention he's kind of a douche.
Enter Julia Mitchell, college student trying to specialize in all things Dante. She has a past with Gabriel, which he doesn't remember. She has loved him for years upon years. Her past is troubled also. Her mother was negligent with her raising of Julia, her father was emotionally unavailable for her and she had an ex-boyfriend who was emotionally and physically abusive to her. So her self image definitely needed work.
This book started out so good. Julia was a meek, sweet character you rooted for. Gabriel was an ass in the beginning to her and everyone else. About three fourths of the way through the book I wanted to stop but figured I'd went this far, so I had to finish. This book was WAY too wordy! The relationship built nicely but fizzled epically at the one, yes one sex scene. It wasn't even descriptive, I mean at all. My biggest complaint though was that the two main characters were both so very weak and whiny that I wanted to slap them both. I won't go on to the next book.