Title: Gabriel’s Inferno
Author: Sylvain Reynard
Published: April 2011 by Omnific Publishing
Genre: Romance, Adult Fiction
Gabriel’s Inferno was hot indeed, but instead of hot = sexy it was more like hot = hell with me thinking, is this book ever going to end?? It started off really good. Julia is going to grad school in Canada. Her professor, Gabriel Emerson, happens to be her best friend’s brother who she’s only met once. Gabriel doesn’t remember her, and Julia doesn’t want to have to remind him. She has been pining for him for years. They end up in a relationship, but will their dark secrets tear them apart?
This had the opportunity to be a really great book. Jerk professor, shy student (she’s 23 so it’s nothing sketchy), it definitely had a chance. I flew through the first few hundred pages (there’s about 500). Then when they got together it just became so awful. Julia didn’t grow at all as a character, and while I liked her at first, she really got under my skin. She was a hard core goody two-shoes. She slapped someone who was endangering her, yet she felt bad she slapped him. Are you kidding me? And Gabriel totally lost his hotness and his personality as soon as the relationship started. It was so sappy and drawn out I found myself skimming it while saying, blah blah blah, in my head.
A conflict that happened in the story, that should have actually been a little more suspenseful and drawn out, was over way too soon. Then there were still a few hundred pages left and not much happened. The only reason I finished this book was because it was really good at first so I was hoping it would get better. After it didn’t, I didn’t want to stop when I only had a hundred pages left.
This book has a four star rating on goodreads (were people drunk??) so maybe one of you will like it, but I do not recommend it.
My Rating: 1 ½ out of 5 stars