Gabriel’s Inferno Review

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Title:  Gabriel’s Inferno

Author:  Sylvain Reynard

Published:  April 2011 by Omnific Publishing

Genre:  Romance, Adult Fiction

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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        


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12 thoughts on “Gabriel’s Inferno Review

  1. Thanks for the review! I actually have Gabriel’s Inferno sitting on my bookcase to read, I just haven’t gotten to it yet. I agree it seemed that everyone on Goodreads was singing this book’s praises but I’m wondering if it was just because of the love/addiction of Fifty Shades.

    I will get to reading this at some point this summer and will let you know how I liked it.


    • Honestly, it doesn’t even compare to Fifty Shades. Definitely let me know how you like it; I’m wondering if it’s just me who dislikes it so much, lol.

  2. Hilarious review, btw. I saw this book on some highly recommended list a few weeks back, and I was intrigued, but I think I’ll pass. Thanks for the Liebster Blog Award shout-out! I’ll have to get my butt in gear and follow up tomorrow. 🙂 Cheers–

    • This is one I would definitely not recommend and it’s too bad cause it started out really great and then I don’t know what happened.

  3. Sorry this one didn’t work out for you. It’s been on my list of books to check out and sounds like I wasn’t missing much. Always a disappointment when a book starts out really great and fizzles out.

    I’ve read a couple books this year that had fantastic ratings like this one but were so painful for me to get through. Had me wondering what all those people were on when they read it too! Glad I’m not the only one that’s happened to!

    Thanks for the heads up!

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