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.
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.
Gabriel’s Redemption was my MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK of 2013 and it so happens to be one of my TOP PICKS for 2013! The Gabriel’s Inferno Series by Sylvain Reynard has got to be one of the best series out there today. Screw Fifty Shades of Grey! Screw Christian! Gabriel Emerson is the KING of dominant, sexy, addicting males! I cannot get enough of that man. Gabriel and Julianne’s love story is at the top of the charts! Very memorable and impossible to forget. Sylvain Reynard is a fucking genius, taking us on a journey full of passion, emotion, and undying love. I guarantee if you start this series, you will NOT put it down for anything.
“Every night when I fall asleep with her in my arms, I thank God she’s mine. Every morning when I wake up, my first thought is that I’m grateful she married me. I will never be worthy of her. But I spend every day trying my damnedest.”
If you have followed this series you have been with the Professor and Julianne through major ups and downs, and they have survived, no matter how tough life has gotten, their love is unbreakable, unmatched, and unbelievably beautiful. In Gabirel’s Redemption their struggles continue, and we experience their love, their connection grow even stronger. Some of the challenges that they face are typical challenges you have in a marriage, but there are a couple challenges regarding both of their pasts and the threat that lingers with uncertainty. At those particular points in the story, that is when you will catch me gripping my e-reader, and crying my eyes out. Sylvain has created these characters that have buried themselves in my heart, made me care about them so much, and you just never want to let them go. You laugh when they laugh, you cry when they struggle, and you smile when they show their wondrous love to us. Nothing will make you fall in love with a book more, than having fascinating and captivating characters, and not just the main characters, ALL of the characters. You either love em or hate em, but they will never leave your mind.
“I’ve hurt you, again and again. Yet you’re so giving. Why?”
“Because I love you. Because I have compassion for you. Because I forgive you.”
The most emotional part that got to me, was the fact that even though Gabriel and Julianne finally had each other, they finally were in a good place, but they kept worrying about the other one leaving them. It was just heartbreaking. I wanted to shake them and tell them to just LOVE each other, stop worrying about when your last day with each other will be. It seemed like they have never been this happy before, so that made them afraid of it, afraid that it wouldn’t last, that their love had an expiration date. That intense love, that overwhelming, all-consuming kind of love is magical, and those two deserved magical! Gabriel’s Redemption was in one word perfection. Trilogies have to be hard for authors. As a reader you expect an out of the park, fantastic ending to a story that you have been following for a long time. I have read the ending of some trilogies that have been disappointing to say the least, but Gabriel’s Redemption was a beautifully complete story. There is nothing better that I would have asked for. Sylvain Reynard did these characters and this series justice. Kudos to you Sylvain, on the perfect ending to a perfect series!
“Apparuit iam beatitudo vestra. I love you.”
*ARC provided by NetGalley*