Monday, December 2, 2013

Book Review: GABRIEL'S REDEMPTION by Sylvain Reynard - Giveaway

Title: Gabriel’s Redemption (Gabriel’s Inferno Series #3)
Author: Sylvain Reynard
Genre: Adult Fiction, Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: December 3, 2013
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.



This series is so dear to my heart because it was one of the very first ones I read when I started loving romance books. I totally fell in love with Gabriel and his story, I've never read anything so beautifully written before. Now, a year after Gabriel's Rapture, Sylvain Reynard did it again and completely captivated me with a perfect and epic conclusion to one of my favorite series of all times.

In Gabriel's Redemption Julianne and Gabriel are newly weeds and enjoying married life. Gabriel is trying to let go of his past and imagining a more beautiful future where he becomes a father. However, Julianne is focused on her graduate program and can't see herself achieving her career goals while becoming a mother.

And that's when their challenges begin.

Julianne doesn't want to jeopardize her career goals but fears that she's being selfish and depriving Gabriel of complete happiness by putting her dreams first. As she struggles with those feelings, Julianne discovers that Gabriel is actually fighting worst demons.

After some sad occurrences, Gabriel has a revelation that forces him to rethink everything. His past comes back to haunt him and he starts to believe that he's not deserving of more in life. That wishing for more may mean losing his beloved Julianne and that's a risk he's absolutely not willing to take.

To make matters worst, other characters from their past come back to challenge them and to try to break them apart. To overcome all their troubles, Julianne and Gabriel go through the journey of learning how to communicate well in their marriage, how to confront their fears from their past and future, and to always have hope.

Now lets talk about the characters!

It was heartwarming to reconnect again with these characters, especially with Gabriel. He took my breath away with his sophisticated, intellectual, passionate, and extremely romantic personality. There's really no other character like Professor Emerson. But something amazing happens to Gabriel in this book, he finally finds peace in himself. He finally finds his own redemption. I know that's kind of expected from the title but after everything that happened in the previous books and how involved I got in this story, I never thought I would see the day that my dear Gabriel would be completely healed. That right there tells you how symbolic this final book is for the fans of this series! ♥

I loved Julianne in this book; she was an extraordinary character. There was so much goodness in her heart and she showed it every time by always having faith and hope and by teaching Gabriel how to forgive. I totally agree with him when he said that she's his brown-eyed angel. Without her there wouldn't be a Gabriel and there wouldn't be a redemption. She was a true heroine in this story because she saved him.

Throughout the book I really enjoyed getting closure for every other character that appeared in the story. Yes, you'll see exactly what happens to every bad and good guy/girl in the story. I praise Sylvain Reynard for giving readers that because it brought every aspect in the story together making the conclusion that much meaningful.

Now, the ending like I said before it was perfection. It was beautiful, touching, heartfelt, and profound. I was left feeling overjoyed and in peace because I knew that my dear Gabriel and Julianne were going to be forever happy. And there's no better feeling than that one for a romantic reader like me! ♥

I love Sylvain Reynard's style of writing; it's elegant, sophisticated, and scholarly. The incorporation of literature and poetry makes it extremely unique and fascinating to me. Aside from getting a beautiful romance story, I also got to learn very interesting things in the world of literature (thank you dear Professor Emerson!).

This is an unforgettable story and I would recommend it in a heartbeat! I LOVE IT! ♥

Favorite Quotes:

"You're my last, Gabriel. My only."

"Gabriel was a consuming fire. His passion, his desires, all seemed to overtake the desires of those around him."

"My milestones are only important because of you. Without you, they'd be empty days."

"You're my Beatrice and my sticky little leaf and my beautiful wife."

"For you, my love, I would endeavor to pluck the stars from the sky, only to shower them at your feet."

"I love this man with all my heart. I'd give my life for him. I'd give anything for him."



About the Author: 
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.

Find Sylvain Reynard on:

#1 - Gabriel's InfernoAmazon * Amazon UK * My Review
#2 - Gabriel's RaptureAmazon * Amazon UK * My Review
#3 - Gabriel's RedemptionAmazon * Amazon UK

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  1. Hi i was wondering what´s the girl name... thank you :)

    1. Hi Dani, Gabriel's lady is named Julianne. :)