Author: Sylvain Reynard
Professor Gabriel Emerson, a specialist in Dante and the art of seduction, believes he has already earned his exile to the lower circles of hell. Since redemption is impossible, there is no reason to refrain from indulging in a life of pleasurable sin, using his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm as a means to gratify his every whim. But when he meets Julia Mitchell, a brilliant, lovely, and innocent grad student with the achingly familiar eyes of an angel, all of his cynical convictions are challenged. Her mysterious allure and the havoc she wreaks on his self-satisfied existence cause him to lash out at her, while her quiet beauty and innate goodness consistently undermine his control, tempting him beyond measure. Despite surviving a traumatic childhood, nothing has shaken Julia's faith that redemption is possible for everyone-everyone but her. Her unworthiness torments her, since the only man she will ever love has managed to forget her very existence, failing to even recognize her when they reconnect. Too naive to see that Gabriel's hostility is a mask for his increasing obsession with her, Julia forces him to come to grips with his past while she continues to unwittingly torment his senses. His fascination grows into a dangerous preoccupation, for Julia is forbidden fruit . . .
Paperback, 514 Pages
Published April 19, 2011 by Omnific Publishing
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Wow, just wow. This is a truly epic story that is almost to describe how great it was. I honestly did not want to put it down from the moment I just first started it. It was so good I actually read the first 100 pages without stopped and ended up doing it with the final 100 pages as well.
The characters are brilliant and well described and detailed. They are so complex but well described that you really get a feel for them and what they are experiencing. Gabriel has many torments in his past and feels like he is living the life of Dante's Inferno. He meets Julia in his seminar and doesn't recognize her from his past. But she remembers him. Julia is there to fulfill her dreams and to save him. And the book is an emotional roller coaster ride of what they go though during one semester at the University of Toronto.
If you are familiar with Dante's Inferno and Beatrice you will appreciate the references made throughout the story. If you are not familiar it doesn't matter you will still love this story of love, trust and redemption. Alth0ugh you may also want to find out more about Dante and Beatrice and the story behind the story.
This is by far one of the best books I have read this year and I already want to re-read it. If you are looking for something new to read or just a great story. Pick this up immediately. I really cant express how great I thought it was. There's a prologue at the end for another book. And it is now my most anticipated upcoming release.
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