Review: Gabriel’s Redemption by Sylvain Reynard

Gabriel’s Redemption by Sylvain Reynard
Series:  Gabriel’s Inferno (# 3)
Release Date: December 3, 2013
Publisher: Berkley
Pages: 497
Source: book purchased by the reviewer
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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.

But Julianne’s graduate program threatens Gabriel’s plans for their life together, as the pressures of being a student become all consuming. When she is given the honour of presenting an academic lecture at 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 – a search that has startling repercussions for himself and for Julianne.

 

Review: Julianne is married and living the life that she always wanted but never thought was possible, with the man that she never thought she would see again.

It can’t be said enough the detail and the way these books flow from one to the other is flawless.  It feels like you are reading one long story but in three books.

In Gabriel’s Redemption we still follow Julianne and Gabriel and hear the story from their point of view but it also brings us closer into the lives of some of the supporting characters.  Paul is the first friend that Julianne made when she got to University of Toronto, and they hit it off from the get go.  The only issue then was that Paul wanted more and Julianne just wanted the friendship.  With Paul’s heart broken after Julianne’s marriage to Gabriel and some health issues with his dad back home at the farm Paul went back to Vermont to help out.  Though his time back home we also get to meet his ex-girlfriend Allison who broke up with him when he went to University.  There is a lot more confrontation in this book then I think we have seen in awhile, and for once it’s not all centered around Gabriel and Julianne although they do have their spats.

Paul’s is the newest relationship that we get to see blossom.  We also are treated to a deeper look into Julianne’s father’s life and that of Gabriel’s sister and her husband.  I love how this third book kept the main story of Gabriel and Julianne alive but gave us a closer look into the surrounding family.  Although I still felt that this final book was a page turner what I did find hard to deal with was the end of the book.  Without giving anything away because I don’t like spoilers myself, I just felt that there were a lot of loose ends that could have been cleaned up.

With all that being said even though I love the series overall so much I was disappointed in this final book.  I had to downgrade to a lovely rose for this final installment in the Gabriel’s Inferno Trilogy.

Favorite Quote:  “I don’t think it was coffee they were making. Mm-hmmm.”

 

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