Enigmatic and sexy, Professor Gabriel Emerson is a well respected Dante specialist by day, but by night he devotes himself to an uninhibited life of pleasure. He uses his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm to gratify his every whim, but is secretly tortured by his dark past and consumed by the profound belief that he is beyond all hope of redemption. When the sweet and innocent Julia Mitchell enrolls as his graduate student, his attraction and mysterious connection to her not only jeopardizes his career, but sends him on a journey in which his past and his present collide. An intriguing and sinful exploration of seduction, forbidden love and redemption, "Gabriel's Inferno" is a captivating and wildly passionate tale of one man's escape from his own personal hell as he tries to earn the impossible...forgiveness and love.
** 3/3.5 STARS **
This is a very tough review for me to write...probably the hardest yet. I am very disappointed because I expected to love this book but instead I had a very hard time connecting with it. I don't know if all the hype ruined it for me or maybe the story was too intellectual for me lol.
This was the first book I read with a teacher/student relationship but I am absolutely not opposed to it. I actually find the whole forbidden love even more appealing. I found this to be a sweet and even considering the storyline, a mostly innocent love story. I liked Julia but I couldn't fall in love with The Professor like I had hoped; I even liked Gabriel's family.
Waa, I am so disappointed!!!