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Gabriel's Rapture (Gabriel's Inferno Trilogy Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Sylvain Reynard
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Book Description

National bestselling author Sylvain Reynard continues the story of Gabriel and Julia, two lovers bound together by their darkest desires.

But those very desires may destroy them . . .

Professor Gabriel Emerson has embarked on a passionate, yet clandestine affair with his former student Julia Mitchell. Sequestered on a romantic holiday in Italy, he tutors her in the sensual delights of the body and the raptures of sex.

But when they return, their happiness is threatened by conspiring students, academic politics, and a jealous ex-lover. When Gabriel is confronted by the university administration, will he succumb to Dante’s fate? Or will he fight to keep Julia, his Beatrice, forever?
In Gabriel’s Rapture, the brilliant sequel to the wildly successful debut novel, Gabriel’s Inferno, Sylvain Reynard weaves an exquisite love story that will touch the reader’s mind, body, and soul, forever.

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About the Author

Sylvain Reynard is a Canadian writer with an interest in Renaissance art and culture and an inordinate attachment to the city of Florence.

Product Details

  • File Size: 854 KB
  • Print Length: 433 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0425265951
  • Publisher: Berkley (July 31, 2012)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008R25C5G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,402 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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63 of 65 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Professor is back! May 21, 2012
By MsBaba4
Format:Kindle Edition
4.5 stars.

"I want to be your first and your last. I love you, Julianne. I offer you my heart and my life."

The man is in love. *throb, throb, throb* Ah, yes, that's my heart. Can you hear it? Gabriel is definitely DEE-lish! Gabriel is worshipping his beloved Julia. She's the light that would shine in his darkness, and he'd do anything to protect her.

"She is not my equal; she is my better. She is my sticky little leaf."

Gabriel's Rapture picks up right where Gabriel's Inferno left off. Gabriel and Julia are spending some time in Italy. He is teaching her the pleasures of sex. It was a lovely part of the book. You could feel their love and they were truly happy. *bliss* However, when they return their happiness is threatened by intrigues, and the resentment is palpable. Gabriel and Julia's love is on the verge to succumb to the "enemy". But Gabriel said to Julia:

"Not even Hell could keep me from you."

I really enjoyed their interaction. It was enthralling and thoughtful.

"Everyone wants to know where evil comes from and why the world is riddled with it. Why doesn't anyone ask where goodness comes from? Human beings have a tremendous capacity for cruelty. Why is there goodness at all?"

Gabriel found redemption. He began to realize how he'd been given chance after chance. He found grace and love but he'd thrown it away repeatedly. But Julia told him:

"Grace isn't something we deserve, Gabriel." Julia said softly. "It comes from love. And God wraps the world in second chances and sticky little leaves and mercy, even though some people don't want them."
Hi kissed the back of her hand. "Precisely. In the crypt of the Basilica, something happened. I realized you couldn't save me.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute Perfection... May 23, 2012
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Love, Love, Love these wonderful books! I am a re-reader and I know that GR is going into the rotation along with GI. Sylvain, keep em' coming!!! Just like GI, I couldn't put GR down, I will be reading them both again over this long weekend. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You Sylvain Reynard!!! A fan for life!
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51 of 58 people found the following review helpful
By Melissa
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I was a huge fan of Gabriel's Inferno, the first book in this series by Slyvain Reynard. I mean a HUGE fan. In fact, that book made it onto my list of favorite books of all time and books that I could read over and over again. I loved it so much. But, weirdly I think, I was not really looking forward to this sequel. In my mind the story ended absolutely perfectly, and I wasn't in any hurry to see that the practically happily ever after ending of that story didn't end up being so happily ever after. But the day of the release of this book came, and I found that I couldn't stay away. I wanted more Gabriel and Julia, so I took the plunge and purchased this book.

How did I like it? Well, I was disappointed, but I will admit that I was a lot more disappointed after reading the first half of the book than I ended up being at the conclusion of the book. In short, after a rocky beginning I thought that the book redeemed itself by the ending. Why the disappointment? Three reasons primarily. First of all, one of the things that I absolutely loved about the first book was that Julia and Gabriel were both significantly flawed. They had some real issues that they needed to work through, and these issues were preventing them from really giving themselves to each other. However, through their love for one another they were able to overcome those problems and find true love. Gabriel's Inferno was a story of redemption. I loved that. However, in this story it turns out that Gabriel wasn't entirely open about all that he was doing in his life. He hadn't told the whole truth, and for that reason there are still some significant things for the two of them to work out. In addition Julia is still really working through issues of her own insecurity.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Gabriel's Rapture!!!! May 22, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I love Gabriel's Rapture as much as Gabriel's Inferno. I purchased the kindle version last night while I wait for my actual book copy to arrive. I had to force my self to bed because I just couldn't put the story down. I can't wait to go home and finish reading the story tonight. Great job Sylvain Reynard! I can't wait to see what next great story you come up with.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved both books! June 20, 2012
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I read Gabriel's Inferno over the weekend and then HAD to start Gabriel's Rapture. I adored both of them, I was captivated by the story between Julianne and Gabriel, and how they found their way to each other. The anticipation of the consummation of their love was great and absolutely worth the wait. The lovemaking scenes and even those depicting the physical and emotional affection between the two were beautifully written.

I just finished reading Gabriel's Rapture and have to admit becoming emotional reading about Gabriel in Italy and his pain over being separated from his love, Julianne. I was crying and had to put it down for a few minutes. And, then when I picked it up again, had to finish it to know that they were back together and happily forever.

I love reading and do so voraciously, and there are some books that move me tremendously, so much so that I will re read them again and again. These are 2 such books and I thank Sylvain Reynard for providing these stories, so wonderful that I feel compelled to comment.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good Read!! I can't put it down .
Published 1 hour ago by ANGELIQUE B WARD
3.0 out of 5 stars not happy with this book
I was bored most of the time , don't even feel like finishing the trilogy but I feel like I should give the last book a chance to surprise me . I hope it does .
Published 6 days ago by Marvin Ramirez
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I'm done with this series.
Published 7 days ago by Moonlight22
5.0 out of 5 stars another masterpiece
read it twice....could not put it is beautifully written....a great love story that flows from the 1st book
Published 15 days ago by P. Colonna
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!!!
I absolutely love the story that fallows these two people. They have to go though so much, in the end love wins out!!!
Published 24 days ago by Prissy
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Published 28 days ago by sandra n alderete
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I really enjoyed this book if you like 50 shades then I would recommend this one.
Published 29 days ago by katie jones
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING
it's so romantic and beautiful that it makes you never want to finish it. i learned so many great things in this book. it is a must read. i give it 100 stars
Published 1 month ago by Samia Sous
4.0 out of 5 stars communication is so important ;-)
The book starts so promising with a whole lot of love and happiness and than it goes wrong...

Communication is so important and Gabriel wasn't good at it in this book at... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Vydnic
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More 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.

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