Review: Gabriel’s Rapture by Sylvain Reynard

Posted November 8, 2013 by Annie in Reviews / 9 Comments

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Review: Gabriel’s Rapture by Sylvain Reynard
Gabriel's Rapture
by Sylvain Reynard

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: May 22, 2012
Series: Gabriel's Inferno #2
Published by Berkley, Penguin Group
Pages: 386
Format: Audiobook
 

Feel the passion pulsing off these pages with Reynard’s exquisite writing! Julia and Gabriel’s story is guaranteed to make you fall in love. ~ Under the Covers

It took me a long while to get through this book. Not because it was boring or that I didn’t enjoy it. I listened to the audiobook of this story and to be honest, I just may be the slowest audiobook listener in the world. I started this audiobook in July. It is now November.

Despite listening and not reading this book, one thing stands out no matter what way you experience this book. There writing is exquisite. There are so many vivid depictions, so many beautiful professions of love that this book truly feels like a romance novel. There’s class, sensuality and a deep rooted love that I think explains why this series is so popular. Gabriel and Julia travel to Italy where Gabriel has more lectures on Dante.

Having read the first book and listened to the audiobook for the second, I can say that I enjoyed the audio because of the added nuances it provides the story. The narrator is great and that’s a big thing coming from someone who is quite picky about narrators and voices. If you’re a fan of this series or wish to try it out, I would highly suggest trying the audio because it makes it feel more classic, if you can believe it. I look forward to read the next in the series.

Feel the passion pulsing off these pages with Reynard’s exquisite writing! Julia and Gabriel’s story is guaranteed to make you fall in love.

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About Sylvain Reynard

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.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

When I’m not submerged in a good book, you can find me musing about makeup and planners or dreaming about Kpop boys and beaches. Until then, check out my reviews and let’s talk books!
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Thank you for sharing your review. I have not read anything by Miss Reynard, but will check her out. I love the cover!

Elizabeth
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I didn’t realize reynard was a man until after I read the first book….he does a really good job capturing the emotions of these characters…hope you enjoy!

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miki

i’ve my first audio book but i haven’t started it yet .. i fear i will even slower listener than you 😉

this series was recommended to me but i’m still unsure about it however i’m glad to see that the audio is of quality in case i got addduicted when i start^^

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

I feel the same way about audios ….I’m nervous

Bube
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Bube

Gabriel – My love <3 😀 🙂
A beautifully written love story 🙂
One of the best love stories,can't wait for Gabriel's Redemption!

Very good review 🙂

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Such a good story….I didn’t think I was going to like it as much as I did

Aly P
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Aly P

You’re one of the happy ones, I rolled my eyes so much while finishing book 1 and part of this one that I almost got blind 😀

Timitra
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Timitra

I still haven’t done the audio book thing as yet but I’ll definitely give your suggestion a try Ann.

Amy R
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Amy R

I am not much of an audiobook person (have only tried 1) but I have heard good things about this series. Since it’s a new to me author and the books are on the high side to buy not knowing if I’ll like I’m going to try my library.