ARC Review + Giveaway: Gabriel’s Redemption by Sylvain Reynard

Posted December 3, 2013 by Annie in Reviews / 7 Comments

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ARC Review + Giveaway: Gabriel’s Redemption by Sylvain Reynard
Gabriel's Redemption
by Sylvain Reynard

4.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: Dec. 3, 2013
Series: Gabriel's Inferno #3
Published by Penguin
Pages: 496
Format: ARC

GABRIEL’S REDEMPTION possesses everything we love about the series – elegant characters, sophisticated writing and a dash of trouble. It always makes for a good read. ~ Under the Covers

In the final and thrilling instalment to the Gabriel’s Inferno series, Sylvain Reynard pens the perfect happily-ever-after for Julia and Gabriel. Both have come so far for each other, but that doesn’t mean everything is smooth sailing at the start of this book.

What I love about this author and his writing is that there’s a flourish to every word he puts down on paper. It’s eloquent and sophisticated. I always feel a little more classy whenever I had this book in my hands. For me, what really capture the essence of the story weren’t just the characters or the interesting plot. It was the writing. Seriously, nothing quite beats good writing. I devoured this book because it was so easy to read.

Julia and Gabriel are now married. But with that ring and that commitment, there are other obstacles that stand in their way. Gabriel wants something that Julia isn’t ready for and as they face each other in this battle of wills, we see just how strong they are as a couple. External forces also put pressure on the two, creating more separation and more heartache. It will test them and everything that Reynard has built throughout this series will be put under the telescope, examining if Julia and Gabriel are really right for each other.

There were two characters who I really enjoyed reading about. Paul still habors great feelings for Julia and isn’t quite ready to give up on her. It puts Gabriel on alert and because of Paul’s presence in the book, readers get to see a jealous side of Gabriel that was very entertaining. Similarly, Christa, a jealous and manipulative character tries to damage Gabriel and Julia’s relationship from every angle she can think of. Her presence definitely spiced up the book and created a few shocking scenes that I thought added a little flavour.

Although I’m saddened to have this series end, I will say that I was very happy with the ending. All strings have been tied up and Reynard really does a great job of closing off this series while still having readers want more. I’m looking forward to Reynard’s next projects. I hope they are as all-consuming as this one.

Unbridled passion and the strength of love is tested in the latest instalment of the Gabriel’s Inferno series. GABRIEL’S REDEMPTION possesses everything we love about the series – elegant characters, sophisticated writing and a dash of trouble. It always makes for a good read.

*ARC provided by publisher

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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.

GIVEAWAY

As a special giveaway for this tour, Reynard is giving away a ridiculous amount of signed sets of the trilogy as well as Gabriel`s favorite shoes! Please note the Louboutin winner will be gifted a Neiman Marcus gift card with shipping included. All prizes are international.

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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.

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