Thursday, 15 May 2014

Gabriels Inferno by Sylvain Reynard - 0 STARS!!!

Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard

A big fat 0 Stars
Blurb - 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 enrols 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.
 Gabriel’s Inferno is book #1 in the Gabriel’s Inferno Series by Sylvain Reynard.
 After reading Fifty Shades of Grey I searched for recommendations of what to read next and this series popped up everywhere!!
 This book has been in my ‘To Read’ pile for months and I finally got round to starting it two days ago, I had very high expectations and was really looking forward to getting started on this series.
 For anyone who has previously read my blog you will know that on average I read a book a day I devour books and will finish a book even if I hate it just because I hate to leave a book without knowing what happens.
 Well this book has beaten me... I am sad to say I have given up on it; I honestly cannot stand to read another word!!!
 Ok time for the rant...... This book is up there with the biggest pile of crap I have ever read!!!
 The bad bits....
·         Gabriel.... this guy is in his early 30’s yet is somehow an ex coke addict who has managed to get clean and also become a tenured professor in an obscure subject all in an incredibly short amount of time!!!!
·         Gabriel.... is in his 30’s yet acts, dresses and speaks like he is in his 60’s and also lives in the 1900’s!!!
·         Gabriel.... is a pretentious know it all who seriously likes the sound of his own voice far too much!!!
·         Gabriel insists on calling Julia, Julienne... her name is Julia how hard is it to understand that!!!
The worse bits...
·         Julia.... WTF!!!
·         Julia.... is supposed to be 23 yet acts, dresses and speaks like a 50yr old virgin!!!
·         Julia....needs a kick up the arse seriously girl don’t cower to a man stand up for yourself!!!
·         Julia.... I’m sorry but if the girl owns an iphone then she is modern enough to not be embarrassed or fall faint because of a kiss!!!
I have read a lot of books I’ve read 200 so far in 2014 but I think this would have to be in my top ten of the worst book I have ever read.
 How anyone could suggest that after reading 50 shades kinktasticness this would be a good choice is seriously taking the mick!!!
 This book is written by someone who doesn’t understand sexy because this book in embarrassingly awkward!!
 It’s the most pretentious book ever it spouts on and on about Dante and Beatrice and there are whole sections devoted to droning on and on about the Italian poet and his works, life, etc.  A little historical relevant info is great but the longest book in the world where most of it is historical jargon is not!!
 Gabriel and Julia together is a joke she hero worships him and he treats her like a child that’s not sexy!!!
 Awful, awful, awful just don’t waste your time reading it hated every minute I wasted reading it, I will never get that time back L