National best-selling 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 listener’s mind, body, and soul, forever.
©2012 Sylvain Reynard (P)2012 Penguin Audio
I love to listen to audiobooks. It is great when the narrators get into the story and really bring the characters to life.
I think that there is no real comparison between 50 Shades and Gabriel. I loved 50 Shades and I really like Gabriel and Julian's Story as well. These books are not as intense as I thought they would be but still a really great story.
The separation and re-connection of Gabriel and Julia!!
When Gabriel took Julia to the apple orchard and proposed!!
I loved this book! It was so good, i listened to it all in one sitting. Some twists were unpredictable, others you knew were coming. it was worth the credit.
Take the time to let this series take you away. Open your mind to a tantalizing portrait of love, moving literature , and sensual caresses of life. Treasure the "sticky leaves".
We need stronger female protagonists.
It is difficult for me to get immersed in a story when a man is voicing a female character. Everything she says comes across as whiney. If I were reading the book, I don't think that's how Julia would be portrayed.
I'd cut a whole lot of characters out. The contrived conflict feels forced. Reynard tried to add an air of mystery by keeping characters in the shadows. Instead of mystery, it was just really confusing.
I liked the first book. I couldn't put it down. Even after reading it, I downloaded the audiobook. But the second in the series feels rushed. Why must we listen to a half hour of Julia wallowing? I wish Julia had been more secure. The entire first chapter is spent with Gabriel reassuring her that he didn't have a miserable time sleeping with her. What gives?
Also, I don't know what's up with everything being a trilogy lately. There's tons of fillers in the books (for word count, I suspect). They could have easily been condensed and made into one book.
I dream about you wide awake in my arms It’s the last time I sleep alone dreaming of you in my arms I’ll kiss you every day & every night
I find this book very poetic and romantic!
It's beautifully written in a way of seduction that makes you want more!
A story of discovery, physical and emotional.
I love Gabriel's commitment to change, to find forgiveness and to make Julia happy!
I love Julia's kindness, compassion and the will to fight for what she loves and wants.
One of my favorite books!
Can't wait for Gabriel's Redemption final story!
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