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Publisher's Summary

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

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Very melodramatic

Gabriel's Rapture had the tenor of a Harlequin romance....not enough steam. Perhaps I wasn't in the mood......

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No. Just no.

Would you try another book from Sylvain Reynard and/or John Morgan?

Maybe.

What could Sylvain Reynard have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

We need stronger female protagonists.

What didn’t you like about John Morgan’s performance?

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.

What character would you cut from Gabriel's Rapture?

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.

Any additional comments?

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.

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Beautiful

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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A love story so strong you won't want to stop.

I could not treat my ears away from the audio. If only true love could excise as it does for the Professor & soul mate.

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  • ballon, Albania
  • 04-06-15

Drivel

Would you try another book from Sylvain Reynard and/or John Morgan?

1st book was great, this book was not a good read at all... Ugh... don't buy

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No

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  • 04-04-15

fantastic character development

loved book two! We learn more about each character and the narration was perfect. I can't wait to listen to the final book to see how Gabriel and Julianne's story ends!

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excellent story & narration. Perfect. Write more!

John Morgan makes it believably enthralling and hard to stop listening. Keep writing more novels!

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Awesome

Would you listen to Gabriel's Rapture again? Why?

This is the best book. The have told all my friends. This is my favorite book. I can't wait to forget this book , so I can reread it.,, I loved all three books

What was one of the most memorable moments of Gabriel's Rapture?

Them falling in love

What about John Morgan’s performance did you like?

Excellent

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The entire book

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Great series

Would you consider the audio edition of Gabriel's Rapture to be better than the print version?

In my review of Gabriel's Inferno I mentioned that this book was eloquently written and so smart. The author did not fail in carrying that to the second book. Gabriel and Julia are wonderful characters and though Gabriel can come off so sweet that my teeth hurt he also can be brooding and pompous but it does it so well you cant help but love him.

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Learning Curves with a Happy Ending

I've learned a few things from this series: 1. is that if you are familiar with the Italian poet Dante and Beatrice's story along with other famous poets then this is the book for you and you will appreciate the quotes used throughout the story. I'm not familiar with famous poet's quotes so I had to really think about the meanings of the quotes and how it applies to the storyline. 2. is that you have to have A LOT of patience. This book is not only long, but aggrevating for me at times because I have little patience and I found myself pounding my fists on my desk in frustration because Julia is so naive and insecure with her relationship with Gabriel. I can't believe the things she says or feels after all they've been through. 3. but alas, if you have patience to listen to the first book, then you will have patience to listen to this book which will result in a happy ending. It was an enjoyable listen during the end and I look forward to the next book in the series.