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5 Sticky Leaf StarsShe is not my equal she is my better She is my sticky little leafJust like the first book, this one was better the second time around What is there not to love about Professor Gabriel Emerson Gabriel s Rapture picks up right were Gabriel Inferno leaves off Gabriel and Julia are happy, in Italy and in love When they return back to Toronto, there are things that come up that make things much difficult for the pair Nothing can keep these two apart So beautiful togetherI love you far too much, I m sure But I don t know how to love you any other wayThe writing is phenomenal, the story is so beautiful I just can t get enough of this series December 1st, 2013 Re read Audiobookin preparation for book 3 4.5 I liked Julia much better this time around. I wandered in the darkness looking for something better, something real I found you, and I ll be damned if I m going to lose you4 Stars The angst and drama in Gabriel s Rapture amazed me In this sequel, we get to experience Gabriel and Julia s relationship in a much deeper level The book picked up where Gabriel s Inferno left off Everything seemed perfect when it comes to Gabriel and Julia s relationship but unexpected situations suddenly came out which led their relationship to a different, painful direction.First of all, I have to say that I knew it I knew what was about to come so it didn t surprise me when it finally happened I was so scared of the consequences that these two will be facing when I was still reading the first book so I can say that I m already prepared for it What surprised me most was the pain that it caused What happened to Julia and Gabriel was too heart breaking.But you know the good thing about this book It ended beautifully that I was so glad to leave it when I turned the last page I actually wished that it was the ending for the whole series.Another thing that I loved about this book was the way Gabriel continued to treat Julia gently despite what happened to them Julia, on the hand, also had a notable character development She was able to handle things differently here and for that, I adored her.I loved Gabriel s Rapture as a whole It s one of the well written sequels I ve ever read because of the way it was delivered I m excited to find out how the series will conclude in the third bookShe is not my equal She is my better She is my sticky leaf Gabriel s Rapture, book 2 of 3 Professor Gabriel Emerson s courtly seduction of his chaste student JuliaYou re the closest thing to an angel I ll ever touchBooks in Gabriel s Inferno trilogy should be read in order Book 1 Gabriel s InfernoBook 2 Gabriel s RaptureBook 3 Gabriel s Redemption Rich on symbolism, depth, history and divine message the Gabriel s Inferno trilogy is set against the backdrop of Dante s Devine Comedy The ingenuity of using Dante s journey in professors Emerson s lectures, life lessons, experiences and parallels that can clearly be drawn between Dante Gabriel, who after having moved through hell meets up with his Beatrice Julia, to be guided into paradise Simply divine In Gabriel s Inferno, book 1 Professor Gabriel O Emerson, Dante specialist for the Department of Italian Studies at the University of Toronto, and MA Grad student Julianne Mitchell, Julia embark on a whirlwind courtship against the university s strict non fraternization policy.In Gabriel s Rapture, book 2, Gabriel and Julia s chaste courtship has moved into a courtly seduction and beyond as they are getting to know it each other and reluctantly share painful secrets of their pasts But there s much standing in their way and they soon find themselves fighting against jealousy, lies, deceit, but most importantly the truth as their clandestine relationship is exposed The painful aftermath will be costly, but also bring about personal growth and coming to terms their pasts Their forbidden whirlwind romance offers the very best in suspense, intrigue, villains, lies, deceit, jealousy and their against all odds love Professor Gabriel O Emerson, a larger than life hero, on my top 10 shelf Nine words to describe Gabriel Pretentious, mercurial, jaded, brilliant, broken, corrupted, enigmatic, commanding and unforgettable Nine words to describe Julianne Mitchell, Julia Shy, stubborn, smart, timid, chaste, tenacious, fragile, loyal and patient Book 2 ends in a good place, but I am thrilled to be starting on book 3, Gabriel s Redemption for the conclusion of their story.Brilliant, inspiring and interesting plot Masterfully told Unforgettable and swoon worthy professor Gabriel Emerson And enough intrigue, suspense and romance to keep you glued throughout their saga The coveted 6 star shelfI ll love you forever, Julianne, whether you love me or not That s my Heaven And my HellHero rating 5 stars Heroine rating 4.5 starsSex scenes rating 5 starsSex scenes frequency 4 starsStoryline concept rating 5 starsStorytelling skills rating 5 starsStory ending rating N ABook editing rating 5 no edits spotted 5 stars Overall rating 5 starsWould I recommend this series Yes.Would I re read this series Yes.Would I read future books by this author Yes. 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 Reader S Mind, Body, And Soul, Forever I am so glad that Mr Reynard was nice enough to give me a copy of this a week before it s release so I good devour it before going into the hospital I waited for its release for months and let me tell you I was not one bit disappointed by it I could write pages just on my favorite quotes the writing is superb and extremely sexy without having to be erotic The book starts out the morning after their first love making experience in Italy that occurred at the end of Gabriel s Inferno I loved that I did not miss a moment of their lives and was able to read about the growth of their relationship They spend some time dealing with their pasts, Julia the shy one who had a difficult childhood and Gabriel the sexually promiscuous one who had been adopted by a family that he didn t quite think he deserved I saw flashes of Julia gaining control of her own life and not letting others walk all over her Gabriel was learning to love but still had issues letting Julia make some of the decisions in their relationship.I love the way that Gabriel loves Julia He is so protective, kind and provides her with endless pleasure He begins to learn to deal with his feelings without turning to sex which had become his addiction after drugs, a coping mechanism really Now Gabriel did make my blood boil a time or two when he tried to make some major decisions in their relationship without consulting Julia I understand why he did it but big decisions should always be made together, especially in matters of the heart There was a portion of the book where Gabriel essentially became like Julia in the Gabriel s Inferno and Julia became like Gabriel as far a sexual need goes While it was ironic, it showed how both characters had grown over the course of their relationship.There will be those that are trying to pull them apart and don t forget, their relationship in Gabriel s Inferno started when Gabriel was the professor and Julia the student Would the force of these things be strong enough to tear them apart Is their love strong enough to get through the storm Will Julia be his Beatrice forever The book was as intense as the first but far romantic The writing is brilliant and I could feel what the characters were feeling in my heart I don t think that the book could have had a better ending I know some people will want a third book but for me the series ended perfectly. A very good book in my opinion , and I believe that my review says everything A pleasure reading this book Recenzia mea completa o g si i aici My Julia and Gabriel Wow, Sylvain Reynard did not disappoint This sequel is at least as good as Gabriel s Inferno The book is full of thoughtful ideas about life, sin, forgiveness and love In Gabriel s Rapture, the author connected love and sex in most beautiful way and the way he sees marriage is absolutely wonderful The book has a very substantial effect on me It made me cry and it made me think a lot about the life I don t remember feeling such a strong compassion for main characters as I had when reading this book I really admire Sylvain Reynard for his ability of forming such a beautiful compliments in this book Moreover, he is a master of teasing and all of the sex scenes were so real and so tasteful Some of the compliments said by Professor to Julia, made even me blushed when reading it You must have been designed and not merely made The author succeeded again in creating realistic characters Gabriel and Julia are not perfect, and they both made various mistakes in this book But this is how life goes, how we learn Gabriel has changed a lot comparing to Gabriel s Inferno and I was so happy to read that he was able to find his peace finally This book about love and forgiveness touched my heart and I am sure I will re read it couple of times SR, thanks a lot for enable us to read such a wonderful story MORE REVIEWS ON MY BLOG Reading Is My Breathing Love is not loveWhich alters when it alteration finds,Or bends with the remover to remove.O no, it is an ever fixed markThat looks on tempests and is never shaken It is the star to every wand ring bark,Whose worth s unknown, although his height be taken Sonnet 116 William Shakespeare, Shakespeare s SonnetsI am truly devoted to this series and to Sylvain s penmanship God, you can feel how dedicated he was in every aspect of this book, from the plot, to the characters and other details that surrounded it I can only imagine the hard work and research put into writing this book, because not one word is there unnecessary and without meaning Gabriel s Rapture is the second installment of this great trilogy Here we find our beloved Gabriel already exploring his relationship with Julia, his younger lover After the happenings in book 1, they accepted their feelings from one another and are madly in love Their connection is intense and passionate I enjoyed the attention that the writer had on building this special relationship between Gabriel and Julia From my point of view it is one of the most beautiful love stories ever, because the humanity of its heroes They are not perfect, they made made mistakes, but they love passionately and with such intensity that makes you able to feel it in every page of the story They complete each other, make each other better and dream for a future together, despite having so much against them Being different made them special and brought them together, as in light and dark, making up one unique love storyYou are teaching me to love, and I suppose I m teaching you to love too, in a way We aren t perfect, but we can have happiness Can t weI love Gabriel and I believe that no matter how many books I read this book, he ruined me for future book boyfriends He is the definition of complexity and I enjoyed this second installment because here I could see another side of him, the protector Now, when Julia s future is being threatened, he is willing to do everything to not let it happen The puts her first, having to face suffering and lost because he can t bring her pain I love him so much for this, and my admiration for him kept on growing Although he is very stubborn sometimes, you can t seem to not like him, always finding ways of justifying his actions Julia is the one who makes him feel alive and worthy of love, despite the past that he had This element of finding peace is still kept in the second book, because Gabriel tries so hard to make her happy and proud of being his lover He searches for redemption in Julia s arms and his efforts are truly admirableI m no miracle worker But I love you There was a time when I could have been led astray But that was before I found you I would rather spend the rest of my life drinking your love, then emptying all the oceans of the worldI loved the way their relationship is accentuated in all its features, beginning with the sexual connection and ending with the deep feelings they have for each other Gabriel talks about loving as a whole, loving completely and giving in in all its aspects Sexual satisfaction can be considered lust, but love is complex, and enraptures feelings and sensationsI can tell that I please your body But your body is not your mind, or your heartHe takes care of her as a whole, body and soul, and this side of him is amazingly featured in the book.Julia on the other hand goes trough a lot before finding her happiness with Gabriel But these events made her grow as a women I liked this strong side of her, the way she fights for what she wants, but also the way she let s go, trying to do the best thing for her and for Gabriel Her loyalty to him is fierce and I admired her for her strength to move on She begins with being a sweet young girl, to a women having to fight for her happiness and for the things she cares She also has the dignity of moving on, even though her heart is telling her she can t.If in the first book we witness the development of their relationship, in this one we get to see how they managed being apart, having to trust one another and in the end seek forgiveness for the mistakes they both did.I truly recommend this book and others from Sylvain Reynard because he is amazing and has one of the best writing styles ever.5 stars For reviews please check This was the joy that the world sought sacred and pagan all at once A union between two dissimilars into a seamless one.Julianne and Gabriel are together at last Holidaying in Italy, Gabriel is lovingly guiding Julianne into the pleasures and intimacies of a sexual relationship She proves an apt student But with their return to the university, both Gabriel and Julianne are caught up in the administration s investigations into misconduct and inappropriate behaviour between staff and students One of the strengths of both Gabriel s Inferno and Gabriel s Rapture is the many references to food, wine, languages, art, architecture, music, literature and the knowledge of the local shops and eateries of the great cities of the world Even fashion and surprisingly women s fashion does not escape the notice of author Sylvain Reynard Having read quite a few romance novels by many different authors across most of the sub genres of romance, I have never come across any author who is so well versed in the fine arts, with such a comprehensive knowledge of literature The 12th century love story of Abelard and Heloise for example, is not commonly known I think, but it was cleverly written into this story and parallels in many respects Gabriel and Julianne s own love story.This book also focuses on Gabriel s introspection, his quest for forgiveness and redemption Not only emotionally and psychologically, but spiritually Where the conflict in Gabriel s Inferno was mostly played out between Gabriel and Julianne, this time the conflict comes from a number of external sources Their love is established, yet still faces obstacles Gabriel s generosity and his gentleness towards Julianne is demonstrated in a number of ways The love scenes though not steamy, are sensual and romantic.Despite my enjoyment of Gabriel s Rapture there are a few complaints Julianne is very teary and at times immature for a twenty three year old This may be the author s way of demonstrating her innocent nature, but it does sometimes grate Gabriel is overly protective, almost cloying and treating her as if she too fragile and precious There were also some unanswered questions about the final outcomes for Christa and Paul.Finally, just a word about the author In my opinion, very few male authors can write romance well This is not a sexist remark, but a personal observation after reading many romances I can count on one hand the number of romance novels by male authors that I have enjoyed Both Mr Reynard s novels are in that number Perhaps other male romance authors simply don t write to my taste in novels Whatever the reason, I have been mostly disappointed in romances written by men.I have no idea if Mr Reynard is as urbane, intelligent, educated and worldly as Prof Emerson, but he certainly comes across this way in his writing I m a little bit awestruck at a man who knows the story of Abelard and Heloise, who knows about a certain dress worn by the late Grace Kelly in the 50s, a Bordelle chemise, a Michael Kors bag, and most importantly that no civilised person would drink coffee with milk after breakfast.After reading Gabriel s Inferno, I was convinced author Sylvain Reynard was actually Ms Reynard, and mentioned this on a number of occasions to friends Surely no mere male could write a romance so well and convey such depth of emotion that at least in my experience seems to be the preserve of female authors I m still finding it difficult to believe that Sylvain Reynard is a bloke But take that as a compliment, Mr Reynard.Steam 2.5