Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard

Gabriel's Inferno (Gabriel's Inferno, #1)Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

2.5 Cover/Title deceiving Stars

I don’t even know. This book had SO MANY ratings. 129,062 to be exact. I was so excited to read this book – the genres listed (you know that nifty thing that EVERYONE looks at before deciding to read the book) …(That gives us a what other people have classified the book as)… Anyway, one of the genres listed ‘Erotica’. Ummmmm did I fall asleep whilst reading this book? Was I even there? I recall ONE smexy scenes. Just sayin –

I think my main problem with this book was Julia, her moods and comments were SO back and forth. She was cheesy, childish, easily manipulated, and insecure, the list goes on. I also originally thought the book read in third person, but shortly after the first few chapters it switched? The whole book read off to me. One minute we are hearing Julia’s thoughts, and the next second we are hearing what the neighbor across the hall thought of her shapely legs? For a second, I thought Julia thought her legs were shapely, I was confused.

The sight of his name written lovingly, albeit randomly, several times in her notebook beckoned to him like a soft Siren call

What are we fucking twelve???

”How did he know she loved expensive chocolates? It had to be fate.”

Yes, I am sure if half the universe could afford expensive chocolates, they would love them too…. She was a collage graduate, receiving her MBA but acted very immature. Don’t get me wrong, she had some pretty awe-inspiring comments, but I mostly got the young teenager vibe from her. I completely understand the hardships she went through played a huge role in her personality – but she was not a likeable character. She was a roller-coaster of emotions, which I quite frankly was not a fan of.

”I’m not exactly sexy. I’m shy. And weak.”

Yep. You got that right, let’s just point it out. I know I am being harsh, but I loathe people who constantly put themselves down. Do you truly believe that, or are you just seeking compliments?

Julia avoided Gabriel’s gaze. She didn’t want to be an inconvenience. “Let me shower and I’ll drive you.

It was comments like this, which constantly made me question her age? I am not against younger/older couples AT ALL. She just acted like she was 13 and he was 33 and that, does bother me.

Her dream was going to come true. After years of dreaming, Gabriel was going to be her first.

You guys met ONE time. ONE time, that was explained in a short chapter. Yes best friends “brother” I get it, but let us be realistic here.

“Gabriel, please come to my dad’s house right away. Simon is here and he’s trying to break down the door to my room!”

Even in critical situations Julia is DULL AF. I can picture this scene if it were a movie. **gasp** oh Gabriel! Save me! – Straight-up Soap Opera cheesy


OH but it gets worse! She was forced –

“I didn’t mean to cheat on you. I’m so sorry,”


And then the saga of poor pitiful Julia begins.

“You said that you wanted me, but when I finally work up the courage to throw myself at you, you reject me!”

“I wasn’t going to tell you this, but I guess you have a right to know before I disappoint you. On top of being frigid, why would you want me if I can’t even please a man in other ways?”

“No one ever loved me before.”

Regarding the tattoo she knows absolutely NOTHING ABOUT:

“Did you—love her?”

“But Julia believed that he would never, ever love her.”

So after all the annoyances that were Julia – we finally got to the relationship part. It was AWFUL. Gabriel was cheesy as FUCK. If I had to read another “Darling” I was going to puke. Since when do you sign your name to a text message? Love Julia, Love G, Your Love – Julia. ***Gag** Many people enjoy the syrupy sweet constant compliments. I am not one of them. They make me uncomfortable.

“Anything for you, Cinderella.”

“It’s pretty,” she murmured. “Not as pretty as you.”

“The most beautiful gift I’ve ever received, next to your love.”


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