Elena Reviews: Gabriel’s Redemption by Sylvain Reynard

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The synopsis:

Professor Gabriel Emerson has left his position at the University of Toronto to embark on a new life with his beloved Julianne. Together, he’s confident that they can face any challenge. And he’s eager to become a father.

But Julianne’s graduate program threatens Gabriel’s plans, as the pressures of being a student become all consuming. When she is given the honor of presenting an academic lecture at Oxford, Gabriel is forced to confront her about the subject of her presentation – research that conflicts with his own. And in Oxford, several individuals from their past appear, including an old nemesis intent on humiliating Julia and exposing one of Gabriel’s darkest secrets.

In an effort to confront his remaining demons, Gabriel begins a quest to discover more about his biological parents, beginning a chain of events that has startling repercussions for himself, Julianne, and his hope of having a family.

My review:

“Our seduction was most definitely mutual. You’re the only woman who ever persuaded me to give my heart. And you still seduce me, Mrs. Emerson. Every day.”

I think it’s needless to say that Gabriel’s Redemption, the third and the last installment of the Gabriel Series, was my most anticipated book of 2013. The story of Gabriel and Julia has a very special place in my heart, and I couldn’t wait to see how everything was going to turn out in their life. Let me begin by saying that I was blown away by the beauty and perfection of this last installment. Every single page, every single scene conveyed so much emotion that I often found myself with happy tears to my eyes. Once again, as it always happens when I review a novel by Sylvain Reynard, I find myself at loss for words, because I believe there are no adequate words to describe the perfection of his writing and all the beautiful emotions he conveys through the pages.

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Elena reviews : Gabriel’s Rapture by Sylvain Reynard

The synopsis :

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.

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A “Missing Scene” from The Remembrance Trilogy by Kahlen Aymes : When Ryan met Julia…

I’d like to thank the lovely Kahlen Aymes, author of The Future Of Our Past and Don’t Forget To Remember Me, for agreeing to pen this special guest post. You all know how much I love this series and I’m very excited that Kahlen is sharing this wonderful piece here on Bookish. It’s a deleted scene from The Remembrance Trilogy and I’m sure you’re all going to love it 😉

With no further ado, here it is…

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Review: Don’t Forget To Rememember Me by Kahlen Aymes (The Remembrance Trilogy #2)

Ryan Matthews has everything he ever wanted. Close to graduation from Harvard Medical School and on the verge of marrying his gorgeous and accomplished girlfriend, Julia Abbott, his dreams are about to come true.

Julia is on the fast track as a fashion editor for a big New York magazine. Ryan plans to join her there to complete his residency at a major trauma center and all of their sacrifice is finally at it’s end.

When tragedy strikes, their relationship is hurled into turmoil that leaves Ryan devastated as sorrow drives him to keep his distance, while Julia reaches out to find him again.

The second book of The Remembrance Trilogy follows Ryan and Julia’s quest to rebuild their stunning past; an incredibly beautiful and heart-breaking romance, full of passion, intensity and truly immeasurable love. You’ll be left spellbound, breathless and aching for more…

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Elena Reviews: The Future Of Our Past by Kahlen Aymes ( The Remembrance Trilogy #1)

Julia Abbot and Ryan Matthews had been inseparable best friends since the moment they met. Each of them fight an internal battle, unwilling to risk their incredible friendship, but unable to quell their deep longing for the other. On the verge of Ryan’s departure to Harvard Medical School and Julia’s for a new job on the opposite coast, they are forced to face the undeniable truth of their deeper feelings and find themselves enthralled in a passion like neither has ever known.

The lovers are faced with forced separation, great distances and other people who try to sabotage their relationship as both of them work to build the shared future they both dream of. When their lives begin to finally gel, Julia is offered an opportunity that will jettison her career to new heights. In light the sacrifices she has made for him, Ryan can hardly deny her, but then something happens to completely change the course of their future. Will Julia choose the chance of a lifetime or the love of her life?

This is a story filled with the powerful and passionate connection we all dream of…a love so transcending, that even if the mind can’t remember, it’s impossible for the heart to forget.

 

The last lines of the publisher’s blurb define this story as “a love so transcending, that even if the mind can’t remember, it’s impossible for the heart to forget” and this is exactly how I feel about this book.  It’s Ah-mazing with a capital A.  Kahlen Aymes wrote  an unforgettable novel, that I can’t stop thinking about, truly.

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