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"Gabriel's Inferno" (Book 1) by Sylvain Reynard - Review Contributed by Taya Rune

This review contains no spoilers or trigger warnings. Thank you so much for contributing your review, Taya! *smiles* -Melanie FINICKY FYCTION STAR RATING SYSTEM * Ugh. I just cannot with this book! ** Oy – not a fan. DNF’d before page 50. *** It’s a good story in general. **** Great read – highly recommend! ***** OMG I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH I WANT TO LIVE IN IT!   Enjoyable for the right audience. *** 3/5 Stars *** Let me start out by stating clearly that I don’t like ‘Alphahole’-type male protagonists. Mr Grey, while I appreciate his character arc, was a troublesome love interest for me. Professor Gabriel Emerson has the same qualities: overbearing, domineering, and exceptionally controlling. The Professor, an expert in Dante, has long term demons that he is striving to overcome by being cold and keeping everyone at a distance. Oh, and don’t forget he is rich and holds many secrets! Enter Julia Mitchell, a university student who couldn’t afford to go to her school of ch
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