I was so happy to get an ARC for this book (in exchange for my honest opinion). It is being released December 3, 2013.
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.
Having read the other books in this series I was ecstatic to read this book. Although I thought the series ended beautifully in book two I was very excited when I found out that Gabriel and Julianne’s story would continue [How could anyone get enough of Professor Emerson?!]
Like Gabriel’s Inferno and Gabriel’s Rapture, this book is beautifully written. If you are like me and have trouble visualizing stuff, I think you will find that Sylvain Reynard does a wonderful job of describing everything in such a way that it is a pleasure to read.
Gabriel and Julia love each other passionately but still need to learn that communication is key. Communicating with each other about their wants and needs is the only way they will be on the same page on important issues. This book is their journey to this understanding. Along the way, we get more of the romance that we love and expect from Professor Emerson….*SWOON*.
Of course, we get to see the old cast of characters, some welcomed (Professor Katherine Picton)…some not (Christa Peterson) [Note: These two particular characters on the same page…I love Professor Picton…enough said!!!]. We also meet a few new characters, a few of which are a very pleasant surprise.
For those of you that love the Snarky Narrator, you are in for a treat. He is in fine form!!! I’d love to put in a few quotes to demonstrate this but I don’t want to ruin any of the effect of his comments.
I give this book 5 steamy cups of coffee, and would recommend it to EVERYONE!!!!