I was provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Sylvain Raynard has done it again! He has written the most breathtaking, beautiful romance novel. When I didn’t think I could enjoy this series more, the epic conclusion surprises me. What a perfect way to end the most romantic series ever.
“You are my most precious masterpiece”
Gabriel and Julianne have been through a lot as a couple and as individuals. They fought circumstances, demons, their past, and just about everything else to be together. It is no surprise that their love and relationship is tested to a point where redemption doesn’t seem possible. However, with love and faith all things are possible. The story starts several months after their marriage. They discuss expanding their family, but both have reservations. Gabriel is hesitant because of his past and not sure if he is worthy of becoming a father, while Julianne wants to continue in her PhD program, but wants to make Gabriel happy as well. Other events occur that put a strain on their relationship. People from their past are back to wreak havoc. No surprise there!
“For you my love, I would endeavor to pluck the stars from the sky only to shower them at your feet”
Gabriel. Be still my beating heart. I didn’t think it was possible to love him anymore, but my love for him goes beyond words. In this book, he’s still the sexy, brooding professor but he has also become the ultimate romantic. Yes, even more so than the previous books. The way he loves Julianne is breathtakingly beautiful. His love for her knows no boundaries. He loves her even as he fights himself. There is so much growth between Gabriel and Julianne. I loved that we were able to see them grow as both individuals and a married couple.
"You think of everything." "I simply think of you. You are my everything."
Do you hear that? That’s my heart beating as I finished this book. The writing is so amazingly beautiful that I took my time to savor it. Every word in this book was written with a purpose. Every. Word. Reading is all about the journey and this is one I did not want to end. If you are a fan of the first two books in this series, your heart will do back flips as you read Gabriel’s Redemption. Love perseveres. Love always wins. In all things, choose love.
I'm interested in the way literature can help us explore aspects of the human condition - particularly suffering, sex, love, faith, and redemption. My favourite stories are those in which a character takes a journey, either a physical journey to a new and exciting place, or a personal journey in which he or she learns something about himself/herself.
I'm also interested in how aesthetic elements such as art, architecture, and music can be used to tell a story or to illuminate the traits of a particular character. In my writing, I combine all of these elements with the themes of redemption, forgiveness, and the transformative power of goodness.
I try to use my platform as an author to raise awareness about the following charities: Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation, WorldVision, Alex's Lemonade Stand, and Covenant House. For more information, see my Twitter account.
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