I decided to read this because, well, everyone said if you liked Fifty Shades of Grey you’ll like this. Yes, I did like it and so here I am.
It’s not as close to Fifty Shades of Grey as you might expect, but definitely has some similarities. Gabriel is fucked up, probably more then Christian and Julia is shy and inexperienced in a different way then Ana. But their relationship is completely different, and so is their story.
On with the book… Professor Emerson (Gabriel) is a Professor of Dante, Julia a student of Dante and this has a great influence on the tone of the book. It does not have the contemporary feel of a book like Wallbanger, but more like a historical romance. Instead of picturing them in a Starbucks I envision them in a medieval castle. I’ll admit that at the beginning, even though I was caught in the story from the very beginning, I found some of the language and wording overly old fashioned. Once I got used to it though, it was smooth sailing. Maybe it’s because it had the feel of the book Remebrance by Danielle Steel, which I absolutely loved.
I was pulled into the book almost immediately and I thought at times it was a bit slow in the middle of the story; but, it always took a turn before you actually got bored with it. Interestingly, the beginning of Gabriel’s Rapture was slow, but once it starts to pick up, it picks up.
If you like a good love story with a historical twist, or an intellectual tone, you’ll definitely like this book. Have your read the book? What did you think?
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