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This Promise was kept

Gabriel’s Promise

by Sylvian Reynard

The fourth book in the Romance series Gabriel’s Inferno published on January 7th, 2020 by Berkley Publishing

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New York Times bestselling author Sylvain Reynard returns with the fourth installment of the beloved Gabriel’s Inferno series. When Gabriel and Julia Emerson first lay eyes on their newborn daughter, Clare, they realize life as they know it will never be the same. Gabriel has vowed to be a good father when he suddenly receives an invitation to give a series of lectures in Edinburgh, Scotland—an opportunity of high prestige—but that would mean leaving his wife and child in Boston. Hesitant to bring it up, he keeps the opportunity from Julia as long as he can, not knowing she has a secret of her own. When a frightening situation arises that threatens their new family, both parents must make sacrifices. With the family in danger, the looming question remains: Will Gabriel pursue his lectureship in Edinburgh, leaving Julia and Clare vulnerable in Boston, or will he abandon the chance of a lifetime in order to ensure his family’s safety?

DISCLAIMER: I adore the Gabriel’s Inferno and the Florentine series. Like So MUCH.

Since high school, I’ve read and re-read this series and felt like maybe it wasn’t completely done. Since both series kind of intertwine, both couples were sort of left up in the air. Gabriel and Julianne more so than Raven and Nicholaus.

In Gabriel’s Promise, there was much more closure as well as more character development. Julianne, throughout the series, was very shy and almost reluctant to fight for herself. She was pretty content, for the majority of the series, to let Gabriel be the first line of defense. But in Gabriel’s Promise, Julianne steps up and starts being more assertive with herself, her family, and her career.

She was bound and determined that her family not suffer because of her career. Gabriel was swearing the same. He was always adamant that Julianne’s career and their relationship not suffer because of his career. And in Gabriel’s Promise, Gabriel does good on that. He was about to sacrifice his career for Julianne. The relationship development was absolutely perfect. It was such a great ending to an amazing story.

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