Synopsis from Barnes and Nobel:
Enigmatic and sexy, Professor Gabriel Emerson is a well-respected Dante specialist by day, but by night he devotes himself to an uninhibited life of pleasure. He uses his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm to gratify his every whim, but is secretly tortured by his dark past and consumed by the profound belief that he is beyond all hope of redemption.
When the sweet and innocent Julia Mitchell enrolls as his graduate student, his attraction and mysterious connection to her not only jeopardizes his career, but sends him on a journey in which his past and his present collide.
I just finished this book, it took me 2 days only because I had a paper to write for class and was in desperate need of getting my hair color touched up 🙂 I for sure could have read this book in one sitting if I had nothing else scheduled. Before reading it I browsed some reviews which said that it reminded people of 50 Shades of Grey, this made me want to steer clear of reading it because in my opinion, 50 shades was written so terribly I found myself cringing at the repetitive phrases and action among the characters. However I did find one review that said this book is well written and is not BDSM, and her review changed my mind and thank goodness it did. I loved this book, Gabriel and Julia’s love story was so heart warming. It really focus on change, hope and overcoming obstacles in life. The story really stays with you long after closing the book, which I love. A bonus was that I literally got a new soundtrack on my Ipod from all of the great songs mentioned in the book.