My rating: 4 of 5 stars
After reading more than a few romance novels, it’s quite refreshing to come across a love story that has a brain. Julianne Mitchell is a graduate student intent on completing her thesis on Dante’s Inferno. Memories of her past loom over her, but she is a vibrant and sharply intelligent woman. Her professor, Gabriel Emerson stands out in a crowd both for his intelligence and striking good looks, but he too, is weighed down by a past for which he punishes himself relentlessly. Adding intrigue is the history the two share together, but only one remembers.
Sparks fly rather quickly, but self-control is necessary in order to abide in the non-fraternization policy of the university. While the physical attraction is heated and undeniable, Julianne and Gabriel connect on a chaste level that leads to a heartfelt and rewarding…
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