The Unrequited by Saffron A. Kent
The Unrequited was recommended to me by an author I adore and all I want to say to her right now is, THANK YOU! She may have introduced me to my new favorite author of the year. It is my first book by Saffron, and I'm already obsessed with her writing. This story follows Thomas, a broken poet turned professor, and his love/hate relationship with himself and his past choices. Then there is Layla. God, she is such a beautiful mess. I related to her on many levels. She is fighting a similar war, and her internal struggle is filled with self-doubt and insecurity. Their worlds collide and we watch two people who have never felt pure, unconditional love battle with their forbidden desires and impulses. The sexual tension and chemistry between them is ruthless! The emotion felt throughout the story had me glued to my kindle. This book hit home with me. I've had relationships in the past that left me feeling unloved and alone, and there were parts of this story that took me back to that unforgiving place. When you read a story that punches you in the gut, one that hits you at the core, you savor every word that author has bestowed upon you. Saffron takes this story way beyond the normal professor and student taboo love affair. She peels back the layers and presents two beautifully broken people yearning for unreserved love. It is relatable. It is honest. It is powerful. And for anyone who loves a forbidden love affair, it is a must read.
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About the Author
Romance Writer and Reader. Coffee Addict. White Russian Drinker. Imaginary Ballet Dancer and poetess. Aspiring Lana Del Ray of the book world.
I’m a big believer in love (obviously). I believe in happily ever after, the butterflies and the tingling. But I also believe in edgy, rough and gutsy kind of love. I believe in pushing the boundaries, darker (sometimes morally ambiguous) emotions and imperfections.
The kind of love I write about is flawed just like my characters. And I hope by the end of it, you’ll come to root for them just as much as me. Because love, no matter where it comes from, is always pure and beautiful.
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NOTE: Please be aware that this book deals with sensitive topics like cheating. 18+ Only.
Layla Robinson is not crazy. She is suffering from unrequited love. But it's time to move on. No more stalking, no more obsessive calling.
What she needs is a distraction. The blue-eyed guy she keeps seeing around campus could be a great one--only he is the new poetry professor--the married poetry professor.
Thomas Abrams is a stereotypical artist--rude, arrogant, and broody--but his glares and taunts don't scare Layla. She might be bad at poetry, but she is good at reading between the lines. Beneath his prickly façade, Thomas is lonely, and Layla wants to know why. Obsessively.
Sometimes you do get what you want. Sometimes you end up in the storage room of a bar with your professor and you kiss him. Sometimes he kisses you back like the world is ending and he will never get to kiss you again. He kisses you until you forget the years of unrequited love; you forget all the rules, and you dare to reach for something that is not yours.