Review: The Unrequited by Saffron A. Kent

Goodreads Synopsis:

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.

NOTE: Please be aware that this book deals with sensitive topics like cheating. 18+ Only.

Chick and Brain Rating 5 out of 5

I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review

Saffron Kent is one of the few authors that have the ability to use their words to reach into your soul. These two characters will remain with me forever. She has created a taboo relationship that to the outsider is wrong, but in all honest is beautifully required for these two characters to survive in the world. Kent’s ability to take something that is so taboo and make everyone wish for them to  have their happily ever after is a testament to her ability as a writer.

The Unrequited is a story of two broken souls Layla and Thomas. Layla is a trouble maker who has been given one final chance by attending college. Thomas has given up everything by becoming a Professor in hopes of saving the one thing he loves the most, his family. However when their paths cross, Layla and Thomas are unable to deny that pull their souls have toward one another. They do not care how wrong it is, but just for a little while they want to know how it feel to be needed and cared for by someone unconditionally.

Kent does an amazing job of writing characters that we are able to easily relate to, while also developing the characters in a way that we can insert ourselves into their position. We can easily find ourselves being Layla or even Professor Abrams, with the desperate desire to be loved by someone. This taboo relation will send warning flags up for anyone for many reason, but Kent writes it in a way that we can not help but wish for them to have their happily ever after. Our hearts break with theirs so, we cry when they do, we smile when they do and this is all because of Kent and her amazing ability to create a story that becomes part of our soul.

I can count on hand how many authors have touched my soul in this way, I can now add Kent to that list. The Unrequited is an emotional roller coaster ride that everyone must experience immediately!


Until next time,



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