Our Review: The Unrequited by Saffron A. Kent

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An Amazing, couldn't put it down, read!


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.


I really wasn't sure what to expect when I cracked the cover on The Unrequited.  Knowing wouldn't have changed my mind about reading it...it was fantastic.  It deals with the sensitive subject of cheating so this book may not be for everyone.  Cheating aside, the chemistry between Layla and Thomas was off the charts.  They had an intense, if not primal, attraction to one another that made for some very interesting reading. 

There were times when I wanted to hate Thomas to be truthful.  He could be so hurtful and harsh and it even made me cry at times.  But when you think of all he was dealing with, you could sympathize a little with him.

Truly Layla and Thomas were the perfect pair.  It seemed their circumstances were so similar and that they were fated to be.  Each in their own way held on to immense heartache that at times I wondered if they would be able to overcome anything at all.

This was the first book I have read by Saffron A Kent and I can say that if her other books follow this emotional formula, I will be a fan for life. 

The Unrequited is a standalone novel that took me about 4-5 hours to read.  It is told in alternating first person POV.

The Unrequited ticked off every single one of my must haves in a romance read.  This book is totally deserving of the 5 stars I am giving it.

Review by Corrie H. for Lamplight Review and Promotion

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