Title: The Unrequited
Author: Saffron A. Kent
Genre: Contemporary/Erotic Romance
Release Date: July 13th, 2017
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 and death. 18+ Only.*
Layla Robinson knows exactly how it feels to be unwanted. She’s been banished to a small-town university as punishment for her one mortal sin – loving someone who didn’t love her back.
She often wanders the streets at night to try and find a cure for the endless void that always threatens to eat her alive. She soon discovers a beautiful dark angel sitting alone on a park bench and she somehow knows that his soul is as tortured as hers.
Somehow, someway, I have developed this crush on him. I know he’s married. I know he’s an asshole, rude and mean and some kind of a genius poet— but maybe that’s the appeal. I don’t want him to love me back. I don’t want the hope of reciprocation. Hope kills. It tortures. I just want this.
Thomas Abrams left the city and took a position as a Professor in a vain attempt to save his failing marriage. He was once thought of as a poetic genius and now he’s forced to teach self-absorbed young girls who irritate him with their pathetic attempts to gain his favor. But there’s one girl who’s different from all the others – the one with the violet eyes - Layla Robinson.
She makes him want to do things that he once vowed to never do. They are forbidden in every way and it’s the violence in their passion that is only thing that keeps him alive.
“Because I’m selfish, Layla. I’ll ruin you, set you on fire, and won’t even look back. I’ll take and take until you’re empty and hollow.” He keeps at his slow torture. “You should push me away, shout at me for undressing you, and then you should slam the door in my face on your way out. And when you’re out there in the hallway, knock three doors down and report me.”
The Unrequited is a book that you experience on every level. Saffron’s one-of-a-kind poetic prose leads you down an intoxicating path to both searing pain and undeniable pleasure. Her taboo subject matter is veiled in a beauty so darkly elegant that you can’t stop yourself from being completely overcome.
It will make you rage, it will make you cry and it will absolutely leave a scar. And that is how you know that you’ve just experienced a fine work of art…
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Exclusive Excerpt ~
I’m hit by a storm of desire to kiss him better. It’s a tornado, an avalanche in my body, and in one breathless moment, I decide to go for it. It’s okay. I can take the blame for it later.
About The Author ~
Writer of bad romances. 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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