Release Day Blitz + Review: The Unrequited by Saffron A.Kent

Title: The Unrequited
Author: Saffron A. Kent
Genre: Contemporary/Erotic Romance
Release Date: July 13, 2017

descriptionLayla 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.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One word: BRAVO This book is the one you need to read because this is how love is supposed to be. As painful and disturbing as it can be, it's a powerful feeling nothing & no one could stop. Those who feel it knows what true love it. They are so many kind of love and the most dreadful one is the unrequited love. Saffron's book gave me a lot to think about and this is most definitely one of the reasons The Unrequited is one of my favorite book this year.

Thomas & Layla's story is not an easy one, it's very much forbidden and wrong on so many levels but it's the kind of love story we all dream about. The one true love found in the worst time it can exist but too strong to be contained.

"... Falling in love isn’t bad or wrong or even hard. It’s actually really simple, even if there’s no reciprocation. It’s the falling out that’s hard, but no matter how much you convince yourself otherwise, reciprocation is important. It’s what keeps the love going."

I don't know how she does it but Saffron's writing took me away from all the other thoughts I had. While reading I was caught in all the feelings and emotions Layla was going through.
Mainly told from her pov, Layla was a young woman who needs to feel loved. Her emotions spoke to every one of the insecurities I had or any insecurities I could have felt in the past. That's why this book works so well. It speaks directly to your heart and to you as a human being.

Thomas is a unique character. One you meet once in a lifetime. Poet genius he's such a mystery who suffers his own kind of hell. I fell for him fast because of the way he loves. I fell for Thomas& Layla's story early in the book because it was apparent they needed each other. They needed to feel, they needed to be with each other. To me they were freeing themselves by being with each other.

“It doesn’t even matter if you’re around. This. Bursting every door down so I can get to your pussy. All I can think about is fucking you, Layla. All the time. Every time. You’re in my fucking blood, and I’ll tear apart anyone who dares to fucking touch you.”

Their attraction was hot, them together was sizzling and Thomas' dirty mouth was cherry on the cake. Keep your husband close because you'll need him more than once.

With The Unrequited Saffron A. Kent manages to write romance the way it should be; without restraint, without explanation, just feelings and raw emotions.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars are not enough!!

 THIS book!! It's one of my favourite reads for the year!! You have to meet Thomas and Layla. I can't do justice to the beauty of this story. It has all the feels and these characters are flawed, at times ugly, but so real that you can't help but love and root for them, even when they are wrong. I simply adored this book, so much so, Layla made it on my top book girlfriends. The girl is that f*cking awesome. And Thomas...I dare you not to fall hard! Watch out for Saffron A. Kent, she's going to take the book world by storm!!


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.

I break the rules and reach up and kiss him. A feathery peck on his plump lips, it’s a kiss of solidarity, a kiss that intends to tell him I understand—but one isn’t enough. It only manages to ratchet up my lust. So I give him another, this time on the corner of his mouth, and then another one on his jaw.

It’s not enough, these small, barely-there touches. I want more, but I won’t take it. I’ll be good; I’ll only give.

Abruptly, he fists my curls and stops me. I look at him fearfully, ready to apologize—not for the kiss, but for being the kisser. His gaze reflects passion, stark, raving need, and I shiver, despite wearing layers and sweating with his heat.

“Are you trying to kiss me, Layla?” he rasps, flexing his fingers on my makeshift ponytail.

He couldn’t tell? Blush rises to the surface and I know I’m glowing like a neon sign. Swallowing, I nod. “Yes.”

He inches closer to me, still not touching—as impossible as that is—but infinitely closer. “You want to kiss me, Miss Robinson, you do it right.”

Oh God, does he have to call me that? Now, here? My spine arches on its own and my heavy tits graze the contours of his shuddering chest.

“H-How?” I ask innocently, belying the daring action of my body. His stern, professor-y voice is doing things to me, making me wild, uncontrolled.

For a second, he’s silent, just watching. I’m afraid he’ll back out from whatever this is, whatever insanity we’re about to commit—but then I sense the shift in the liquor-laced air as he opens his mouth and growls, “Like this.”

Author Bio

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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