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.
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Layla and Thomas are two people who have loved others deeply but didn't have that love returned. Layla fell for step brother and they spent a night together and then he just left. Layla blames herself. Thomas is a famous poet who is trying to save his marriage and family. After his wife gives birth something changes and their love gets lost. When Layla sees Thomas, she sees a kindred spirit. Thomas becomes her teacher and the fireworks begins. Amazing isn't enough to describe how great this novel is but I'm unable to think of another.
Favorite Student Teacher Romance
A request for student/teacher recommendations brought me to Saffron's work. The Unrequited turned me instant fan. Kent's style is poetic, and colorful- and all the more beautiful bc she writes about broken people. Thomas and Layla's lovestory is not happy-go-lucky boy meets bubbly-cute girl. But if you read romance to experience all the thrill and uncertainty (and heartache and bliss) as lust evolves into love, then you MUST read this book. There are moments painted in this book so vivid- I see them, visceral and real, long after I've turned the last page. And to pass bc this book contains cheating is to rob yourself of one of the best angst-filled romances I've read to date.
This was my first book I ever read from Saffron A Kent and OMG! First of all, I am beyond glad to discover an author like SAK. She is amazingly talented and always produces a beautiful story. Now lets get to The Unrequited. This book was phenomenal! It is one of my favorite books and is always my go to when I need to reread. I love how the relationship between Layla and Thomas isn’t conventional but for them it works. This book will make you feel raw and exposed. I think that is what I like most about Saffron books. It is never a cookie cutter happy ending but a happy ending in itself. If there is ever a book I would recommend it would be The Unrequited.