Thursday, July 13, 2017

RELEASE BLITZ - The Unrequited by Saffron A. Kent




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



Blurb

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 faΓ§ade, 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.










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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.
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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*********MY REVIEW**********

Oh. My. God. Layla and Thomas-what can I say..This story has it all that will keep you captivated –It’s a forbidden romance where the characters are flawed, imperfect. The plot is fantastically written and well-paced. The story was multilayered and complex in such a way that you never want to stop reading and want this book to go on forever because Layla and Thomas will keep you hooked.  I do want to say this is a this is a taboo, student-teacher, forbidden love read and if you are like me, love this type of genres, then you definitely want to pick this book up or if you are looking for something new to try, then this standalone book is it!
This story is about Layla who hasn’t been lucky in love. Her life changes quickly in a whirlwind of such havoc, and truths after she meets Thomas, her sexy new, quite arrogant and seductive married poetry professor.  Wow, what can I say about Thomas, well he isn’t quite what he seems. He has so many different sides to his personality. He has his sarcasm, his arrogance, his very dirty mouth but most of all his very kind heart and his need to do the right thing. Thomas sees Layla and finds the desire to be with her yet fights it but it’s a losing battle--the struggle between his desire to make his wife reciprocate his love and his steadily growing feelings for Layla. Watching how their relationship continues to grow, and how Thomas treats Layla –wow its mind-blowing. Layla makes excuses for why he does what he says/does and we the reader feel his torment because we get where he is coming from. Like when things refuse to progress with his wife the way he was hoping it would , he  then takes his anger and torment out on Layla, brandishing out cruel words that cut to the bone to her because of the pain he is in. Did he mean it, no but its because he is in turmoil. Layla always has her head held high despite the hurt that mars her resolve as Thomas’ words hit their mark. I know that I saw in certain moments a softer side to Thomas and how he really cared for Layla yet the issues at home with his wife and the forbidden affair he was having with Layla was all leading up to a breaking point. The twists and turns in this book will keep you hooked until the very end.
The Unrequited is an incredible, passionate , magical read that will keep you enthralled with Thomas and Layla’s love story.  This book deals with sensitive subject matter with a deft hand. This book shows beautifully flawed couple and their raw and at times brutal love. Ms. Kent has written a masterpiece of a love story. This standalone story is a keeper and will be on my list of top reads of 2017.

My Rating:  5.0  stars *****

"I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***

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