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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.

©2017 Saffron A. Kent; 2018 Saffron A. Kent (P)2018 Oh My Audiobooks

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Two broken people find forbidden love 💔

First off Anna Riordan did a top notch job of carrying the brunt of the narration weight. My only complaint... not enough Joe Arden. If you're going to have a talented narrator like Joe he should have done all the male parts. Anyway, on to the review.
This is one of those books that's so morally wrong, it's a sin to enjoy it as much as I did. Thomas is married with a child and Layla is his obsessed stalking student. While his wife Hadley is in her own postpartum world, she is neglectfully absent. Is this a good reason for Thomas to play the field? Of course not! And yet I still I couldn't help but be submerged in this well-written, angst-ridden drama with it's heart breaking casualties.
The broken Layla is certainly not innocent but after an emotionally traumatic incident she's riddled with self blame and insecurities. It's a shame she can't see her own self worth. These 2 find common ground in the requited love that forms a mutual dependency for each other. Eventually love will let the light into their darkly tainted lives.. But will it be with each other? You ABSO-FREAKING-LUTELY have to spend the credit and find out.

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IN GOOD HUMOR

I have a bone to pick with yall! who the hell thinks this is sexy? this was two steps away from fatal attraction. She is a stalker and a rapist. She gets her Step brother drunk and high to take advantage of him. She gets a tattoo for a teacher she knew for like a month and wasn't even dating. she stalks him, spies on him, and legit runs too his door when he called instead of just pick up the phone SHE RUNNS TO HIS OFFICE. I'm sorry but no. This book legit made me laugh out of sheer uncomfortableness it gave me. He needs a restraining order pronto!

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Forbidden

Hot student/teacher romance that is forbidden in more ways than one. The heroine has issues she is aware of and she is actively trying to work on. I liked her despite her slightly obsessive tendencies. I felt for the hero for reasons I can't disclose without spoiling! He is an a**hole but for some reason I fell for him anyway. The story is steamy and angsty.

Narration was perfect! Love Anna's voice.

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captivating

Perfect blend of taboo, sex and romance !! and of course narration was spot on!! please bring us more Kent books 📖

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I Loved this story

Whoever said all forbidden romances are wrong should take a listen to this wonderful love story.

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I love this book!!

this story is amazing and the narration was as had imagined the characters. I recommend this story

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Loved it!

I love stories that are about topics that most deem socially inappropriate. I loved this book from page 1. I loved the characters, it was hot, and was a great story. Highly recommend

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A Breathtaking Story of Finding Love

I’ve heard so many great things about this book. This was my first read by Author Saffron Kent and the hype definitely was justified.
This is a powerful story. It’s tragic yet beautiful. It’s passionate, scorching hot and sexy as all get up.
This story was consuming!!!
Thomas is a poetry professor and is dealing with personal issues that make him take his frustrations out on his students. He’s cocky, rude, and completely unattainable.
When Layla happens to pass Thomas she can’t help but be captured by this mans presence.
Something in him calls to her on an entirely different level.
Unable to stay away, Layla decides to take this professors poetry class where she soon discovers that mister tall, dark, and handsome is also mister one hundred percent married!!
As Layla battles her own demons she finds comfort in a slow building friendship she’s developed with Thomas. But as Thomas faces issues at home, he begins to find what his missing at home, with his young beautiful student.
This is a whirlwind romance that digs deep in your gut with feelings that will make you think. Emotions that will make your heart race and your palms sweat.
I highly enjoyed this story and loved the authors style of writing. It’s smooth and fulfilling. The words flow and the plot is unique. Author Saffron Kent definitely created a work of art. Absolutely Beautiful.

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the author uses the word unrequited too often

Overall the book held my attention. There were several times I thought about calling it quits but then something would happen that would propel me to continue on. My biggest issue with this book would be the unlikability of the characters especially the male love interest, Thomas. I think the writer wanted to portray Thomas as a romantic lost and broken soul but he just comes off as rude selfish uncaring and apathetic. Nevertheless if you like raunchy forbidden love teacher student stories you will enjoy this book.

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Beautiful and Relatable Story

Love the plot. There were many beautiful scenes in this book, one in particular, when Layla Robinson expresses that Thomas Abrams was her soul mate, along with his baby boy, Nicholas. This is the first time I litsened/read anything by Saffron A. Kent, and thoroughly enjoyed her style of writing. She keeps the readers wandering the outcome of these characters until the very end. Hadley`s character not a very likeable one, yet the writer vindicates/humanized her towards the end. Yet Hadley coldness towards her child was off the charts, even for someone suffering from post-partum depression. Love Layla unapologetic resolve of her love for Thomas, Nicholas and Caleb. Anna Riordan did a spectacular performance, where she carried this book about 90 percent! Joe Arden was good too, particularly on the last chapter.

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  • SallyReads
  • 02-07-21

Unsure

I had heard soo much hype for this book so decided to give it a go! As it was on my TBR.
From the beginning to about halfway I was thinking to myself ‘wtf is this’... it wasn’t until I got about 3/4 of the way through that I realised Layla isn’t crazy and that Thomas did want her too. The beginning of the book makes you think Layla is a complete and utter bloody psycho. But once you get through it you find that is just what she perceives on her end, where actually it’s the other persons fault so Layla just blames herself.

Anywho, I got past halfway and it all started to make sense finally. It felt like it took a little too long explaining Layla’s story but once you finish the book i felt it was incredibly well written. Great storyline. Great work from the characters.

Layla didn’t hold back acknowledging what she wants and that she will get it. An unavailable man falling for one of his students.

It’s a good book and worth finishing the whole thing!

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  • Renee
  • 07-29-21

Brilliant

I love everything Saffron writes. Her stories and words are like therapy for me. This was no different. Layla’s decisions were completely opposite to what I would do that it was so embarrassing to listen to at times. I paused it a few times, blushing hard saying to myself, ‘oh no. Please don’t do that’ Haha. But she’d go right ahead and do it anyway and it ended up being what Thomas needed. It’s so worth listening to. Anna Riorden’s voice was perfect for Layla AND Thomas. She made Saffron’s beautiful words even more beautiful to listen to..and of course Joe Arden is the bomb, so.. 5 stars.

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  • A
  • 01-23-20

⭐️ [4/5 Stars] ⭐️

This definitely isn’t for everyone, that’s for sure. There’s something about forbidden romances that’s so alluring to me though, and I looooove reading them. It’s like a guilty pleasure. You know it’s wrong but it also feels so right at the same time, and that’s the exact feeling I got through this whole book and for Layla and Thomas’ relationship.

I used to read a lot of fan fiction (okay I still do) but I’d read it on archive of our own and not on wattpad because let’s be real—most of that is trash. The fics I read had a certain tone to them that was e x a c t l y like this. I don’t know what it is and I’ve never been able to put my finger on it exactly, but I felt it and it made me so happy. It’s like, too poetic? In the best way. Like it’s so poetic that it doesn’t feel real or possible? I don’t even know if that makes sense, ugh, but anyway. I liked the tone of this; it was dark and sexy and the smut was incredible. CHEFS KISS. Magnifique! 8/10. Their sexual chemistry was off the charts.

I guess the reason I can’t give this five stars is because I couldn’t entirely connect with it. Like I was reading it and I loved it, but I didn’t fall in like I do with other books and I didn’t fall into the characters or the storyline. The main thing that grasped me was their chemistry and the way they were together.

The read as a whole was sexy, steamy and so thrilling. It’s definitely up there on the dark romance scale.