{{AUTHOR INTERVIEW & REVIEW}} THE UNREQUITED LOVE by Saffron A. Kent



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.








AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU


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.”







"I sat on the couch all day and watched porn while snacking on twizzlers and listening to Lana Del Ray"~Layla
This is one hell of an introduction to Layla and after a line like that how could you not fall in love with her. Who doesn't like porn, twizzler (God I love me some twizzlers) and that raspy voice of Lana Del Ray. Just a girl after own our hearts.

Layla is a unique, spunky, feisty, lonely, onion layered type of complicated college student with a bad case of unrequited love. Banished from her home in New York to cold snow covered Connecticut for her bunny boiler reckless behavior. (Don't judge I am sure we all have a hidden bunny boiler lurking inside somewhere).
A new ivory tower, a new college, a new professor what could possibly go wrong.

"Take a seat or get the f*ck out of my class" ~Thomas
Well well well hello their professor douche.
Thomas is an award winning poet turn professor due to circumstances, he is frustrated with the situation he has found himself in and taking it out on everyone.
Then in walks Layla with her troubles and knowing stare wanting to get to the reason behind his haunted eyes.

"Thomas Abrams is magic. He's a wordsmith, a baby whisperer, a blue-eyed asshole, but most of all, he's like me: broken hearted" ~Layla

Unrequited love is a work of pure genius, literary gold.
There is no way anyone with any moral standing would like this book but f*ck I loved every single pain filled, agonising, hauntingly beautiful words and so will you.
I take my hats off to Saffron (Curtsey) she slayed  this book and created two complex rule breaking characters and a story that will leave you clutching your heart, holding your stomach from laughter, and in need of some action and twizzlers.
One of the best books of 2017
I want to shout from the rooftops for everyone to pick up this book
what are you waiting for Thomas and Layla are waiting to turn your world upside down?
5 massive scandalous kisses
xoxo
Natasha



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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Author Interview


    SB: A major congratulations on the soaring success of your latest novel “The Unrequited love” can you describe how it feels as a new author to have so many people raving about something you have created?

S: It feels very, very surreal. I try to put what I’ve been feeling into words but it’s hard. All I can say is that I’m so very grateful that my readers have been so generous and so selfless in spreading the word and the love for this book


SB: “The Unrequited Love” is a unique original literature master class. How did the idea come about for the plotline and story structure?

S: Thank you so much for saying that. The story is something that I’ve always wanted to explore. It began as a theme. I wanted to explore how the unrequited love feels like. What damages it can do, what consequences it can have. At the time, I was taking a poetry class and I felt so completely useless and lost, just like Layla. That’s where she came from. And slowly, I developed Thomas’ character, the broody poet.

SB: I think you have found your niche in the grey twisting underbelly  among a congested  pond. However will you continue to create characters that pushes the boundaries and leave us with a life complex  questioning our moral compass?

S: Yes, I will. I have always thought this world is gray and we are all humans. We all have faults and that’s what I try to show in my stories, my characters. I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. After all, fiction is an escape from real life. But to me, fiction is also a reflection of the world we live in. So yeah, I will continue to write flawed characters who have a love of their own.  

SB: Layla and Tomas feels so much like  real people are your characters based off people in the real world or completely fictional?

S: Ah. I’d say Layla is somewhat like me and some of Thomas’ characteristics are like me, as well.  I think they feel real because they are not very perfect. As I said, this world is flawed and so are we. And that’s what I try to show with my stories.

SB: Can you describe your writing process?
S: Oh damn. Haha. It’s chaotic. Extremely chaotic. I start out about a dozen times. I write some words but then something doesn’t feel right and so I go back, and delete it, and start all over again. It’s very trial and error for me. I keep starting the story over and over, until it all feels right. I think that’s why I’m a very slow writer. I re-write a lot.  

SB: After having your first novel “A War Like Ours” traditionally published what made you decide to go Indie? And how is the indi journey treating you so far and would you recommend going Indi to new authors?
S: After AWLO, I realized I wanted more control of my own stories. I am a control freak and I need to have a say in all the things that I do. So, indie is working out great for me. It’s a lot of work but that’s just the way it is. For new authors, I’d say look deep into yourself and see what you want. How you like doing things. Gather information and make an informed decision.

SB: Who is Saffron A Kent behind the pen? What are your  interest and hobbies? Can you tell us something no one knows about you?
S: I really need to get a life because aside from writing, I read. That’s all I ever do. Haha. But if I had to really think about it, I’d say I love to take walks. I live in New York and there’s so much to explore on foot. I love doing that. I also enjoy all the superhero movies. Haha. I can watch them over and over.

SB: What and Who are your inspiration and why?
S: My inspiration is what I read and what I listen to. I read a ton of romance, but I also read a lot of literary fiction. So reading is a major source of inspiration for me. Music is another source of inspiration for me. I love Lana Del Ray, Zella Day, Halsey. I love how gritty and erotic their songs are. Tons of romance writing material.

SB: What are you currently working on…...can you give us an exclusive?
S: I’m working on a book called “Gods & Monsters.” It’s not a paranormal romance. Haha. People always think that when I tell them the title. It’s a friends to lovers romance that starts in their childhood. I’m still in the early stages of writing it so many things are liable to change. But I will say this: it’s going to be an intense ride of right and wrong, and how love can both make and break us.

SB: Where can your readers see you next? Any upcoming book signing?  I have a personal request we need you across the pond ASAP how soon can we make that a reality?
S: Haha. I’m doing a couple of signings next year. I will be at the Cleveland Author Event in June. That’s going to be my first signing ever. So I’m super excited about it. Though I’d love to visit you guys across the pond if the opportunity arises.

SB: What do you most desire your readers to take away from your books?
S: That the world is not black and white, and neither is love. Love comes in all shapes and forms, and at the end of the day, it’s beautiful.  

SB: Which one of your favourite book boyfriend would you Snog {kiss), marry and avoid?
S: Okay so marry is a no brainer. I’d marry Dean West from Nina Lane’s Spiral of the Bliss series. I’d kiss a million different men but my latest favorite is Charlie Burns from Tessa Bailey’s Disorderly Conduct. Avoid is a difficult one. Haha. I don’t think I’d ever avoid anyone. But I’d probably avoid Caleb from Captive in the Dark series by CJ Roberts. Because hello? Don’t wanna get kidnapped. Though if he’s reformed now, I’ll take him. Haha.

SB: Anything else  you would like to say to your readers?
S: Gah. There are soooo many things that I want to say. But as I said, my words are totally failing me. Though I’d say that thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me and for loving my words. I am where I am because of my readers and I will never take that for granted.  

Thank you so very much for taking the time to chat with us today.

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