My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’ve never been in a more LOVE/HATE relationship with a book as I am with this one!
This is the first book I’ve read from Saffron Kent and in all my reading years, I’ve never been in a more LOVE/HATE relationship with a book as I am with this one! Let me explain…I actually finished reading this book several weeks ago but put it aside because I just couldn’t decide if I really liked the book or not (BTW, this has NEVER happened to me)! But after dwelling on it for weeks, I realized that yeah, I loved the book, I just didn’t WANT to love it. Let me preface this by saying that I really don’t like reading stories about cheating or love triangles, nothing wrong with them, they’re just not my cup of tea! HOWEVER, I picked up this book because:
1) The cover is fabulous! (I try not to “judge a book by its cover” but come on, this one’s gorgeous!)
2) I do love reading about taboo subjects so the whole professor/student, older man/younger woman trope drew me in.
Then I started reading and. Could. Not. Stop! I laughed, I cried, I gasped in horror, I gasped in wonder, I was amazed and appalled and sad and happy…my emotions were EVERYWHERE! This is the genius of Saffron Kent. Reading this well written, taboo romance with off the wall, sometimes crazy, obsessive, edgy characters, I realized several things about myself:
1) Although I try super hard to never be judgmental about others and how they choose to live their lives, I realized that I unintentionally thought in black and white, right or wrong.
2) Life is sometimes GREY and this story is all about the grey parts in life, the not so pretty parts. It took me a bit to figure this out but I’m pretty cool with the fact that the “wrong” woman gets the guy in the end! (Spoiler? Sorry!)
So overall, I’m adding this whackadoodle gem to my READ AGAIN E-SHELF and can’t wait to read more from this AWESOME author! Told from dual POVs with a wondrous ending.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
NOTE: Please be aware that this book deals with sensitive topics like cheating. 18+ Only.
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.
AND A COLLABORATIVE SONG:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Saffron is a big believer in love (obviously). She believes in happily ever after, the butterflies and the tingling. But she also believes in edgy, rough and gutsy kind of love. She believes in pushing the boundaries, darker (sometimes morally ambiguous) emotions and imperfections.
The kind of love she writes about is flawed just like her characters. And she hopes by the end of it, you’ll come to root for them just as much as she does. Because love, no matter where it comes from, is always pure and beautiful.
She is represented by Meire Dias of Bookcase Agency
~Sexy Saffronites (FB Reader’s Group): https://www.facebook.com/groups/14675…