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.
A lot of things drive me to read books like this. But the biggest thing with The Unrequited was the authors writing. It was not only neat it was mesmerizing. I couldn’t look away or stop reading it. I had to mentally tell myself to put it down even though it only took me a day to read this book.
I like tropes like this book because they push my anxiety. They make me tense and breathe hard. But it also makes want more. That’s the kind of things I’m looking for when I read a book. I want that WANT and The Unrequited gave me that and so much more.
Layla and Thomas are not only Unrequited lovers but they’re two very similar people who are looking for the same thing but have many complications along the way. MANY. But hot damn, they’re so worth it.
I really enjoyed this book, it wholly consumed my day and I’m in no way complaining. Four gold crazy stars for you, Layla girl!