Listen free for 30 days

Listen with a free trial

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £19.59

Buy Now for £19.59

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

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

What listeners say about The Unrequited

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    4
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    5
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    6
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mandymay💄👠👛
  • Mandymay💄👠👛
  • 16-05-18

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.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for AudioObsessed
  • AudioObsessed
  • 25-05-20

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.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amanda Shaw
  • Amanda Shaw
  • 21-11-18

captivating

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

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Avanna
  • Avanna
  • 24-06-21

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!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Angenita Whitecotton
  • Angenita Whitecotton
  • 06-05-18

I Loved this story

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

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Gizel Alvarez
  • Gizel Alvarez
  • 29-04-18

I love this book!!

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

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 05-04-18

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

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Shannon Cole
  • Shannon Cole
  • 04-04-18

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.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Skullinda
  • Skullinda
  • 19-09-21

Poetic and mesmerizing

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Heat: 🌶🌶🌶
TW/CW: Cheating and Death
Tropes: Professor/Student, Age Gap, Forbidden, MF Romance

The Unrequited was my first foray into the forbidden work of Kent and most definitely won't be my last. I've longed for a book like this that is challenging and lascivious. Thomas and Layla ignited a fire in my soul that yearned for their desire and lust. A love that will either break you or mend the pieces of your heart back together. For those of you who cannot stomach a book so daring, steer clear.

I listened to the audiobook narrated by Joe Arden and Anna Riordan. I wish for more of Thomas' POV as Joe's voice completely won me over. His portrayal of Thomas' character kept me in a day long fantasy that I could not get enough of. This was my first time listening to the work of Anna. Her sensual voice made it all the more fitting for Layla's character. I highly suggest you download.


  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for A Crown
  • A Crown
  • 07-07-21

Love the heroine's heart all her imperfections

One of my favorite books. I first read it on my kindle and now, months later listened to the audio book. It almost felt like I was reading this book for the very first time. 💘