My Review – 5 Stars
This book was eerily fascinating and wonderfully disturbing. The author did a fabulous job of creating Layla and her intricate nature. We had the pleasure of delving into her obsessive and impulsive mind. And while I cringed at her thoughts and actions, I loved every moment of her journey. I longed for Layla to heal and find love. But I wasn’t sure if I wanted her to find it with Thomas. I felt like he was a kind of therapy for her as she was for him and that they would heal each other and be able to move forward in their lives, separately. Together, they were a force of nature, on the verge of destroying everything in their lives, but they were also calming and strangely perfect. I won’t give anything away other than to say that I was pleased with how their story ended. I felt like they finally found peace within themselves and with their lives.
I had so many mixed feelings about Layla and Thomas’s relationship. Thomas’s constant hot and cold nature had me reeling; he was exactly the asshole he claimed to be. I was frustrated with how he treated Layla and all she allowed him to do to her, but at the same time I understood their actions. I both longed for them to find the illusive requited love with each other but also wanted to see them whole as individuals. I especially wanted Layla to love herself and find peace with who she was and her actions in the past.
I loved the reality that the author incorporated into this story. It was unique and held a level of truth that most romance authors aren’t able to create. Her characters were raw, flawed, and painfully beautiful. They’re damaged in a way that makes their story difficult to read but addictive. If you’re open minded and accepting of the imperfections of both Layla and Thomas, you’ll enjoy their story.
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.
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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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