In the lax atmosphere of middle-class post-war Italy, sex and drugs are easy to come by. Roberto tries to find his own balance, but a crush he had for Alessandra in elementary school is reignited and the course of his life is changed forever. Love, Sex And Betrayal It's the 1970’s, a time of political upheaval driven by disillusioned young people. Roberto is caught up in the times. He makes a new start, but his past catches up with him. Finding himself accused of a crime, he must defend himself even when he isn't sure he committed it. A new adult novel that will grab you and won't let you go.
Buy on Kindle | Amazon paperback | SmashwordsMy Thoughts: An Italian Obsession is a very wild ride. There is a love story, but there is so much more. The book read a lot like a memoir to me, in the sense that it was more telling than showing.
The story is told by Roberto and his insights as he told it were interesting, if a bit troubling at times. The other characters were all touched on but none really had a lot of depth for me. It wasn't necessary for this story, but I occasionally wondered about characters. Roberto was very in depth, and I liked the journey he took through his past.
This book was shocking and nothing I expected. It is not exactly what I am used to from a book, but I still had to keep reading. I felt pulled to find out what could possibly happen next. I loved the look into life in the 1970s, and how people lived in Italy then. I think this book will interest people who enjoy a bit of a psychological mystery with a slightly twisted love story.