Italy, the mid 90s. Bookish, tomboy Leda is dating the bad boy of her dreams. Is it love? Is she ready for her first time? Steamy at times, always emotional, the narration is authentic and gripping, raw and unapologetic in denouncing the hypocrisy of a society that would rather see pregnant teens than have an honest conversation about sex. Funny, moving, brutal, and sexy, this read is recommended to adults and teens alike. Breathtaking Northern Italy, including Padua, Liguria, and the incredible Island of Elba, adds to the charm of this addictive novel. "Sex to me was mysterious and omnipresent, just like God. Several of my friends were no virgins, definitely including Nico. The biology and anatomy of the act had been unraveled for me in school with all the pain embarrassment could bring. The many books I surrounded myself with had answered any residual question but one: when was the right time? Was there a moment in your life when this cumbersome question mark turned into an exclamation?"