Chiara, in her final year at high school, is the typical good girl. Her relationship with Tommaso finished in the worst possible way: when the moment was right, Chiara couldn’t bring herself to make love because of her insecurities. And he, after inviting her to Circo Massimo on a beautiful evening, humiliated her in front of his friends. A few days later, Chiara meets Cesare, as dangerous as he is charming. Introverted and moody, his chest tattoo of interweaving brambles is a symbol of his resistance to affection. Their reciprocal attraction is strong, and so begins an uncertain love story set against the fascinating backdrop of the city of Rome.
Giulia Besa (Rome, Italy, 1990) debuted early with the novel Numero Sconosciuto (Einaudi Stile Libero Big, 2011). After several short stories that were warmly received by the reading public and a second novel, Raccontami ancora di noi (Sperling & Kupfer, 2015), with Giunti she published Il cattivo ragazzo che voglio (2016) and Con te al di là del mare (2017), which won the Premio Racalmare.