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A scandalous look at the Italian middle class

Like many Italian middle-aged women, Donatella is locked in a loveless, sexless marriage. Just when things couldn't possibly get worse, her husband Mauro gives her a "surprise" that adds insult to injury.
With her back against the wall, Donatella comes up with a desperate escape plan, and along the way ensnares an unsuspecting y
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Kindle Edition, 62 pages
Published July 11th 2013 by Citation Books
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C.S.
Apr 23, 2014 C.S. rated it it was amazing
Loved this short story!

Donatello is someone you root for immediately. Her husbands offer to 'make up' his neglect and all to her is insulting, and she desires nothing but to escape. She makes a plan, and when she meets a certain someone, things take off from there.

There are twists and turns, and I love how Donatello does everything she can to bring her hubby to his knees.

The ending was the best. It goes to show that even when you think you only have certain choices you can make, that life may ju
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Awesome! Has everything I was in a story - earth-shattering sex, lies, intrigue, crime, an exotic location... all beautifully well-written.
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May 25, 2014 A.M. Khalifa rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Donatella is an attractive Italian woman locked in a loveless, sexless marriage. Desperate to escape her husband Mauro's tyranny, she comes up with a cunning plan, and along the way ensnares an unsuspecting, delicious young immigrant as an accoutrement to her designs.

As the plot to get rid of her husband thickens, Donatella unwittingly uncovers a chilling twenty-five year old secret that stirs the nest of one the most dangerous organized crime clans in the city Naples. Will Donatella outsmart he
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A.M. Khalifa is an author of political thrillers. He lives in Rome and Los Angeles. His debut novel, Terminal Rage, was published in 2013.
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