Rick Santini is an 18 year old Year 11 student at a local High School in Melbourne, Australia. Struggling with the demands of his over controlling father, and trying to keep a low profile at school, Rick hides a secret, that will tear his family apart.
Rick has a High School crush, but there's just one problem, his crush is on his French PE teacher. His PE teacher happens to be married to Rick's English teacher who is also the school principal.
Unaware of Rick's obsession, his mother and father pressure Rick to succeed and do well in school during his VCE and urge him to improve his grades.
At school, Rick's classmates start to get suspicious about his behaviour around their teacher.
After living in London, England for a year with his parents, Rick has a blast from the past that comes back to haunt him and he becomes so obsessed with his teacher that his urges begin to take control.
Rick starts to distance himself from his friends and family and he starts lying to them to cover his obsession.
In a surprising twist, Rick's life is changed forever.
Will Rick do the unthinkable to get what he wants?
Obsession is told through the eyes of an 18 year old High School student.
Life couldn’t get any more complicated for Rick. He's going through adolescence and coming to terms with his sexuality, which he hides from his parents.
Meet Mr Devereaux, Rick's PE and French teacher who Rick can't stop thinking about. To complicate matters even more, Mr Devereaux is married to the principal of the same school.
As Rick comes to terms with being a young homosexual man, he fantasises about what it would be like to be with an older man. After sneaking into his teacher's office and almost getting caught out, Rick realises that his fantasies and urges are beginning to take over his life.
One night, at dinner, Rick's father comes home and reveals some news that sends shockwaves through Rick. His father has just received a promotion at work and has been offered to relocate to London, England for one year, with all expenses paid.
Moving to London would mean that Rick would be away from his friends and Mr Devereaux and ultimately, he tries to convince his father to allow him to stay in Australia and live with relatives while he and his mother move to London. His father refuses, leaving Rick no choice but to pack up his life and go with them.
When they are arrive in London things are far from easy for Rick. After finally settling into a new English school, Rick makes some new friends including Nate, who is openly gay. Together Nate and his friends convince Rick to go to the local bar. There he meets Jared, the owner of the bar, who is drop dead gorgeous, gay and he happens to be an older man.
Rick starts spending a lot of time at the bar on weekends with his new friends, and soon, sparks fly between Jared and Rick. With Mr Devereaux on the other side of the world, Rick has finally found another older man who happens to be gay, but is he the older man that he wants?
Rick's temporary life in London is cut short when he suddenly becomes seriously ill and must return to Australia to make a full recovery before he can return back to school. However, it takes Rick longer than anticipated to recover from his illness and unfortunately, having missed out on too much school, he must repeat Year 10 when he fully recovers, making him the oldest student in his class.
Will Rick finally have a chance with Mr Devereaux?
Temptation is the second book in The Obsession Series and a prequel to Obsession.
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