While fictional the characters clearly mirror Frey's life. The main character is Jay and his story flips back and forth to his youth as a writer living in Paris who falls in love with a woman named Katerina and his life in current day Los Angeles as a married man, father and successful author.
It all starts with an anonymous message pushing Jay's mind into the past and reminiscing of his prior life, including the controversy surrounding an infamous novel Jay had written. The writing is full of emotional highs and lows. The sex scenes are hot (unless you are a prude), F words are abundant and the story flows however at times the layout of the writing can be a bit maddening to read.
The read is worth your time and energy.
* I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.