Just a few months ago, Tom Boyd was a multi-million selling author, in love with a world-famous pianist. But after a very public break-up, he can’t write anymore, and is holed up in his LA home, with only drink and drugs for company.
One night, a beautiful, naked stranger appears in Tom’s house. She claims to be Billie, a character from his novels, who has fallen into the real world because of a printer’s error in his latest book.
Crazy as her story sound, Tom realizes that it must be true. And Billie wants to strike a deal with him: if he writes his next novel she can go back to the world of fiction; in return she will help him win back his beloved Aurore.
What does he have to lose?
The book starts with cuttings from newspapers, magazines and fan mail. It documents Tom’s sudden rise to fame after the release of his book In The Company Of Angels. It also publishes the inn’s and outs of his relationship with a famous musician, as well as his fall from grace after she very publicly leaves him. But with money running out and time ticking Tom still cannot seem to write the last instalment of his book. His friends are at a loss of how to help him and Tom’s hard earned life slowly seems to be slipping away.
That is until he meets Billie Donelly, a character from one of his Books. Crazy idea I know, but Tom seems to believe her and is willing to meet her demands. They travel through Mexico, live in Paris and fall in love. But you realise towards the end that this far fetched idea of a girl falling from a book into the real world, is exactly that, far fetched.
Musso makes you believe through the entire book that it is possible for events like this to happen. You want Billie and Tom to work out their problems and to get their lives back on track. The ending I’ll admit was a shock. I didn’t see it coming. But it really was the perfect ending for the two characters.