When Catherine is working abroad, she meets Michael in Los Angeles.Their time together is brief but intensely passionate. Catherine is seduced into thinking of this casual fling and its aftermath -based on a series of postcards, faxes and e-mail -as a relationship.She says it's not just sex.But her friends say it's not love. Many years later, on a beach in Sri Lanka, Catherine and her new friend Ruby get to talking about him. 'Tell me,' Ruby says. 'I like stories.' Finally Catherine reveals all about the one who drove her crazy. Sophie Cunningham's first novel is powerfully raw and incredibly honest. It will remind you how easy it is to cross the line, and how hard it can be to get back.