I enjoy Hollywood stories and had high hopes for this one, but unfortunately it was a DNF. I did read to the 70% mark and then just jumped to the last couple of pages. The plot held promise and I loved that the two protagonists became friends and enjoyed each other's company, but their conversations were flat, boring and had no spark at all. In fact at one point I wondered if perhaps they just weren't smart or any deeper than their inane conversations indicated -- that really spoiled things for me.
Levi's issues with coming out rung all wrong to me -- not to underestimate how difficult that is/must be --but it all felt 1950s-like, not like the 20-teens, and thus was just not persuasive. It was hard to believe this was an almost 40-year old man...
Finally, the endless introspection was repetitive, added nothing to the story and after the 3rd repetition became grating and irritating.
This is the first book I've read by this author. I doubt I'll try another one.