When Solne Marchand, the thirty-nine-year-old owner of a prestigious art gallery in Los Angeles, takes her daughter, Isabelle, to meet her favorite boy band, she does so reluctantly and at her ex-husbands request. The last thing she expects is to make a connection with one of the members of the world-famous August Moon. But Hayes Campbell is clever, winning, confident, and posh, and the attraction is immediate. That he is all of twenty years old further complicates things.What begins as a series of clandestine trysts quickly evolves into a passionate relationship. It is a journey that spans continents as Solne and Hayes navigate each others disparate worlds: from stadium tours to international art fairs to secluded hideaways. And for Solne, it is as much a reclaiming of self, as it is a rediscovery of happiness and love. When their romance becomes a viral sensation, and both she and her daughter become the target of rabid fans and an insatiable media, Solne must face how her new status has impacted not only her life, but the lives of those closest to her....
|Title||:||The Idea of You|
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The Idea of You Reviews
THE IDEA OF YOU was a book that a buddy of mine read, which inspired a bunch of other buddies to read it, after which ensued a flurry of reactions filled with heartbreak and amazement and fury and angst warnings. So I made sure to step away for a bit before giving it a try. As a result, though, those expectations were still there and I kept waiting to be blown away.
While I might not have found that same all-encompassing sweet spot, I instead found myself reading a really really well written, wel ...more
The Idea of You is a love story with a twist between a rock star and a woman next door. Robinne Lee has created two interesting characters who are almost twenty years apart in age. Solène is thirty nine, she is recently divorced and the mother of a teenage daughter. Hayes is twenty and a member of a world famous boys band. They meet during a fan meet-and-greet session organized after a concert. What starts as a harmless flirtation quickly becomes a passionate love affair. Their journey ...more
5+++ STARS!! [My FAVORITE book of the last few YEARS!!]
"If I get hurt, I get hurt. It happens, right? Someone always gets hurt. But I don't want to miss out on us because I was afraid."Before I begin this heartfelt LOVEFEST, let me say that I get that this book is not for everyone . . . but holy cow, was it ever for me! This book made my heart sing. This book made my soul cry. This book pulled me into its depths and didn’t let me go – not even when it was over. I loved EVERY.SINGLE.WORD.
5 Fabulous stars!
“Don’t go falling in love with me, Hayes Campbell.”
“I’m not gonna fall in love with you. I’m a rock star. We don’t do that.”
“You’re a boy band member.”
“Well…I guess all bets are off then.”
Rock stars – we can’t help but fall in love with them, and you’d be hard pressed to find a man as soulful and beautiful as Hayes Campbell, the twenty year old singer with boy band, August Moon as he falls for 39 year old divorcee, and mother of a 12 year old daughter, Solène Marchand.
“What i ...more
2.5 stars. A difficult book to rate. All the way through, I felt uncomfortable with the basic premise. I've enjoyed books with older woman/ younger man before, although it's not my fav trope. e.g. I really liked Nia Forrester's The Fall, but in that one the age difference wasn't so great, and the H, though younger, was a still mature man who knew himself. And there you have it - that's what my problem boils down to - the HUGE age difference. The h in this book is LITERALLY well and truly old eno ...more
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When I first read the blurb for this book I have to admit that I did (wrongly) assume that it would be one of those cliched, happily ever after love stories. It was far from it, instead it was a genuine, raw and honest look at a “taboo” relationship that explored some really cool themes and smashed some well known stereotypes, especially ones towards women.
I liked the structure of this, it was divided into sections based on where Hayes a ...more
39 year old Solene sells art and is amicably divorced from her ex husband, has a 12 year old daughter, named Isabelle, who is obsessed with the boy band 'August Moon'. An unexpected trip to Vegas gets Solene into an unconventional relationship with the twenty year old singer of August Moon, Hayes Campbell.
20 year old Hayes Campbell is rather mature for his age, and he falls into a relationship with Solene with a 'let's see where this goes' kind of attitude: young, full of life, and open to possi ...more
I wanna read it so much ... so so much... but the non-hea ending stops me.
Maybe the writer makes it a duet one day and gives them their belated HEA and then, I will read it...