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
I've lost count of the number of times I picked up and set aside this book, ultimately deciding that a DNF was the right course of action....more
Seeing as how the older woman-younger man trope is one of my all time favorites, frankly, I was surprised at how much I disliked the plot, including its main protagonist, Solene.
She being a 39 year-old mother who happened to be French-American, who also owned a successful art gallery who fell helplessly in love with a 20 year old pop star. You know what? It w
Sophisticated, alluring, and extremely passionate!
This is a thought-provoking, intriguing novel that reminds us that women can be confident, powerful, intelligent, attractive, sexual beings at any age and that being famous often has many drawbacks.
The prose is genuine and raw. The characters are authentic, honest, multi-layered, and appealing. And the plot sweeps you away into an engaging saga about motherhood, independence, responsibility, age disparity, stardom, art, seduction, desi ...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
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
I had the opportunity to read a draft of The Idea of You when I was desperate for a read that I could dive into. I was in need of something momentous. I was hungry for gourmet, not fast-food literature. I'll start by telling you what Lee’s book isn't.....which is what we’ve become accustomed to: a heroine with what is assumed to be relatable characteristics to most modern-day, average women. The formula seems to be that of an average achiever, who is struggling to reach her average dreams. That ...more
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
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...
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