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Author: Robinne Lee

Genre: Romance

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Published: June 13, 2017

Book Description: “Captures what fame looks like, and how it affects us all…a fun, juicy love story!”–Elizabeth Banks

Solène Marchand, the thirty-nine-year-old owner of an art gallery in Los Angeles, is reluctant to take her daughter, Isabelle, to meet her favorite boy band. But since her divorce, she’s more eager than ever to be close to Isabelle. The last thing Solène 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 and genuine relationship. It is a journey that spans continents as Solène and Hayes navigate each other’s worlds: from stadium tours to international art fairs to secluded hideaways in Paris and Miami. For Solène, it is a reclaiming of self, as well as a rediscovery of happiness and love. When Solène and Hayes’ romance becomes a viral sensation, and both she and her daughter become the target of rabid fans and an insatiable media, Solène must face how her romantic life has impacted the lives of those she cares about most.

Rating: 4 1/2 Stars

Review: Boy oh boy, what a find. Thank you to the Bad on Paper podcast for selecting this for their June Book Club Pick or I would never have found The Idea of You. This is a gem of book. I know this is two years old, so maybe I am late to game, but if you haven’t read this, please do.

This is a delicious novel, about a 40 year old woman falling in love with a leader of a boy band, think Harry Styles. This is not just a typical romance, this has a depth to it, that I was not expecting. Complications of children, ex-husbands, what happens to her own career and everything else that surrounds a woman dating a teen idol 20 years her junior.

I listened this to on Audiobook which is read by the author, and I find myself looking for any chance to continue listening to this book. If you want a fun read, go grab this one if you can. I don’t think you will regret this one at all. Romance is not my genre, but so glad I was able to read this story.

Posted by:Lauren A.

You really can say I am an obsessed reader as I read 200-300 books per year. I love Literary Fiction, Memoirs (I don't really care what kind), Mysteries and Thrillers. Once in awhile I will thrown in some YA and Romance. When I am not reading, I am a Sales Engineer for a software company, and I take care of my three cats with my husband. I love music, which my college degree is in. Looking forward to share my thoughts on all things reading.