The Idea of You by Robinne Lee

The Idea of You

When Solène 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-husband’s 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...

Details The Idea of You

TitleThe Idea of You
Release DateJun 13th, 2017
PublisherSt. Martin's Griffin
GenreRomance, Fiction, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit

Reviews The Idea of You

  • Robinne Lee
    So, it appears this is indeed really happening. Just pinching myself. And perhaps freaking out a little. Yikes!!
  • Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
    ****4.25 STARS****This book is not for everyone. It's an either you love it or you hate it type of book. Unfiltered review... 5 Minute Book Review Podcast...ène is beautiful, smart, and sexy. She is also 39 years old and someone most 20 year old pop stars are quick to look past. Except for Hayes, a sexy British boy band member who finds himself gravitating to Solène.They say opposites attract...
  • Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
    *****FIVE+++++++++ STARS*****{Book Gifted to me by my Bestie Boo}He leaned into me then, his mouth near my ear, his breath hot on my neck. The thought occurred that I would miss this when he moved on. When he was with someone ten years my junior, and I was somewhere invisible. I was going to miss his hands. This. I had seen this book starting to generate a buzz on Goodreads and I have to say that my interest was piqued as I’m always in search o...
  • ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
    Solène is 39. Mom to 12-year-old Isabelle. Divorced. Art Gallery owner. And right now she's backstage at a Las Vegas concert hall seeing him for the first time: Hayes. Twenty-year-old pop superstar; singer in the boy band AUGUST MOON!This boy has put his mega-flirt-hat on and Solène can't help but flirt back! She could be his mother!!!But can an almost 40 year old lady and a world famous superstar half her age have anything real and lasting? So...
  • Christy
    The Idea of You is a fabulous forbidden love story. I listened to this book over a week ago and I still find myself thinking about it. There is something to be said about a story that stays with you like that. Also, the audio book was fantastic (the author narrated it herself) and I would highly recommend listening if you like audio books. Solène is a divorcee with a teenage daughter. She is independent and runs her own art gallery. Solène has ...
  • KAS
    4 Swagger!! StarsAs per the blurb, this is an older woman/younger man romance, but oh my, so much more! Lust and passion! Trials and tribulations! Heartbreak and consequences! Yep, it is all in here!! Throw into the mix the H is a worldwide sensation pop star who is so darn charming, and you have quite the interesting storyline, quite an engaging read!   ”What are you thinking?” He smiled that disarming smile.   ”I want to know what you...
  • Bibi
    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.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 lov...
  • Jennifer
    “The fact that we continuously equate beauty and desirability with youth. That we beat ourselves up instead of embracing the inevitable.” I really needed to read this book. The messages portrayed were incredibly validating and empowering. I am approaching middle age much too quickly for my liking while simultaneously residing in an area highly populated with university students. I do not recommend the combination. There are times when I fee...
  • ~IreneOust~
    Once in a while a book comes along that renders you speechless. Because it tells a story so compelling, so thought provoking, so emotional and so exquisitely written that you are left reeling. For DAYS after you've finished. 'The Idea of You' by Robinne Lee is one of those books.To say I was blown away by EVERYTHING about this story would be an understatement. It checked off every single box I need for a book to be an exceptional read. Angst. Hum...
  • Melanie A.
    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 – n...
  • Sabrina
    NOW LIVE! *Paperback currently cheaper than Kindle*Amazon Kindle * Amazon PaperbackI honestly don't know what it was about this blurb that had me so interested, but I'm really happy that I read this book. I'm usually never eager to pick up a book with an older heroine but something about this called to me and I couldn't stay away. I loved the emotions that this book brought out in me. A woman nearing her 40's and a Rockstar half her age? You can ...
  • Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
    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 ...
  • Robin Hill
    I'm going to have to sleep on this...UPDATE: I slept on it. Some. This book is pure perfection and I read it every spare second I had, and some I didn't. It's that good. Get over the age thing and go for the ride. The h's insecurities bring her down (age-wise) and the H's life experience elevates him. They meet in the middle and it works, yet there's that underlying "gap" that's always there. But the brilliance of this book is that, at its core, ...
  • Bookphenomena (Micky)
    I think that less is going to be more with this review. THE IDEA OF YOU blew me away, discomforted me, challenged me and devastated me. And yet, I loved every minute of the ride; I couldn’t look away as I devoured it page by page, waiting for the impending car crash.I don’t want to give a thing away beyond the blurb. The characters, Hayes and Solène transfixed me with their story and their pairing. “So this is what twenty looked like. Tha...
  • Sophia Triad
    I had so maaany expectations from this book and in the end I did not really like the story. If you follow my reviews, you will probably have noticed that I don't mind big age differences between the two main characters of a romance story. I actually prefer older women-younger men stories and 15-20 years are definitely a good age difference for me ;)So, why did I not like the story???One word: PRETENTIOUS ***some spoilers***There is this 40 years ...
  • Amy
    All of my reviews can be found on www.novelgossip.com4.5/5When 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 thi...
  • Dee Montoya
    FIVE PERFECT STARS*****There's so many great things I could say about this book, and I will, believe me. But I'm going to start with; SPEND THE $9.99 AND BUY THIS BOOK. TOTALLY WORTH THE MONEY! In fact I think it should cost more, is that good. This book is the sexy fantasy all of us women dream about. And with the help of this author's poignant writing style you will be the protagonist of this story. You will forget that you are reading, you wi...
  • The Book Bee
    REVIEW: MUST READ"The way he touched me: unhurried, focused, exact. He knew precisely what he was doing." I finished The Idea of You and I’m not sure I ever walked away from such an amazing book.....with a painfully broken heart. How do you rate a book that left you heartbroken? How do you rate a book that put you in a tailspin, but you wouldn't change anything about the story, no matter how heartbreaking it was? Truthfully, it was five brillia...
  • Jen
    Top read of 2017. Blown away. This book was everything. Still gathering my thoughts, but I absolutely adored every word. Brilliant, phenomenal, heartbreaking, breathe-in-a-paper-bag, what I live for kind of a book. Robinne Lee, I bow to you!!
  • Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
    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 ...
  • Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
    I have not stayed up all night to read a book in one day in a long time... and this debut book was just WOW! I love taboo books and an older woman/mother dating her daughter’s beloved pop star crush was just right up my alley. You know when it should be wrong... because the age difference in this book was big—but how could it be wrong, when for me, everything about them felt so damn right! The Idea of You is sexy and sinful yet fun and comple...
  • Betül
    I was excited to read this book because of all the 4-5 star reviews. However, I ended up disliking it a lot. I really liked how it started, but after reading 25%, it went downhill. The 20 year old Hayes (who was part of a boy band) was seriously immature, I couldn't stand him at all. He seriously had some mommy issues. His clingy behavior didn't do it for me. As for the 39 year old Solène, mother of a 12 year old, she could've made some better d...
  • Donna ~ The Romance Cover
    The Idea of You by Robinne Lee5 stars!!! “Love, she said, was not always perfect, and not exactly how you expected it to be. But when it descended upon you, there was no controlling it.” Damn, Robinne Lee absolutely killed me with The Idea of You. This trope is hard to come by and when they do come along they are very hit or miss, older woman and younger man…the trope that romance novels are made of. Seriously though, I adored this author...
  • Wil Loves Books!
    “I love you,” I said. “I wish you were here.”“I am,” he said. “In your heart.” I've been hearing about this one for a while but haven't had the chance to read until now. And I'm still trying to process what I read and whether I liked it or not. And I will apologize in advance for going in tangents, cause I will.Who am I kidding? I liked this, I basically devoured it. If you know me, if you really know me, you know about my insane...
  • Hollis
    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 foun...
  • Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
    4 - 4.5 ★'s “I made a choice.”Gotta love when you find a juicy book on those angsty/emotional book lists but I'm not sure I was prepared for how this book would make me feel. Two days later and I'm still mad about it!Hayes is in a boy band called August Moon and he meets Solène when she brings her daughter to see his concert. It's not hard to tell he wants her but I really loved how much he had to pursue her. Hayes is super yummy even thou...
  • Zoe
    4.5 Stars!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, responsibi...
  • Jan
    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 ...
  • Sparklybearsy¤°.¸¸.•´¯`»
    5 bloody gorgeous I want a sequel with more Solène and Hayes stars!!!! God. One of those books has come along that has broken my emotions open. I'm heartsick in love for The Idea of You. I'm going to drop a spoiler here, don't look if you haven't read it or don't want to know. (view spoiler)[There is no bloody HEA for these two. I am so fucking heartsick about it! (hide spoiler)]So with that being said, age-gaps are one of my catnip tropes, I l...