The Idea of You

The Idea of You

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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.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250125903
1250125901
Characteristics: ix, 372 pages ; 21 cm

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LPL_MeredithW Jul 02, 2018

Another excellent entry in the sub-genre of "books clearly based on Harry Styles."

When gallerist Solène Marchand takes her pre-teen daughter to a concert by the world-famous British boyband August Moon, she doesn't expect that it will lead to a relationship with band member Hayes Campbell. He's smart, he's sexy, he's rich...and he's literally half Solène's age - fun for a fling, maybe, but nothing else. But (there's always a but!) they like each other. They like each other SO MUCH.

This novel is extremely sexy and filled with swoon-worthy moments. It's also a gorgeous, heart-breaking exploration of the sacrifices that women are expected to make and the way those sacrifices can be both necessary and devastating.

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