Title: The Idea of You
Author: Robinne Lee
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publish Date: June 13, 2017 (Next Week!)
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "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 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 Solène and Hayes
navigate each other’s disparate worlds: from stadium tours to
international art fairs to secluded hideaways. And for Solène, 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, Solène
must face how her new status has impacted not only her life, but the
lives of those closest to her."
My Two Cents:
In "The Idea of You," Solene is a successful art gallery owner who is trying to navigate her divorce and remain amicable with her ex, her daughter's father. He's definitely not helping between his upgraded model of a girlfriend and always cutting out on plans he makes with his daughter. So when he can't take Isabelle to a concert in Las Vegas of her favorite boy band, it falls to Solene to shuttle her and her friends to the concert. Little does Solene know that the concert and the meet and greet where she meets one of the boy banders, Hayes will change her life.
This was such a fun romance! Solene can't believe she is suddenly dating someone who is only 20 but seems familiar with a world that she doesn't really know. She figures that it's going to be a fling and she can't believe when he wants more. Jetsetting from here to there, Solene's life is turned upside down and she isn't sure she is made for Hayes' lifestyle.
The chemistry between Hayes and Solene was great. It was very realistic and I loved that Hayes was so sure of himself and so romantic. The chemistry also felt very realistic. Although Solene really likes him, she holds back a little at first, which felt more real to me and much better than insta-love that often plagues romances.
This is the kind of book that you read when you want to relax with a (classy - classy like Solene) cocktail and be thrilled with a story of jet-set romance!