Included on The Skimm's 2020 list of Eight Books Both You and Mom Will Love
"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.
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The Idea of You
This was a beautifully written, compelling love story like nothing I have read before.
I loved the characters so much. I loved Solene and her daughter. Their relationship, the way Solene, despite certain things, opened herself up to a different love!
Hayes....dear me....he was a whole something else entirely. I sort of thought he came across as an old soul, in the way he treated those he loved, his fans and his band mates. The words he said just made me love him so much more. Book Boyfriend's are certainly something else, I think!
This book had me laughing, crying and living vicariously through Solene's eyes.
I'm in utter awe at the words written, the beautiful love story and I had an understanding of sorts at the dilemmas Solene faced.
A story well worth reading
One of the best books I have ever read