Included on The Skimm's 2020 list of Eight Books Both You and Mom Will Love
"The sleeper hit of the pandemic . . . . There is no escapism like reading about a nearly middle-aged woman embarking on a glittering, global love affair with a thoughtful young sex god . . . . It's electric, triumphant to read." —Vogue.com
"An OMG page-turner." —Gabrielle Union
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.
The idea of you…good book, not great ending!
I loved so much about this book. Kept me wanting more, loved the portrayal of an older woman finding love again, the excitement of being with someone you truly love and are connected to. However, the ending is what left me giving this only 4 stars. It felt like the main character spent all this time fighting against that she thought society felt she should do or who she should love and then in the end she did the same thing to Hayes. She told him how he should feel and that he needed to do more with his life like she knew best for him versus just letting them be happy together and figuring it out. Also so many unanswered questions with the band member characters that I would have loved to see built out. I will watch the movie when it comes out.
Not a HEA
Book was great, except the ending. The ending murdered the book for me.
WHAT WAS THAT ENDING?? Loved the book itself but was shocked at how rushed the ending was.