Published by Macmillan on June 13th 2017
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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.
A friend read this book and mentioned just how fantastic the writing was. So, I decided to pick this one up and even with the forewarning, I was still reduced to tears. I was utterly devastated by this book.
Some would say they couldn’t relate with the heroine, Solène Marchand – but I certainly did. The idea of finding love again at her age appealed to me. It was obvious that the age gap was going to be awkward but despite Hayes being in a “boy” band, he acted so much more mature than expected.
Thrust in a fake world at that age don’t you think he deserved a relationship that was real? It was as if Solène was his solace. The way things were described I believed that they were star-crossed lovers who eventually would find their way. Hopefully, the author won’t leave us hanging and give these two their much deserved HEA.