The Idea Of You Book Review

September 13, 2019 / 0 comments

The Idea Of You Book ReviewThe Idea Of You by Robinne Lee
Published by Macmillan on June 13th 2017
Genres: ChickLit
Format: ebook
Source: Purchased
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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.

Liezel’s Thoughts:

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.

The Verdict:

About Robinne Lee

Robinne Lee is a Los Angeles-based actor, writer and producer. A graduate of Yale University and Columbia Law School, Robinne was born and raised in Westchester County, New York. As the daughter of Jamaican parents of African, Chinese, British and Arawak Indian descent, Robinne has long had an affinity for travel and the arts. Her past endeavors include working as an Editorial Assistant for ELLE Magazine, both in New York and Paris, writing celebrity profiles for the now defunct youth culture magazine, TELL, and running a music management company.

​Robinne has numerous acting credits in both television and film, most notably opposite Will Smith in both Hitch and Seven Pounds, Don Cheadle in Hotel for Dogs, and Jennifer Garner in 13 Going on 30. She recently completed shooting Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, playing Christian Grey’s trusted COO, Ros Bailey.

​An inactive member of the New York Bar, Robinne has served as a producer on various independent films and regularly speaks on panels regarding the roles of women and actors of color in the industry. She is an avid runner, a mediocre ballet dancer, and a huge fan of cheese.

​Robinne currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.

​The Idea of You is her first novel.

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