The Idea of You

The Idea of You

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When Solene Marchand, the thirty-nine-year-old owner of a prestigious art gallery in Los Angeles, takes her daughter, Isabelle, to meet her favourite boy band, she doesP 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 Solene and Hayes navigate each other's disparate worlds: from stadium tours to international art fairs to secluded hideaways in Paris and Miami. And for Solene, 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, Solene must face how her new status has impacted not only her life, but the lives of those closest to her.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 138 x 211 x 26mm | 322g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1250125901
  • 9781250125903
  • 169,463

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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 withb a thoughtful young sex god . . . . It's electric, triumphant to read. --Vogue.com

Actress Lee, who appeared in Fifty Shades Darker, debuts with a beautifully written novel that explores sex, love, romance, and fantasy in moving, insightful ways while also examining a woman's struggle with aging and sexism, with a nod at the tension between celebrity and privacy. A fascinating, thought-provoking, genre-bending romantic read. --Kirkus Reviews

This sexy and bittersweet debut by actress-turned-author Lee zeros in on Solene's struggle as she is torn between her desire for Hayes and her need to live a normal life. --Booklist

An OMG page-turner that literally sucks you in from page one to the last few words. I found myself yearning for more, needing, really, to know what happens next...it's that good. --Gabrielle Union

Captures what fame looks like, and how it affects us all...a fun, juicy love story! --Elizabeth Banks

Not only is this romance a fun ride, but it also draws on themes of celebrity and sexism that will give you something to think about after you're done. --Bustle

Sexy enough for the beach, smart enough for the book club. --Book Circle

An honest and elegant book about modern love in the age of uber-celebrity and social media. --Hill Harper
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About Robinne Lee

Robinne Lee is an actress, writer and producer. A graduate of Yale University and Columbia Law School, Robinne was born and raised in Westchester County, New York. Robinne has numerous acting credits in both television and film, most notably opposite Will Smith in both Hitch and Seven Pounds. She recently completed shooting Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, playing Ros Bailey. Robinne currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.
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26,098 ratings
4.05 out of 5 stars
5 39% (10,302)
4 35% (9,178)
3 18% (4,691)
2 6% (1,440)
1 2% (487)
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