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The Idea of You: The unforgettable and addictive Richard and Judy romance about the man everyone is talking about Tapa blanda – 8 julio 2021
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THE SCORCHING HOT LOVE AFFAIR ABOUT THE MAN THAT EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT . . .
'THIS SLAYED ME' Taylor Jenkins Reid
'IF YOU ONLY READ ONE BOOK THIS YEAR, MAKE IT THIS' 5***** Reader Review
'SUMMER'S SAUCIEST, SEXIEST READ' Red
'THE ENDING . . . I'M NOT OVER IT' 5***** Reader Review'
'I'M MADLY IN LOVE WITH THIS NOVEL' Curtis Sittenfeld
THE RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK
EVERYONE IN THE WORLD KNOWS HIS NAME. BUT IT'S YOU HE WANTS.
To the media, Hayes Campbell is the star of a record-breaking British boyband.
To his fans, he's the naughty-but-nice front man - whose dimples and outlandish dress sense drive them crazy.
To Solène Marchand, he's just the pretty face that's plastered over every girl's bedroom wall.
Until a chance meeting throws them together . . .
The attraction is instant. The chemistry is electric. The affair is Solène's secret.
But how long can it stay that way?
'This is an addictive, glamourous, escapist page-turner - and pure wish fulfilment for Harry Styles fans' DAILY RECORD
Praise for The Idea of You . . .
'Summer's sauciest, sexiest read. This book has ruined my life and I'm not even mad about it' RED
'Sexy enough for the beach, smart enough for the book club' BOOK CIRCLE
'The Idea of You managed to work the ultimate book magic: It blurred the boundary between this world and that one' OPRAH MAGAZINE
'You finally have something else to obsess about. Will have you staying up all night to finish' THE SKIMM
Readers everywhere have fallen for The Idea of You:
'It's been over a week since I finished The Idea of You and I still haven't recovered' *****
'The ending ... I'M NOT OVER IT' 5***** READER REVIEW
'Solene and Hayes ... I won't be forgetting you anytime soon' *****
'I can't remember being so moved by a book before. I mean down to my soul. Every word was pure gold' 5***** READER REVIEW
'I purchased copies for my closest girlfriends. One of those books that you never want to end' *****
'Impossible to put down' 5***** READER REVIEW
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This slayed me. It's the story of a single mom who starts an affair with a rock star in a boy band. She takes that premise and turns it into this incredible, effective, moving, honest, human love story -- Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Daisy Jones and the Six and Malibu Rising
I DEVOURED this! The world-building and psychology around the romance was so good, and boy did the ending break me ... the book we really just NEED right now -- Holly Bourne
I'm madly in love with this novel -- Curtis Sittenfeld
Fun, sexy, intelligent, I LOVED it ― Prima
My book of the year! The writing is sharp and believable and the sex scenes are so scorchio that soon you too will stan for Harry Styles #ifyouknowyouknow ― Red
Steamy and sexy, this is escapism at its absolute finest. I spent the hours in between binges fantasising about the characters and what they were up to. The three days I spent reading this were blissful -- Laura Jane Williams, bestselling author of Our Stop
An addictive, glamorous, escapist page-turner - and pure wish fulfilment for Harry Styles fans― Daily Record
Glorious, glamorous, dizzying escapism that has consumed me for the last day. I am not over it -- Cressida McLaughlin, bestselling author of The Cornish Cream Tea Bus
Summer's sauciest, sexiest read. This book has ruined my life and I'm not even mad about it ― Red
As the pages turned and the minutes passed, The Idea of You managed to work the ultimate book magic: It blurred the boundary between this world and that one -- Elena Nicolaou, Oprah Magazine
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
You finally have something else to obsess about [...] will have you staying up all night to finish -- The Skimm
Captures what fame looks like, and how it affects us all...a fun, juicy love story -- Elizabeth Banks
An honest and elegant book about modern love in the age of uber-celebrity and social media -- Hill Harper
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
A fascinating, thought-provoking, genre-bending romantic read ― Kirkus Reviews
Sexy enough for the beach, smart enough for the book club ― Book Circle
I can't put this down... the anticipation of the slow burning relationship is completely compelling -- Alex Brown, bestselling author of A Postcard from Italy
A sizzling summer love story that I couldn't put down -- Lynsey James, author of The Single Dad's Handbook
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- Editorial : Penguin (8 julio 2021)
- Idioma : Inglés
- Tapa blanda : 448 páginas
- ISBN-10 : 1405950366
- ISBN-13 : 978-1405950367
- Peso del producto : 290 g
- Dimensiones : 12.9 x 2.7 x 19.8 cm
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº348 en Ficción para sentirse bien
- nº3,501 en Ficción sobre mujeres contemporáneas
- nº24,320 en Ficción contemporánea (Libros)
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It's well written, and the characters are interesting and deep(ish). It was an insightful view of how celebrities must live their lives... horrifying. But I loved them both, and their relationship and how it evolved.
However, the ending was badly done. Whether they end up together or not (I love a happy ending but even I could see this was going nowhere pretty), you can't end the book with one sentence and quit. I think the author might have done it that way to be dramatic, but it fell short. We needed closure, a happy ending even if they don't end up together, just a sign of hope that they're both doing alright even apart. It needed a little more to it.
And as a side note, I would have liked to know more about the other characters, like Oliver's ending (though I guess that might be another book), or Rory The Bad Boy (always was a sucker for one).
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Not only does Robinne demonstrate an eloquent, fluid writing style, but she also has the courage to write a novel that addresses disparities in age and the effect that has on forming relationships. She reverses the role of the older man playing the field of very young (often too young!) women and instead opts for making the heroine of her story nearly twice the age of her paramour. And in electing this route of attraction she also takes a leap between the ideologies and tastes and contemporary indulgences of the young set and sensitively contrasts that with the dignity of the educated artistic well-traveled persona of her lead character. All this she manages without denigrating choices and styles – a true gift form a nascent writer.
Robinne provides a fine condensation of the essential of the plot in the synopsis – ‘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 story setup fits the events that follow – ‘Two days before my planned getaway to Ojai, he showed up at the house in a tux with our daughter, Isabelle, in tow. He’d left the car running in the driveway. “I can’t do the Vegas trip,” he said, thrusting a manila envelope in my hand. “I’m still working on the Fox deal and it’s not going to close anytime soon.” I must have looked at him in disbelief because he followed that up with: “I’m sorry. I know I promised the girls, but I can’t. You take them. Or I’ll eat the tickets. Whatever.” An unopened package of Da Vinci Maestro Kolinsky brushes was lying on the entry table, alongside a set of thirty-six Holbein watercolors. I’d spent a fortune at Blick stocking up on materials for my artist retreat. They were, like the trip to Ojai, my gift to myself. Forty-eight hours of art and sleep and wine. And now my ex-husband was standing in my living room in formal black tie and telling me there’d been a change of plans. “Does she know?” I asked. Isabelle, having retreated immediately to her room—no doubt to get on her phone—had missed the entire exchange. He shook his head. “I haven’t had time to tell her. I thought I’d wait and see if you could take them first.” “That’s convenient.” “Don’t start, okay?” He turned toward the door. “If you can’t do it, have her call me, and I’ll make it up the next time the group’s in town.” It was so like him to have a Band-Aid for everything. To walk away from commitments guilt-free. Would that I had acquired that gene.
And so Solène is plunged into Isobelle’s world with all the paraphernalia of rock bands et al that lead to Solène’s affair d’estime. It works so very well that the only negative aspect of completing this novel is that it is over too soon.
We have a major talent on stage here. She is destined to be writing her own screenplays and starring in them. Brava! Grady Harp, February 18
To sum this novel up, it is about a single, shallow, wealthy gallery owner, 39, who starts an affair with a slightly less shallow, but more wealthy, twenty-year-old singer in a very famous British boy band.
The band is on a worldwide tour, so the female protagonist puts her life on hold to fly to lots of different locations to have sex with the young Harry Styles-lookey-likey, during which time, her 13-year-old daughter conveniently goes away a lot. And that's pretty much it.
As I read through it, I kept waiting for the story arc to get going - you know, those oldies but goodies we all enjoy: conflict, suspense, intrigue, antagonists, defeat, redemption, etc. But no, it's just the same vanilla sex in a different hotel room (and twice outside) And the main character's obsession with telling us about what designer outfit/shoes/bag she has plumped for that day ...
Firstly, I have given this two stars instead of one, as the author's prose and style are good (unless it's just gone through a hard edit). However, no stars for having wasted my time reading this, truly expecting it at any moment to get interesting, for the real story to start, but it never did.
The ending that many are complaining about, for me it was the best bit: a merciful release. We dont all need a HEA (happy ever after) but some satisfying ending of some sort is important to readers. This was just a case of the main protagonist deciding one day to call a halt to the fling (to be fair, there was a conflict here, with some nasty fans) then refusing his calls and text. The end. Weird. A follow-up a year later about how their lives had moved on would've been something, but no, the 'story' just hits a wall.
One other thought. It's a shame we live in a world where the likes of Richard and Judy, magazine editors and fellow authors get paid by the publishers to endorse, hype, and fawn over third-rate books like this.
This book won't be for everyone, I'm going to to say that right here, right now. You will either love it or hate it - and I absolutely ADORED it. Solène is beautiful, sexy, driven & the owner of an Art Gallery in LA. Hayes is british, posh, dark, oh so sexy, confident and part of world famous boy band August Moon. Oh and Solène just happens to be 39 and a single mum and Hayes is 20
I'm not sure at what point this book is "cliche" or "taboo". In fact im going to be honest and say it was NEVER either of those things for me. What I was completely swept up in, was a love story, it may have been a forbidden love story, but it was a love story nonetheless. It took me on the journey as if I were right there living it with them. The passion, the pain, the love, the heartbreak. I felt it all - I REALLY FELT IT ALL
I really wanted to find a way for Solène & Hayes to be together, even though the odds were stacked against them. "The idea" that there was a possibility that they couldn't be, absolutely broke me
The steam 🔥 - OH-MY-GOD it was intense. Never have the two words "come here" promised and delivered so much for me and I was there for every single second
The ending IT. CANT. JUST. END. LIKE. THAT...can it??? I have so many alternate endings going through my head its spinning
This book made my heart sing, it made my soul cry, it sucked me in and refused to let me go. If you read one book this Summer make it this one
“I’m not gonna fall in love with you. I’m a rock star. We don’t do that.”
“You’re a boy band member.”
“Well…I guess all bets are off then.”
Rock stars - we can’t help but fall in love with them, and you’d be hard pressed to find a man as soulful and beautiful as Hayes Campbell, the twenty year old singer with boy band, August Moon as he falls for 39 year old divorcee, and mother of a 12 year old daughter, Solène Marchand.
“What is it you want from me, then?” Solène
As soon as this book hit our radar, we knew we had to read it! A tumultuous rock star romance, with an age gap is exactly the type of read we devour and wow! We were completely floored by this story; easily becoming swept up in its honesty and raw emotion and by the striking prose of first time author, Robinne Lee. It’s hard to believe this is her first published novel, because Robinne Lee, delivered it all in The Idea of You. We swooned, we laughed, loved and oh boy did we cry! We felt everything and found Solene and Hayes story to be captivating, incredibly heartfelt, moving, candid, unique and sincere. This author writes with a knowledgeable and beautiful prose that encapsulated everything we love, but rarely find in this trope. Impressive to say the least.
“You. Are f****ing everything to me, I'm not going anywhere.”
The synopsis tells you all you need to know to decide if this books piques your interest, but we promise you, what you'll find between the pages is so much more than a rock star meets girl story. So much more and we feel the best way to experience it is spoiler free. We urge you to simply allow Hayes and Solène’s love story to unravel before your eyes and experience the truthfulness and emotion as the story slowly builds, holding you captive until the very last page, as Solène and Hayes’ love story climbs to its crescendo.
'The thought crossed my mind that this could be dangerous. Not the ill-advised sex with the just out of his teens pop star, but the cuddling. The lying there, drinking in his scent, watching his chest rise and fall, allowing myself to bask in my own happiness. I could fall in love this way.'
Their initial attraction is physical, a chemistry that ignites when they meet backstage after an August Moon concert, Solène attended with her daughter and 2 of her friends. We did, at first, wonder what so enamoured the sweet, wise beyond his years, Hayes to pursue the somewhat aloof Solène so vigorously, but we trusted the author to slowly reveal all. Of course, Solène oozed beauty, poise and confidence, but what did Hayes see behind Solène's facade that made him so desperate to woo her? Despite the obvious physical connection, we knew there was more, and as we delved deeper into Hayes persona, it all became clear. Hayes' emotional maturity belied his cheekiness and his 20 years. Hayes was an old soul and this young man matched Solène emotionally, intellectually and physically. Their building relationship was a thing of beauty setting the foundation of friendship to lovers and beyond. It was quite simply, breathtaking, passionate and heartfelt.
“How did we get here? This was only supposed to be lunch, remember? This was only supposed to be lunch.”
“You,” he said, his voice frayed, foreign.
“You. You let me unfold you.”
Whilst we may not have completely warmed to Solène, we absolutely related to her feelings, and the way in which Robinne Lee identified this character; her struggles, her insecurities, her torment, her sacrifices and the vilification she received because of the age difference between her and Hayes, was exceptional. We understood it all completely and perceived the reason we found her to be aloof was her upbringing and the fact that Hayes was such a beautiful, warm, sensitive and honest character who wore his heart on his sleeve. He was something else, this man!
‘There had probably been many before me, and there would be many after, but in that moment, it was just me.’
Hayes Campbell, where do we begin to express our feelings about him? Hayes is up there as one of the most arresting, charming, engaging, sweet and genuine characters we've read. This man had us sobbing buckets! Oh and our (and we think the authors) muse, Harry Styles, certainly helped as well!
“Look at me. Look at me. It’s just us. It’s just you and me in this relationship. F**** everything else.”
Robinne Lee nailed this story in every way. The emotion of both characters was spot on, the rock star feel we crave in these themes was paramount, but delivered so uniquely as this author put her own stamp, her knowledge and her awe inspiring talent on this trope. Solène and Hayes were two opposites, leading two completely different lifestyles who just seemed to fit but time would tell if Solène could live in Hayes' chaotic world.
“This is insane. You realize that, right?”
“Only if someone gets hurt.”
“Someone always gets hurt, Hayes.”
As the story drew to a close, we reflected on what we'd read wanting to give this author a standing ovation for many reasons. For delivering believable characters, for not succumbing to standard story clichés, for having the ingenuity to deliver this story honestly, warts and all. We really couldn't have asked for more. The banter between Hayes and Solène was witty, naughty and sincere making us grin from ear to ear. The passion was explosive, sensual, hot and thankfully not always over descriptive yet always moving, passionate and sexy as hell; not once did we feel inclined skim the intimate scenes as we've found ourselves doing recently. And the emotion…oh God the emotion, well, tears fell freely that's for sure. At times uplifting, painful and certainly worth every tear.
“You want to be kissed, Solene? You think you can handle that?”
So…standing ovation to you, Robinne Lee! Bravo! Thank you for your bravery in delivering this story your way and for giving us a backstage pass and an almost voyeuristic look into the world of the rich and famous with Hayes, Solène and the other four cheeky lads of August Moon; Rory, Oliver, Simon and Liam. We were drawn into a life we can only fantasise about, the reality of which is a far cry from the romantic notion we dream up. We're not sure if you plan to write more about the band but we're not opposed to begging you to do so. One things for sure, we would love more!
‘He was such a vision of virility, it almost felt dirty to watch.’
This story would have worked with a HFN rather than the unhappy ending we got. I'm really peeved that I was tricked into reading this book. I wouldn't have read it if it hadn't been shelved as romance. Ok, I might had read it but I wouldn't have been expecting a romance and then been annoyed when I didn't get that.