Welcome to my ‘What I Read Last Week’ Series, where I share new book finds + thoughts about the most recent book I read. I try my best to read a new book every week, so feel free to go through the entire reading list here. Also, be sure to leave your thoughts about the book as well as any other book recommendations you have for me in the comments below. I love anything in the romance, British chick-lit, thriller, mystery genres as well as a good memoir! Cheers & Happy Reading!
SYNOPSIS: 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.
MY THOUGHTS: Holy sh*t! I have so many things to say about this book I don’t even know where to start. First of all, I think everyone should go purchase this book because it’s probably one of the best books I’ve ever read. The characters are all so likeable and I love the story line. Some parts of the book may be cheesy but it didn’t stop me from devouring it. I started this book around Friday night and finished it within 24 hours. I just couldn’t put the book down – I just needed to know what happened next. I rarely feel attached to story-lines and characters in novels, but I felt emotionally attached to the characters in The Idea of You. When they were happy, I shared their joy. When they were sad, I felt their pain. I’m telling you that this book is THAT good. When I finished the book, I felt so attached to the story that I couldn’t let it go for the next couple of days. Now I’m just sitting here anxiously waiting for a sequel that may or may not come.
Overall rating: 5/5
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The Idea of You by Robinnee Lee
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Written by Grace Yeung
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