The Idea of You

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To the media, he’s the enigmatic front-man of a record-breaking boyband.

To his fans, he’s the boy of their dreams.

To his label, he’s gold-dust.

And to Solène Marchand, he’s the pretty face that’s plastered over her teenage daughter’s bedroom wall.

Until a chance meeting throws Hayes and Solène together . . .

The attraction is instant. The chemistry is electric. The affair is Solène’s secret.

But can it really stay that way forever?

Praise for The Idea of You . . .

‘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

© Robinne Lee 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

Critics Review

  • The sleeper hit of the pandemic … a glittering, global love affair full of bougie, vicarious travel. It’s electric, triumphant, to read

  • 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 methe book we really just NEED right now

    Holly Bourne
  • Fun, sexy, intelligent, I LOVED it

  • 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

  • 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

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