An electrifying globe-trotting love story, with a series of dramatic emotional twists that lead to an unforgettable ending, The Idea of You is an escapist and utterly immersive novel that Vogue called 'The sleeper hit of the pandemic' EVERYONE IN THE WORLD KNOWS HIS NAME. BUT IT'S YOU HE WANTS. At thirty-nine, Sol ne Marchand is a devoted mother, a dedicated colleague and a considerate ex-wife. But it's a long time since she's felt like herself. So when someone comes along who seems to see her - to want her - for who she really is, the attraction is instant. And so begins a jet-setting, earth-shattering secret love affair. But what if that someone is world-famous sex symbol Hayes Campbell? Captivating frontman of boy band of the moment August Moon - whose face is everywhere. Including Sol ne's teenage daughter's bedroom wall. Can Sol ne allow herself to fall for the boy the whole world wants? Or will she have to make a devastating choice?


ISBN13: 9781405950367
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of Pages: 448
Publication Date: 8 Jul 2021
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 19.8(H) x 12.9(L) x 2.7(W)309
Weight (gm): 309

Author Biography

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, and British 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, has served as a producer on various independent films and regularly speaks on panels and writes for trade magazines regarding the roles of women and actors of color in the industry. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.


The sleeper hit of the pandemic ... a glittering, global love affair full of bougie, vicarious travel. It's electric, triumphant, to read -- Vogue
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
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
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
The Idea of You: The scorching hot Richard & Judy love affair that will leave you obsessed!

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