A review by thebookenddiner
The Idea of You, by Robinne Lee

emotional fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


The Idea of You 🎤

Genre: Romance
Trope: Celebrity/Age Gap
Format: 🎧
Pub Date: 6.13.2017
Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆.5

“And then, one day, they stopped.
Long, long before I had stopped loving him.”

A friend recently told me that I HAD to read The Idea of You because it was so salaciously steamy and gave her all the Harry Styles feels. I wouldn’t consider myself a fan of HS, I may listen to his music, but I’ve never been invested in him or his life. However, after finishing The Idea of You and then watching Don’t Worry Darling - I mayyyyy see what all the fuss is about and have developed a slight crush on him.

The steam factor was exceptional, and to be honest, everyone could use a Hayes Campbell book boyfriend. As I listened to the audio, there was one point when I could feel the heat creeping up my neck because it was just so good. There is one particular scene that I keep replaying in my head because, y’all, Robinne Lee can write a 🌶️ scene.

But, besides the steam, this book was full of adventure, fun, and a look at what it can be like to be a world-renowned celebrity. But, oh my gosh, did this book break my heart. It happened slowly and then all at once. While I fully understand the ‘why,’ I disagree with it. If you’ve read the book and know what I’m talking about, message me your opinion.

🎤 One Direction/Harry Styles vibes
🤩 New book boyfriend obsession
🎧 Audiobook is narrated by the author (and her French is beautiful)
✈️ World travels
🥵 Did I mention the steam?

I recommend reading The Idea of You (and especially the audiobook) if you like age-gap romances and the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Oh, and if you like Harry Styles, this might be just the book for you 😉

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