Why You Need To Read The Idea of You by Robinne Lee

Why You Need To Read The Idea of You

You guys, this has to be a book that Christine has raved about for at least a month or longer. There is major buzz surrounding this book and we thought it would be THE PERFECT book for our first ever book club pick! We’re going to be dishing on why you need to read the Idea of You this episode!

Episode Four: The Idea of You Show Notes

Weekly Love

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Christine: Harry’s Fig Body Wash (Affiliate Link)

Christine mentioned this as her weekly love for this episode. It’s under $10.00 and smells incredible! Available where they sell Harry’s and available in two other scents.

Weekly Hate

Lindsay: Lack of diversity in the blogging world. Ever pay attention to blogger events? Alicia Tenise said it best.

Christine: Shopping for men, in particular, for Father’s Day. It’s often impossible to shop for certain people in your life. Right!?!? An update my FIL received an outfit for Tennis and dinner! I’m sure you were all on the edge of your seat waiting for that update, LOL!

A Book That Touches on So Much

This episode opens up discussion for our first ever book club pick for the podcast. We chose The Idea of You as it is a book that really took us by surprise! It’s sexy, it’s thought provoking, and it’s a great Summer read! It brings up a lot of important topics such as ageism, feminism and sexism. However, I think that most importantly, it shows us that a woman can be desirable, even at an age where we’re told that we can’t be.

This book will have you wanting to pack your bags and head on tour with Hayes. It will have you blushing as the scenes are VERY descriptive. It will leave you asking yourself a lot of questions even after you finish reading this book. Bottom line, it’s a must-read book!

Meet Solène Marchand and Hayes Campbell

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.

Robinne Lee (Author of The Idea of you)

We want to know what you thought of this book! Were there parts that really caught your attention? Was there anything that really bothered you? Leave us a comment below!

July Book Club Pick: Columbine by Dave Cullen

Don’t forget that we will be discussing our July Book Club pick on July 31st! We’ve chosen Columbine by Dave Cullen (affiliate link) and we hope that you’ll join us for a discussion after the podcast episode. We know this isn’t an easy read and it’s dark, but we both feel that this book is a great read.

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