He was quiet, weighing the moment. And then he smiled, wide. “What took you so long?” I laughed. “I was just making sure it was you, and not the idea of you.”
At first when my friend said “hey Aundreya you have to read this book, it will be your new obsession.” I thought… “I don’t have time for that.”
But then she gave me the inside scoop…. oh I could make time.
Starting The Idea of You, I thought… did I write this that week I was so sick and lived on NyQuil? Are these my words and fantasies played out in a Harry Styles fan fiction novel?
The only signs that showed me that statement was NOT true was that my dreams consist of a 4 year age gap instead of a 20, no children that are ALSO obsessed with my 20 year old Harry Styles aaaaand a happy ending where he writes a love song about me but under the alias “Ashley” not because he’s hiding his love for me, but because nothing rhymes with Aundreya.
With a talk of TIY on its way to the big screen its a must read!
The setting of being in the spotlight felt real and exciting, and the romance was SIZZLIN.
Romance lovers, Harry Lovers, or someone who needs a change just read it PLEEAAAASE.
It’s like 8 hours of all your favorite HS scenes on PAPER…. and its the long hair BAD harry 😂🔥❤️.
Noted: The characters of this story are Hayes Campbell & Solene Marchand … I realize this far in the review I haven’t mentioned that.
Solene takes her daughter to the band Autumn Moon concert (cough cough) and meets the band and Hayes where their aged gap affair takes flight.
What I love:
-the pop culture references
-the chemistry… OFF THE DANG CHARTS. I honestly forgot the age difference
-the Hollywood glam and misfortunes
-the fuel that was dumped on my Harry obsession
-the fact that I have an excuse to put really good Harry gifs in a review
What didn’t work for me:
-S…. girl…. you’re flying around the world for this boy…. you’ve dedicated… quit throwing the “but you’re 20” out there.
-Sometimes I thought he was 40 and her 20….
-the ending… again… not holding it against her in my review… probably bc its not the ending I would want for ME.
story- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (but will read it over again)
romance trope- Stella got her groove back with a young British hottie
steam- Here my friends you will learn what the true meaning of Watermelon sugar is…many times.
The Harry references in this review had me giggling so hard. I’m glad you enjoyed this book. It sounds like it’ll make a really interesting film as well!