Book Review: The Idea of Him by Holly Peterson

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Descri5-20-2014 8-39-27 PMption (from the author’s website):

In the fabulous and intrigue-packed new novel from Holly Peterson, the New York Times bestselling author of THE MANNY, THE IDEA OF HIM explores the dangers of falling for the idea of a person, and why facing reality is more liberating than we ever dreamed it could be. For anyone who’s let the fear of being alone keep them from seeing who someone really is, THE IDEA OF HIM is an inspiring, action-packed story of what happens when we embrace our own power and allow the truth to finally set us free.

Allie Crawford has the life she always dreamed of—she’s number two at a high-profile P.R. firm; she has two kids she adores; and her husband is a blend of handsome and heroic. Wade is everything she thought a man was supposed to be—he’s running a successful newsmagazine and, best of all, he provides the stable yet exciting New York City life Allie believes she needs in order to feel secure and happy.

But when Allie finds Wade locked in their laundry room with a stunning blonde in snakeskin sandals, a scandal ensues that flips her life on its head. And when the woman wants to befriend Allie, an old flame calls, and a new guy gets a little too close for comfort, she starts to think her marriage is more of a facade than something real. Maybe she’s fallen in love not with Wade—but with the idea of him.

Captivating and seductive, told in the whip-smart voice of a woman who is working hard to keep her parenting and career on track, The Idea of Him is a novel of conspiracy, intrigue, and intense passion—and discovering your greatest strength through your deepest fears.


I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

The Idea of Him is about Allie Crawford who has been wearing blinders her entire marriage and finally begins to realize that her marriage is in trouble.

The characters are interesting although I didn’t care for most of them. For example, Allie isn’t in touch with her feelings when it comes to men. I know many people aren’t in touch with their feelings but she is so indecisive! Her husband, Wade, is just a jerk. I’m undecided about Jackie.

This book kept my interest throughout. There were times when it went back to the past even though it was not necessary for the story. If you like drama, you should like The Idea of Him.

About Holly Peterson::

5-20-2014 8-39-49 PMHolly Peterson is the author of the New York Timesand international best seller, The Manny. She was a Contributing Editor for Newsweek and editor-at-large for Tina Brown’s Talk magazine. She was also an Emmy Award–winning producer for ABC News for more than a decade, where she cov­ered global politics. Her writing has been published in the New York Times, Newsweek, Talk, the Daily Beast, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and other publications.


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One thought on “Book Review: The Idea of Him by Holly Peterson

  1. Teddy Rose May 21, 2014 / 2:02 pm

    Thanks for taking part in the tour. I’m so glad you enjoyed ‘The Idea of Him’.


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