The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo - Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

By Taylor Jenkins Reid

  • Release Date: 2017-06-13
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 16,603 Ratings)

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“If youre looking for a book to take on holiday this summer, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has got all the glitz and glamour to make it a perfect beach read.” —Bustle

From the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & the Six—an entrancing and “wildly addictive journey of a reclusive Hollywood starlet” (PopSugar) as she reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine.

Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.

“Heartbreaking, yet beautiful” (Jamie Blynn, Us Weekly), The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is “Tinseltown drama at its finest” (Redbook): a mesmerizing journey through the splendor of old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means—and what it costs—to face the truth.

Reviews

  • Mesmerizing

    5
    By guano4
    Much like Evelyn Hugo this book was mesmerizing from start to finish. I couldn’t put it down and didn’t want the story to end. Beautifully written
  • Very good!

    5
    By KLCHReads
    I liked the writing style and narrative! A quick but intriguing read
  • Outstanding

    5
    By jenna5382
    Not much more to say without possibly spoiling it for the next reader, this story was great, I’ll keep it to that. Kept me interested throughout, and I was sad to see it end.
  • Incredible

    5
    By Chareeeece
    Taylor Jenkins Reid hit the nail on the head with this one. I was captivated the moment I started reading. Everyone should read it!!!!
  • Must Read

    5
    By Jewski0413
    Great book, could not stop reading it!
  • AMAZING

    5
    By lor lor!!!
    So pure and great. I would recommend this book to anyone. It’s a must read, so many emotions
  • in love

    5
    By Mrs.Merllark
    i am in love with this book. the hype around it did not disapoint. evelyn was such a fun character to read about and the book really hooks you in to her story.
  • 5 stars

    5
    By bbfisher21
    OMG Fantastic!
  • No Redeeming Characters

    1
    By Siobhan N
    Horrible book. Not one character has any redeeming qualities, and every single one of the main character’s actions is calculated. The writing is embarrassingly bad.
  • Easy to read

    5
    By chickennlsg bis
    I loved the book. Great novel.

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