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
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 16,306 Ratings

Description

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

  • Easy to read

    5
    By chickennlsg bis
    I loved the book. Great novel.
  • One of the best books I have ever read

    5
    By Confused1111122222233333344444
    Exceptionally well written, I found myself emotionally attached to all the major characters in this book. Hands down one of my favorite books of all time!
  • Good read

    5
    By elkeart
    Definitely a page turner! Interesting twists, descriptive, not so heavy yet focuses on some important issues, from historical and contemporary perspectives.
  • Intriguing to say The least!

    5
    By Chapaj35
    If you're interested in Hollywood glamour, complex relationships, and a compelling exploration of fame, love, and personal identity, then you should read "The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo" by Taylor Jenkins Reid. The book features well-developed characters and engaging storytelling that will keep you hooked until the very end.
  • Seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo

    5
    By 10poundcitrus
    This book is so worth it. I didn’t want to purchase it because of all the tik tok hype I saw about it, but I am so happy I bought it. One of the best reads for me. Do not hesitate to purchase it, you will live it.
  • Evelyn is that girl!

    5
    By ohmymu
    Everything that glitters ain’t gold but that’s Hollywood for you! Love is always love 💚
  • I would give it a sixth star if I could

    5
    By chewsoogyu
    There’s a reason why this is one of the most recommend books right now. That’s all I have to say.
  • My heart

    5
    By 00T20
    I want to read this for the first time always
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Review

    4
    By Adelaide4444
    The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a fictional novel that explores the life of Evelyn Hugo who has had seven different husbands over the span of her lifetime. For unknown reasons, she hires a writer, Monique, and gives her a tell-all with the hopes that she will publish a biography. Throughout the book, we get to learn about Evelyn’s in depth life story and learn in the end why she hired Monique in the first place. I’m happy to say that I’ve read a book by TJR before and I’ve enjoyed it. I enjoyed reading this book as well. The book was raw, interesting and suspenseful at times. I loved how complex Evelyn’s character was and I grew to have a deep understanding and appreciation for how flawed she was. As a person who enjoys historical fiction / context, I liked the emphasis on identity and the impact it has had on Hollywood throughout the decades. For me, that’s what shaped Evelyn’s character and made me have a deeper understanding for her. I would love to see this adapted into a film!
  • Wow

    1
    By biancailene10
    This book was written so well!! Definitely not what I expected at allllll.. it does start off a bit slow but then it keeps going and you won’t be able to stop reading!