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 1,787 Ratings

Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From the 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

  • Heartbreakingly Beautiful

    5
    By fhxjsoeijn
    Such a wonderful book. Kept my interest and made me reflect on many things in my own life.
  • Liberal Propaganda

    1
    By VS181
    Warning: Lesbian love story, misleading summary. Wish I could get money back.
  • Breathe taking !

    5
    By Perkslynn
    I love this book so much! It’s a must read!!
  • Beautiful

    5
    By Xtcnsk8
    Great read
  • Unlike any other

    5
    By tan&boujee
    I’ve never read a book like this one. Evelyn Hugo is someone I will never forget. Everything about her is glamorous and mysterious at the same time. Her purest love and her truest love shook me to my absolute core. I don’t think I will ever read a book like this one again. Evelyn Hugo, as far as I’m concerned, is very much real and will never be forgotten my me.
  • A great read

    4
    By HeatherOKC
    Thoroughly enjoyed this book!
  • Amazing book!

    5
    By icebria
    It was such a beautiful story. Evelyn Hugo felt like a real person!
  • Great story!

    5
    By Peonies+Magnokia
    Really enjoyed this one. I fell in love with the characters and the author’s writing style.
  • in love.

    5
    By iltshoehicm
    i had never truly found a book in which i could never put down, until i read this book. this astonishing novel has so many emotions and although fiction, creates a whole new reality that is never thought possible. i love this book and will probably even read again. please read this as you deserve it.
  • I never leave reviews but WOW

    5
    By Candygal12649274
    I had high hopes for the book and it totally lived up to it! If you are debating buying, do it. No doubt one of my new favorite books. I’ve sat here crying at how beautiful it is for the past half hour now. This will be the kind of book I think about years from now on, amazing!