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
From 14,181 Ratings



“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.


  • Woke.

    By kirstalyce
    This book was far to “woke” for my liking.
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

    By Sista Spring
    A great read with a plot filled with as many twists and turns as the roads in Hollywood Hills! If you think there is “a” definition for love or marriage, think again!
  • Nearly perfection!

    By Habrii
    Such a page turner! I enjoyed reading about how dynamic Evelyn was. Just when I thought the answer was clear, Evelyn showed me it was not.
  • Adored this book!

    By himynamejsTerriandimtired
    I’m not one for drama in books, and I wasn’t sure I’d like this book but it felt like the more I read, the more wrapped in the story I got. I don’t think I’ve felt for a character more than I do for Evelyn as a teen who struggles with sexuality. Especially with her struggles with stereotypes. Absolutely love this book!
  • Love this book

    By hannah_30000
    I think this book is well-written with an interesting plot, relatable characters, and has valuable themes that apply to issues today. This is one of the best books I have read in a long time.
  • 5 million stars

    By meredithblake111
    The way I would take a bullet for this book.
  • Loved it

    By Eatslpxfit
    Took a while to get into but once I was, I couldn’t put it down.
  • Poorly written

    By Marysl88
    I was so overwhelmed by the overuse of cliches that I couldn’t even find a narrative thread.
  • Amazing

    By Bosslady17
    This book will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions. It is beautifully written. I hate that it took me so long to finally read it and sad that I finished it in one day.
  • Couldn’t put it down

    By korty-korto
    Really enjoyed this story very much. The characters were intriguing and the reality of the historical tapestry woven through is intriguing and educational.