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 12,686 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

  • LOVED IT

    5
    By sylviaandrewss
    Literally such a good book to read, especially if your queer!!!!!!!!! Obsessed with the time period and the glam vibe
  • Great read!

    5
    By Megz91
    I was a little nervous about the amount of chapters, I don’t normally check that. But the book flew by. I think it took 2 days. I fell in a love hate relationship with Evelyn and I want more of it 🤣
  • Worth re-reading

    5
    By Camila Brave
    Beautiful I couldn’t stop crying after chapter 66!
  • Fun read that I couldn’t put down

    5
    By Kirsty she-ra
    Fun read, interesting characters with a good plot twist at the end. Highly recommend
  • Enjoyable

    4
    By lthoma2
    Lots to like about this book. Beautiful story about two mis-matched women and the relationship between them. Interesting premise of a biographer writing a celeb’s story. Ending was abrupt and made the premise a little pointless but the story itselfremained quite captivating.
  • 7 Husbands

    1
    By Donloead pleaze
    I have really been looking forward to reading this book. I paid for it and it continues to tell me I’m finished after only 37 pages. It’s very frustrating! I know the purchase was completed but the book will not show up for me!
  • Great read

    5
    By Two rother
    This was the first novel I have picked up in years and I literally could not put it down. So much emotion and such a great story.
  • Captivating

    5
    By xoellie09
    I didn't know what to expect. However, the biggest kept secret was worth waiting. This was my first book to read and look forward to read more from this author
  • fav book by far

    5
    By nsanzuu
    IM TELLING YALL read this book fr it’s so good like i couldn’t put it down, it helped me get outta my reading slump so quick. the concept of it is really good too and the ending?? yeah be ready to shed a few tears
  • political biased and racist

    1
    By _Thrawn
    I listened to an hour of the book and thought the story was okay except for the political biased and racist comments the author put in. The worst part is that the comments do not advance the plot at all and could have easily been left out. I am not interested in listening to this type of book anymore when there are so many better written books out there.