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 11,854 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

  • Not what you think

    1
    By monkey do23496
    This is a lesbian romance novel. Not at all what I was looking to read. I felt I was reading more of a politic issue ad. The author discusses abortion, rights to die, LGBT rights and her personal opinions on all of todays issues. I read to escape all that noise.
  • Something with a twist!

    4
    By kitNightRyder
    Groundhogs day meets the Maze Runner but with murder. Definitely a book to keep you guessing and a few twists you really can’t see coming! A good balance of giving you the answer and leaving you hanging to fill in your own ideas, as any good fiction book should! This would be a great read for book club discussion
  • WOW 1000000000/10

    5
    By GSP57⚽️
    Ok, so when I found this book, I thought it would just be typical and I would just read to see some drama. Boy was I wrong. I am not a person who loves reading, but this book was fantastic. I am probably too young to read this book but it was so compelling that I couldn’t stop myself. My favorite book I have read to date! Finished in only 6 days and even though I stayed up late it was all worth it in the end. No matter what your style is it is an amazing piece of art and you should give yourself the chance to read it.
  • Amazing

    5
    By tb124598a
    Beautifully written !! Could not put it down !! A MUST READ!!
  • Evelyn

    5
    By anasalmar
    Great read. Did not expect the twist at the end!
  • Amazing page turner

    5
    By tah_yur_it
    This book is a very well written, complex unfolding of a great story. Loved it!
  • Beautiful story ❤️

    5
    By vgranger1
    Great Book ! Evelyn is an icon and you can’t help but to love her. Heartbreakingly good.
  • Captivating character study.

    5
    By Luir249
    Fun read. Not heavy yet substantive enough story. As others have said, a good beach book.
  • Fabulous

    5
    By Arnies volunteer
    The twists and turns all the way up to the very end… You don’t see that coming. Must read for sure!
  • Wow!

    5
    By QAleL
    Amazing!