Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

June 26, 2017


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 in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?


Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.


Summoned to Evelyn’s Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn’s life unfolds—revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love—Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn’s story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.


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***** FIVE STAR REVIEW *****


Yet again, Taylor has completely blown me away with this juicy Hollywood story. I admittedly wasn't sure what I was getting into with this story.


I didn't want to put this book down. I found myself highlighting short passages one after another. I wanted to make a million teasers for this book. I was hooked from the very start! There wasn't a thing about this story I wasn't in love with.


I feel like I need to tell you how I felt about these characters. I mean, seriously. So well developed. I felt like I was right there living their story right with them!


And the ending? Forget about it! I will admit that I saw it coming at a certain point, but I was still blown away when it happened. I was left feeling a little happy and a little bereft at the same time.


Hands down, another winner from Taylor Jenkins Reid. She is definitely a go-to author for great, engaging, page-turning authors!

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