#TopRead! #NewYorkTimesBestseller~~The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
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.
Tera’s 5 Blush Review
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a story about the life of an aging Hollywood star who chooses an unknown journalist to produce her memoir after her death. What I read was nothing more than one of the best stories I think has ever been written. I am new to Taylor Jenkins Reid; but dammit, if I’m not incredibly impressed.
This story reads like women’s fiction, but it also had a historical element to it. Naturally, Ms. Hugo has lived a life of nearly 80 years, and she has played witness to much. As her story unfolds, we learn who Evelyn truly loved, why she married so many times, and why on earth she chose Monique Grant as the only person who could produce her tell-all tale.
I did listen to this as an audible which I usually only listen to during my commute to work. But this one had me dedicated. I ended up with my headphones on at home because I couldn’t wait to see what happened next. This book seems to be picking up in popularity; I mean, I see it posted everywhere online 4 years after it was even released… let’s just say, the hype is not overrated. This book is definitely one you won’t want to miss out on.
Louisa’s 5 Blush Review
I don’t know why it took me so long to read this book. (Well – my daughter finally talked me into it) and I am so glad I did.
Taylor Jenkins Reid never disappoints…NEVER!
TJR style of writing is so unique, when I read her books I feel as though these characters are real – like I wanted to google and be sure they weren’t (they aren’t).
Another fantastic read by Taylor Jenkins Reid!