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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

By Taylor Jenkins Reid
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“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.

7103 Reviews

Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“I really loved this book. As a 26 years old bisexual that just came out , this story made me cry a lot of times 💚 A beautiful well written book.”
Likable charactersMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenAddictiveBeautiful settingHeartbreakingRomantic
Loudly Crying Face“This book was always highly recommended to me & now I see why! Taylor Jenkins Reid paints a beautifully, heartbreaking portrait of the complexities & complications of human love. The reader & Monique (main narrator) are one and the same — learning the ugly truth not just about a global superstar, but also themselves. There were many times I wanted to punch some of the characters for their choices, & yet found my heart aching for them all the same in the end. The pacing was perfect; no loose ends”
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Surprised Face with Open Mouth“I didn’t expect the ending to make me cry”
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Thinking Face“I've been wanting to read this book for so long. The book was beautiful and talked about the true side of life(there are ups and downs). The Ending was gut wrenching.”
Believable charactersLikable charactersMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenEasy to readTwistyRealistic settingHeartbreakingThought-provokingSelf-harm
Thumbs Up“This book wasn’t worth the hype to me. It was well written and an easy read. It was just very ok it wasn’t all these things Booktok made it out to be”
Believable charactersMulti-layered charactersEasy to readRealistic setting

About Taylor Jenkins Reid

Taylor Jenkins Reid is the New York Times bestselling author of seven novels, including Malibu RisingDaisy Jones & The Six, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their daughter.

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