The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

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...

Details The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

TitleThe Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Release DateJun 13th, 2017
PublisherAtria Books
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Contemporary, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Romance

Reviews The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

  • Emily May
    Is Evelyn Hugo going to tell me just enough to keep me on the edge of my seat but never enough to truly reveal anything? I can't say for sure what drew me to this book. It's not the kind of thing I usually pick up, and I haven't read anything by Reid before. But something about it intrigued me. So I checked out the kindle sample. Just a couple chapters, I figured, because I probably wouldn't like it anyway. And I was HOOKED.It's perfect, easy bea...
  • softlykaz
    I want to be as motivated and focused in university as Evelyn Hugo was in continuing to flourish after all of her 7 divorces and getting richer than all of her 7 husbands combined.... then spend the rest of her days frolicking in sun hazed fields of butterflies and dandelion clocks with her wife.this book was so wild I feel like it fundamentally changed me as a human being. I've witnessed cosmic justice at its coldest and its darkest. I'm genuine...
  • Elyse
    Evelyn Hugo, born Evelyn Elena Herrera, daughter of Cuban immigrants, grew up poor in Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City. By 1955 she was in Hollywood. Evelyn is tall and slim as a ballerina, with straight thick eyebrows, oversize almond shape eyes, blonde hair, ( dyed only after she arrives in Hollywood to help her get acting roles), rich, powerful, charming, and exudes a casualness and confidence that makes her all the...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    this book made me experience all five stages of grief and simultaneously made me feel every positive emotion in the world. this is not a book this is artwork“make them pay you as much as you would a white man” is the most iconic quote I’ve ever read and it was only on page 20✨ buddyread with my ridiculously high expectations after none of my friends would ever shut up about this and also with the lovely Ellen
  • Julie
    The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a 2017 Atria Books publication.A story so well written I had to remind myself it was a work of fiction. The cleverly titled novel appealed to my interest in old Hollywood, the scandals and cover-ups the public never had the slightest clue existed. Evelyn Hugo is a faded movie star in advanced years who has decided to write her life story- a deliciously scandalous tell all with a sharp focus on her seven marria...
  • PorshaJo
    Rating 4.5So here is a little secret.....when I travel via plane, I make a b-line to the sundries shops in the airports to read the 'rag' magazines. I will stand in there and read a bunch of them cover to cover. I love it. Something about those juicy stories that you think 'they can't be true, right', something about getting the glimpse of the stars and the outrageous stories, it's a guilty pleasure. Reading this one by Talylor Jenkins Reid, gave...
  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
    I’m just sobbing on my couch. No big deal. I’ve been emotionally gutted, but whatever. This book had two of the most wonderfully fascinating complex female characters I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading about, BUT ILL BE FINE
  • Norma
    4.5 Stars! Traveling Sisters Group Read which I read along with Brenda, Holly, PorshaJo, Jennifer and my Mom, Linda! It was another awesome experience to read THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO with this wonderful group of ladies. Thank you everyone who participated in this group read!THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO by TAYLOR JENKINS REID was a surprisingly good read for me that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish! It was a fun, wicked, an...
  • Jennifer Kyle
    5 STARS “Seven husbands. Which one did she love best? Which one was the real one?” I’m a huge fan of Taylor Jenkins Reid books and in this novel she presents the life story of an Hollywood icon who seems to have randomly picked our heroine to write this priceless piece. The story is not what I expected yet was executed and delivered expertly and left me in awe of Miss Reid’s talent. “I will tell you my life story in a way that will be b...
  • Jennifer
    This stunning, emotional, spitfire book is about old Hollywood teaching an unsuspecting innocent a thing or two about success in all its forms and doing whatever it takes to get it. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo features alternating timelines as an aging starlet (Evelyn Hugo) participates in a journalism interview of her life story. Lucky for us, her answers take on a life of their own, allowing readers to be sucked back in time to an era of ...
  • Carol (Bookaria)
    What an amazing book!This novel tells the story of Evelyn Hugo, a famous Hollywood actress that started her career in the fifties. She's almost 80 years old and wants to have her autobiography written by a relatively-unknown journalist named Monique. Monique is as astounded as most people are to learn that the highly-successful and reclusive Evelyn Hugo wants her to write the story of Evelyn's life but she agrees and this is the beginning of this...
  • Brenda
    4.5 StarsTraveling Sisters Group Read Review by Brenda, Norma, Holly, PorshaJo, Jennifer and Linda (sisters mom)The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a unique, delicious, fun, steamy, and stunning story that reads like a tell-all memoir with rich and scandalous content that had us all flipping those pages as fast as we could. Not one of those pages were boring! Taylor Jenkins Reid does a fantastic job creating and bringing together realistic, rich...
  • Tweebs♥️
    •full review posted now• “When you're given an opportunity to change your life, be ready to do whatever it takes to make it happen. The world doesn't give things, you take things.” I’m so sensitive that if someone poked me, I’d cry. Taylor Jenkins Reid, you could've made my life easier. I already have 99 problems and heart failure isn’t going to be one of them. If I somehow end up at the hospital…… will cover the bill, r...
  • Bentley ★
    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.netWhen I think back on my reading habits from a year ago and compare them to today, it makes me so glad that I started book blogging. Without this wonderful community of avid readers, I never would have discovered this book. It is far outside what I'd normally pick for myself to read, but finding it was like finding a diamond in the rough, if the rough is the bookstore I was unleashed onto when...
  • Dianne
    Here's a well done late summer vacation read- this is a very entertaining and absorbing story full of old school Hollywood glamour. A reclusive screen siren in her late seventies, Evelyn Hugo, summons an unknown junior writer at Vivant magazine, Monique Grant, to write her biography. It is made clear from the start that Evelyn has some ulterior motive for selecting Monique and part of the fun is trying to puzzle that out (it won't be exactly what...
  • Candace
    Phenomenal! Review to come.
  • emma
    WOW I NEVER POSTED THIS. What a pleasant surprise! After dozens of unposted-unwritten reviews, finally an unposted-but-written one. Life is beautiful.But first off (I can call this first off if I freaking want to!!!) I wanna say: DON’T LET ANYONE TELL YOU THAT HISTORICAL FICTION CAN’T BE DIVERSE. Tell that anthropomorphized tennis ball they’re either uncreative or a secret bigot or a full-on dunce or ALL THREE. Because this book pulls it of...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    NOW LIVE!!! 5 stars! “I want them to know the real story. The real me.”“All right. Show me the real you, then. And I’ll make sure the world understands.” Evelyn Hugo is an iconic aging actress, famous for her work in the movie industry but also famous for having been married seven times to seven men. Monique Grant is a writer for a magazine, but has been in a bit of a career rut as of lately. On top of that sh...
  • Skyler Autumn
    5 Stars The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is one of those stories that completely captivates you, enthrals you, elicits every emotion from you and gets you so worked up that you have to remind yourself it is a work of fiction and you need to calm the hell down!Evelyn Hugo the elusive sex symbol turned Oscar winning actress turned Hollywood icon is ready to tell all including the story behind all seven of her ex-husbands and has decided the woman ...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    What a triumph. I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that this will be one of my favourite books of the year. Absolutely breathtaking.
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Contemporary-A-Thon challenge #4: read a hyped contemporary - COMPLETE!Excuse me I am so emotional this was one of the best books I have ever read in my entire life. My bisexual heart is crying from how perfect this was. READ THIS NOW kthnxbai
  • Debra
    4. 5 starsWho was the Great love of your life?Such a wonderful, mesmerizing read that had a twist at the end that I did not see coming! What can I say, I loved it! An intelligent and engrossing look at fame and at what cost will one pay to achieve it? Evelyn Hugo reminded me of Elizabeth Taylor, and Zsa Zsa Gabor. Old Hollywood glamour. Evelyn Hugo (Evelyn Elena Herrera) is ready and willing to tell her story about her glamorous Hollywood life an...
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    5 EMOTIONAL STARS ❤I have no words, I'm speechless.For one more time Taylor Jenkins Reid delivers an emotional and unique story.This story is unforgettable and unlike anything I have read so far!I have read almost all of her books and I can tell you that this one is so different ,yet so fantastic.Evelyn is a very interesting character, and I was surprised by the direction that the story has gone.So I believe that you should go blind with this o...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo was my first Traveling Sister Read, and I enjoyed the book, and the discussion with the group, immensely! In true Hollywood style, movie starlet Evelyn Hugo was presented to us as glamorous and sultry with an elusive vulnerability, plenty of scandal, and an array of various husbands! Every page brought Evelyn to life, and I was struck by how real she and all the characters were. Because Evelyn was complex and thr...
  • Mo
    I didn't read many reviews prior to starting this one. I saw that a lot of my friends gave it 4 and 5 stars. I have read one book by this author before and was not impressed but I gathered that this one spanned a number of decades and it sounded like my cuppa tea.I grew up in the era (gosh, that makes me sound ancient) where you got your books from the library! That was it! We couldn't really afford to buy books. If you were lucky, at Christmas, ...
  • Iris P
    The Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoMesmerizing and poignant yet deliciously wicked. In other words, the perfect Summer read. Full review to follow.
  • Megan Johnson
    To be totally honest with you, I wasn't sure what to expect from this book - I just really loved the cover and every time I saw someone recommend it I kept thinking "I'm gonna read that because of that cover." Fast forward to now, and maybe I should start reading beautifully-covered books more often! The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is exactly what it sounds like...okay, maybe not EXACTLY but for the most part it's Evelyn Hugo discussing her 7 (...
  • Tooter
    I didn't expect this book to be a 5 star read but I have no complaints. Highly recommended.
  • Andie
    I've been putting this review off for a few weeks now and I'm still uncertain about how to approach it. Because unlike most people, I did not love this book. Nor did I hate it either, though. My feelings lay somewhere in between and that's a hard place to sit. What's most surprising to me is that there is a TJR book that I'm not head over heels in love with! The story started off intriguing enough...Monique Grant, writer who hasn't quite made a n...
  • Jenna
    I guess I've figured out that I just don't like books in which a lot of things actually happen. Especially, unless they are legitimate events of historical record, lots of Big Momentous Things. This book features many such big momentous things, as evidenced by the title alone. Seven marriages are just a mere handful of candies in this big old movie-theatre-sized box of melodramatic Whoppers. Which left me wondering: how can a book in which so man...