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  • Title : The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

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  • ISBN: 1501139231

  • Number of Pages: 400 pages


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From Taylor Jenkins Reid comes an unforgettable and sweeping novel about one classic film actress s relentless rise to the top the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long held secrets the public could never imagine.Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant fo From Taylor Jenkins Reid comes an unforgettable and sweeping novel about one classic film actress s relentless rise to the top the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long held secrets the public could never imagine.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 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 through the decades 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.Filled with emotional insight and written with Reid s signature talent, this is a fascinating 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 takes to face the truth Get A CopyKindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleKoboApple 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is she did know HOW he died, when, and where, so why wouldn t she have put two and two together the moment Evelyn tells her No, but what bothered me is she did know HOW he died, when, and where, so why wouldn t she have put two and two together the moment Evelyn tells her about Harry s death less hide spoiler flag See 2 questions about The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Lists with This Book Best Books of 2017 655 books 885 voters Historical Fiction 2017 268 books 493 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews showing 1 30 filter sort default Rating Details 0 copy ratingGraph.clone j rating_details_tip_graph.remove copy.attr id , rating_details_tip_graph copy.find script.remove j rating_details_tip.prepend copy Jul 01, 2017 Emily May rated it really liked it Shelves chick lit, botm, 2017 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 beach read material It s not particularly deep, it 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 beach read material It s not particularly deep, it does not take the genre to new levels or make you think about something new, and yet it DID feel different Evelyn Hugo s story was so delicious and compelling that it stood out, and kept me turning pages in a desperate need to discover the stories behind her seven husbands, and the answer to the one question everyone wants to know who was her greatest love The framing of the story reminded me a lot of The Thirteenth Tale Like that book, in The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, a young woman this time an ambitious journalist called Monique Grant goes to interview an elderly woman Unlike The Thirteenth Tale, this elderly woman happens to be one of the most famous actresses in the world.Evelyn Hugo has lived a life in the public eye, but she is full of secrets Only she knows what happened behind the scenes in her long career of scandals and highly publicized heartbreaks Just like the fictional world of the book longed to know the truth so did I Reid and Evelyn s habit of giving you just enough to leave you wanting was incredibly exciting Throughout, we are encouraged to wonder why someone like Evelyn Hugo would specifically request a relatively inexperienced journalist like Monique Why Monique What is Evelyn hiding The I got to know Evelyn, the I fell in love with her She has made a lot of controversial decisions during her career, but she knows it and she also knows she d probably do it all again She s played the Hollywood game, dated famous men to further her career, and used her body to get what she wants She has experienced the full force of the industry s sexism and, in some ways, capitalized on it She is deeply flawed and aware of it She has traded important aspects of her identity for fame, roles, money She was a badass Cuban woman working in an industry that didn t like women to be badass or Cuban She manipulated and she lied Despite everything, I liked her.I stayed fully engrossed in the story of Evelyn Hugo and of Monique Grant from the opening chapters when Evelyn demanded an interview with only Monique, through decades of Hollywood in all its shimmering ugliness, right until the ending s final reveals I enjoyed every moment.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube flag 313 likesLike see review View all 16 comments May 06, 2017 Elyse rated it it was amazing 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 beautiful.as 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 radiating This enchanting lovely woman was 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 beautiful.as 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 radiating This enchanting lovely woman was humble down to earth in areas that mattered Yes, she had seven husbands, too I was quickly bewitched, fully captivated by Evelyn Hugo It was her calm wisdom humble but direct speaking that moved me She made a distinction about words and how they can be misleading, that made me want to SCREAM OUT AND SAY THANK YOU FOR THAT There was a scene early in the book where it was very clear how one word could induce shame Words really can hurt and paint evil pictures preachingassumptions before asking sarcasm..etc I sat and thought about all the times people have used words not chosen them carefully and as a result I d feel hurt or belittled I m no better I also thought about times I did the same to others Words do hurt and damage the spirit and the trust of relationships Ms Hugo, 79 year old Hollywood legend, handled those wrong words with grace, correcting teaching inspiring her new friend at the time while having compassion for herself Her purpose was not to hurt her friend who spoke the wrong words but also not to allow for the misleading word to be, misleading I started reading slower wanting to take in every word out of Evelyn Hugo s mouth , when I realized this Hollywood notable Starlett was sincerely deserving and worthy of the fans she has a celebrity to love I soon discovered this classy gorgeous woman had acute self awareness, high levels of emotional intelligence, clearly socially aware, and relentlessly lived a full life of many experiences filled with joy and challenges I felt like I was given a gift absorbing wisdom from this 79 year old woman Her life experiences were fascinating, glamorous, scandalous and she herself was extraordinary I was learning from this fictional character Monique Grant, Evelyn s new friend, 35 years old, is an unknown reporter at Vivant , in Los Angeles Evelyn wants Monique to write a book about her life story Everyone in the journalism community including Monique s boss, Frankie, were shocked that Evelyn asked for Monique ONLY Monique or no deal at all There are some complications for Monique to figure out with work plus her husband, David just left her not even married a full year , but her life is about to change Why did Evelyn pick Monique to write her book We wonder right away We also want to know about Evelyn s life her husband s and which one she loved the most We have many questions as we take this journey and it s delicious with many insightful life lessons and messages.Intimacy closeness trust and real friendship grows as Monique listens to Evelyn s life story Monique is past the point of remaining objective She knows how specular of a human being Evelyn is Against all of her journalistic integrity Monique feels a full range of emotions for her Monique begins to feel a deep connection and love with Evelyn There are many juicy stories that get revealed about Evelyn s past marriages, relationships, and movies she stars in, Father and Daughter , Little Women , and the title role in Anna Karenina , however when Evelyn begins to share about her present day lifea secret door becomes unhinged Both women will have to face the truth together My final words THIS NOVEL IS EARTH SHATTERING FABULOUS FANTASTIC WONDERFUL soooooo GOOD I can barely stand it It s not what you think it is I laughed, I cried, and thankful that this book kept me cozy company while sick in bed Many Thanks Atria Books, Netgalley, Jamie, my friend who demanded I not wait for the audiobook book as planned that I RUN over to Netgalley and begged for this book and then drop everything and start reading if given the opportunity bless you Jamie Girl and last to Taylor Jenkins Reid you really out did yourself with this novel amazing Love You for it flag 192 likesLike see review View all 44 comments Jan 31, 2017 Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shelves womens fiction chicklit, absolute favorites, adult content, historical fiction, stand alone novel, listened to audiobook, lgbtq, amazing audio, re read, ff, read 2017, one click authors 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 glamour, strategy, and secrecy Be aware that it s 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 glamour, strategy, and secrecy Be aware that it s oh so easy to forget this is fiction It feels like an actual memoir the execution is flawlessand our fresh faced journalist is not the only one learning life lessons here Evelyn s character shares perspectives on equality issues, relationships, the spectrum of sexuality, the cost and consequences of success, and taking ownership of and responsibility for one s life It s also about how times have changed, and although opportunities of significance are becoming and accessible to women these days, sometimes we are the ones who continue to stand in our own damned way So do yourself a favor and learn to grab life by the balls, dear Don t be so tied up in trying to do the right thing when the smart thing is so painfully clear It seems we all can learn something from Evelyn Hugo Check it out My favorite quote People think intimacy is about sex But intimacy is about truth When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is You re safe with me that s intimacy 6 15 2017 Can t help myself I m reading it again before it goes back to the library 36 14 2017 OMG I adore this book I knew early on it would be going on my favorite s list Highly recommend.Full review to come flag 92 likesLike see review View all 13 comments Jun 14, 2017 Jennifer Kyle rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves favorites 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 beneficial to both us Although, to be honest, mainly you T 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 beneficial to both us Although, to be honest, mainly you The now aged icon starts at the beginning of her life and leads a reader and our writer, Monique through the story of her scandalous life Evelyn is a beauty being the envy of men and woman alike She light up the stage, her sex appeal, her talent, her strength, and let s not forget seven failed marriages I ve spent a very long time learning how to spin the truth It s hard to undo that wiring Evelyn does harbor a secret that she has kept out of the papers and in which makes this story a bit scandalous yet in the end beautiful I devoured the story, I loved how the author even tied in Monique to the plot and in the end the last line will stay with me for a very long time flag 91 likesLike see review View all 16 comments Jul 27, 2017 Bentley Bookbastion.net rated it it was amazing Shelves favorites See this review and 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 I committed to buying it Thanks to a few fellow See this review and 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 I committed to buying it Thanks to a few fellow reviewers I trust completely who were raving about it, I decided to step outside my comfort zone and try a new genre for a change I m so glad I did because this was stunning, and Evelyn s story moved me in ways I didn t anticipate it would when I started.I like to think this dichotomy between the cover and the unexpected intricacies of Evelyn s story was a clever deception on the author and publisher s part Giving this book a title that mirrors tabloid headlines about a Hollywood icon is very in keeping with the way Evelyn is valued by the industry itself An industry in which her worth is directly correlated to her appearance as Evelyn Hugo, the actress, while disregarding the complexities and intricacies present in Evelyn Herrera, the woman behind the icon Watching Evelyn s story unfold was the most fun I ve had all year I couldn t put this book down A reader might think they ve got her figured out, and then Taylor Jenkins Reid goes ahead and peels back another layer Part of me would love to shout from the rooftops some of the spoilers present in this story because I loved them, but I think the journey through to those revelations is too important to spoil For a story set in the decades between 1950 and the present, the themes and political discourse that is threaded through the narrative are still stark and important For those of you who seek diversity in your stories, I hope you ve got this novel on your radar Evelyn and Monique are both WOC and there are diverse characters as well Taylor Jenkins Reid is a master at weaving their experiences as women with thematic elements of love, self discovery and embracing truths that are not always self evident into both her lead character s journeys Their stories are topical, relevant and achingly real They serve as an especially important reminder for those who might assign value onto women and celebrity icons for their appearance and status while failing to recognize the person behind the image and that we all make flawed choices from time to time.The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is brilliant, compelling and a triumph of my reading year thus far I m going to keep my eye out for books by this author in the future 5 5 stars flag 74 likesLike see review View all 20 comments May 13, 2017 Rachel Reads Ravenously rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves ebooks, arc, may 2017 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 she s getting divorced, so she jumps on the opportunity to in 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 she s getting divorced, so she jumps on the opportunity to interview the famous Evelyn Hugo When she meets Evelyn, she discovers Evelyn wants than a simple article, she wants to tell her life story to Monique for a biography And Monique is getting the story exclusively I ve spent a very long time learning how to spin the truth It s hard to undo that wiring I absolutely loved this story Taylor Jenkins Reid has this uncanny ability to suck you into the lives of her characters and never let you go They feel so utterly genuine, I felt as if I was a part of their lives instead of an outsider reading about them Reid also does an amazing job developing her characters, I was rooting for all of them to get what they want and to achieve their goals.I never really know what to expect when I dive into a book by Reid, but I can honestly say this book was full of surprises and twists I didn t see coming This book spans from the 1950 s to the present day, and we get to know all of the loves of Evelyn s life Evelyn herself was enchanting, I found myself fascinated by her life story, her choices and her perseverance While love was a motivating factor, to me this was mostly a story about success and survival Evelyn was always going to do what it takes to be a star and stay at the top, and she would fight for what she wanted.Hollywood and the film industry can be a ruthless place but it can also be one where greatness can be achieved for the lucky ones I think Reid captured the industry and the time periods this story took place in perfectly This is one of the best books I ve read all year and I think if you go into it with an open mind and a kind heart, you ll fall in love with this book like I did If you love someone enough, you should be able to overcome anything ARC provided by publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Follow me on Facebook Blog Instagram Twitter flag 80 likesLike see review View all 25 comments Feb 05, 2017 Pavlina Read sleep less blog rated it it was amazing Shelves favorites, want to read soon, best cover, arc 5 EMOTIONAL STARS I have no words, I m speechless.For one 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 one.This way you are going to enjoy it even When 5 EMOTIONAL STARS I have no words, I m speechless.For one 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 one.This way you are going to enjoy it even When I finished this story I was in tears,I m still thinking about it.It touch me in so many ways.The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a powerful story that everyone must read I don t know what else to expect from Taylor Jenkins Reid,whatever she writes is pure perfection and the writing simply beautiful and flawless flag 61 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jun 28, 2017 emma rated it really liked it Shelves owned, recommend, historical, non ya, diverse, to review This book It s really great.I got a hell of a lot than I bargained for Not sure what the rating is between 4 and 5 but MAN I m hype to write this review flag 48 likesLike see review View 2 comments May 07, 2017 Iris P rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves fiction, audio books, strong female characters The Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoMesmerizing and poignant yet deliciously wicked In other words, the perfect Summer read Full review to follow flag 48 likesLike see review View all 14 comments Jul 05, 2017 Megan Johnson rated it it was amazing Shelves favorites, botm club 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 often The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is exactly what it sounds likeokay, maybe not EXACTLY but for the most part it s Evelyn Hugo discussing her 7 yes, 7 marriages If that sounds like a lot, you 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 often The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is exactly what it sounds likeokay, maybe not EXACTLY but for the most part it s Evelyn Hugo discussing her 7 yes, 7 marriages If that sounds like a lot, you d be right If it sounds boring, you could not be wrong There are secrets and scandals and manipulations that even a true villain would respect And boy oh boy did I not see that ending coming I generally dread the endings of books, not because I don t want them to end but because I feel like at least half the time they re a letdown all of that build up just to feel like the author didn t know what to do with them But this book, thank you dear Taylor Jenkins Reid, is one that will forever live on in my short list of perfectly executed endings What did I think Despite having no idea what I was getting into, this not being a book I would normally gravitate toward, and never having been married myself, I couldn t put this book down Each character was just likable enough and just realistic enough to be endearing, and every moment felt like it was one that could really be lived All in all, a fantastic telling of a life in the spotlight Should you read it If you enjoy stories of classic Hollywood, thrive off of stories of love gone sour, or just want to get wrapped up in the life of someone far dramatic than yourself, pick this one up Not only is it being praised across the internet, but it s one that will be hard to forget once you know what it s all about flag 46 likesLike see review View 2 comments Mar 16, 2017 Gabby rated it it was amazing Shelves favorite male characters, romance, own, cover lust, love the concept, favorite female characters, inspirational, incredible plot twists, arc or won or received, emotional, amazing ending, love triangle, reviewed, contemporary, adult, read in one day, 5 star books, glbt or other, all time favorites, new adult, books to reread in the future, read in 2017, actors or hollywood FULL BOOK TALK THANK YOU to Atria Books for sending me an ARC.I can honestly say I ve never read a book like this before This story is so incredibly unique and original and heart breaking and beautiful Taylor Jenkins Reid has been one of my favorite authors recently, and this book is even better than I imagined it would be This is unlike any of her other books, and unlike anything I ve even read I loved reading about the scandal and craziness of FULL BOOK TALK THANK YOU to Atria Books for sending me an ARC.I can honestly say I ve never read a book like this before This story is so incredibly unique and original and heart breaking and beautiful Taylor Jenkins Reid has been one of my favorite authors recently, and this book is even better than I imagined it would be This is unlike any of her other books, and unlike anything I ve even read I loved reading about the scandal and craziness of being an actress in the 1950 s movie scene I loved reading about Evelyn s romance and heart break and her incredible life story I started reading it this morning and literally couldn t put it down, hours later I was in tears and finished the story and I feel like I ll never forget these characters and how this story has affected me This story is so much than just the life story of a Hollywood actress It s incredibly moving, and emotional everything you would expect from a Taylor Jenkins Reid novel and .I loved everything about this book Taylor Jenkins Reid is the queen flag 44 likesLike see review View 1 comment May 20, 2017 Andie rated it liked it Shelves contemporary, romance, chick lit, arcs sent from author or publisher, read in 2017 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 enoughMonique Grant, writer who hasn t quite made a name for herself yet, gains the opportunity of a li 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 enoughMonique Grant, writer who hasn t quite made a name for herself yet, gains the opportunity of a lifetime when Hollywood icon Evelyn Hugo chooses her to write her biography Monique having no ties to Evelyn is understandably baffled, why her Nevertheless, she agrees to do the piece and begins meeting Evelyn each day to hear her story and hopefully learn the reasoning behind Evelyn s choice of author THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO reads as a narrative of Evelyn s life At first, I was completely sucked into the glam and glitz of a Hollywood starlet And like Monique, I couldn t help but wonder why her I formed my own speculations and let me tell you, each one of them was wrong All seven husbands held a purpose and in their own way helped Evelyn become the sensation that the world knows her as There is so much drama, gossip, secrets, and intrigue that it s easy to get swept away and lost inside of it all Buuuuttsomewhere along the way I stopped caring and dare I say, I was bored I m not entirely sure what happened Maybe there was TOO much drama for me Maybe it was the fact that there wasn t one single likeable character, aside from Harry, but in the end even he held a secret that I was not 100% okay with Or possibly this was just bad timing for me I think this quote just about sums up how I feel about Evelyn I hate Evelyn, but I think I like her very much I wish she had never existed, and yet I can t help but admire her a great deal Because you see, Evelyn is NOT a good person She does questionable things and never once considers or cares if she hurts anyone else And yet you do understand her reasoning behind everything You see, very complicated feelings Either way, TJR s writing is amazing and I love that she took risks and wrote something completely out of her usual zone This may not be headed to my favorites shelf but I do know that many, many other people will enjoy this book and I recommend it to anyone wanting to read something new and unique Thank you to Atria Books and Netgalley for providing me a copy in exchange for an honest review flag 47 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Aug 13, 2017 Dianne rated it really liked it Shelves best of 2017 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 you think it is The real story, though, is Evel 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 you think it is The real story, though, is Evelyn s as she narrates her life story to Monique She s an unusual character, unlikeable at times, but very frank and candid about her choices and decisions in life.Just this side of chick lit, but well done with a refreshing modern twist I liked it Not great literature, but a good story well told that you ll lose yourself in for a few days flag 38 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Amy I just thoroughly enjoyed this one too Aug 14, 2017 02 22PM Debbie Great review Sounds like a fun read Aug 18, 2017 12 24AM Mar 08, 2017 Grey rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 5 stars First off, thank you to NetGalley for sending me an ARC copy of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid in exchange for my honest review This was my very first TJR ever I know, insaneright Trust me, when I say, I understand the appeal now I am above all, a lover of words I am a reader, a writer and I talk, a lot, obviously I had been going through than a bit of a dry spell 6 months roughly, 60 65 books, without a 5 star read, before this bit of amazing, hit First off, thank you to NetGalley for sending me an ARC copy of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid in exchange for my honest review This was my very first TJR ever I know, insaneright Trust me, when I say, I understand the appeal now I am above all, a lover of words I am a reader, a writer and I talk, a lot, obviously I had been going through than a bit of a dry spell 6 months roughly, 60 65 books, without a 5 star read, before this bit of amazing, hit my kindle I have to be honest with you all I was nervous No, let s be frank, I was terrified I wanted to be impressed yet, was the build up going to ruin it for me This was, after all, the Taylor Jenkins Reid we were talking about Everyone loves her books, she s like a magical genie in the literary world and what if I didn t like this book maybe I was broken and I d never have a 5 star read ever again See terrified But, I shouldn t have worried This book was all that, and then some .I don t like to give spoilers in my reviews, so I will just tell you I ran the gamut of emotions in this book Up, down, left, right, loops, swoops and turns You ll cry, cheer, rage and simply stare in numb bewilderment, wondering where in the world some of these people could possibly come from The simple answer is, they came from the creative genius, that is the author, Ms Jenkins Reid It is with my most humble respect, that I predict this book will top many Best of 2017 lists at the end of the year my own, most definitely included A fictional tale but will many wonder, like I did, could there be a kernel of truth buried deep somewhere amongst the pages Oh, my hat is off to you, Madam Story Teller Extraordinaire The only sort of criticism I had, was a medical event that would not have played out in real life as it did in the book but that can be blamed on my real life experience as a medical professional and first hand working experience of many years worth of crisis situations However, that was so minor that it s hardly worth mentioning, and certainly not enough to take away even a fraction of a star for.So I guess what my not so short review should be saying is I give The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo 5 stars for masterful storytelling, world building, ceiling shattering, heart mending or is it heart breaking just truly awe inspiring words Thank you again, to NetGalley for allowing me the privilege of reviewing this copy prior to its release And thank you to TJR for creating such multifaceted characters that you can t help but breathe their story, especially when it hurts flag 30 likesLike see review View all 20 comments Jul 14, 2017 Erin rated it it was amazing Shelves july 2017, written by women Taylor Jenkins Reid is a Old Hollywood fan You can tell from reading this book The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is part faux memoir part commentary on what life as a Hollywood actress in the 1950 s 60 s Evelyn Hugo is jigsaw puzzle that s pieces are slowly put together as you read it As a Old Hollywood fan I spent this book trying to figure out which real life actresses Evelyn Hugo was based off of I have a list but I won t reveal it because two of the actresses would be spoilers Th Taylor Jenkins Reid is a Old Hollywood fan You can tell from reading this book The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is part faux memoir part commentary on what life as a Hollywood actress in the 1950 s 60 s Evelyn Hugo is jigsaw puzzle that s pieces are slowly put together as you read it As a Old Hollywood fan I spent this book trying to figure out which real life actresses Evelyn Hugo was based off of I have a list but I won t reveal it because two of the actresses would be spoilers The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is elegantly written, rich in detail, just really really good Evelyn Hugo is carefully crafted and I m kinda mad she s not real because I think she would be in my top five Old Hollywood actresses If you live for Hollywood gossip read this book If you love books written for women by women read this book If you like beautiful, heartbreaking, and captivating stories read this book Basically everyone read this book flag 33 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jul 25, 2017 Cindy Thoughts From a Page Burnett rated it really liked it The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo was a fun read that kept me entertained until the end Since I knew a twist was coming based on reviews I read ahead of time, I figured it out long before the end but that didn t take away from the tale in the slightest I loved all of the Hollywood stories and the manner in which Evelyn s story unfolded The book was not at all what I expected it to be, but I enjoyed reading it and was glad I did flag 27 likesLike see review Jun 22, 2017 Jenny Reading Envy rated it really liked it Shelves ebooks, netgalley, read2017 Perfect vacation or beach read, well paced, about a Hollywood star confronting the truths of her life as she dictates it to a biographer It asks questions about marriage and friendship and what you sacrifice for goals or love The rest of it is better discovered by the reader Thanks to the publisher for approving my request through NetGalley. flag 27 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jun 12, 2017 Giselle Book Nerd Canada rated it it was amazing Shelves arc physical, from publishers, own, 2017, genre romance slow burn, diverse characters, 5 star, genre historical, genre romance lust, genre lgbt, memorable, genre contemporary, genre romance, cried my eyes out, age adult, book hangover, genre romance hate to love I ve read one other book of Taylor Jenkins Reid and I loved it just as much as this Her writing is absolutely worthy of praise She brings characters to life Forms and moulds them into realistic characters that you want to befriend and even root for Namely Evelyn Hugo, with the looks and figure of Marilyn Monroe with the mysterious life of Elizabeth Taylor, this is the character I imagined her to be But her honest and in depth life was portrayed so beautifully, I couldn t help but cry by the I ve read one other book of Taylor Jenkins Reid and I loved it just as much as this Her writing is absolutely worthy of praise She brings characters to life Forms and moulds them into realistic characters that you want to befriend and even root for Namely Evelyn Hugo, with the looks and figure of Marilyn Monroe with the mysterious life of Elizabeth Taylor, this is the character I imagined her to be But her honest and in depth life was portrayed so beautifully, I couldn t help but cry by the end of the book Evelyn is the most ambitious and tenacious character I have read lately She s anything but perfect, and I love how Reid portrayed her She is wholly vulnerable and strong all at the same time I think most people reading this will either love or hate her Maybe even a bit of both And all the other characters They hold no candle to what was really going on There s something I can t talk about because it s a major spoiler but I m sure anyone can agree the romance is passionate and wild and uninhibited I loved every single bit of it All these characters have no shame They don t apologize for being exactly who they are, and I found it so new and refreshing.The only parts that bothered me was how she uses men I know she would do anything and everything to rise to the top, but it also felt very wrong and unequal for her character to do that But what do I know It was set in earlier times And for a character to be so modern thinking in an era of time that wasn t Well it felt off I loved reading about how fake everything in Hollywood really was How everything was controlled by these characters to spin a story Can t help but think that they do this in our own society every day This was one emotional roller coaster that I couldn t stop reading It also pulled me out of my 26 day reading slump Grab this one if you re looking for a quick read that will have your heart being pulled or twisted into different directions I m such a fan of Taylor s writing now, and I need to read all her previous novels flag 26 likesLike see review View 1 comment Apr 20, 2017 Mercedes Fassero rated it it was amazing STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND READ THIS BOOK I ve been a big fan of Taylor Jenkins Reid since I read Maybe in Another Life so to say that I could not wait to get my hands on this book is the understatement of the year Armed with nothing but the synopsis Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life I dove right in and it was pure magic This is unlike anything I ve ever read before and it s unlike anything I ve read by TJR and I truly believe sh STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND READ THIS BOOK I ve been a big fan of Taylor Jenkins Reid since I read Maybe in Another Life so to say that I could not wait to get my hands on this book is the understatement of the year Armed with nothing but the synopsis Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life I dove right in and it was pure magic This is unlike anything I ve ever read before and it s unlike anything I ve read by TJR and I truly believe she outdid herself I don t want to write much about the actual story because part of my love for the story came from the unexpected, from all the moments I just didn t see coming But I will say this, Evelyn Hugo is not some you will forget you will love her, hate her, you ll root for her, she ll break your heart and you won t always agree with her but most of all her you ll wish she was real This book deserves a chance, it s different, it s bold and it s not one you ll forget quickly flag 27 likesLike see review View all 11 comments Jun 13, 2017 Amy rated it it was amazing Shelves netgalley, physical arcs, best of 2017 All of my reviews can be found on www.novelgossip.comCan we start by taking a moment of silence to appreciate the beauty of that absolutely stunning cover It s breathtakingly gorgeous and it s even so in person This book was different than what I had expected, I assumed it would be a campy, lighthearted read where an aging movie star detailed her life It actually had way depth and heart than that, it explored some substantial themes including sexism, racism and sexuality especially All of my reviews can be found on www.novelgossip.comCan we start by taking a moment of silence to appreciate the beauty of that absolutely stunning cover It s breathtakingly gorgeous and it s even so in person This book was different than what I had expected, I assumed it would be a campy, lighthearted read where an aging movie star detailed her life It actually had way depth and heart than that, it explored some substantial themes including sexism, racism and sexuality especially as they were handled in the 50 s and 60 s Monique is shocked when her editor informs her that the Evelyn Hugo is doing her first interview in years and has specifically asked for her In fact, she won t do it unless Monique is the writer The why isn t answered until much later, but the journey there was a captivating experience What s , when they meet for the first time Evelyn tells her she s actually ready to tell the story of her fascinating and tragic life that no one in the world knows and she wants Monique to write a book The addition of the mystery as to Evelyn s true motivations was constantly in the back of my mind, but when it was revealed, I have to admit I was pretty shocked The clues were all there, I just missed them It s told in sections separated into one for each of Evelyn s seven husbands The bulk is told in the past and there are a few scenes in the present, mostly Monique reacting to what Evelyn has just told her The big question is who was the true love of her life I found myself so curious about this and was really into the story of her life The price of fame is high and Evelyn paid dearly Evelyn was a highly complex woman, she s bold, unflinching, fierce, unapologetic and surprisingly tender and vulnerable as well She was so well crafted that I felt like I was getting the inside scoop on a Hollywood icons life even though she s fictional It was so glamorous, scandalous and filled with juicy gossip but it was also emotive and touching, I even cried at one point It really read like the epic saga of one woman s life and I enjoyed every mesmerizing page of this book flag 26 likesLike see review Jul 09, 2017 Marilyn C rated it really liked it Shelves read in 2017 3.5 Stars flag 24 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jun 06, 2017 Vilma Iris rated it it was amazing 4.5 stars With The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Taylor Jenkins Reid delivers a fascinating glimpse into the illustrious life of an aging starlet.At 79 years old, Hollywood darling Evelyn Hugo has lost everyone she s loved including all seven of her husbands With nothing to lose, Evelyn hires rookie journalist Monique Grant to write a tell all memoir of her life, to be published posthumously Finally, Hugo is spilling her confessions onto the page who she loved the most, why she married so ma 4.5 stars With The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Taylor Jenkins Reid delivers a fascinating glimpse into the illustrious life of an aging starlet.At 79 years old, Hollywood darling Evelyn Hugo has lost everyone she s loved including all seven of her husbands With nothing to lose, Evelyn hires rookie journalist Monique Grant to write a tell all memoir of her life, to be published posthumously Finally, Hugo is spilling her confessions onto the page who she loved the most, why she married so many times, and what life was like in late 1950s Hollywood.Born Evelyn Herrera, Evelyn s big dreams and cunning machinations grant her a ticket out of Hell s Kitchen and straight into the lights of Sunset studio in L.A Her voluptuous looks and carefully crafted charms catch the eye of studio execs Donning a new name and look, Evelyn s unapologetic ambition lands her in just the right roles, and the right for now arms of a string of famous husbands.There was nothing she wouldn t do to keep her name in lights, nothing she wouldn t sacrifice be it the great love of her life.As the story unfurls through Evelyn s recountal to Monique, it s clear that despite Evelyn s well built armor and relentless ambition, there s much she regrets.As Evelyn s storytelling continues, Monique learns the starlet s best kept and shocking secrets, as well as why she chose Monique to tell her story.Loyal readers of Taylor Jenkins Reid should know that this latest differs in style and feel from her other novels it reads like a true women s fiction novel with a historical slant Nonetheless, it s just as mesmeric and addictive There s romance, yes, but it s a thread in a much larger exploration of fame, glamour and authenticity.With scandal and secrets aplenty, you ll devour the pages of this juicy Hollywood tale flag 21 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jun 12, 2017 Brandie rated it it was amazing Shelves favorites, arc, read 2017 Honestly, this was my second attempt at reading this book I received a copy awhile ago, and when I first picked it up, I couldn t get into it It didn t feel like the kind of story I m used to reading by TJR Because it s NOT like her previous books It was unique and absolutely fantastic And kudos to her for the bravery to write something different I m so glad I gave it another chance It wasn t anything like I expected, but I still loved every word In true TJR fashion, her writing is beaut Honestly, this was my second attempt at reading this book I received a copy awhile ago, and when I first picked it up, I couldn t get into it It didn t feel like the kind of story I m used to reading by TJR Because it s NOT like her previous books It was unique and absolutely fantastic And kudos to her for the bravery to write something different I m so glad I gave it another chance It wasn t anything like I expected, but I still loved every word In true TJR fashion, her writing is beautiful, and I became lost in the story and didn t want to put it down Evelyn is a character you want to love and hate simultaneously, and I was captivated by her life There are only a select few authors who s books make me cry, and TJR is one of them This book is really incredible, and I highly recommend picking up a copy flag 21 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jun 10, 2017 Alissa Lil Miss Liss Haley rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves fiction, read 2017, own, currently lending I honestly don t even know what to write for this review, so it s going to be short and a total mess I d give this book six stars if Goodreads allowed it The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is definitely going to be my favourite 2017 read Old Hollywood, diverse characters, and someone spilling ALL THE SECRETS What could you want What initially drew me to this book was the Old Hollywood setting After reading, I have to say that this book must have been at the very least loosely inspired I honestly don t even know what to write for this review, so it s going to be short and a total mess I d give this book six stars if Goodreads allowed it The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is definitely going to be my favourite 2017 read Old Hollywood, diverse characters, and someone spilling ALL THE SECRETS What could you want What initially drew me to this book was the Old Hollywood setting After reading, I have to say that this book must have been at the very least loosely inspired by old Hollywood starlets like Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland I absolutely loved it I found myself so drawn into the past of this character that at times I almost forgot she was fictional, and felt like I truly was reading her memoirs I honestly wouldn t mind reading another book about Evelyn if Taylor Jenkins Reid were to ever write one.Hopefully one day most likely upon rereading that I will be able to write a coherent review of this one flag 19 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jun 21, 2017 Tammy rated it it was amazing Shelves release 2017 5 STARS read in a day, it s that good And the ending. WOW I didn t see that coming flag 18 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jun 13, 2017 Kindling Micky rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves arc review, emotional, netgalley, death, cover beauty, 2017 read, favourites 2017, lgbtq This book has blown me away from start to finish More than that, from about 30%, this book moved me deeply with not only the forbidden love element but the deep connections between friends, lovers and progeny.Monique and Evelyn narrate this story, Monique as the writer who will document the truth of Evelyn s life as shes about to hit her 70s and Evelyn, as she is finally able to be real to the world about who she is On the one hand, the backdrop of 1950 s Hollywood onwards is compelling but This book has blown me away from start to finish More than that, from about 30%, this book moved me deeply with not only the forbidden love element but the deep connections between friends, lovers and progeny.Monique and Evelyn narrate this story, Monique as the writer who will document the truth of Evelyn s life as shes about to hit her 70s and Evelyn, as she is finally able to be real to the world about who she is On the one hand, the backdrop of 1950 s Hollywood onwards is compelling but in some ways, that context is rather inconsequential as the characters steal each scene The fame of Evelyn, her husbands and the friends only matter as an inconvenience Evelyn has such character growth from her teens to contemporary times So much happens in her life and the majority of it is spellbinding as she yearns for what she can t have The focus of this story is forbidden, hiding is essential and acting is required in and out of the studio.The side characters to this story made me feel so much, Harry especially was wonderful a friend, a soulmate and he loved unconditionally Connor although a smaller part, brought such growth in Evelyn Celia in some ways was hard to love as a character The twists and especially the final twist were such a gut punch and that element to the story was superb I am a staunch fan of Taylor Jenkins Reid but this may be my favourite of her books yet This book is brave and bold and I love how the book summary was written so as not to expose too much of what is between the pages It is so beautifully written and vividly crafted that THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO is utterly memorable Celia smiled brightly and did exactly as I did We stood there, in black and green, redhead and blonde, one of us all ass and the other all tits, waving to the crowd as if we ruled them A copy of this book was provided by the publisher through netgalley in return for an honest review.Reviewed for JoIsaLoveBooks Blog flag 18 likesLike see review View all 13 comments Jun 14, 2017 Sam Clues and Reviews rated it it was amazing I had read my first Taylor Jenkins Reid novel earlier this year and immediately fell in love with her narrative style So, imagine my delight when I stumbled across The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Reid s latest release, as I was scrolling through Netgalley Now that I have finished this novel, I must say, I was completely blown away by Reid s writing ability in this novel Beautiful, bittersweet and deliciously decadent in her prose, I could not put this one down The novel opens with magazin I had read my first Taylor Jenkins Reid novel earlier this year and immediately fell in love with her narrative style So, imagine my delight when I stumbled across The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Reid s latest release, as I was scrolling through Netgalley Now that I have finished this novel, I must say, I was completely blown away by Reid s writing ability in this novel Beautiful, bittersweet and deliciously decadent in her prose, I could not put this one down The novel opens with magazine reporter, Monique Grant, receiving the call of a lifetime Evelyn Hugo, film legend and classic icon, would like to meet with her When Monique arrives to Hugo s Upper East Side apartment, she realizes this will not be an ordinary article Evelyn Hugo plans on sharing her scandalous life story the truth behind the rumors, the glamour, the gossip and inside scoop into all seven of her marriages Exploring her beginning in the 1950, her ruthless ambition and a forbidden love, Monique listens to Evelyn s story and is shocked when it becomes clear that it intersects with her own Part chick lit, part historical fiction, I was in awe of Reid s ability to mix these genres to create such a masterful piece of fiction This story was completely unique to any book I have read lately Told partially in the present, as Monique deals with Hugo s request and her own life, and mostly in the past, surrounding Hugo s rise to fame and life in Hollywood throughout the decades, I found myself completely lost within the pages There were times than one where I found myself wanting to google Evelyn Hugo to find out information it really felt like I was reading an expose She truly comes alive through these pages She was such a brilliant and complex character strong, cutthroat, and deeply flawed I felt completely connected to her throughout.When I finished this one, the first word that came to my mind was WOW I was expecting a typical bit of women s fiction I was not expecting something so dynamic and diverse I absolutely loved this book I would highly recommend it, in fact, this is going down as my favourite Book Outside My Genre novel of the year so far Seriously, read this book 5 5 stars flag 18 likesLike see review Jul 23, 2017 Vanessa rated it it was amazing Shelves historical fiction, favorites, 2017 reads, library To be completely honest, going into this, I expected run of the mill chick lit, which, don t get me wrong, I love most of the time, but I just kept thinking, What makes this book so special that it s garnering all this attention Let s just say that shortly into this, I realized what all the hype was about and found myself wrapped up in the glamorous, tragic, complicated, and, most of all, human life of Evelyn Hugo I m not one to recap plots in great detail because there are so many reviewers To be completely honest, going into this, I expected run of the mill chick lit, which, don t get me wrong, I love most of the time, but I just kept thinking, What makes this book so special that it s garnering all this attention Let s just say that shortly into this, I realized what all the hype was about and found myself wrapped up in the glamorous, tragic, complicated, and, most of all, human life of Evelyn Hugo I m not one to recap plots in great detail because there are so many reviewers who do so much better than I could, but, basically, this novel follows the life and transformation of Evelyn Hugo alongside her seven husbands, her fellow actress closest friend, Celia St James, and her producer friend, Harry Cameron Along the way, we learn of Evelyn s life in the spotlight, from how she got to the A list, to how, eventually, her star began to fade ever so slightly The story alternates between Evelyn s flashbacks and the current day story of writer Monique Grant, who interviews Evelyn to capture her essence and her truth I loved both storylines but was glad that the focus was on Evelyn and that Monique s story never really took away from the central plot This is my first Taylor Jenkins Reid book, and it most definitely will not be my last The way she wrote the characters and the setting, she completely captured the bygone era of old Hollywood and made me feel as if everything were so real More than once, I found myself wanting to Google Evelyn, Celia, Harry, and so many of the other characters to see what they looked like, what movies they all had a part in, how their lives turned out, etc., but then I had to remind myself that the Hollywood that Reid created is all make believe Seven Husbands is just so, so believable that I couldn t believe none of the characters were real This book truly makes you wonder just how similar the lives of real celebrities are to those in the story I was glad that my initial doubts were disproved, that this book was much, much than standard, fluffy chick lit the character development was strong and there were questions and themes that really make you think.I just love the premise of the story, the important issues discussed within, and the vivid, achingly real characters flag 24 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jun 11, 2017 Grace Rebel Mommy Book Blog rated it it was amazing Shelves arc Review I fell in love with Taylor Jenkins Reid s book when I was granted a copy of Maybe in Another Life as one of my first ARCs ever I read it in a day and it was my favorite book of the year I have read two of her books since and loved both I am holding onto one because I need to know there is one left when I need a TJR book in my life I was so excited for her latest book before I even knew what it was about because well it was written by her Well, this one was definitely a bit diff Review I fell in love with Taylor Jenkins Reid s book when I was granted a copy of Maybe in Another Life as one of my first ARCs ever I read it in a day and it was my favorite book of the year I have read two of her books since and loved both I am holding onto one because I need to know there is one left when I need a TJR book in my life I was so excited for her latest book before I even knew what it was about because well it was written by her Well, this one was definitely a bit different but it was still just as amazing as her other books.While The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo was a departure from her other books it still had her signature easy readability to it along with a focus on relationships The differences were in how this looked at the whole life of Evelyn and spanned several decades I loved looking at how different the world was as Evelyn s story moved along It was really interesting to see also how she changed along with the times There was also a dual story going on one was clearly Evelyn s life story but the other was relating to the person she picked to help tell her story, Monique Grant, a journalist We get a bit of Monique s life and story throughout as well as eventually finding out how and why Evelyn chose her.I found the whole premise fascinating and was so pulled into Evelyn s story It read almost like a memoir, as essentially that it what it was since it is Evelyn telling her story to Monique As a memoir junkie I loved that and it really had my attention While some things seemed so big Hollywood of the story it all felt like it could have been a real story Like Evelyn Hugo really existed and I think that is why this book worked amazingly.Evelyn was such a complicated character While I was often rooting for her, she was kind of an awful person when it came down to it She was ruthless but in that industry at that time being a woman, you probably had to be Complicated characters are great because they challenge you and make you think and Evelyn definitely did that for me I wish Monique had a little to her story though I found her far less interesting in comparison I did love her character growth throughout though.I thought this would be a lot gushy than it turned out to be but make no mistake I loved this book It was different and engrossing and just plain addicting for me Taylor Jenkins Reid remains one of my favorite authors and look forward to whatever she puts out next.This review was originally posted on Rebel Mommy Book Blog flag 17 likesLike see review Jun 05, 2017 Elle Pretty Little Books rated it it was amazing Shelves top favorites, arc, standalones, womens fiction, best of 2017 Release Date June 13, 2017 Genre Women s FictionThe Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a scandalous yet poignant read from one of the best authors I have ever come across Taylor Jenkins Reid has written a classic with this one and there is no way that I will soon forget it I became utterly engrossed in the life of Evelyn Hugo the good, the bad, the dirty, and the wrong I even found myself shedding a few tears in the end because of how her life turned out Gah The feels It made me break Release Date June 13, 2017 Genre Women s FictionThe Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a scandalous yet poignant read from one of the best authors I have ever come across Taylor Jenkins Reid has written a classic with this one and there is no way that I will soon forget it I became utterly engrossed in the life of Evelyn Hugo the good, the bad, the dirty, and the wrong I even found myself shedding a few tears in the end because of how her life turned out Gah The feels It made me break out in goosebumps all over my body So to say I was touched and not in a lovey dovey type of way would be an understatement This book took over my life and I couldn t stop reading it until the last page Taylor Jenkins Reid is making a name for herself just like Evelyn Hugo and I know this is going to be a bestseller This book is not a romance Rather, it is a sordid tale of a woman who made a name for herself and became Hollywood royalty It is about a woman who gave up all the important things in life just so she could make it to the top And she did Evelyn Hugo comes off as a bit of a narcissist, she is not a sweet and kind woman who puts her family first, and she certainly would t be the type of person anyone would go to for love advise But she is a powerful and smart woman One I wouldn t want to go against And the author writes her like she is a living and breathing person How she was able to bring this woman to life is beyond me, but she entrapped me in the story and I couldn t look away Now, don t think this book is only about a narcissistic woman who cares about no one because it s not It s also a book about the powers of suppression and many who take their lives for granted could sure learn a thing or two just by reading this story LGBTQ issues are at the forefront of the novel, although not as visible as some of the other themes And all of this put together makes for one powerful story If you are a fan of the author this book needs to be pushed to the top of your TBR pile If you haven t read anything by Reid, then I strongly suggest that you do While I did find this novel to be quite different then her previous ones, I think the fact that it IS so different is going to make it very popular VERY highly recommended flag 17 likesLike see review View 2 comments previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Play Book Tag The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid 5 stars 8 16 Aug 19, 2017 08 37AM Play Book Tag The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo 5 stars by Taylor Jenkins Reid 4 12 Aug 07, 2017 12 28PM Around the Year i The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, by Taylor Jenkins Reid 3 31 Jul 05, 2017 06 56PM BR June releases 5 32 Jun 10, 2017 12 56PM Sinopsis en Espa ol Synopsis in Spanish 1 2 May 04, 2017 11 56AM More topics Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates 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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 beach read material It s not particularly deep, it

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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 beautiful.as 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 radiating This enchanting lovely woman was

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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.

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Jennifer Kyle

5 STARS Seven husbands Which one did she love best Which one was the real one

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5 EMOTIONAL STARS I have no words, I m speechless.For one 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 one.This way you are going to enjoy it even When

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This book It s really great.I got a hell of a lot than I bargained for Not sure what the rating is between 4 and 5 but MAN I m hype to write this review

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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 often The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is exactly what it sounds likeokay, maybe not EXACTLY but for the most part it s Evelyn Hugo discussing her 7 yes, 7 marriages If that sounds like a lot, you

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