The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo - Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Summary

Written By Taylor Jenkins Reid

Readers Score: 4.5/5
Rated by 3,052 Readers

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Book Summary



“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.

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a Fiction & Literature book, written By Taylor Jenkins Reid. As a testament to the Book's popularity, it has gathered a rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5 Stars, on Reviews by 3,052 Readers who strongly recommends this book.

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  • Evelyn Hugo

    By CMMECH1
    I am in love with the character of Evelyn Hugo. She is a truly well developed and complex character. She is ruthless and willing to fight dirty to protect what she loves. The extent of her strength is tested time and again, and Evelyn does whatever it takes to win every time.
  • Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

    By Eating good
    Easy read
  • Excellent.

    By Melanieeeeeeredeeeeefdhsbs
    An absolutely excellent book. Probably the best I’ve read in years. It pulls you right in and never let’s go. You will find yourself fascinated with Evelyn Hugo’s life story, and pulled into twists and turns you truly didn’t see coming. With every cent.


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    By AlanyaGail
  • So much fun

    By swrara
    I absolutely needed & loved this book. I couldn’t wait to find out what she would do next & why. I’m not sure I 100% was convinced of her feelings toward her one main love; and I reeeeeeeally wanted to know what they all looked like. I cried at the end & bookmarked several ideas that hit home.
  • For those of you who like a saga

    By tres56
    You will not be disappointed. I could t put it down till I finished. A real page turner.
  • Great Book!

    By lucky_in_lasvegas
    I really enjoyed this book. There were so many twists and I could never guess what was going to happen next. The author is a superb writer.
  • Loved it

    By K_Bonadonna
    I finished it in 2 days. I couldn’t put it down! Great twists and such creative story. I wonder how true to Hollywood it is…..
  • One of the best books I’ve ever read!

    By greatfuckingbook
    I live to read and consider myself an expert on whether a book is okay, exceptional or great. This is a great book. Characters who become flesh and blood, an amazing plot and a complicated ending. This book leaves a scar on your heart and a tear in your eye when it’s over.
  • Wonderful

    By Alishal1
    Easy read
  • Disappointing

    By sarafae91
    I have heard such great things about this but frankly I was dissatisfied. The premise of the book seemed to be “using people is fine” in the end. There was a lack of human connection, emotion, and soul. Perhaps I’m not the type of person Evelyn Hugo would approve of, but her ends never justified her means to me. When you’re selfish, you’ll probably end up alone.
  • Fabulous

    By xcwmmm
    I loved that this novel kept surprising me. I was never bored and could hardly put the book down.