NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“If you’re 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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Even before the rock ’n’ roll drama Daisy Jones & The Six made Taylor Jenkins Reid a breakout star, this dishy Old Hollywood love story made a splash. It’s the story of an ailing, 79-year-old retired actress named Evelyn Hugo who agrees to do one last big interview with a struggling entertainment writer to drum up publicity—and reveal some long-held secrets. Reid’s novel is a juicy and sexy soap opera, but it’s never tawdry. Even when Evelyn and the people around her are making bad decisions—which happens a lot—it’s almost always for the right reasons. Alma Cuervo narrates the story with all the cool Tinseltown glamour it requires. Breezy and entertaining, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is the perfect accompaniment for errands, a commute, or a day of glamorous self-care.
Great story finished it in a few hours I just couldn’t put it down! One thing though the writing is kind of fan fiction ish but other then that it’s great the characters are great it really is a great read and hey if you don’t like it at least you gave it a shot.
Real life movie star
It felt as if Evelyn Hugo was a real person, the narration switch up bothered me at first but I grew to enjoy it because you would be able to have a better sense of the time switch up. I loved everything about this book and would recommend to anyone who enjoys being captivated by a novel
Great story but the narrator spoke with so much saliva in her mouth it was unbearable to listen to!