Book Review: “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” by Taylor Jenkins Reid

While I have all these fresh feelings and thoughts after JUST finishing this book, I thought now would be the best time to write a book review for “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I don’t even know where to begin. This book took me on a trip that I would gladly take again, and again. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book from beginning to end! I finished it in less than a week! I couldn’t put it down! I think if I had an entire day to read, I would have definitely finished this book in one sitting.

The book begins with Monique. She’s recently going through a separation. Basically, her husband left her (and took their coffee table with him lol). In terms of her profession, well that doesn’t really exist either, but somehow the Hollywood movie icon, Evelyn Hugo, wants Monique to write her biography. She said that she’s read some of Mo’s previous work and wants her to write it and take this opportunity to jump-start her career. Although she’s confused as to how this is happening to her, Monique agrees to it and learns all there is to know about Evelyn. She comes over to her fancy house every day and listens to Evelyn tell her story. They start at the beginning, from Evelyn’s upbringing to her first husband, and the six after that. Evelyn Hugo’s life was full of adventure and all different types of love, and it’s clear that she had a lot of ambition. As the story progresses, you learn that there is much to Evelyn that no one knew. A great forbidden love that she never shared. You find out who her greatest love of all was, and it wasn’t any of her husbands.

Without ruining the story for you, you’ll also find out that Monique and Evelyn’s life are connected in a way that you wouldn’t expect. Evelyn has many regrets and you realize she’s doing this for Monique as a way to ask for forgiveness. I’m honestly not giving this story much justice. I know it doesn’t make much sense right now. I’m only explaining it this way because I’m trying not to ruin the whole thing while still trying to get you to want to read it! I strongly suggest that you guys pick this up! I can’t tell you enough that I enjoyed reading this so much. I love these old Hollywood stories and Taylor Jenkins Reid did a great job portraying the harsh realities of that time (not that I know what it was like to live back then, but it gave me a pretty good picture).

Anyways, there are a lot of shockers. She keeps you on your toes! It’s a great love story. Fame isn’t as glamorous as it seems, folks. It was also one of @imjennim’s (I’m obsessed with her) monthly favourites. I forget what month it was but I had added it to my list and picked it up at the library. I’m so happy that I did!

If you end up reading “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo”, let me know what you think!

Until next time!

– Tiny ❤

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