The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo - Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

By Taylor Jenkins Reid

  • Release Date: 2017-06-13
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 13,440 Ratings



“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.


  • A life of deceit

    By mlvarr
    Could not put it down, I found myself being angry, compassionate and so sad for Evelyn. So well written, easy to follow, left me wanting more and wondering if Monique ever told her Mom the truth. Evelyn living a life she thought she wanted more than anything, giving up her soul, body and mind to get it only to not have the people and life she finally loved ripped from her.
  • Fantastic

    By Hillarytii
    Fantastic storytelling and twists throughout.
  • Could not put it Down

    By autflaten
    This book had me hooked fast, and I was unable to put it down. Highly recommend.
  • Easy yet engaging read

    By aubreegracelynn
    If you’re an avid reader or have a higher reading level, this book may come across easy and predictable to you. I was able to finish it in about 3 days and really liked getting to know all of the characters. The plot of the book seems very realistic and makes you wonder if this happens in real life.
  • You won’t want to put it down

    By tinawelle
    Wonderfully written. Highly recommend
  • Absolutely loved Eveyln Hugo!

    By Taylor1154
    Outstanding book, couldn’t put it down!
  • Obsessed

    By The Miche Way
    A beautiful story, impossible to put down, and so well written. I easily became invested emotionally and felt deeply for each detail! Will absolutely read again!
  • Amazing 💗

    By jildef
    Just a great story.
  • I got hooked right away.

    By Bookwizerd
    Excellent book. Easy to read. Captivating!
  • oh my god yes.

    By poopy butt 🥱🥱🙁🙁
    This book is IMPOSSIBLE to put down. I read through this book in 2 hours exactly. This book flows so nicely and has an amazing plot, it truly makes you feel like Evelyn is a REAL person. The way she writes about the characters feelings and the way she writes imagery, is truly beautiful.