Let me start this off with saying that I read this book in 2017 so my memories may be a little fuzzy but I wanted this book Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo review to be my first of many as it has been blowing up on TikTok!
THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO SYNOPSIS:
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.
She always made sure the bad was outweighed by so much good. I…well, I didn’t do that for her. I made it fifty-fifty. Which is about the cruelest thing you can do to someone you love, give them just enough good to make them stick through a hell of a lot of bad.”
This book started off interesting and drew me in but I took my time working my way through it. Little by little more of Evelyn’s heart was displayed and little by little you learn who her greatest love was. Saying this book was beautiful is an understatement. I bawled over the love story that developed and unfolded right before my eyes.
Once I finished the book, I shot a tweet to Taylor Jenkins Reid asking about when the moving would be coming out jokingly. Fast forward to now, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is actually being turned into a TV series now. I’m guessing its going to be a mini series as I don’t know how they could possibly stretch it out more than one season but only time will tell!
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