Oh My Gosh! This Book!
I have had this book on my to-be-read list forever and I regret not reading it sooner! The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo was a 5 star read for me for sure! I have already recommended it to almost everyone I can think of because it was just so amazing.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
By: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Aging Hollywood icon, Evelyn Hugo has lived a life full of heartache, marriage, scandal, and secrets. Now she is ready to share her real-life story with the world. The truth about her past, her seven marriages, and all of her secrets. Even the not-so-flattering ones. So she reaches out to a basically unknown magazine reporter and insists that she will only share her story with Monique Grant.
Unsure why Evelyn chose her, Monique agrees to do the story, as she knows it will majorly help her career. What she doesn’t know is that Evelyn knows exactly who she is. As their time together comes to a close, there is yet another tragic secret revealed that changes Monique’s life and her perspective on who Evelyn Hugo really is.
I LOVED this book! I don’t think I have ever loved a book so much.
Evelyn is a character I love, feel sorrow for, and hate, all at the same time. I don’t think I have ever felt so much for a fictional person before.
“Be wary of men with something to prove.”
I love that every one of Evelyn’s husbands has their own section in this book. All of her relationships have shaped her life in one way or another, and I thought it was important to hear every one of their stories.
The ups and downs of her marriages had me feeling literally all of the emotions! From anger (husband #2), pity (#6), happiness for her (husband 5 and 7), and overwhelming sadness (husband #5 again.) All of them had such an impact on her life, either good or bad, and made this woman into the icon that she is.
“People think intimacy is about sex. But intimacy is about truth. When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is “your safe with me”- That’s intimacy.”
Evelyn’s actual, real, love story is also an emotional roller coaster of feelings. My emotions were all over the place! I was annoyed, I laughed, I cried, and I wanted to yell at fictional people. But their story is beautiful because and regardless of all of that. I honestly don’t know what else I can say about them without spoiling it. So I guess you’ll just have to read for yourself.
This book will stick with me forever.
I don’t think I could ever forget this book and these complex characters. I loved watching them all evolve, and had to remind myself quite a few times that this is fiction and they aren’t real people, Taylor Jenkins Reid did an amazing job creating these perfectly flawed people who may be fictional but are very real to me.
This is the first TJR book I’ve read, and I can’t wait to read more. If all of her books are this good, I may have yet another favorite author!
Give me some recommendations!
What are some other Taylor Jenkins Reid books have you read that you would recommend? I fell in love with this book and can’t wait to read more from this amazing author! If not by her, what would you recommend for lovers of Evelyn Hugo?
I hope you have a fantastic day! And if you liked this post, check out my review of Hunted by Allyson Charles!