Book Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Taylor Jenkins Reid is a pretty familiar name to fans of women's fiction, with popular novels like One True Loves and Maybe ...

Taylor Jenkins Reid is a pretty familiar name to fans of women's fiction, with popular novels like One True Loves and Maybe in Another Life. While I've heard great things about the previously mentioned novels, I'd never picked up any by Jenkins Reid until The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I remember first hearing about the novel before the cover was even released, but wasn't actually sure what the story was about until I started reading. And let's just say, I'm so glad I read it.

Brief synopsis: When glamorous actress Evelyn Hugo decides to finally tell-all about her glamorous and scandalous life at 79 years old, she chooses Monique Grant, a journalist that's virtually unknown. No one's more shocked than Monique - why would the Evelyn Hugo only want to work with Monique? And why now? The novel moves chronologically through Evelyn's seven husbands, while being gently broken up by snippets of the present-day in Monique's perspective. But is this story even about Evelyn's seven husbands at all?

This novel has perfect amounts of scandal, seduction, and mystery. By the end, I was sobbing, and honestly, I don't know why I've never read Taylor Jenkins Reid before, but I will without a doubt, be reading more from her.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has left me with a serious book hangover. I became so invested in this story. It's about love and hate, friendship and family, in unexpected places. And I hate to say that the novel is political, but it's got such a deeper meaning than learning about the excessive husbands of an old-time movie star.

I truly couldn't get enough of this novel, and I want to tell you so much more, but of course - I don't want to ruin anything.

Just know, if you read this book, you will become deeply enthralled with Evelyn and Monique, and everyone in between. Beautifully written, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo will shock you, then break your heart. If you're looking for the perfect summer read that's more than just fluff, this is the one for you.

This book was provided to me free from Booksparks in exchange for an honest review, however, as always, all opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. This sounds like a really interesting and fun book!

    1. It's so interesting! Not my usual genre, but I really enjoyed it!