The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Taylor Jenkins Reid is one of my favorite authors that I just discovered last year. She has written five books, with the most recent being this one. Reid writes unique fiction that sucks you right in and has you feeling all kinds of emotions. There’s some romance, some mystery, and always some drama. This book centers around Evelyn Hugo, a bombshell movie actress, and more importantly, her marriage to seven different men. Monique Grant, a writer for a magazine, is hired by Evelyn to write an article, but soon discovers that Evelyn wants her, and only her, to tell her life story. This book had so many surprises and twists and always kept me guessing. The big question is: who was really Evelyn’s “one true love?”
Reid did an excellent job with capturing the allure of show business as well as describing the different time periods that the book takes us through. Evelyn is written as such a complex and interesting character, she feels so real. My feelings about her fluctuated throughout the book. She was not exactly a good person, but yet I rooted for her and understood her reasoning for her actions. I highly recommend this book, as well as Reid’s other books.
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