The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid


I got my hands on another highly talked about book last evening. Fingers crossed!

Monique Grant is waiting for a big break in her journalism job. All of the sudden, Evelyn Hugo, a famous actress, has specifically asked for Monique to write a story about her. Turns out, Evelyn wants her to write her biography for her. She’s finally ready to tell her life story to the world. Monique is hesitant, but realizes how big this is for her and decides to take the job. The rest of the book is all about Evelyn’s story of each of her seven husbands. What comes as the biggest surprise is why Evelyn has chosen Monique (there’s a twist!) and who Evelyn has loved her entire life (another twist)!

Guys, I’m sorry to say, but I didn’t love it. I had such high hopes! Everyone has been raving about this day in and day out, but it just wasn’t for me. Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed Reid’s writing and I didn’t want to stop reading it despite not loving the storyline. I was entertained throughout. I just couldn’t stand Evelyn. She was such an annoying person! I am also not into hollywood stories. I felt like I was watching and entertainment tonight story – my least favorite thing. The theme of the story was completely unexpected to me. I don’t have a problem with the theme, I just wasn’t in the mood to read a book like it at this time. I did enjoy Monique’s story and would’ve wanted to hear more from her. It’s not something I would read again. Bummer.

3/5 Stars

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