Taylor Jenkins Reid
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 in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?
Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.
Summoned to Evelyn’s Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn’s life unfolds through the decades—revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love—Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn’s story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.
My Thoughts :
Where do I begin……this book was so well written I was entranced from the very first description of Evelyn Hugo. I love the writing style that was so vivid I could literally picture everything. At times I found myself forgetting that this was a fictional character because I would keep thinking to myself I want to watch this or that movie which Evelyn starred in. It was also very creative of the author to actually include “newspaper articles ” about the cast throughout. This was not the story I expected but definitely one that needed to be told. I would recommend this to everyone, I gave it 5 out of 5 stars. Have any of you read this, if so what did you think?