“Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon 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 is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?
Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.
Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ’80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.”
TJR IS QUEEN! This was the only book of hers that I hadn’t read and I am kicking myself for waiting so long!
Initially, I was like “How can we like a character who has had 7 husbands?!” I judged her way too soon. Evelyn Hugo is amazing, and this story was SO SO SO much different than I thought it was going to be. I don’t want to give anything away, you really just need to read this for yourself.
TJR just proves what an astounding writer she is, sweeping you into this old-time Hollywood scene, and I found myself rooting for Evelyn in spite of her flaws. She continues to create these amazing characters that I am continually entranced with. I was riveted by this book, and would definitely recommend it. It’s a story that will stick with me for a long time.