By Taylor Jenkins Reid
5 out of 5 stars
When I know there is a new book out by Taylor Jenkins Reid, I am so excited, you don’t even know! When I get an advance copy, well, pure bliss and this book is definitely pure bliss! What a wonderful book! I felt as if I was back in the old glamour days of Hollywood where everyone was bigger than life. Evelyn Hugo made herself bigger than life, she did what she wanted to do, proved she could be anyone she wanted.
Evelyn has Monique Grant come to her apartment for an interview for Vivant, the magazine she works for. She has specifically asked for Monique, not the most famous writer, to do the interview. She has her reasons, which we do find out later in the story. (A jaw dropping moment, for sure!) But it is all a ruse. She wants Monique to write her life story before she is no longer with us. As her story unfolds, we read of her rise in Hollywood, of her marriages and of the great love of her life. I was not expecting that but what a love story it was!
This is one book that you better make time for because you are not going to want to put it down! I think this is probably my favorite Taylor Jenkins Reid book yet and I have loved them all. Evelyn Hugo is not the most endearing character but there is something about her that makes you root in her corner. You want her to find peace in her life. You want Monique to succeed. You just want to devour every second of this story and relish it. I am sorry it came to an end, an end that had me a little teary-eyed. It belongs on every best book of summer list.
I gratefully received a copy of this book from Netgalley and Atria Books in exchange for an honest review.