Blog Tour: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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ABOUT THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO:

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 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—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.

Written with Reid’s signature talent for “creating complex, likable characters” (Real Simple), this is a fascinating journey through the splendor of Old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means—and what it takes—to face the truth.

MY REVIEW: 

Thank you to Simon and Schuster/Atria and NetGalley for providing an ARC for an honest review.

FAVORITE BOOK OF THE YEAR. This book is everything. I sobbed for a good 30 minutes for the last 10-15% of the book. This book was nothing like I expected it to be and it was everything I expected in a TJR book. This book was so much more than the seven husbands in her life and the romance, it was about her life and the struggles she went through. And let me tell you, it wasn’t an easy life for her.

You never know what route TJR will take with her stories. She always takes you by surprise and usually always leaves you hanging and wondering what is going to happen next.

I would classify this more as woman’s lit and not romance. I’m not one to read that genre, but since last night I have been SWEARING up and down by this book trying to get other friends to read it. (and failing miserably). I just want to tell them what happens so they will understand how much I loved this book. But I don’t want to spoil anything for them because it’ll just ruin the entire story. But how exactly do you push people to read this amazing book!? That is the question because I know a lot of people will adore this book like I did. Some may not like it and there’s nothing wrong with that! It’s still an amazing story from a VERY talented writer!

This is now my 3rd time reading one of her books and I’m still swearing by her books. Though, now this one takes the cake of the other 2 and is now one of my favorite books probably of all time. The other 2 books I’m referencing to is Maybe in Another Life and One True Loves. This book is so beautiful, so real, and very emotional. I cannot stress how much I need people to read this because this is just one of those everyone needs to read and you will see after reading. Promise.

 

THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Atria | ISBN: 9781501139239 | On sale: June 13, 2017 | 400 pages | $26.00

Atria eBook | ISBN: 9781501139246 | On sale: June 13, 2017 | 400 pages | $11.99

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Taylor Jenkins Reid lives in Los Angeles and is the acclaimed author of One True LovesMaybe in Another LifeAfter I Do, and Forever, Interrupted. Her books have been named a “Best Book of Summer” by People, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, InStyle, Good Housekeeping, USA TODAYRedbookUs Weekly, Parade, PopSugar, Buzzfeed, Bustle, Brit+Co, Goodreads, and others.

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Blog Tour & Review: One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid
on June 7th 2016
Genres: Chick Lit, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 352
Source: ARC copy from publisher
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From the author of Maybe in Another Life—named a People Magazine pick and a “Best Book of the Summer” by Glamour and USA Today—comes a breathtaking new love story about a woman unexpectedly forced to choose between the husband she has long thought dead and the fiancé who has finally brought her back to life.

In her twenties, Emma Blair marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse. They build a life for themselves, far away from the expectations of their parents and the people of their hometown in Massachusetts. They travel the world together, living life to the fullest and seizing every opportunity for adventure.

On their first wedding anniversary, Jesse is on a helicopter over the Pacific when it goes missing. Just like that, Jesse is gone forever.

Emma quits her job and moves home in an effort to put her life back together. Years later, now in her thirties, Emma runs into an old friend, Sam, and finds herself falling in love again. When Emma and Sam get engaged, it feels like Emma’s second chance at happiness.

That is, until Jesse is found. He’s alive, and he’s been trying all these years to come home to her. With a husband and a fiancé, Emma has to now figure out who she is and what she wants, while trying to protect the ones she loves.

Who is her one true love? What does it mean to love truly?

Emma knows she has to listen to her heart. She’s just not sure what it’s saying.

what i thoughtI absolutely loved this book! This is now my second book by Taylor and another one I’ve absolutely loved. I love her writing style and how she creates stories. It’s nothing like I’ve read before and that’s what makes her stick out among others.

This book made me nervous with the 2 paths Emma could take. Emma married her high school sweetheart, but on their first anniversary he disappears and is presumed dead. Jesse and Emma wanted to get away from Massachusetts, but now a widow, she goes back home. She runs into someone she used to go to school with, Sam. They get engaged not soon after. Jesse is found and wants to be back with Emma. Now torn between her husband and fiance, she has to choose who she wants to be with. But find herself also; she’s lost who she was and is struggling to figure out who she is.

Once introduced to both male characters and getting sides of the story, I picked one guy almost immediately.  I don’t want to spoil it and give away who, so I’ll leave it as a mystery. :) The whole book made me nervous because I wasn’t sure what her ultimate decision would be. You have no idea who she’s going to pick in the end because she loves both men with her whole heart.

I love how this book was laid out and how the story was told. Like I said, I love Taylor’s writing style. She’s quickly becoming a favorite author of mine. This book toys with your emotions and if you’ve read any of Taylor’s I’m sure it’s the same emotions. Be prepared to have your heart strings pulled at!

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My Reading Stack (#18)

reading stackI had a pretty good reading week! I finished 4 books and got halfway through a 5th book!

What I Finished:

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  • Vintage Volume 1 by Lisa Suzanne: Really enjoyed this book. Wanted to strangle the main character for being so frustrating, but I do understand why. But still… I’ll have more thoughts in my full review later this week. But that ending… Ugh. Curious to see how that will play out! Loved Parker and his animalistic ways. ;)
    • FINAL STAR RATING: ☆☆☆☆
  • Forever Changed by Tiffany King: So much craziness in less than 300 pages in dual perspective! I recently, as in this year, started reading Tiffany’s books and have become obsessed to say the least. She is very good at writing an emotional read without taking it too far or making it unrealistic. Even though this is one of her firsts, it was still amazing! I’ll have more thoughts later when I write my full review. :)
    • FINAL STAR RATING: ☆☆☆☆
  • A Special Connection by Theresa Troutman: Very quick and cute read. Read this in like an hour or so! Because this was such a quick read, not much development I felt happened. But, nonetheless I very much enjoyed this story! I’ll have more thoughts soon on my full review!
    • FINAL STAR RATING: ☆☆☆☆
  • Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid: I don’t know whether to be really frustrated or really happy. To say the least, I loved this book to pieces! This was my first audiobook and I was very pleased. Though, not too crazy for how the narrator did the male voices, but I think it was the actual story that kept me. I wish I was reading it in physical form or ebook because there were soo many spots I wanted to highlight and mark. I’m still debating if this makes my top reads of 2015 list, I guess we will see as my feelings for this book digest. But this is definitely a solid, 5 star read. Those that haven’t read it yet need to! Such an amazing book, yet so frustrating at the same time.
    • FINAL STAR RATING: ☆☆☆☆☆

The first 3 books listed will have full length reviews that will come later this week! I really enjoyed all the books I read this week! :)

What I Have Started:

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I really wanted to finish this yesterday, but I didn’t have as much reading time as I wanted. But, I did get a little over halfway. I previously (just a couple months ago) read the Clipped Wings duology and absolutely ADORED them! This is soo much different than that duology by far. But I’m absolutely loving this book to pieces!

What’s On the Agenda Next Week:

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I think for my next audiobook, I’m going to listen to Archer’s Voice. I haven’t read anything by Mia Sheridan yet, and she is one of the authors attending Austin Book Fest next year (which I am going to). [I got Audible last week and Maybe in Another Life was my free credit of the month] Fractured Suns and The Gathering of Shadows are the next 2 review books I need to finish. Hopefully I can finish all these and have time for more. I have 2 more review books and I’ll be completely caught up! :D