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Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid
From Taylor Jenkins Reid, "a genius when it comes to stories about life and love" (Redbook), comes an unforgettable and sweeping novel about one classic film actress's relentless rise to the top--the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine. 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.
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NikkiKey94
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This is the second TJR book I‘ve read and I loved this one. The first was Daisy Jones and The Six and I was not a fan of that one. But, I couldn‘t put this one down! I flew through it because I just had to know Evelyn‘s story. I was in tears at the end and it ripped my heart out at times. I. Loved. It!

RebelReader This is her best in my opinion and I‘ve read most of them. 1d
NikkiKey94 @RebelReader I plan to read her other ones but I think it‘s going to be hard to beat this one. 1d
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Jeanelle
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I love love love this book! It was an all consuming novel that was my reason to get up in the morning some days. The end made my jaw drop, and it was better than I had ever expected.

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bthegood
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Mehso-so

This was good, not great. It seemed repetitive in parts. There is a twist at the end which was interesting.
First book finished for December #BookSpinBingo and #WinterReadathon
@TheAromaofBooks @Andrew65 @GHABI4ROSES @DieAReader

Make a great day everyone - ☃️

Andrew65 Well done 🎄🎄🎄 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one!! 💚💚 5d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5d
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DieAReader 🎄📚🤓 5d
Megabooks I didn‘t enjoy this the second time and definitely understand your review! 5d
BkClubCare This is one of those books that may not have been a super-pick but liked that I now know what it is about. Kinda like a IYKYK book, if that makes sense. 3d
bthegood @BkClubCare yes it does - and you right about that 😊 2d
Brinnyreads I was in doubt if I should read this one first than the other books on my TBR. Thank you for helping me 😉 2d
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akfreeborn
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This was very good. Reid seems to know how to invent a great story and let it seem like it‘s telling itself. Evelyn and her biographer juxtaposed nicely. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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Rissreads
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This was a pick but only just. I don‘t know it just didn‘t do it for me. I found a lot of the dialogue cringey. I also picked the twist.

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bthegood
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I don't know if it is a #BookSpinBingo when one book was DNF - but I was close 🙂

I have my December list ready @TheAromaofBooks

Make a great day everyone ❄️

Q84 I would think it counts if the idea is to get it off your TBR. However, I would like to know the answer to this one. 1w
bthegood @Q84 👍 7d
TheAromaofBooks Yes!! DNFs totally count!! Like @Q84 said, the goal is to get books off the TBR, and sometimes that means realizing that a book just isn't a good match for you!! 7d
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bthegood @TheAromaofBooks thx and yay a bingo!! 6d
Q84 @bthegood Congrats 6d
bthegood @Q84 thx 😊 6d
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bthegood
Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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grateful for Litsy and #WinterReadathon @Andrew65 @GHABI4ROSES @DieAReader I will be joining - thank you!!

Make a grateful day everyone -🍂

DieAReader Fantastic! 📚🤓 2w
WJCintron I hope you had a beautiful day! Blessings always!! 🍁🙌😃❤️🙏💃🎉 2w
bthegood @WJCintron I hope you did too - 🤗 2w
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Andrew65 Great to have you with us. 😍 Good luck and enjoy! 1w
bthegood @Andrew65 thx 😊 1w
bthegood @DieAReader thx 🙂 1w
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bthegood
Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Making progress with the three books I hope to finish by the end of the month - enjoying all of them right now -
#NovelNovember #BookSpinBingo
Thanks to @Andrew65 and @TheAromaofBooks for hosting these events -

Make a great day everyone 🍂

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
Andrew65 Good luck 😁 2w
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JoyBlue
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Mehso-so

All the drama and glitz one expects from Taylor Jenkins Reid. Read my thoughts here: https://debbybrauer.org/#the-seven-husbands-of-evelyn-hugo

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BookDee
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It might be my best read of this year

nichollinlove I just finished Carrie Soto and learned that all 4 of her latest books are connected or in the same universe. So there are Easter eggs throughout them. I didn't notice it until after the fact. But Evelyn's 3rd husband seems to be the biggest connection between 7 Husbands, Daisy Jones, Mailbu Rising and Carrie Soto 2w
BookDee Really😮! I‘m on it thanks! 2w
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dabbe
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Once I started, I couldn't put this down. Cliche, I know, but true. I'm a huge fan of old movies (TCM's my favorite channel), so I knew quite a bit about the way celebrity life in Hollywood was in the 50s-70s. To have to hide a love between two soulmates makes this story all the more poignant. Reid developed characters that I ended up caring deeply about, and the story took me on a page-turning path; I was sad to see it end.

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Ast_Arslan
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78 pages left and I have to go to work... I will finish late in the night and tomorrow my shift will start at 7 A.M. so I guess I will finish it tomorrow afternoon after these two shifts 😭 I can't wait! I need to know!

mavey Hi Val! Maeve here! It's been so long! Hope you're doing great! 3w
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Ast_Arslan
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I'm totally hooked up!

Karisa Such a good book! 4w
Ast_Arslan @Karisa I'm loving it so far 4w
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Cupcake12
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Favourite book of the year! Reading for my #lmpbc Aging and reclusive movie icon Evelyn Hugo wants to tell the truth about her glamorous yet scandalous life. She chooses a little known magazine reporter. Monique is astounded. Why her? Monique listens in fascination to Evelyn‘s story of LA in the 1950‘s through to her decision to leave show businesses in the 1980s. Unexpected friendships, seven husbands, ambition and a forbidden love. 5⭐️

jenniferw88 Woohoo! Started mine yesterday, and enjoying it. 1mo
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Mrs.Coach.Stu
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When I finished the last sentence of this book, I set my iPad down, looked at my husband and said, “Wow”.

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Cupcake12
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Really getting into my first #lmupcb book. It‘s been on my TBR for a while. Hope you are enjoying your selections too.

charl08 I think I've missed an email... 1mo
jenniferw88 @charl08 do you need one of us to forward it? I've still got it saved if you need it emailed. 1mo
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themonaisa
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What a sad story. Beautifully written rollercoaster. I had a hard time thinking all this happened within one person‘s lifetime, but it was overall a powerful story about self-acceptance, control, love, penance. Lovely parallels of Evelyn growing in desirability the more she made herself small. Really highlights the lengths a person would go - and the sacrifices they‘d make - to both hide and achieve.

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BennettBookworm
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Added 4 more books to the #owlsreadingchallenge !!

🧮Arithmancy:
Magical numbers: a book with a magical number - 7 husbands

🔭Astronomy:
Telescope: a book you saw on litsy - red white and royal blue

🐉Care of magical creatures:
Comc: a book with a magical creature - when women were dragons

🪄Charms:
Cheering: funny or happy book - good omens

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BennettBookworm
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HOW BOUT THAT TWIST?!?! I haven‘t gasped like that since Big Little Lies. This book was so well written and I loved hearing how everything unfolded in their fictional golden age of Hollywood. The deep love and friendship TJR explored was heartbreaking and beautiful. Thrilled to finally know what all the hype is about.

CoffeeNBooks I loved this book! 1mo
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Lydiamansel
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Absolutely incredible

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erickahhh
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Mehso-so

I was very surprised how little of this book was actually about the many husband's of Evelyn Hugo. I guess that is the point? I guess it is a great reminder that celebrities are people too... and you can't judge a book by its cover... and you don't know the kind of events that have transpired in one's life... and blah blah blah. I picked up this book looking for scandal. Instead I got a love story and the compromises people make to be together.

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Martta
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I finally got to start this! This was my travel read for Lithuania. I went for a training there last week for couple of days. I just loved Vilnus! It's such a pretty city especially with all the fall colours! I didn't get much reading done but enough to know that I'm really interested in this book! 😁

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TheSpineView
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Klou Good choice!! 2mo
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OneCent76
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I didn't really care for Evelyn. I understood why she had to do some of the things she did but she just wasn't a very likable person, not always anyway. This was just a sad book. But it is well written and very much worth reading.

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BennettBookworm
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So excited about this #bookhaul of used books! Some that I‘ve had on my TBR forever and some that are new to me.

See any titles you loved? Where should I start??

Cazxxx Evelyn Hugo was a surprise love for me, always recommend it to others 2mo
mdm139 Loved Murmur of Bees and 100 foot journey. 2mo
Ruthiella Becky Chambers! ❤️ 2mo
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BekaReid I adore Becky Chambers! She is a phenomenal world-builder. 2mo
LeahBergen I enjoyed The Hundred-Foot Journey. 👍 2mo
LiteraryinLawrence Evelyn Hugo is my vote! 2mo
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Donna1980
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Loved this book! It is Hollywood glamour from the outset and such an enjoyable read. I laughed, cried and felt so much for the characters in this book. Its beautiful story telling and it has confirmed I‘m a big Taylor Jenkins Reid fan. Highly recommend! 5 🌟

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Erynecki
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A novel about love, ambition, Hollywood, and the price of fame. A clever story about complex relationships, the stories we tell ourselves, and the ones we share with the world.

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BkClubCare
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My first book finished this month. Way way way off my average. I liked this one okay; I never quite got to that place where you forget you are reading and not noticing how the author is very skilled but I am not quite convinced. I did appreciate the ending, the construction overall. Four out of five (and no pie mentions, boo) 76th book of the year.

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BkClubCare
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“To find that kind of soulmate.”

“Knowing to look for it, knowing there are all different types of great love out there, is enough for me NOW.”

(Lots of pink lines to hide any spoilers.)

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jenniferw88
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#roll100 @PuddleJumper

I might actually get to some this month 🤣

RaeLovesToRead Evelyn Hugo 🥰 3mo
TheBookHippie 🤞🏻😂🎉 3mo
PuddleJumper Good luck! 3mo
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Kimberlypaun1214
Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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5.5. Dynamic, captivating. Not your typical romance novel

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sarah-bear
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This story turned out to be so much better than I anticipated. The intricate storyline, all the different characters and how they shape Evelyn throughout her life—it all came together beautifully. Thanks to booktok for recommending this one! :)

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BkClubCare
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Purchased our next month‘s book club selection because the library holds were too long. The Sarah Addison Allen purchase because I enjoy her light magical realism.

Not-so-fun Fact: I have yet to finish a book this month. #BookSpinBingoBust

Sophronisba I really enjoyed The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. 3mo
BkClubCare @Sophronisba - YAY! I have heard good things. 3mo
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andioop
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Disappointed in the dialogue again. A lot of this reads like it‘s a fan fic ripped from ao3, like, really really bad. I enjoyed a lot of it but god, I rolled my eyes a lot. My relationship with TJR‘s work complicates further.

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ChantalReads
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This book is fabulous. It's about Evelyn Hugo, but it's also a beautiful representation that appearances do not necessarily depict the whole story - that people are complex and messy and a mixture of "good" and "bad". The "twist" is heavily foreshadowed (but I am an English teacher), so if you like to be surprised, it may not impress you, but it is, overall, a beautifully done novel.

BkClubCare Our bookclub just selected this - I am excited. 3mo
ChantalReads I loved it, and I hope you do too! It will soon be a Netflix movie (or miniseries if the protesting fans have their way). 3mo
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NADAIMRAN
Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo-
It was an amazing book. I personally loved the writing style, so plain, so beautiful. Nothing too complex. The book was simple, yet so complicated. There were so many characters, yet I didn‘t find myself confused at any point in the novel. That‘s the beauty of a good writer. She knows what she‘s writing. And it‘s good.
You should definitely give it a read! #sevenhusbandsofevelynhugo

BarbaraBB Great room 👌🏽😍 3mo
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NADAIMRAN
Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Oh, what a book. It was so beautifully written. I loved every page of it. Usually I find yourself skipping a few paragraphs especially when a book gets boring. But this book! It was amazing. Concise. Simple. Definitely a 5/5

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kathrynn
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solid 5/5⭐️ this book was amazing, probably even my new favourite book❤️
it was so captivating and i was excited everyday to pick it up and read some more.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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This is tough!! Only 3…

1) The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
2) The Nightingale
3) Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance

So many others, but I‘ll go with those!

Play 📚 tag me 📚 tag friends
#LittensWanttoKnow

Karisa Oooh, I love Evelyn Hugo too! (edited) 3mo
Blerdgal_Fenix I am going to add this to my list! I need this book. Everyone has been raving about it. 3mo
MoonWitch94 7 Husbands is on my shelf & I can‘t wait to get to it. Maybe this winter. 3mo
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“People think that intimacy is about sex. But intimacy is about truth. When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is 'you're safe with me'- that's intimacy.”

Of course it had to be Evelyn!! And look at this absolutely stunning book sleeve 💚 thank you @TheBookHippie for sharing the the link on Etsy with me!!

#Favbotm #ArtfulAugust

TheBookHippie WOWIE. I did enjoy this book so much! What a beautiful book sleeve. 3mo
CBee That is GORGEOUS 😍😍😍 3mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CBee I love it!! 💚💚 3mo
Jensol77 This book was the 💣💣 3mo
Eggs 💚🖤💚 3mo
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cityofsam
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I have just finished this book and I am speechless. I have not read a book in years where a twist made me close the book and just sit in silence, processing. I honestly could‘ve finished this book in one sitting. It‘s complex, it‘s heartwarming, yet also heartbreaking. I honestly wish I could experience reading it for the first time again.

TheSpineView Agree! 3mo
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cheesemoi
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I couldnt put it down!!! This was recommended to me by my partner‘s brother who insisted “its not like a rom-com, it‘s like,, an exploration of a person through the different loves she had.” He was absolutely right. It‘s well-balanced, heartfelt, and charming, and I‘ve already recommended it to three more people lol.

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annireadsss
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By far one of the best books I've read ever. TJR is such an amazing author, I love her writing. The amount of amazing quotes I could pick from this book are endless.

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audreydmcgee
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Another one that has been on my tbr list for the longest and finally got my hands on it. I adore Evelyn Hugo. She was fabulous and felt so real. I‘m looking forward to read another one of Taylor Jenkins Reid‘s books.

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Zuhkeeyah
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Evelyn Hugo has finally decided to sit down with a reporter and tell her whole life story. The good, the bad, the worst. To the gossip rags, she is a woman unable to settle with just one man, but there is always more to every story than the words printed by those looking to sell papers. I couldn‘t decide whether I admired her or disliked her which added to the fascination. Evelyn knew what she wanted and found a way to get it.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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