The seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid – Book Review

Hello Booklovers!!!

If you have been with my blog for sometime, you might already remember that I so badly wanted to read this book. Finally I was able to listen to the wonderful audio version of the book, which was amazing. Here is my review.

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Synopsis

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. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a mesmerizing 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 costs–to face the truth.

My Review

I was mesmerized by the story. It took me several days to complete the book. I am still a bit confused, on how to gather my thoughts to write a review about the story. We meet the protagonist  Evelyn Hugo, where she is ready to share her luxurious and scandalous life, her forbidden love to an unknown magazine reporter, Monique Grant. 

It is unbelievable how Evelyn started her career as an actress and her incredible sacrifices. I was genuinely astonished about her strong character, courage and will-power. It takes plenteous courage, for a woman to be as strong as she is.

The story relates to us about her earlier life, all about her seven husbands and her daughter. Nonetheless, it was not much accepted for one woman to love another woman, she takes the shot in the dark of loving Celia St. James.

The story touched a deeper place in my heart, because I felt for all the characters in the story. It was a wonderful plot, with carefully created characters, full of drama and revelations.

The only predicament that bothered me was, sometimes Evelyn was in extremes. That is the only reason I gave the book  one star less rating. Nevertheless, it was an amazing story about a strong woman and her hard life.

My Rating

four-stars-copy (4/5 Stars) Exceptional

Do not forget to share your thoughts and comments in the comments below.

Until next post,

XOXOX

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Dating the It guy by Krysten Lindsay Hager – Book Review

Hello Booklovers!!!!

Another book review is here. Thanking the author, Krysten Hager for sending me the free ebook, in exchange for an honest review.

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Synopsis

Emme is a sophomore in high school who starts dating, Brendon Agretti, the popular senior who happens to be a senator’s son and well-known for his good looks. Emme feels out of her comfort zone in Brendon’s world and it doesn’t help that his picture perfect ex, Lauren, seems determined to get back into his life, along with every other girl who wants to be the future Mrs. Agretti. Emme is already conflicted due to the fact her last boyfriend cheated on her and her whole world is off kilter with her grandpa’s health issues. Life suddenly seems easier keeping Brendon away and relying on her crystals and horoscopes to guide her. Emme soon starts to realize she needs to focus less on the stars and more on her senses. Can Emme get over her insecurities and make her relationship work? Life sure is complicated when you’re dating the it guy.

My Review

After being cheated by her ex-boyfriend, Emma is reluctant to date another guy again. She meets Brendon, one of the most famous boys in her school. Lots of girls closely tail Brendon not to mention his ex-girlfriend. She has many insecurities in relationships. Emma goes through many things in her life. Her grandmother is hospitalized and her grandfather is showing symptoms of Dementia. She is very close to her grandparents and finds it difficult to cope with all these drama going on in her life.

Emma believes in numerology, horoscopes and crystals. She tries to find solutions to her problems in them. Finally she believes that all the stars are in her favour, since she finds her soul mate.

Emma is a wonderful girl, who loves her family. She goes thorough many ups and downs in her life. She is a vegan, believes in horoscopes, loves her family and pretty much concerns about good grades in class. I loved how the character of  Emma has been created. She speaks volumes about hidden problems, insecurities in life and dealing with them.

The story is wonderful and the characters too. There is a deeper meaning to the plot, and important life lessons for the readers.

My Rating

four-stars-copy 4/5 (stars)   Exceptional

Read this amazing book, and if you have already read it, leave your thoughts in the comments below. I would love to hear from you.

Until the next post,

XOXOX

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Books of the month – March and April 2019

Hello Booklovers!!!

As you may already know, I pick out a book/books to be crowned as the book/s of the month in my blog, is here again.

I have already picked out winning books for the months of January and February. Today I have picked out the winners for the months of March and April.

And the winners are…..

March, 2019

How to be a bawse by Lilly Singh – 1st to be crowned in March

From Twinkle with Love by Sandhya Menon – 2nd to be crowned in March

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur – 3rd to be crowned in March

 

April, 2019

Geekerella by Ashley Poston – 1st to be crowned in April

Batman Nightwalker by Marie Lu – 2nd to be crowned in April

What do you think about the winners? Do share your thoughts and ideas about this post in the comments below. That is all for today folks.

I hope you enjoyed.

Until next post!!!

XOXOX

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