Been There, Married That (Book Review)

by Gigi Levangie

Publication Date: February 11, 2020
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Hardcover: 324 Pages

A hilarious new novel full of Hollywood glitz, glamour, and scandal.

When he changes the locks, she changes the rules.

Agnes Murphy Nash is the perfect Hollywood wife – she has the right friends, the right clothes, and even a side career of her own as a writer. Her husband Trevor is a bigshot producer, and from the outside it looks like they’re living a picture-perfect celebrity life, complete with tennis tournaments and lavish parties.

But the job description of a Hollywood wife doesn’t cover divorce, which is the way Agnes’ life is headed after she comes home one day to find her credit cards cancelled and the security passwords to get into her enormous LA home changed. Oh, and there’s a guy there whose job it is to tase her if she tries to enter…which she does. Needless to say, Agnes’ husband is dead set on making sure she loses big time, but Agnes isn’t the type to just lie down and take it. In a world of fremenies and hot nannies, personal psychics and “skinny” jello shots, Agnes may be losing her husband, but could that mean getting her own life back?

Been There, Married That is a drop-dead hilarious battle of wills that will make you laugh out loud, cringe, and keep turning the pages to see what crazy disaster will happen to Agnes next…and how she’ll rise from the ashes.

***

When I start reading this book, I was expecting something hilarious where the Hollywood glamour meets a strong female character, and also a more in-depth storyline. Sadly, despite the good premises, Been There, Married That didn’t meet my expectations, and Agnes and her story didn’t compel me.

Yet, I’m looking forward to Gigi Levangie’s other works, since I read she is the original writer of the screenplay for Stepmom which I loved, and I’m thankful to the publisher for my gifted copy in exchange for my honest review.


 

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