Book Reviews

Review: Been There, Married That by Gigi Levangie Grazer


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.

My Thoughts:

What would you do if you came home to find out your spouse locked you out of the house and hired someone to tase you if you tried to enter? This is exactly what happens to Agnes Nash in Been There, Married That by Gigi Levangie Grazer. Agnes’ husband, Trevor Nash, is a hot shot Hollywood producer who decides he wants to leave Agnes after celebrating her birthday. With her wit and family, Agnes slowly realizes she will be okay.

I did enjoy this book for the most part. I appreciated Agnes’ thoughts because as a woman I can admit I myself have had a strange series of thoughts as well when in weird or hurtful predicaments. She is the perfect opposite of Trevor who is narcissistic and extremely rude. I hated him as a character. He did not seem like the type of man to put his family first and also, he is a terrible father. The way that he treated Agnes when he decided he wanted a divorce was absolutely awful. If he wasn’t like this though, I wouldn’t have believed that this was in Hollywood.

I am only giving this novel three stars because there were a lot of characters introduced and there was some action that just didn’t make sense. Once I started focusing on one part there was a switch in action or another character was introduced.

I received this eARC from Netgalley and St. Martin Press in exchange for my honest review. Been There, Married That will be available on February 11, 2020.

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