Author: Gigi Levangie
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Publication Date: February 11, 2020
Book Description: 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.
Rating: 3 Stars
Review: I have started off the new year, really trying to slow down my reading, turn of outside noise and just concentrate completely on the words on the page. When I picked up this book, I started seeing the reviews, I thought oh my, this might be a stinker. However, because of my new reading habits, I think that this book was saved. It is a complete fluff book and if you know that going in, you will enjoy this all the more.
This story is about Agnes Nash married to famed producer Trevor. They appear to have a picture perfect marriage, until one day she comes home and all the locks and codes to her house have been changed. What proceeds is a divorce for the ages, and Trevor is a complete baby, because he does not get 100% devotion from his wife for everything he does.
I really liked how the author gave Agnes a ton of wit, that made this terrible story of divorce so funny. In addition to a quick-witted Agnes and a depressed baby of a husband, you have an ex-felon sister, a playboy movie director, lawyers that will make you cringe and a group of friends and family that are just so lovable.
This book is it what it is, you probably won’t be thinking of this book in a month, but if you are looking for a fun read maybe as a palette cleansing, then this should totally work.
Thank you NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.