Book Review- Been There, Married That by Gigi Levangie #WomensFic #Review

A hilarious novel full of Hollywood glitz, glamour, and scandal from New York Times bestselling author Gigi Levangie.

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.


About the Author

GIGI LEVANGIE is the author of several novels, including The Starter Wife, which was adapted for an Emmy award-winning miniseries starring Debra Messing, and Maneater, which was adapted for a Lifetime miniseries starring Sarah Chalke. In addition, Levangie wrote the screenplay for the movie Stepmom, starring Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon. Her articles have appeared in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Glamour.

My Review

Smart, snarky humor blends with real life trauma in this Hollywood wives adaptation!

Agnes Murphy Nash thought she was living the dream; Hollywood producer husband, mansion in the hills, and socialite friends, until it all came crashing down with just one word- divorce.

Suddenly, she’s persona non grata at the swanky restaurants she’d practically made famous. The friends have disappeared into the woodwork, her credit cards have been canceled, the mansion is for sale. But worst of all, her ex is suing her for full custody of their beautiful child.

This means war.

It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed a book so much. Agnes has plenty of reasons to curl up with a bottle of gin and the pharmaceutical of the day, but instead she’s a fighter and there is no way her no-good philandering husband (who she’d vowed to love forever) was going to win the battle.

Over her dead body.

Favorite Lines

Nothing bad can happen if you wear a scarf; it’s like garlic to vampires.

The day was hot and dry, the city in a drought that would never end, much like my divorce.

I give Been There, Married That 5+ lovely kisses- I’ll be looking for more of this writer’s work!

“I voluntarily read an ARC of this book which was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.”


  1. Teri Polen says:

    I laughed as soon as I read the title, lol.

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    1. I couldn’t resist reading it 🙂

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  2. This really does sound so entertaining, Jacquie.

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    1. It is laugh-out-loud good but heart-wrenching, as well. Divorce is hard enough, worse when it all plays out center stage.

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  3. Beware Of The Reader says:

    Ooooh it seems a so enjoyable one (Jouissif in French Jacquie ;-))

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    1. Thanks, Sophie! This is well worth the read 🙂


  4. D.L. Finn, Author says:

    This sounds like a fun read, Jacquie:) I already have a picture in my mind of the story.

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    1. It was a page-turner, Denise- unique!

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  5. Sounds amazingly entertaining, Jacquie. I love the cover and the blurb. What a great hook. I’m not surprised that you loved it. 🙂 Great review.

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    1. It was different from anything I’ve read, Diana- so good!

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  6. This sounds so good, Jacquie! I want to read it! Fab review!

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    1. You’d love it, Jennifer- so different!

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