I received an uncorrected proof copy of Been There, Married That, by Gigi Levangie from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Main character, Agnes Murphy Nash, is a published author. She is married to a needy, narssistic Hollywood producer, who gifts her a Fit-Bit in public, and has the locks changed on their home while they are at a gala, all on the same night.
I was on the third chapter before the prose was more normal to me. Prior to that, both narration and dialogue were disjointed, fractured, and frustrating to try to read. Agnes’ thoughts rambled in a continuous series of dangling sentences, in an almost ADHD-type of fragmented thoughts.
I have heard Been There, Married That Is funny, sexy, and entertaining. I love books that fit that description. Unfortunately, I could not get that far into the story to find those things. I truly hate giving a bad review to any book, but I’m afraid I cannot recommend this one.
What made The Grumpy Book Reviewer grumpy?
- Missing commas;
- Scenes that changed so fast I had to go back to see if I had missed something;
- Agnes’ dialogue and thoughts rambled in a continuous series of dangling sentences, in an almost ADHD-type of fragmented thoughts.