Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Spy Who Left Me (Agent Ex, #1)” as Want to Read:
The Spy Who Left Me (Agent Ex, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Spy Who Left Me (Agent Ex #1)

by
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  497 ratings  ·  71 reviews
If there's one thing that can ruin a vacation, it's running into your ex. Just ask Treflee Miller. If she'd only known that her husband Ty would be here in Hawaii; muscular, sun-bronzed, and infuriatingly gorgeous, she would have brought the divorce papers for him to sign. But life is full of surprises when you're married to a world-class spy.

Ty Miller can understand why h...more
Paperback, 1st Edition, 352 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Spy Who Left Me, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Spy Who Left Me

Unthinkable Consequences by Bob RectorRiptide by Amber Lea EastonSpellbound in His Arms by Angel SeferAmong the Shrouded by Amalie JahnReckless Endangerment by Amber Lea Easton
;) Romantic Suspense
55th out of 129 books — 177 voters
Black Ice by Anne StuartCold As Ice by Anne StuartIce Blue by Anne StuartHard Kill by Charlie FlowersThe Ninth Orphan by James Morcan
Spy Romance
92nd out of 116 books — 90 voters


More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 1,235)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
This was a most enjoyable, happy surprise. Light spy romance done well. I don't like estranged married couple romance, but this author's handling of it hits my normally sour notes with this theme with clear, perfect tones. I finished this with a happy smile on my face.

I recommend it!

Reviewed in full for the November 2011 issue of Affaire de Coeur Magazine. http://affairedecoeur.com.

Katie(babs)
The Spy Who Left Me (Agent Ex #1) is one of those books where the plot is totally implausible but is such a good fun time read. It’s a fluffy, adorable and laugh out loud romance that takes place in the exotic setting of Hawaii. It also features a married hero and heroine who are on the verge of divorce, or rather, the heroine wants the divorce because her spy husband is never around and he wasn’t there for her during a really rough time when he should have been. Treflee Miller (Treflee is a nic...more
SOS Aloha
The cover blurb is an accurate description of the book. Rather than repeat it, I share what I loved about THE SPY WHO LEFT ME! It is an action adventure. A light-hearted thriller. And a "lovers reunited" romance. It touches upon what it is like to love someone who is married to the job, whether it is spy, military, or even corporate America. Gina Robinson takes the heroine through several emotions as she discovers what truly matters in a marriage. Along the way, Robinson has fun with the spy wor...more
Aly is so frigging bored
Jan 29, 2012 Aly is so frigging bored rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Aly is so frigging bored by: Dija
Shelves: contemporary, action
A very funny read. Thank you Dee :*


Spontaneous hugging of the nearly ex is not the best move in a ditch-him-and-get-on-with-life plan. Even if you are eternally grateful to him. She realized a second too late what she’d just said and done.

She cleared her throat and pulled away. Well, at least she now knew why Bond got the girls. Relief is a powerful inhibition inhibitor. Or so it appeared.



“No one runs us off the road, do they, girls?” Brandy sounded indignant. She flipped the driver of the car t...more
Erin
meh with a bit of irritation.

Ty was a selfish jerk and a bully. Treflee (which is the most ridiculous name I have ever come across... I kept reading it as tree flea and thought of bugs) was a mary sue who caved and pretty much regressed to a 50's stereotype of a woman. It the end it seems like Ty got everything he wanted with no compromise or change at all cuz he was a almighty and powerful government spy. Treflee gave in for *everything* and even agreed to change herself!?! even though she had...more
Suzie Quint
This is a really fun book. Okay, so I'm a sucker or spy stories. When you cross that with a rom-com and you do it well, I'm in hog heaven. The only thing that detracted was the author uses the word "fortunately" too much (yes, we all have our little verbal tics but what the hell are the editors at St. Martin's doing these days?)
Mary Gramlich
THE SPY WHO LEFT ME by Gina Robinson
Book #1 in the An Agent Ex Series
11/11 - St. Martin's Press - Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages

Did I change the entire game or just the rules on how we play it?

Treflee knew what her soon to be ex was when she married him. Ty never lied about being a spy, just about what the spy missions entailed. He was a master at the job but always made their time together so special. Ty has no idea what caused Treflee to want a divorce but he will figure out a way to stop th...more
Lady_lit
Now I'm going to feel mean.


Robinson's The Spy WHo Left Me appeared to be the epitome of guilty pleasure fluffster reading. And it was... except, it was just a little too fluffy for this particular fan of reading treats. There were parts of it that were quite humoruous and it was filled with lots of action, but at times it felt a bit cliched and as the writing in certain places could have been improved upon. I did appreciate how Robinson could still develop her characters in a setting that is def...more
Angela James
The writing was good but too many things niggled at me about the story and the characters for me to give it more than 3 stars, most particularly I thought the hero was selfish, and the heroine not too far behind, and I had a difficult time believing they could make things work in the end. I think this is a book that will hold appeal for readers who like this type of story, and the writer does have a fun, breezy style of writing that's easy to read. Would recommend fans of Tawna Fenske's Making W...more
Heather
1.5 stars
After looking forward to reading this for awhile, I'm seriously underwhelmed. The writing bordered on adolescent; the inner monologues were comical, even though that wasn't always the intent; and editing was inconsistent. Trying the entire time, I never could connect with the characters, nor could I care much for them. Ty, the hero, came off unfeeling, though the heroine has been his wife for 7 years. And the heroine, Treflee, just read whiny and juvenile during several chunks of the st...more
M a y a
I thought this would be a fun breezy romp, but I was not amused by the racial stereotypes or the heroine's self-proclaimed "phobia of Chinese people." Sorry, I can't get behind the "ooh, foreign food is so weird!" mentality either. I liked that this was about a couple on the verge of divorce who must rekindle their flame--a little different from the same old meet cute. Unfortunately, the character was so unlikeable that I couldn't get behind it.
Theresa
This is more of a 2.5. The plot was implausible, which I usually don't mind so long as there's humor and/or character development. I don't feel the characters were very compelling and the dialogue was more corny than funny. For me, it was just okay.
Kathryn Moore
Very simple story and it definately didn't need 300 pages to tell it. While I liked some of it, it took waaaaay to long to tell it. I could have given it a higher rating if there wasn't so much extra needless stuff.
Maria
I reviewed this for Night Owl Reviews - 4.25 Star Rating

Treflee Miller is really looking forward to her Hawaiian vacation. She just didn’t plan on running into Ty, her almost ex-husband, or on him looking so hot with bleached hair, a sun-bronzed and muscular body. If she had known he was going to be there, she would have brought the divorce papers for him to sign. Life is always full of surprises when you’re married to a spy…….

Ty Miller knows its hard being married to a spy, he’s never home, he’...more
Bird
I really wanted to like this. I've started reading more contemporary romance (although I think this is called "romantic suspense" despite not being all that suspenseful, but I digress), and this sounded right up my alley. Reunited lovers? Check. Sexy spy? Check. Exotic locale? Check.

Here are my problems (in no particular order):

1. The name Treflee. This is clearly a nitpicky complaint, but it annoyed me throughout the story, partly because I could never decide how to pronounce it (TRE-flee? tre-...more
Goge (BARRONS) le Moning Maniac,
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Experiment BL626
CAUTION: Long Review

The Spy Who Left Me begins with Treflee running into her estranged husband Ty at the Hawaiian hotel where he work. Treflee is on vacation with her cousin Carrie and her five bridesmaids which included Treflee, a vacation that was supposed to be Carrie’s wedding and honeymoon before Carrie dumped her fiancé for cheating on her. Ty is on a spy mission working undercover with his partner Greg, a mission that was not supposed to include his divorce-demanding wife.

With less than 9...more
Golfmagic
CONTAINS SPOILERS.

I struggled with this book to about page 85, then decided life was too short and this book was too long! Dragged on and on. We follow these women on their vacation. Going to the surf shop, picking up gear...boring. I skimmed the rest of the book in about 40 minutes (250+ pages) and sorta-kinda read the end. So don't know if that counts as a DNF.

The author's writing is techincally good. But I could NOT care about these characters. I tried! I think the main character is supposed...more
Komal
There was so much I loved about this book. And because I have a hard time articulating my thoughts, I can't possibly do it justice with this review. But I'll give it a try.

Heroines like Treflee usually get on my nerves; the blonde ditzy girl who always gets caught at the wrong place at the wrong time and needs to be saved. But that was not the case with Tref. She was fun and lovable without being overbearing and when she saw what she wanted, she drove a bulldozer around the plantation making su...more
Christi Snow
My Review:
This was simply a fun book to read. If you love the cover, chances are, you will love the book. Treflee is on a last-minute vacation with her cousin. As part of the bridal party for a wedding that never happened, Treflee and 5 other bridesmaids are supposed to be living it up on the "honeymoon." The surprise comes when Treflee runs into her husband whom she is trying to divorce, but he's too busy out on missions to come home and sign the papers. The truth is, he doesn't want the divorc...more
Bells
It's not easy being in love and being married especially when your husband is a secret spy who is never home. Treflee Miller feels this way and although she is still in love with her husband Ty, she decides that she can no longer be married to him. In the hopes of feeling better, she heads to Hawaii as part of the bridal party of one of her cousins. Her cousin has decided to not get married and takes the bridal party on a vacay to her honeymoon destination. Treflee is shocked to discover that th...more
Petra Grayson
I picked this book up as part of Kindle's 100 discounted books per month just because the description looked interesting. It took a while before I got through it. I kept picking it up and reading a little bit every now and then. I was drawn into the story but I felt a lot of pain from the heroine and it made me sad so I'd keep switching over to happy books.

The adventure was interesting and I enjoyed seeing Treflee emerge from her shell a bit and find her power. But book seemed a bit long and it...more
Ines
The first half of the book is the reason why I gave it 4 starts instead of 5. It starts a bit cliché with all the spy thing - US vs China, and the reason behind Ty and Treflee's break-up seems a bit forced. However, once we reach half the story Treflee takes over and she's caught in every possible mess a spy should be avoiding, even though she works it out as she thinks a spy would. With Ty at loss, plus a cousin who is an ex-bride to be and her very dangerous bridesmaids, Treflee gets through s...more
Wiewi
funny and interesting. a little bit difference from a second chance story i read before. i'm not a big fan of secret agent story but i like this one.

The last thing treflee wants for her holiday in hawai is bumping into her nearly-ex-husband. she could have brought the divorce paper with her. her husband was rejected to sign them but treflee wants her freedom. she didn't want a life with a top secret agent anymore. she being tired told lies to family when her husband was not around. she wants a n...more
Nada Al-Karmi
I loved this book. It had humor, action & romance. Ty was tantalizing & just so darn cute. I loved how Carrie & her friends were action ready to kick some villains' asses even when drunk. The only one who irritated me was Treflee. she was too stubborn & insisted on that divorce. Then, after she ruined every chance with Ty & betrayed him, she decided that she still loved him & wanted him back. What the fuck!!! Fickle much? Anyway, it all turned out ok, so I forgive her. Gr...more
Theresa
The Spy Who Loved Me
by:Gina Robinson

I won this book from a Goodreads/First Reads giveaway

This is a Action/Adventure story that is Light and Fun. Treflee loves her husband but decides she can't be married to him because he's in love with his job. He's a spy. She goes to Hawaii to get away and finds that her husband is there also. Ty is undercover and Treflee has to pretend she's never met him, even while other women ohh and ahh over him. This makes for some great humor in this book. It's this job...more
Amy
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
SarahSmith
I really enjoyed this book. I am a big fan of spy books and romance books and since this combined them both I was a happy camper. I do have to say I started to get annoyed at the main character. I realize it's hard being on your own while your husband is 'traveling' for work, but instead of telling him what was making her so upset she just asks for a divorce. Good thing her husband wasn't easily swayed by that kind of lack of respect for marriage. That said I did enjoy the book and I'm definitel...more
Lora
* 2 stars *

I usually like spy type books but I couldn't get into this as easily. Plus, the ending was too predicable and cliche. If I'm completely honest I don't like the name Treflee, quite frankly it annoys me. And she's such a pushover and allows people to walk all over her. Ty is arrogant and well an ass. When they see eachother again desire and lust feelings come back. I think the only reason I finished the book was to see if I was right in the end. I was.
Virginia Boylan
This was a fun read. Treflee's reasons for wanting the divorce seemed weak to me and I wondered why neither of them considered counseling until almost the end of the book, but the story was good enough for me to overlook that. I was also surprised she knew what her husband really did for a living, rather than him having a mundane "cover" job. Other than those weaknesses, I enjoyed their give and take, their role reversals and of course the happy ending.
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 41 42 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Book Trailer? 1 3 Jul 19, 2013 07:13PM  
  • A Private Duel with Agent Gunn (The Gentlemen of Scotland Yard, #3)
  • Lord and Lady Spy (Lord and Lady Spy, #1)
  • Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure (Tara Holloway, #1)
  • Extreme Bachelor (Thrillseekers Anonymous #2)
  • Money, Honey
  • Knock Me for a Loop (Chicks with Sticks #3)
  • Vortex (Cutter Cay, #3)
  • Stay Hungry (The Bounty Hunters, #3)
  • Less Than a Gentleman (Historical #2)
  • The Ultimate Betrayal
  • Silver Sparks (Barringer's Pass #1)
  • Can't Hurry Love (Three Kisses, #3)
  • Night After Night
  • See How She Runs (The Chronicles of Izzy, #1)
  • The Secrets That We Keep
  • Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom (The Renegade Royals, #2)
  • One More Kiss
  • There's Only Been You (Jamison Family, #1)
1890237
Gina Robinson loves a good love story and always has. She writes romance of all kinds--new adult, contemporary romance, historical romance, and romantic suspense.

Currently she's best known for her Agent Ex series-- contemporary romance featuring sexy spies and plenty of adventure and humor. License to Love, the latest book in the series is available now.

She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her...more
More about Gina Robinson...
Reckless Longing (Reckless, #1) Reckless Secrets (Reckless, #2) Reckless Together (Reckless, #3) Diamonds Are Truly Forever (Agent Ex, #2) The Last Honest Seamstress

Share This Book

“Men were just plain ridiculous with how little time it took them to get handsome.” 3 likes
More quotes…