Two years earlier Tori Miller's boyfriend broke her heart with an unexpected, final break up. She has been in a depression since. Her friends finally convene an intervention. She gets a complete makeover on a possible pilot for a television reality show to help some of these friends. She accepts the reservation of a summer house share in the Hamptons with 4 other women and 3 men. During the week she stays in New York City. She owns a company that produces television promotion ads and employs two friends (the two who set up her makeover).
By a misunderstanding, Tori became Miller in the Hamptons. Miller is smart and quickly starts dating an older man, George, who is a wealthy real estate dealer in the city. She and her housemates attend parties and George gets her into the VIP section of society A list parties. She begins learning the unwritten summer house rules that are more important than the written rules. For example, Andrew explains the house romance rules - don't hook up with a house mate until after August 1st. He also explains the risks of breaking it.
The longer the summer continues, Tori becomes Miller more than Tori. She's flying high in a life she had not experienced before. Her business is in a slump as well, so it is easier for her to enjoy her weekends. Is Tori/Miller ready to take on this new lifestyle, take on a new romance as her true self, or is she going to let everything implode?
Sherri Rifkin has written a smart, amusing chick lit book in LoveHampton. The tale is told first person narrative by Tori/Miller. Tori/Miller is a self confident female who had let her breakup depression take over for a while. When she gets caught up in the artificiality of the Hamptons weekends, she doesn't realize what is happening or what she is doing to herself.
There are some witty scenes at the A list parties. Although not deep, Rifkin makes her characters believable and empathetic. I recommend LoveHampton as an entertaining light read. It would be a great beach book or good escape over sunny lunch hours.
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