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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55  ·  rating details  ·  838 ratings  ·  124 reviews
After a recent break-up sent her into a self-imposed “personal hiatus,” thirty-something New York TV-promo producer Tori Miller is determined to get a life.The fastest way?A Hamptons summer share house. She ditches her old look—thanks to a last-minute makeover on a reality show pilot—and over the next three months, the new-and-improved “Miller” becomes the wing-woman to a...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published May 13th 2008 by Griffin
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Amanda
Jul 21, 2008 Amanda rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: someone who wants light & fluffy summer beach reading.
I will preface my review by saying this: I knew this book would be fluff. I got it from the library and intentionally held it to read until I myself was going to the Hamptons, thinking that it would be fun to read a book that took place there.

For those purposes, the book satisfied. It appropriately name-dropped locations and situations in both the Hamptons and NYC, and it had the Hamptons-fantasy-world quality that you'd expect from a book like this, in the Lauren Weisenberger genre. However, th...more
Erin
CRAP! Three reasons...

1. I resent authors who are from NYC and feel that anything and anyone outside that sphere is complete hick. It's insulting. Man Camp is another shining example.

2. I am 31. The main character is 35ish. I outgrew her antics, pathos, and drama years ago. Grown woman do not behave like this. How am I supposed to relate?

3. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 be the height of plot climax, this was a two. Really? The big misunderstanding was over that? You've got to be kidding me. Don...more
Breen
Feb 22, 2014 Breen rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Breen by: Cynthia Thomas
A lighthearted chick-lit coming of age tale for those who suddenly realize in early middle age that they don't really know who they are and exactly how the heck they got there!

The book centers around early thirty something NYC small business owner Tori Miller, aka "Miller". Who after two years of a self-imposed depressive state over a bad breakup finds herself newly made over by friends and thrust into the world of a Hampton's summer home share with strangers. The summer season ensues and we wat...more
Marie Ward
It took me a few pages to really get into this one, but once I did it was worth reading. I thought it was going to be chick-lit, but it was "better" than that...if that makes sense.
Tiffanie
tori miller owns her own business. She has a long term relationship with her boyfriend peter and she just saw her best friend marry the love of her life. She thinks things are going pretty great until peter drops her off after the wedding an breaks up with her with no warning.
2 years go by and Tori has let herself go she can barley function an she looks horrible. She agrees to go on a reality make over show to help her friends and her business an she agrees to do a summer share house with other...more
Karina
Interesting summer read about how the other half--the trendy, fast Hampton half--live.
Shonda
Tori (aka “Miller” to her Hampton housemates) is waking up after a two-year depression caused by the breakup with her boyfriend. With the help of her best friends, Tori is made over, has started her own business, and thrown into a house share with strangers in the Hamptons. As the summer progresses, Tori comes out of her shell and begins dating, she can’t help but wonder if “this new Tori” is the woman she truly wants to be.

LoveHampton is a perfect way to spend a lazy summer afternoon. Readers i...more
Christina Marie Rau
Lovehampton had the misfortune of being my second Hamptons read this summer so I couldn't help but start comparing the two right away. A lot of it had the same story about share house life and rules and the hustle of getting out east from the city as quickly as possible every Friday.

The main difference is a decade. How The Other Half Hamptons is about gals in their early 20s. Lovehampton is about a house of 30-somethings. Lovehampton made me realize that I'm not in my early 20s anymore. It also...more
Jen B
Mar 18, 2009 Jen B rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2009
After a bad breakup, New Yorker Tori Miller's life spiraled out of control. Depressed, reclusive, unshowered, and decidedly un-waxed, Tori has spent two years virtually hiding in her Manhattan apartment and ignoring the outside world. When her friends decide they've had enough, they launch a campaign to help Tori re-emerge into the real world again, complete with a free makeover from the "Transformation Team" of the newest Queer Eye-esque reality show. The newly made-over Tori (aka "Miller") dec...more
Sarah Sammis
Tori Miller's in a funk. She's lost her job and been dumped by her boyfriend. After a lengthy hiatus, her friends convince her to take a well needed vacation by sharing a house in the Hamptons for the summer weekends. To get her ready it, she is giving a makeover (which happens to be for a pilot of an upcoming reality show).

I have to admit that the set up to LoveHampton by SHerri Rifkin sounded hokey to me and if you stop long enough to think about the backstory, it does have a few holes, but w...more
Andrea
This was a light chick lit read. Fine by me, sometimes (most of the time for me most recently) that's what I want to read! I didn't really buy into the premise of this book - that a depressed for two years after getting dumped 30-something - goes up to the Hamptons after being transformed by a tv makeover show. And can make an honest go of it. Honestly, I feel like anyone who just lived in her room for 2 years and was never part of any sort of social set, would be able to successfully thrive wit...more
Emily
I really enjoyed this novel! Recently, I have been reading a lot of non-fiction and when I finished the most recent one, I decided to switch over to fiction for a change of pace, and something light and fun. With summer right around the corner this book was the perfect choice. It was light, fun, full of humor and likable/interesting characters. The main character Tori Miller is a wonderful heroine and her best friends are a hoot. Her housemates continue to fascinate and intrigue the reader throu...more
Heila
What I'm looking for in chick lit (Nanny Diaries, Bridget Jones Diary): good female character w/unique character development; yes, a love story; setting. This one delivers. I wanted to "find out more about the Hamptons;" and I often like to get that kind of information from fiction. A good novel with characters who are representative of the people of an area (or era!) can tell you more - in a shorter time and in a more interesting way - than hard research. So this book does that. It's just I thi...more
Diane
I picked this up off of the shelf at the library because it looked like fun summer reading. I guess it fit the bill, especially the descriptions of the Hamptons social scene. But it was an empty sort of book, not satisfying. I wouldn't recommend it.
Sara (smb+jab)
After being dumped by her boyfriend, Tori Miller finds herself in a major breakup depression that causes her three friends to take action. These beloved friends convince her to get a makeover as part of reality TV show and to buy into a share in a Hampton’s house with seven complete strangers as an effort move on with her life. Tori complies and before long finds herself dating again and entangled in the lives of her new friends. Although is this new person she is becoming really the person she...more
Just - The romance reader
The introductions of so many characters at once in the beginning of the book made things a little confusing initially. But once you learned the characters the book was very enjoyable. Miller was an extremely likeable character that I imainge many women can relate to on some level. And the men in the book..my, my, my!

If you can keep up with all the many characters and the "rules" introduced throughout the book it's a great weekend or vacation read - fun and keeps you flipping the page to find ou...more
Carrol
Mar 29, 2008 Carrol rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: 20ish and 30ish readers
"LoveHampton" was a light book - "30 something", single New Yorker whose life and loves were afloat. A summer in the Hamptons helped her to clarify who and what she is. It was a light and enjoyable book. It is like many such books - the Meg Cabot books, etc. - about the life and loves of the 30 something single New Yorkers. They are fun to read occasionally but I wouldn't want a steady dose of them. This book actually isn't scheduled for release until May, I believe. I got it from Sally as one o...more
Jena
I would have given this book 3.5 stars were I able. I'm just not ready to commit to saying that I 'really' liked it. A good, if predictable, beach read, perfect when you don't want to have to concentrate too hard. The main character was very likable and for a change didn't embark on a series of zany adventures due to her inability to tell the truth. She was actually a very likable girl coming off a bad situation we can all relate to, and as a reaction to it, went a little overboard. Good book, I...more
KayB
Fun beach book.
Kendall
Jul 29, 2008 Kendall rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Twenty Thirty Somethings
Recommended to Kendall by: Amazon.com
Shelves: chick-lit
I loved Lovehampton because it was entertaining, witty, engaging and it made me laugh out loud. Though not so deep as to be heavy and non chick-lit like, the characters were well thought out and beautifully written. The plot was engaging and especially through the second half, I just couldn't put it down! It was about thirty-somethings but I found it appealing to the 20-something crowd (I'm 23). It was a great debut novel that I will definitely recommend to all of my friends!
Meaghan
great story about a woman who loses sight of herself and then finds herself again, along with new friends and love.
Carolyn
not bad! very predictable though. anyone who's ever read any other chick-lit novel had to have known from the beginning not only who she'd end up with in the end but also that a) she was going to see peter in the hamptons with a new girl eventually and b) that her secret would be outed. but still well-written, maybe a little too quippy for my taste but the "true to yourself" message was minimized and not overly preachy. a solid three bordering on a four.
Josefa Wann
Grownups acting like teenagers, so much drama!
Alexandria
Dec 29, 2013 Alexandria rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who was dumped / needs to get back into the world
Recommended to Alexandria by: seventeen magazine
loved this book. it's all about three friends (two gay men and her married best friend) getting their friend tori back on the horse after her 2 year depression due to her being dumped by her ex boyfriend peter. She goes to a hampton house, and realizes that life in the fast lane isnt always the best way to go. she also realizes how fickle people become and finds true love right under her nose. would recommend this to anyone.
Heidi
I greatly enjoyed this book, good 'beach read' although almost everything I read is a 'beach read'. I enjoyed the sexual tension the plot twists, the main character does get a littttttle caught up in herself sometimes but in general I found that the novel moved quickly and I was most interested in all of the characters stories, there's just enough meat to keep you interested but enough fluff to make it an entertaining read.
Kendra F
I LOVED this book. I love a summer read that takes place on the beach and involves a love story. I read it in one day while laying out in the sun and I couldn't put it down. It was an incredibly easy to read and had enough to keep you enraptured. Like most books the ending is pretty easy to surmise, but the story had plenty of twists and turns to make it interesting despite what you knew would happen in the end. i
Nif
Jun 04, 2008 Nif rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: summer readers in the mood for mindless
Recommended to Nif by: Suzanne Beecher
Shelves: summer-fluff
"guilty-pleasure-good"
this is not at all any kind of meaningful reading, but it's fun nonetheless. chick-flick good. nice and predictable easy reading. i finished the book in two days. i didn't really laugh, i certainly didn't cry, but I walked away from it feeling good about myself for knowing exactly how to respond to each of the characters all of the time.
Somer
Aug 05, 2009 Somer rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: no one--- it sucks
I'm about 70 pages in right now and I honestly can't take this book anymore. There is no substance whatsoever, I findmyself bored to tears and struggling to keep on reading. All this book is about is how rich everyone is, there's no character development and I'm not attached to any of the characters. What a waste of time. =( I have stopped reading this.
Colin
Apr 02, 2008 Colin rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: no sane person
Shelves: junk-food-lit
I read the Advance Readers' Copy of this book (which comes out in May) on my breaks at Borders . . . mostly because it was there, on the shelf near my desk. To me, it represents the worst in human literary impulse - an apotheosis of the "chick-lit" phenomenon. To say that I hated it would be understatement. Don't read this book.
Melissa Alshouse
This was a fun easy read about some thirty-somethings staying in a summer house in the Hamptons. I had a little trouble keeping straight the girls in the book, not for lack of description or character development, but because I was pretty focused on the main character, who was very easy to like, in spite of a few bad decisions.
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