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It Happens in the Hamptons In The Hamptons, The Everyday People Are As Complicated And Fascinating As The MillionairesWhen Katie Doyle Moves Across The Country To The Hamptons, She Is Hoping For Summer Employment, New Friends For Her Young Son, And A Chance To Explore A New Love Affair With A Dazzling Investor What She Finds Is A Strange Cocktail Of Classes, Where Society S One Percenters Vacation Alongside Local, Hard Working People Who Ve Lived In The Hamptons For Generations Though She S Looking Forward To Their Move, Katie Is Wary About Mingling With Her Boyfriends East Coast Elite Circles She Soon Discovers Southampton Isn T All That It Seems To Be On The Surface And Neither Are The People Who Live There.As George Takes Katie On A Whirlwind Tour Of Country Clubs, Haute Couture, And Lavish Events, She Is Amazed To Witness Sudden Whims Become Dire Needs, Extra Marital Affairs Blossoming Right And Left, And People Purchase Friends And Loyalties Like A Pair Of Shoes Even The Middle Class Townspeople Maintain A Determined Fa Ade While Maneuvering Like Sharks Among The Wealthy Summer Invaders.The Katie Becomes Immersed, The She Learns The Secrets Of Both The Upstairs And Downstairs, The Upper Crust And Middle Of The Road The Combustion Between The Classes Becomes Explosive As The Summer Wears On Betrayals, A Sexual Predator, And A Missing Person Lost In Murky Waves Drive The Reader On A Racing Learjet Ride Through Impossible Twists And Turns Until Landing At The Shocking Conclusion When She Meets Luke, A Local Surfer, And Middle School Teacher, He Makes Her Question What It Is She Really Wants As She Understands The Life She S Begun For Herself Is Built On Shifting Hamptons Dunes.


About the Author: Holly Peterson

Holly Peterson is the author of It Happens in the Hamptons, a work of fast paced social satire about a summer community She wrote The Idea of Him and the New York Times bestseller The Manny and SMOKE AND FIRE Recipes and Menus for Entertaining Outdoors She was a Contributing Editor for Newsweek, an Editor at Large for Talk magazine and an Emmy Award winning Producer for ABC News, where she spen



10 thoughts on “It Happens in the Hamptons

  1. says:

    This was a light summer read emphasis on light but not likable for me The plot was for the most part, very predictable early on I can appreciate the general story but wasn t impressed with the execution The book was also overloaded with materialistic references like the 161,000 Tesla and the silver Land Rover Discovery SE We get it it s the Hamptons certain social, fashion, and wealth levels are expected but ...


  2. says:

    I don t usually read books like this Beach reads , Chick lit , what have you so if reading these types of books is your usual thing, maybe you d like this book and then my review wouldn t be relevant to you If you don t usually dip your toe into that tawdry pool, dont I repeat DON T start with this book The grammar and sentence structure was often so poor that I was actually confused and RE READING sentences to figure out who was doing what The characters are beyond gross and comically stereotyped the dialogue was laughably terrible and any attempts at social satire are so clumsy that I was actually cringing N...


  3. says:

    This is the very best kind of beach warm weather reading.Katie moved to the Hamptons on a whim to try out a new life and a possible relationship with George Potter, a guy she met at a lengthy conference back home He lives in Manhattan during the week and comes out to see her when he can, which isn t as often as she thought it would be, if she is being honest Which is fine, really. Katie never planned to become ultra attached to a man, and anyway it gives her a chance to get to know the area She can check out the beaches, windsurf a little bit, and meet some of the people that live nearby Speaking of the people, they are very interesting.Katie notices that there is a huge divide in the people in the area there are the ultra rich the ones that always dress in khaki and bright colors, and pack their kids summers full of activities so they can spend all day doing Pilates or yoga classes and lunching with their friends She notices that these kids are rushed from activity to activity by the house staff and that the parents never miss these exercise classes What gives And the cars that they drive and homes they live in Wow Then there are the locals, like that guy Luke the ones that dress in jeans and tees, the on...


  4. says:

    Release Date May 9, 2017 Genre Women s FictionI really wanted to love this book as it promises everything that women want in a beach read But, it just didn t deliver for me Why it had no substance The plot seemed almost pointless as it didn t come together until the very end like after 300 pages To me, it felt like there were just a bunch of people whining about either being rich or not being rich, or about them trying to make something of themselves without it being resolved It was just an all around weird book that COULD have been better had the author stuck to one plot point and written the story around that You can read about that in my spoiler below view spoiler It s hard to spoil this book because there is nothing memorable or even important about it I am not trying to be insensitive to the authors work or rude but I just don t understand how this was published as is But, as far as plot points I think the author would have had a fantastic bo...


  5. says:

    Ugh, now that it s over, the I think about it, the less I like this one I went in expecting a fun upstairs downstairs esque beach read about the normal folk mingling with the uber elite 1% ers What I got was a novel based on underage sex wealthy men can apparently get away with anything , paternity shocks, namedropping like...


  6. says:

    In truth, this is not even 1 star It s a 1 2 at best Every single trope and stereotype from chick lit fiction is used and none of them well This book is an insult to chick lit because it s reductive, trashy and poorly written Honestly, when big, bulbous butt is used to describe a teenag...


  7. says:

    I like lowbrow, chick lit beach reads, so I enjoyed the storyline old money vs new money vs townies, love triangles, and some summertime smut scenes But good lord, the grammar and sentence structure made my eyes bleed I m not sure there was a correctly placed modifier anywhere Who the hell...


  8. says:

    I really enjoyed this book I like to read a good gossipy book every now and then and this was sure a good one I m going to need to check out of this authors books.


  9. says:

    It s not often I don t finish a book, but this one wasn t for me Fifty pages in and I still couldn t connect with any of the characters Nothing really happened either Plus I find it hard to believe every wealthy person in the Hamptons is that ridiculous Awkward sentence structure and head hopping...


  10. says:

    It Happens in the Hamptons is the perfect summer read It was also the perfect palate cleanser for me I read mainly thrillers and horror I wasn t entirely sure what to expect going into it, but I loved the cover and it was something I don t typically read In the Hamptons, the everyday people are as complicated and fascinating as the millionaires. We follow Katie in her quest for something new She leaves for the Hamptons, a cross country trip for her and her young son, in search of a new job, a new life, and her budding relationship with a wealthy investor, George Porter After being in the Hamptons, she soon discovers there s a mix of classes the incredibly wealthy one percenters who use this spot for their vacation homes, and then the hardworking locals that have been there for generations Being in a completely new environment of country clubs, couture, lavish parties, and beautiful homes, Katie quickly discovers the secret lives of the Southamptoners Even the elite have secrets She witnesses affairs, the purchasing of friendships and relationships, impulsiveness on extreme levels, and behavior that she isn t accustomed to.Throw in class drama and clashing, betrayals of all kinds, a sexual predator on the loose, and a missing person, you have the perfect mixture for a summer of drama and accusations I definitely wasn t expecting the ending Such a twist and so out of nowhere I loved it It s al...


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