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It s never good when you ve gotten to page 77 and realized that you ve been skimming for a while The premise a well meaning but destructive troll comes to life from the drawings of a comic book artist named Willy, after which she becomes involved with the Department of Unexplained Events is great fun, but the writing is flat and dull I think the first person narration is supposed to be breezy and chatty and a touch snarky, like Janet Evanovich s Stephanie Plum, but it s too labored It s never good when you ve gotten to page 77 and realized that you ve been skimming for a while The premise a well meaning but destructive troll comes to life from the drawings of a comic book artist named Willy, after which she becomes involved with the Department of Unexplained Events is great fun, but the writing is flat and dull I think the first person narration is supposed to be breezy and chatty and a touch snarky, like Janet Evanovich s Stephanie Plum, but it s too labored too much attention to every little movement and thing Willy does, like a point and click game, and too much boring, unnecessary inner monologue to drudge through I picked this up because of the title, thinking it would be hilarious and quirky, but there s too many good urban fantasy books out there to keep reading this one It had potential but some of it was not well written. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I must say that when I finished Trolls in the Hamptons, I was pretty disappointed with it Why you might ask After reading what the plot was about on the back cover, it sounded like the story would be an original, entertaining read with a Troll as superhero.Well, I will give Celia Jerome credit for luring you into the story with how the first chapter started out with Willow Tate the protagonist of the story coming up with a new graphic novel idea featuring a troll as the main character and g I must say that when I finished Trolls in the Hamptons, I was pretty disappointed with it Why you might ask After reading what the plot was about on the back cover, it sounded like the story would be an original, entertaining read with a Troll as superhero.Well, I will give Celia Jerome credit for luring you into the story with how the first chapter started out with Willow Tate the protagonist of the story coming up with a new graphic novel idea featuring a troll as the main character and getting the shock of her life when said troll comes to life and wreaks havoc in her neighborhood After that, I went into a roller coaster ride of liking hating liking both Willow and her family members due to the fact of how they treated each other like everything that has recently been going wrong in the world was Willow s fault just because she didn t follow the same life path as every other member of her family did.Another thing that I didn t like about novel was that it had too much of a romance angle to it Don t get me wrong, I m not knocking the genre, but I just thought Jerome went too heavy handed with it Some examples of what I didn t like about this are how Willow wanted to hit the sheets with the cop who first came to help in the investigation of the troll while still dating an apparently dull boyfriend who worked on Wall Street , then dropping her lustful dreams of the cop when said cop brings the British Agent Grant to aid in their investigation a few days later and falls head over heels in love with him I thought it was kind of hypocritical of how she was giving a cousin crap for sleeping around while acting the way she was acting Oh well.That said, I thought it was weird the way the novel was called Trolls in the Hamptons when there was only ONE single troll ever appeared in the story, and only Willow could see him.In conclusion, while I found the last 4 chapters to be entertaining and kept me on the edge of my seat wanting to see what happened next, that couldn t make up for almost everything from chapters 2 through 30 that got on my nerves It also make me somewhat reluctant to see if the series gets better with the next installment A troll singular starts popping up in the Hamptons No one can see the blocky creature except the comic book artist who created him Crazy shenanigans ensue Added bonus one entire chapter filled with hot sex Thankfully, not involving the trollFull review here A troll singular starts popping up in the Hamptons No one can see the blocky creature except the comic book artist who created him Crazy shenanigans ensue Added bonus one entire chapter filled with hot sex Thankfully, not involving the trollFull review here Life was fairly unremarkable for Willow Willy Tate She had a Brownstone in New York City, a somewhat boring boyfriend, and a career as a graphic novelist Until mayhem breaks loose, and Willy is the only one who knows what s really happening Cue the sexy British secret agent, Grant, and a rather unexpected set of circumstances that force Willy home to the eccentric town of Paumanok Harbor, where special talents are a dime a dozen Will Willy be able to save the world from an Evil Genius, and Life was fairly unremarkable for Willow Willy Tate She had a Brownstone in New York City, a somewhat boring boyfriend, and a career as a graphic novelist Until mayhem breaks loose, and Willy is the only one who knows what s really happening Cue the sexy British secret agent, Grant, and a rather unexpected set of circumstances that force Willy home to the eccentric town of Paumanok Harbor, where special talents are a dime a dozen Will Willy be able to save the world from an Evil Genius, and come to terms with her own talents I found Willy to be a very likeable character, with a lot of hang ups and fears Those fears echoed many of my own fears, so I found it easy to relate to her While the romance added little tension to the overall story, it provides an interesting look at fate versus free will and what we are willing to believe or overlook for the sake of love I was a little annoyed with the even though I don t trust you, you re hot, so get in my bed attitude of Willy The premise was unique, but a little predictable Things fell into place a little too easily for my liking Everyone was in just the right spot, with just the right talent, at just the right time.Overall, it was a light, enjoyable read, and will probably pick up the sequel You may also read my review here like Willow Tate She s a moderately successful graphic artist and writer who s proud of the New York rent controlled apartment that her books pay for,she s dating a nice guy,and things are pretty good Until,while sketching,she looks up to see a ten foot tall red troll rampaging down the street Make that a troll that looks suspiciously like the one that she just drew for her new book The only problem is,no one else You may also read my review here like Willow Tate She s a moderately successful graphic artist and writer who s proud of the New York rent controlled apartment that her books pay for,she s dating a nice guy,and things are pretty good Until,while sketching,she looks up to see a ten foot tall red troll rampaging down the street Make that a troll that looks suspiciously like the one that she just drew for her new book The only problem is,no one else can see the troll,and as she starts glimpsing the big guy who she dubs Fafhrd around town,wreaking his particular brand of good natured havoc,Willow starts to wonder if she might be losing her marbles Then she gets a call from her mom with the news that her dad is ill they re divorced ,she needs to go and care for him,and won t Willow come home to Paumanok Harbor to dogsit until she gets back Willow finds it impossible to say no,especially after her nice guy boyfriend Arlen turns out to be not so nice It s not so bad,though After all,she gets to stay in the huge mansion being rented by a Hollywood big wig,and there s a Jacuzzi and pool However,there are the two poodles with sensitive stomachs and a Pomeranian with an attitude that quickly attaches itself to Willow.All is not quiet on the homefront,however Willow soon realizes that the people she grew up with may bespecial then she always thought,and that she herself may have powers of her own Powers that certain bad guys will do anything to get their hands on Add Agent Grant,of the Department of Unexplained Events DUE ,murder,a missing boy,shake it all up,and you ve got quite a fun cocktail Willow must do everything she can to find the missing boy,deal with her growing attraction to hottie Agent Grant,coral a gaggle of unruly dogs,and come to terms with the presence of magic in her world Willow is a flawed heroine,much different from your usual leather clad,kick ass chick,and that s ok She s a bit neurotic,slightly insecure,and a key part of something much bigger than herself,which would be a hard thing for anyone to adjust to Willow s vulnerability is what makes her so likeable I can see myself being friends with her,totally,and her family is nothing short of fascinating Willow and Grant s romance is a big focus it s fairly light on the dirty bits,but there are couple ,and I promise you ll be crushing on him too Trolls in the Hamptons was a breath of fresh air in between your dark UF or Fantasy reads and the humor and quirky characters will have you grinning It s not perfect,but then,neither am I,and I always expect a few growing pains in a first novel I m certainly game to spendtime with Willow Tate,Agent Grant,and the rest of the Paumanok Harbor gang I wouldn t hesitate to recommend Trolls in the Hamptons to fans of UF that are in the mood for something a little lighter and packed with charm The idea of Willow Tate going crazy because her comic book drawings begin coming to life was one I had to explore and I m glad I did This book was what I would call a fun read No big mysteries, or life changing material here folks, but a quirky cute read all the same I loved Willow s messed up life from her too nosy neighbor, to her Mom who seems to love dogsthan her daughter, and the weird town she grew up in where everyone seems to just magically know what everyone else is doing or ab The idea of Willow Tate going crazy because her comic book drawings begin coming to life was one I had to explore and I m glad I did This book was what I would call a fun read No big mysteries, or life changing material here folks, but a quirky cute read all the same I loved Willow s messed up life from her too nosy neighbor, to her Mom who seems to love dogsthan her daughter, and the weird town she grew up in where everyone seems to just magically know what everyone else is doing or about to do I will definitely be reading the next adventures in Willow s life when I need a break from the books that make me think too hard It was cute people I encourage you to read it *Free E-pub ☟ Trolls in the Hamptons ⇡ Willow Tate is a graphic novelist who earns enough money at her craft to keep her rent controlled Manhattan apartment and still put food in the fridge But when she decides to write about a ten foot tall troll who s a superhero, one suddenly appears, causing mayhem in Manhattan When no one else can see the stony red giant, Willy thinks she s gone crazy, until she meets Agent Grant from the Department of Unexplained Events According to him, Willy has managed to break ages old cosmic laws that could destroy the Earth as we know it Now she has to help him save the world, rescue a little boy, and stop a murdering kidnapper who wants to use the power of a little village in the Hamptons to become master of the universe Psychology: Themes and Variations one suddenly appears Complete Hungarian causing mayhem in Manhattan When no one else can see the stony red giant Goldie and Her Bears (Mischievous Fairy Tales, Willy thinks she s gone crazy Blood Dance (The Lost Lansdale until she meets Agent Grant from the Department of Unexplained Events According to him Paul: The Founder of Christianity Willy has managed to break ages old cosmic laws that could destroy the Earth as we know it Now she has to help him save the world Goldilocks Conditions rescue a little boy Roswitha Und Conrad Celtes (Classic Reprint) and stop a murdering kidnapper who wants to use the power of a little village in the Hamptons to become master of the universe I liked the premise and the majority of the storyline This is the first book in a new series, and I have the sinking suspicion that the heroine is going to play musical boyfriends but keep coming back to the one It feels contrived and detracted from the rest of the entertaining read It won t stop me from holding out hope and reading the next novel, I ll just be a little bitjaded from the onset. This was cute, and probably funny my sense of humor just doesn t work as well with the written word somehow There is some romance but this isUF than PNR and the h s interactions with a crew of dogs hasscreen time and depth of emotion than the romance so if you are wild about furry friends they might tick this up a notch for you.