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Summer Blowout

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”Summer Blowout is irresistible!”—Meg Cabot

”Reading Claire Cook might be the most fun you have all summer."—Elin Hilderbrand 

“Summer Blowout is primed, like Cook’s previous novel Must Love Dogs…to become a big-screen romantic comedy.”—Booklist 

Bella Shaughnessy is addicted to lipstick with names like My Chihuahua Bites and Kiss My Lips, an occupational hazard, since she works as a stylist and makeup artist for her family's small chain of beauty salons in Marshbury, Massachusetts, along with her four half-brothers and -sisters. The owner is her father, Lucky Shaughnessy, a gregarious, three-times-divorced charmer with Donald Trump hair, who is obsessed with all things Italian and still carries a torch for his first wife, Bella's mother. 

After Bella's own marriage flames out spectacularly when her half-sister runs off with her husband, Bella decides she has seen enough of the damage love can do. She makes a vow: no more men.
Then Bella meets a cute entrepreneur at a college fair, and despite their bickering, they can't seem to stay away from each other. He also gives her a brilliant business idea, one that just might allow her to share her makeup expertise with the world. A small, well-tressed dog finds her way into her life, and her heart, and she decides to chance that, too. When the whole clan heads to Atlanta for a big Southern wedding, sparks fly—in a summer blowout no one will ever forget.
This hilarious, rambunctious novel is pure Claire Cook: full of juicy conflict and unconditional love. 

From Publishers Weekly

Mar 24, 2008 – Cook updates the themes of love and disenchantment that drove Life s a Beach and Must Love Dogs in her latest beacher. Bella Shaughnessy, a makeup artist whose solace in times of hardship is finding just the right lipstick to match her mood, gets a divorce and quits men after discovering that her husband of 10 years has been seeing her younger half-sister, Sophia. During a wedding job, she gets stuck with dog-sitting Precious (who looked kind of like a flying squirrel ) and quickly gets so attached that she takes drastic measures to keep the dog. Can other kinds of attachment be far behind, as cute and easygoing Sean Ryan enters the picture? Sufficient comedy and romance keep readers entertained until the last page.

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Customer Reviews

Summer Blowout

She's done it again! Another fabulous read that will leave you laughing out loud. Claire Cook's writing is always fresh and upbeat. Her books leave you feeling happy and anxiously awaiting her next adventure in Marshbury!
Latresa W. Phillips

Summer Blowout
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  • $4.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Romantic Comedy
  • Published: Sep 06, 2014
  • Publisher: Marshbury Beach Books
  • Seller: Claire Cook
  • Print Length: 288 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 1.2
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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