Summer Blowout

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What to expect

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. 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.

Critics Review

  • “Charming, engagingly quirky, and full of fun, Claire Cook just gets it. Summer Blowout is irresistible!”              

    Meg Cabot
  • Summer Blowout is as intoxicating as a seat at the top of the Ferris wheel.”

    Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author
  • “Laugh out loud.”

    Good Housekeeping
  • “Comedy and romance keep readers entertained until the last page.”

    Publishers Weekly
  • “A brisk
    story, Summer Blowout is primed…to become a big-screen romantic comedy.”


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