qSummer Blowout is irresistible!aaMeg Cabot qReading Claire Cook might be the most fun you have all summer.aElin Hilderbrand qSummer Blowout is primed, like Cookas previous novel Must Love Dogsabto become a big-screen romantic comedy.aaBooklist 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 flyain a summer blowout no one will ever forget. This hilarious, rambunctious novel is pure Claire Cook: full of juicy conflict and unconditional love.I cleaned the big picture window at the front of the salon with Windex and a paper towel first, because Mario was watching. Then I unfurled ... I took a deep breath of crisp autumn air. Mario ... aquot;But listen to this. I think you ... aquot;I can do that, aquot; I said.
|Publisher||:||Marshbury Beach Books - 2014-06-26|