A good makeup artist never panics. Bella Shaughnessy knows this. She’s the resident makeup maven in a family of Boston Irish hair salon owners; she has an artful solution to almost every problem. But Bella feels bruised beyond the reach of even the best concealer when her half-sister runs off with her husband. What could she come up with to cover a hurt like that?
Plenty, it turns out. She conceives an invigorating new business idea, and soon meets a cute entrepreneur who can help out. Despite their bickering, they can’t seem to stay away from success — or from each other.
“Laugh out loud.”
“Summer Blowout is as intoxicating as a seat at the top of the Ferris wheel. Reading Claire Cook might be the most fun you have all summer.”
–Elin Hilderbrand, author of Barefoot
“As someone who struggles with humid, willful, occasionally explosive summer hair, I only wish every Summer Blowout were so completely satisfying. Claire Cook is at her irresistible, charming, dishy, can’t-put-it-down best.”
–Amy Cohen, author of The Late Bloomer’s Revolution
“Charming, engagingly quirky, and full of fun, Claire Cook just gets it. Summer Blowout is irresistible!”
–Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries series and Queen of Babble Gets Hitched
“You won’t have to don your sunglasses for this sunny delight by the author of Must Love Dogs. Makeup artist Bella Shaughnessy has a thing for lipstick?–with names like Catfight, Damaged and Revive–a family that gives new meaning to the expression blended (thanks to a half-sister who’s dating Bella’s ex-husband) and a ban on men (see half-sister). Which is too bad, because she’s just met Sean Ryan, an entrepreneur with sparkling eyes and a proposal, business that is–or is it–for Bella. As refreshing as an icy drink on a sultry day.”
“Summer Blowout is primed, like Cook’s previous novel Must Love Dogs… to become a big-screen romantic comedy.”
Praise for Claire Cook
“Claire Cook’s characters aren’t rich or glamorous – they’re physically imperfect, emotionally insecure, and deeply familiar.”
–Tom Perrotta, author of Little Children
“If I had a sister, I’d want her to be Claire Cook . . . Claire Cook is wicked good.”
–Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean
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