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Summer Blowout #2020

Summer Blowout 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 be

  • Title: Summer Blowout
  • Author: Claire Cook
  • ISBN: 9780989921077
  • Page: 220
  • Format: ebook
  • Summer Blowout By Claire Cook, 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 charmerBella 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 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.

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    1. three and half stars It was a good, quick beach read but I hate when the title and cover falsely make the reader believe they are actually picking up a book that has something to do with summer or the beach as this story really didn t have either Story line focuses around a family owned hair salon and the main character dealing with her half sister stealing her ex husband.

    2. This book was pretty standard chic lit fare A cosmetician and beautician working for her family s business works to discover who she is apart from her family and her ex husband In the process she of course falls for someone else In this case she first falls for a dog who lands in her care during a gig and then for a new man She comes out the other end having grown at least a little bit It was quite predictable, but it was suitably light and fluffy for a good beach read.Summer Blowout is definite [...]

    3. I LOVED this book It was like sitting down to watch a favorite sitcom Claire Cook also wrote Must Love Dogs, which is the movie Jason and I saw the day we got engaged, and we had absolutely loved it So I thought surely another book by the same author would be just as good if not better And I was so right, Claire Cook did not disappoint 3 days was all it took for me to tear through this book, I just couldn t manage to put it down, and that s fast for me I loved all the girly descriptions of all t [...]

    4. This book had a great cover and a great title, but it was totally bland Cliched characters, way too much dog and the main character had some of the ditziest opinions I ve ever seen She actually questioned why a state needs representation in Washington and considers Nancy Pelosi a celebrity I hope the author isn t this misinformed and she was just being humorous At any rate, skip this one s truly not funny and doesn t live up to it s breezy, pretty cover.

    5. Perfect summer read I loved the characters, even the ones I hated And I always love Claire Cook s humor It was a perfect, light, lazy summer afternoon read.

    6. Didn t like it as much as some, but there were laughs Bella works for her father, as do all of his family at one of his hair and beauty salons As might be expected, she is obsessed with lipstick and make up, and this is mentioned about every other page Her ex is now sleeping with her half sister, which causes a lot of tension Bella swears off men, but of course meets Ryan at a college fair and eventually falls for him.

    7. My Review of Summer Blowout by Claire CookClaire Cook once again ventures into the genre of the living is easy summer beach read with her latest book, Summer Blowout Bella Shaughnessy s fascination with makeup, particularly lipsticks with names such as Kiss My Lips or Catfight, is the daughter of loving but divorced Irish parents Her father, Lucky, was married three times, but still holds a place in his heart for Bella s mother He has a mania for all things Italian ever since their honeymoon in [...]

    8. Every summer I dream of lounging on the beach and reading paperback novel after paperback novel Every summer I m stuck at home for one reason or another no vacation time, no money, you name it Instead, I head to my local library and look for books I d imagine myself reading on the beach, bring them home with me, and pretend Claire Cook s books always fit the bill, so I recently checked out Summer Blowout.Bella was a quirky, fun narrator.Her family was delightfully rambunctious.That s what I love [...]

    9. After 10 years of marriage Bella Shaughnessy s husband leaves her and after the divorce he starts dating Bella s half sister Sophia To make matters worse all of Lucky Shaughnessy s children, from 3 different wives, work for Lucky in his hair salon make up artist business so Bella has to work with Sophia on a daily basis.On one of her make up artist gigs Bella meets Sean Ryan Bella however is still hurting over her ex and her sister s betrayal so she keeps him at arm s length and just when Sean s [...]

    10. A quick, fluffy, fun summer read A tale around a truly modern family where wives, ex wives, half and full siblings, gays, straights, you name it, are all blended into one crazy mess that seems to work for all of them as they strive to keep the family chain of beauty salons going Bella is trying to deal with her recent divorce, made all the painful because the other woman is actually her younger, beloved half sister But in this family there is no running away from personal problems The Italiophi [...]

    11. Bella is furious and heartbroken Her ex husband was stolen by her half sister, Sophia, BEFORE he was her ex She is done with men and doesn t ever want to see Sophia again The last is a little difficult since her father owns a number of beauty salons in Boston and the whole family works in the businessuding two of his ex wives While working at a college fair, she meets Sean Ryan, an entrepreneur who is attracted to Bella Bella likes Sean, but is afraid to let herself fall in love again First, she [...]

    12. What a great, summer book to read and then finish out near a lake waiting for fireworks Bella s family owns a chain hair salons in Marshbury, MA Her father, Lucky Shaughnessy, a self proclaimed Italiophile, is the patriarch Two ex wives and all the assorted kids work in various salons as part of this quirky, extended family business Bella meets a handsome entrepreneur, Sean Ryan, and the idea for Bella s Box of Beauty Basics is born The question is, how long can she keep her idea to herself, wit [...]

    13. Clair Cook author of Life s a Beach and Must Love Dogs has done it again Summer Blowout is another great summer beach read that will make youlaugh out loud darn near every page This time she introduces us to Bella Shaughnessy, a hairdresser and makeup artist who is addicted to lipstick She works in the big, chaotic family business though things have been rather awkward since her half sister started dating her exhusband Things get even interesting after tiny purse pooch Precious and handsome ent [...]

    14. Have you ever met a dysfunctional Irish family whose father thinks they re Italian This was my third Claire Cook book plus I saw Must Love Dogs as a movie The Shaughnessy family has several beauty salons which is staffed by a combinaiton of sisters, brothers, father and two of his three ex wives The book ia a quick read and the dialogue is humorous After Bella s husband is stolen away by her half sister, she no longer wanted to be near Shopia or sit near her at weekly salon meetings Is blood thi [...]

    15. This is a fun book it s not going to change your life, but it will entertain you If will take your mind off your own troubles as you get to Bella and her family I learned about makeup and salons that I ever knew before and even though I hardly own lipgloss it was fun This would be a great beach read, waiting room read or just for the heck of it read.

    16. Loved reading about Bella s loud quarreling familyHilarious walk through the world of seaside hair and makeup Such a lot of fun, especially the dog that Bella adopts kidnaps So funny the descriptions that you almost don t notice the author telling you that change can be great even if it feels sad, wrong, and tragic at the time Will read of this author.

    17. Adorable book about a strong willed marshmallow of a woman Super fun insight into a dysfunctional family that loves each other and seems to work A somewhat crass sex encounter on one page, but you can skip it and not lose any of the story Book will make you laugh and will even give you lots of makeup tips

    18. predictable, easy beach read Bella s Irish father is a wanna be Italian who owns beauty and make up salons and has 3 ex wife s Bella, her brother, and sisters, including the half sister who stole Bella s husband all work together Cute and funny story

    19. I found this book very entertaining Even though there were many elements present in this book as in her past efforts large family, single newly divorced woman, animals I still enjoyed spending my time in Marshbury.

    20. Light chick lit Quick read about getting over past hurt and finding new love wherever if comes from Bella is divorced and still hating all men, mainly cause her ex has taken up with her 1 2 sister Needless to say, it all works out in the end.

    21. Holy Cannoli, what a fun read If you ve read the book you get my holy cannoli comment With each book, I grow to be of a Claire Cook fan This book was light and fun, yet not too silly And Sean Ryan seems like my kind of man

    22. This is a good and quick beach read Maybe a little too much into the makeup descriptions but cute book anyways Very similar to the rest of her books.

    23. This book reads as though it is made up of a series of corny ads from makeup products to Disney channel tv shows.

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