A string of faux Italian beauty salons run by a lovably insane Boston Irish family makes Summer Blowout as head-turning as a fabulous new do... Bella Shaughnessy is addicted to lipstick with names like My Chihuahua Bites and Kiss My Lips, an occupational hazard, since she works at Salon de Paolo, her family-run beauty salon, 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. 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.
But then Bella meets a cute entrepreneur, and despite their bickering, they can’t seem to stay away from each other. He also gives her the business idea of her life: a makeup kit for everyone. A small, well-tressed dog also finds her way into Bella’s 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.
This is an Advance Reading Copy, also known as an Advance Reader’s Edition, Uncorrected Proof or Unbound Manuscript. ARCs may differ from the final book in some of the text, and if there are pictures or illustrations, they generally are not included.
Its release date is June 3, 2008. It retails for $23.95. This softcover advance edition is 242 pages and measures approximately 5.5" x 8.25". It has "staff 2/7" written on the bottom edge, but is otherwise unread and in new condition.