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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,273 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Claire Cook Narrator: Angela Brazil Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN: 9781482977691
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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. 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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

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

    Meg Cabot

  • “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.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 ~mad | 2/20/2014

    " I'm started this last night and, much as I hate to say it, I am not enjoying this one - I have loved all her other books. It must just be where I "am" right now. I'll keep trying til I can't anymore. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beverly | 2/13/2014

    " I listened to this book. I had read it a while ago. I didn't like the new claire cooke book that i read - thought it was boring. But I really liked listening to this. It was easy to listen to, fun, made me laugh. I think I will try listening to her books instead of reading them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace | 2/3/2014

    " cute, fast read. I love the concept of the Irishman who thought he was Italian and went around wearing an Italian horn. Cracked me up! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori Davis | 1/31/2014

    " A nice, fun, easy-to-read book for the summer! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Val | 1/31/2014

    " Fun, easy read. A must read for anyone in the beauty industry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Reca | 1/29/2014

    " This was a fun little read. Bella cracked me up which kept a predictable plot from becoming boring. And any book that mentions The Flying Biscuit can't be all that bad. I was also amused by Hotel Indigo being the hotel Bella stayed at in Atlanta since that was my last Atlanta hotel stay before moving to Atlanta. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sasha | 1/22/2014

    " great beach day read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 1/21/2014

    " This was a fun read, at first I was annoyed by the mentioning of lipstick shade at every turn of the page, but it eventually grew on me. I enjoyed the book, felt it was well written, and definitely kept me interested. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 1/19/2014

    " It was just ok. She sure did talk a lot about make-up color. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 1/16/2014

    " This is a fairly cute read but I wouldn't recommend it, as there are so many better chick lit books out there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb Jackson | 1/15/2014

    " A story I had not expected and not one of Claire Cook's best books, but had me laughing out loud at times. The characters are exactly that, characters! Funny story and Bella is just to damn crazy funny. Easy read and written so you can just about hear the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney | 12/11/2013

    " A quick read...a little predictable. But a good time killer! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 12/7/2013

    " Entertaining and funny chick lit! Would be a great "beach" book or summer read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Waverly Huffstetler | 11/28/2013

    " Cute book, but I didn't enjoy it as much as LIFE'S A BEACH. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 11/17/2013

    " This was a very cute story. A definite "beach read", but worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Rodrian | 11/10/2013

    " quick and fun summer read. Hairstyle, skin care and make up tips included. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanya | 10/22/2013

    " Light, quick and a happy ending...Great beach read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 10/6/2013

    " Loved this book! I managed to finish it in less than 24 hours and that's no small feat with 2 little ones in the house. Can't wait to read more of her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 9/15/2013

    " I needed a dose of this author's humor this week. I really enjoy her writing style. I also really want to know how the book was going to end. The characters in this book were really fun-loving and unique. This was a great summer read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leah | 6/13/2013

    " Simple, quick, easy summer reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Therese | 5/25/2013

    " cute light read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 5/3/2013

    " Cute read! Was easy to read and I felt like I wanted to always keep reading to see what was going to happen next! I love the idea of her kits, everything should come packaged as a kit! It would make things a lot easier!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephenie | 3/26/2013

    " Quick and easy read. I loved the characters, especially the main character's (Bella) family. This author writes with lots of humor which makes her books easy to enjoy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hwegmann | 3/27/2012

    " Very quick and fun read. Perfect for a rainy day or at the beach. Wasn't very exciting to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny Mandeville | 12/30/2011

    " Cute, funny story! Love the characters! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 8383WB | 11/25/2011

    " Intelligent, quick-thinking, no nonsense hairdresser/make-up artist is a novel choice of narrator for a quick summer read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracy | 10/19/2011

    " readable. at times funny. honestly would enjoy this better in a movie adaptation more than the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cristina | 10/6/2011

    " Funny, easy read! Great summer read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gail | 10/4/2011

    " A quick, light and frothy read. Great for the beach or by the pool. I loved all the references to the makeup lines, as I am a bit of a makeup junkie myself. Funny, escapist reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 8/8/2011

    " Enjoyable. Light read. Great for the beach or to take a break from novels with more complex themes and plots. I did enjoy the makeup references. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 7/1/2011

    " Very fun and quick read! Family business....always has problems and comedy.
    Enjoy! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristina | 6/24/2011

    " Quick, easy breezy beach read. I grew up in the area from the book so that made it more fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 5/22/2011

    " An enjoyable, light summer read. Perfect beach reading, if you are so inclined. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joy | 5/16/2011

    " This was a very quick read with no plot and no interest on my part on knowing the main characters. Will probably not read her anymore. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Steve | 5/13/2011

    " Learned more than I needed to know about makeup and styling. Preferred "Must Love Dogs". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erica | 4/19/2011

    " I really liked this book. It is a great beach read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 4/1/2011

    " fun read w/spunky heroine, read in 1 day, vgood! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 2/24/2011

    " would suggest this as a summer read at the pool "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Missyk | 11/29/2010

    " Totally fun, totally worth the read. "

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About the Author
Author Claire Cook

Claire Cook is the bestselling author of Life’s a Beach, Multiple Choice, Ready to Fall, and Must Love Dogs, which became a major movie starring Diane Lane and John Cusack. She has been a judge for the Thurber Prize for American Humor and is a member of the Cape Cod Writers’ Center faculty. She lives in Scituate, Massachusetts, with her husband, where they are occasionally visited by their borderline adult children and their laundry.

About the Narrator

Angela Brazil is a member of the resident acting company at Providence’s esteemed Trinity Repertory Company and an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator.