Monday, June 29, 2009

Summer Blowout by Claire Cook

Genre: Chick Lit

Makeup artist, Bella Shaughnessy, is devastated and hurt when her half-sister ends up having an affair with her husband. Sure they were separated at the time, but sisters don’t do that. Unfortunately, she still has to see her sister since they work together for their father’s salon business. To top it all off, her sister is still with Bella’s now ex-husband and goes to all the family functions with him.

Prepared to spend the rest of her life on her own, Bella gets stuck dog sitting for one of her clients. Bella hates dogs, but it isn’t long before she falls in love with the dog and goes to great lengths to disguise it so she could keep the dog for herself. Bella doesn’t feel bad about this since the client wasn’t very nice to the dog anyway.

Then, Bella meets the handsome Sean Ryan. An entrepreneur who helps Bella start her own makeup business. As hard as she tries to distance herself from him, she finds herself attracted to Sean, but then her ex-husband comes back into her life to complicate things even further.

I listened to the audio version of this on the way to and from work. It made for quite a fun diversion. It would also make for a nice beach read. The characters are funny – some loveable, some not so loveable. It’s a quick read that will make you smile and I think we can all use a smile every now and again.


  1. Chick lit :)
    Yup I missing my chic-lit again and I have read so many of the books in the library already. This one sounds nice

  2. This sounds very good, it's going on my growing wishlist!

  3. Wow! I feel like going to the beach or on a picnic. Love your covers. One of my favorite authors is Dorothea Benton Frank. I've read "Sullivan Island." Can't wait to go back there. Thanks for the covers.

    My cover art is in the upper corner of my blog.

  4. With a heatwave upon us, I am definitely in need of some chick lit. This one sounds fabulous.


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