#BookReview: Charlotte’s Restrained & Kathleen’s Undressed by Celia Kennedy

Reviewer: Samantha

I received a review copy

charlotte's restrainedAbout Charlotte’s Restrained

Charlotte’s Restrained, a comical fictional tale of what happens when the paths of a celebrity god and a mere mortal collide.

While vacationing, Charlotte has a chance encounter with a celebrity famous for his lead roles in romantic comedies. Unfortunately for Charlotte, lighthearted banter develops into tabloid fodder. With her career, friendships, and new found romance all impacted, Charlotte sets about dealing with the fallout of her fifteen minutes of fame.

My Review:

I am really starting to adore books that are a series and follow girlfriends. I knew I was going to get along with The Accidental Series right away, and I was right! The first book really kicks off with a bang, and we meet each friend, with the emphasis on Charlotte. Charlotte meets her celebrity crush, but it all goes haywire when she can’t stop running into him, ends up looking like a stalker, and gets slapped with a restraining order! As we follow along with Charlotte as she tries to get over her mishap with the law, we delve into the friendships between the women, get a twist of romance, and plenty of humor between the pages. This book was full of laughs and I was mighty eager to keep reading the series after I finished!

5 stars

 

kathleen's undressedAbout Kathleen’s Undressed

In Book Two of the Accidental Series, the vivacious women from Charlotte’s Restrained join Kathleen in Paris, France for Fall Fashion Week! Pairing Prada with Armani, and Proenza Schuler with Betsy Johnson, playing dress-up with the most prestigious credit card in your purse is a whole lot of fun. Kathleen, Hillary, Marian, and Tiziana mingle with celebrities, royalty, and the fashion elite as they critique the next season’s collections.
But wait, where is Charlotte? Will Des Bannerman, The King of Romantic Comedies make an appearance? What happened to Ted and Liam? You’ll find out as Kathleen entertains her friends in her beloved City of Lights.
What should be a frivolous week of ooh’ing and ah’ing everything from lingerie to lipstick, is about to take a turn. Kathleen has secrets. Dark secrets her friends would be devastated to learn!
Against the backdrop of runway shows, the Champs Elysees, the Roman Coliseum, and the Space Needle, twists and turns take place, attempting to draw Kathleen out of the shadows and into the light. This remarkably complex woman, full of hidden surprises, meets her match in Sébastien Langevin, who urges her to reveal all.
Will Kathleen continue deceiving her friends at the risk of their friendship — or reveal the truth at the risk of herself? The true meaning of friendship and love, along with a healthy dose of fashion and laughter, can be found in Kathleen’s Undressed, The Accidental Enigma!

My Review:

I love being able to read a series close together, and with this one I was actually able to read books 1 and 2 back to back, which was a total bonus! I thought the beginning of this book was brilliant. We got little clips into each girlfriend’s lives so we could play catch up with them before getting into the meat of Kathleen’s story. I’m usually a fan of first books in series, that’s just the way I am, and I did enjoy Charlotte’s book just a smidge more than Kathleen’s, but that’s not unusual for me. I thought the pace was a little bit slower this time around, but it sure didn’t deter me from enjoying my read. I’m so excited for the third book to come out!

4.5 stars

celia kennedyAuthor Bio:

Celia Kennedy was born in Wurzburg, Germany on a military base. Her parent’s penchant for traveling has stuck with her, she’s lived in and traveled through several countries.

The imagined world has always fascinated Celia. She has studied Art History, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, and Architecture. Her thirteen year career at UW in Seattle ended in 1996. Not wanting to be homeless, she left the academic world and worked as a Landscape Architect, married the love of her life, became a mom, has been PTA President, and both Boy and Girl Scout Leader.

The unimaginable wealth in her life is the most fascinating thing to her.

Her love of travel, the designed and natural world, friendship, self-discovery, wine, chocolate, AND love are the foundation of her life and books.

Celia is the author of:
Charlotte’s Restrained, The Accidental Stalker http://amzn.to/1BcpYUN
Kathleen’s Undressed, The Accidental Enigma http://amzn.to/1CFmubd
Venus Rising http://amzn.to/1FoKQeQ
Cupid on the Loose Anthology (Sugar, It’s Cold Outside) http://amzn.to/1wEGNaJ
Fools Rush In Anthology (April’s Fool) http://amzn.to/1FWEVxd
May The Fourth Anthology (Tears In The Rain) – Not yet released

 

To Be Named Summer ChickLit Anthology (Meriwether Over The Barrel) – Not yet released

She is currently writing book three in The Accidental Series – Marian’s Misdirected, The Accidental Roadie
Currently she lives in Washington State with the loves of her life.

Links:

Amazon Author Page – http://www.amazon.com/Celia-Kennedy/e/B00AW5KEZO

Website: www.celiakennedy.weebly.com

Blog: www.womanreinventsself.blogspot.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CMKAuthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KennedyCelia

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/celiakennedy/

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