Friday, February 27, 2015

Kathleen's Undressed: The Accidental Enigma by Celia Kennedy (The Accidental Series, #2)

Kathleen's Undressed,
The Accidental Enigma
by Celia Kennedy

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Accidental Series - Book 2
Publication Date: February 23, 2015
Publisher: Celia Kennedy
Genre: Women's Fiction | Romantic Comedy
Print Length: 477 pages
Available from: Amazon


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!

Kathleen's Undressed, The Accidental Enigma (The Accidental Series, #2)My Review
Kathleen's Undressed by Celia Kennedy

The girls are back and living large in Paris. For anyone who loves Haute Couture, would love to be among the elite during the breakout Fall Fashion Week Shows and wears the right labels to attend, have a deliciously decadent time. I’m living just as large in Celia Kennedy’s Kathleen’s Undressed, The Accidental Enigma, all in the comfort of my favorite chair, wearing my favorite designer sweats.

Kathleen, a fashion maven and in the business of high fashion and beauty, seems to be a t a crossroads in her life. Her friends are solid besties, but their lives are evolving and the often dark and morose Kathleen cannot even decide on the décor for her apartment. Is it a sign that something is missing in her life? Something she has been avoiding for years? Will a mysterious and charming Frenchman awaken her desires for closeness and love or will she fortify her defenses against love? Caught between enjoying her solitude and yearning for companionship, Kathleen must remove her well-worn armor and leave herself exposed to taking chances. Has love taught her to open up? Will she be willing to risk total honesty with her friends, knowing they could turn their backs on her?

Meanwhile, the flash and sparkle of her friends and their support help keep her afloat just when she needs them to help her enjoy a flight of fancy. Flamboyance reigns all around, yet Kathleen may find that it is the simple things in life that are the true treasures, like, say, honesty, sunsets and love.

Celia Kennedy whisks us to Paris and beyond, through the staged world of fashion, where reality can be avoided, but skillfully plunges us into the life of one woman, alone and inwardly damaged. Kathleen is complex, intelligent and yet, one can feel there is something missing in her life that she fights to admit. With a brilliant set of characters that jump off the pages, the flashing of the bulbs of the photographers, and the beauty of Paris at its shiniest, this emotionally charged tale is alive, breathing and begging to be read and embraced. Character-driven, and intense, Celia Kennedy’s Kathleen’s Undressed is the perfect thought-provoking look into one woman’s life and the struggle she faces as her happy ending may be just around the corner….

I received this copy from Celia Kennedy in exchange for my honest review.

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