Review: Prosecco & Paparazzi (The Passport Book 1) by Celia Kennedy


About Prosecco & Paparazzi

When fifteen minutes of fame goes horribly wrong…

Charlotte Young and her five closest friends ring in the New Year on a ski vacation in the swanky, celebrity-packed French Alps, where her world collides with long-time celeb crush, Des Bannerman—aka “The King of Rom-Com.” Unexpectedly, Charlotte finds herself happily reconciled to an innocent evening of drinking champagne, gambling, and chatting to the celebrity of her dreams.

Charlotte’s friends join forces to help her realize her lifelong fantasy, yet his girlfriend, the latest Bond Girl, proves an insurmountable obstacle. Lighthearted banter turns into tabloid fodder and leaves Charlotte saddled with a restraining order.

With the help of her friends, Charlotte finds the answers to life’s biggest questions while trying to deal with the fallout of her fifteen minutes of fame.

Prosecco &Paparazzi is a contemporary romantic comedy about what happens when the paths of a celebrity god and a mere mortal collide.

My Review

“But let me ask you, if you had the chance to meet someone you had a crush on, what would you do?”

Fun read with a specific serious scenario appropriately placed rounding off the charming reading adventure. I enjoyed the jet setting, girl time, the celebrity crush encounter along with the huge misunderstanding leading to lots of fallout. Took me a while to warm up to the characters, in the end, room temperature at best. Charlotte grated on my nerves at times, her attitude was hard to take in large doses. Other times she earned my empathy, fair to say she was frustrating. Des, a pompous ass, archetypical celebrity with mega ego. The motley girl crew was entertaining, varying personalities and idiosyncrasies kept the plot charging along. Perfect amount of love, humor and strife with a fabulous ending. Prelude of what appears to be a great series.

About Celia Kennedy6965584

Celia Kennedy was born in Wurzburg, Germany on an American military base. Her parents’ penchant for traveling the world, via a Volkswagen Minibus with a Porsche engine, sparked her imagination. Staring out the window, sometimes through fog and rain, at other times at sunny blue skies, she began to make up stories for the places and spaces they passed by. The in-between time, the most fascinating to her.

The imagined world has always fascinated Celia. She has studied Landscape
Architecture, Architecture, Interior Design, and pretty much every other subject matter. Like her childhood, it was the ride that was the most entertaining, arrival at a degree, not anywhere as important.

Mark Twain said, “Write what you know.” When combining this concept with her unusual life experiences (working at a nuclear submarine base when Chernobyl blew, testing software Bill Gates kept close tabs on, travelling extensively while quite broke, or falling in love with her boyfriend’s close friend) thinking of what to write about isn’t challenging; there just needs to be more hours in the day.

Currently she is working on a full-length novel, Cognac & Couture, Book Two, The Passport Series, and What We See, We Know

Published October 1st 2015 by Booktrope Editions (first published December 1st 2012)

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