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"...breath-taking, beautiful, and brilliant. A must-read..." USA Today bestselling author Maggie Marr
"I am ADDICTED! If I could give this book more than five stars I would. I devoured it in less than 4 hours... I can't wait for the next installment." Liz Vrchota
"...original, suspenseful, mysterious, sexy, and dramatic... a captivating read." Angela Hayes
"...was completely enthralled and blown away by this book!" Vegas Daisy
"...a strong independent woman... she was covering up for things that had happened in her past." Katie83
"...loved this novel and could not put it down... addictive." M. Ratclif
"... These two were hot, hot, hot! Like, keep a tall glass of water, and a fan nearby, hot." Liz Vrchota
"Player is the first book in the 21st Century Courtesan series and what an amazing story it is."Erica Wojdyla"A gorgeous read that will make you want more." Nicole
"This book grabbed me from the first page and didn't let go until the last..." Ashleigh
"...heat, drama, tension, angst and excitement..." April R. Symes
"An addicting read... I was hooked pretty much instantly." E. Walsh
21st CENTURY COURTESAN is a sexy, dark, addictive series filled with all the sweet little things in life worth killing for... __One click PLAYER: 21st Century Courtesan #1 today!
From the Author
- ASIN : B07JQ3J9TR
- Publisher : Pamela DuMond Media (November 9, 2018)
- Publication date : November 9, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 1831 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 266 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,841 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Top reviews from the United States
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The first book is far better than the second, but I think this is where I stop. The heroine has a talent as an empathic, which is not as far fetched as it sounds. Her ability is a little out there. She becomes an escort to help support her mentally hospitalized Mom and sister she is putting through college and sis is quite the loser. She accidentally discovers her specialty of helping wealthy, powerful men over their lost mojo, lost direction or just not being able to make their lives work. She helps get them back on track and they pay her and leave. Someone is stalking her and she is down to her last few clients and the stalker who becomes more threatening. Be aware this series requires buying five books of varying quality.
Evelyn “Evie” Berlinger steams up the page. She’s a 21st century courtesan. A woman skilled in eliciting a man’s most prurient desires as well as psychologically healing what ails him. Is it a gift or a curse?
Dylan McAlister is a high stakes poker player who appears to have lost his mojo. Will a few dates with Evie heal what ails him or will something else develop and lead them down the twisting, treacherous road of love?
I was quickly engrossed in this story. The protagonist is beset by conflicting priorities. Childhood trauma, parental mental illness, financial woes and a demanding employer all combine to make her life a maelstrom of conflict.
I was immediately sucked into this world, much in the way that Evie herself found herself immersed in this world, starting out as a wounded, but wide-eyed innocent, familial obligations quickly moved her into the deeper end of the world of dating for pay.
The mystery interwoven throughout the story creates an urgency and air of impending doom and danger. Who wants Evie dead and why? That question along with keep the reader turning pages and seeking resolution. Stay tuned for the next book!
By: Pamela DuMond
5 out of 5 stars
The story PLAYER (21st Century Courtesan Book 1) by Pamela DuMond is a New Adult romance book. It is a story that grabbed my attention from the very beginning and I didn’t want to put it down until I had read the final page. I loved reading about the characters of Dylan McAlister and Evie. Evie is a woman who is a teacher by day and escort by night. The second job is because of her caring for a family member. She is a kind, resourceful, strong, and independent woman. Meeting Dylan brings out a desire and passion within her that she never showed with other clients. You could call Dylan a broken man when Evie meets him. As she gets to know him better, she finds that they have a connection. She is empathic. Can Evie help him heal what is broken? What do the cards hold for Evie and Dylan? Read this book to find out. There is some mystery and suspense in this story. I wondered what was going to happen next. Evie has a stalker and you wonder why they have targeted her and if their identity will be revealed. I loved reading about the bantering back and forth between Dylan and Evie. They have a chemistry together and there are some steamy scenes that are included in this story. There are other additional characters that you are introduced to that are kind and friendly. I enjoyed reading about them. Then there are those that have their own personal agenda. This story had my emotions going up and down the entire time. I grew to love Dylan and Evie with each chapter that I read. This is an amazing story that I would recommend reading. This is the first book in a series and I look forward to reading the next story.
Top reviews from other countries
Player is the first book in the 21st Century Courtesan Series by Pamela DuMond. Ms. DuMond is a new-to-me author that I wish I had discovered sooner. This story really had so much going on in it. The multi-layered storyline took me on a ride that I won’t soon forget. It’s original, suspenseful, mysterious, sexy, and dramatic- which made for quite a captivating read.
Evelyn Berlinger (Evie) is an empath who had quite a tumultuous childhood, with one particularly tragic event shattering her young existence. Because of this tragedy she suppressed her empathic abilities- shutting them down and tried to get on with her life. Since reaching adulthood, she has taken financial responsibility for her family, which put a heavy strain on her and her bank account. So, when the opportunity comes to earn some extra money- Evie has to give it serious consideration. But working for the Ma Maison Agency as a high priced escort is not without its own issues.
Things get really interesting when she’s assigned a new client, Dylan McAlister, who awakens her empathic abilities. With a powerful attraction, and intense chemistry surging between them, Evie feels like she’s known him forever. But Dylan is a bit of a broken man, with his life crumbling around him. Evie is in a position to help him heal, using her unique skills to get the crux of his problem- if he’ll let her. But with family dramas, and a creepy ‘fan’, things are never going to be quite that simple.
“Because of Dylan I learned my biggest weakness could also be my strongest strength. My empathic reactions — my most tragic wound — is transformed into my super power.”
Her ‘awakening’ takes her on a bit of a cross-country adventure where she not only learns a lot about her client, but also about herself.
I loved following Evie through the story, she really is a wonderfully complex and endearing character- and I found myself rooting for her the whole way through. I loved Dylan and thought that they were perfect together. There were a few characters that I hated, but I think that was Ms. DuMond’s intent.
This book has made me an insta-fan of Ms. DuMond, and of this series- I really can’t wait for the second book, Movie Star’, to be released, so I can continue the story.
Thank you, Ms. DuMond!
with love, passion, angst, sorrow and guilt haunting various characters. Evelyn, the Empath, is able to heal their wounds and improve their lives immeasurably. A real page turner and is totally un-put-down-able. I highly recommend it. I thoroughly enjoyed it.