PLAYER by Pamela DuMond is the first book in the 21st Century Courtesan series. The story follows Evie who works as a kindergarten teacher by day and an escort at night. I was not sure what to think before I started the book but was pleasantly surprised. Evie is a well developed character who has good reasons for the second job she holds. She has standards and is not a common prostitute. She meets Dylan, who she is attending poker events with as a lucky charm. The two have an irresistible pull towards each other. Their relationship causes Evie to reevaluate her treatment of her clients. I do not want to give too much away so I will stop with describing the story.
The characters are well written and I enjoyed the various settings. It was an interesting take on the competitive poker games. We all see what happens on television but behind the scenes is different. I liked that there was a bit of suspense thrown in as well. The story kept me involved and curious as to what would happen with the characters. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.
Review by @sherimichelle1