Player is the first book in the 21st Century Courtesan series by Pamela DuMond. I had never previously read any of the author’s work before but I was intrigued by the blurb and decided to give it a go.
The book was well written, with really great characters and it was flowing really well, then it just…ended. I was rather thrown by the ending. It felt like the book just came to an abrupt halt and I wasn’t prepared for it to be over. I still had so many questions that hadn’t been answered yet. At least it didn’t leave you on a cliff hanger. I just need to hope that book 2 in this series will continue Evie and Dylan’s story as I really need to know what the future holds for them.
I totally adored the main character Evelyn (Evie) Berlinger. Evie is a kindergarten teacher by day and high class escort by night. She has a special gift, as an empath, she is able to feel the feelings of those around her, leading to her helping them to get over any issues they may have. This gift makes her services sought after through the escort agency she belongs to.
As an escort Evie never actually had sex with any of her clients. That is, until she met high stakes poker played Dylan McAlister. There is an undeniable connection between the two of them. Just as the plot gets really interesting around these two, the book comes to an end. Praying that their story will continue in the next installment in this series.
Reviewed by @kazbo5771