Beloved is the third book in the addictive 21st Century Courtesan Series by Pamela DuMond. I am definitely addicted to this series- the story, the brilliant writing, and fantastic characters all blend together to make this book/series unforgetable!
Ms. DuMond is one of my favourite authors, and on my “one-click-no-questios-asked” list. I know anything she produces will be a page-turning read… and this story was everything I had hoped for and so much more. As this story continues from books one and two, and has recurring characters- I really recommend reading the other two books before starting this one- as the others contain important backstory and character introductions, which you should know in order to fully appreciate this brilliant book and the bridging storyline! As I’ve mentioned before, this series is wonderfully original, with plenty of complexity, layers, and clever interconnected details. Ms. DuMond weaves a rich and textured story with wonderful attention to detail and with a vividly descriptive quality to the scene setting, character building and story development. This book is sexy and very emotive- with plenty of danger, suspense, mystery, intrigue, and lots of dramatic turns.
If you’ve followed this series, then you will know that Evelyn Berlinger (Evie) is an empath who became a high priced escort- using her empathic abilities to provide a unique experience for her wealthy clientele. She has been through quite a lot since we met her back in book one- and this book takes things to a whole new level.
I loved Evie from the moment I met her at the beginning of the series- she’s such a fantastic character- so wonderfully complex, unique, endearing, interesting, and entirely memorable. I have loved every second of her story and have become completely invested in her and the outcome of it all. Bring on Book #4-as it can’t come quickly enough for my liking. Can-not-wait!!! It’s set to be a riveting read, that’s for sure!
Thank you, Ms. DuMond!
Reviewed by @angelahayes