Movie Star by Pamela DuMond is the second book in the 21st Century Courtesan series. This book was amazing, Its very rare that I like sequels better than the first book, but this book was on fire. I read it in one sitting and couldnt get enough. The characters were so well developed and practically jump off the stage. The story line keeps you on the edge of your seat from page. This is a new author for me, but I cant wait to read more by her, whether this series or another. I give this book and author 5 stars.
Movie Star is the second book in the 21st Century Courtesan series by Pamela DuMond. It is an amazing read and you absolutely need to read the first book as otherwise you will feel a bit lost (like I did as I started with the second book!).
It is a spellbound story where Evie (our main character who we follow through all the books in the series) takes on her second client – a huge movie star Jake Keller who has some heavy hitting secrets. He is lost and shutting down and Evie needs to dig in and create her magic! There are many revelations for Evie in this one and her psycho “fan” is stepping up their game too and also someone from her past keeps turning up… there is a lot going on here and you need to be prepared for an emotional rollercoaster!
I cannot wait to see what waits Evie in the next book of the series! Please keep them coming!
Reviewed by @teppih
I just finished reading Movie Star (21st Century Courtesan, #2), by Pamela DuMond.
This book is somehow, even better than the first!
I don’t know if it’s because we know Evie and the girls a lot better now or if it’s because I *might* like Jake better than Dylan (sorry Dylan, I still love you though), or a combination of both.
I completely fell for Jake, who is very down to earth, despite being a huge movie star.
He cares for his employees, his friends and of course, Evie.
Evie, will stop at nothing when she is helping people – despite everything that she is going through in her personal life (a creepy fan, her family, her job).
She will do her best to get to the bottom of the deep dark secrets Jake has tried to bury, so he can heal and get back on his superstar track.
I really wasn’t prepared for the last bit of the book – a double whammy got dropped and I can’t wait to see the ending.
Pamela DuMond – you outdid yourself and I’m so grateful that you did!
I really, really liked the first book in this series and I was over the moon but I LOVED this one even more!
I can’t wait to read more of your books!
Reviewed by @bibiak87
Movie Star is the 2nd book in the 21st Century Courtesan series by Pamela DuMond. I would definitely recommend reading the first book, Player, before reading this one. It can be read as a stand-alone but the story will make more sense if you have read the first book.
Movie Star continues on from where Player left off and like Player it just stops at the end leaving you screaming WTF!! Why does Pamela DuMond do this to us? In this book Evie is hired to work with top actor Jake Keller who is losing all interest in his work and pulling away from everyone. It’s Evie’s job, as an empath, to find out what is causing Jake to pull away and to heal him.
Breaking down Jake’s walls isn’t easy and when you finally discover why, it is heart-breaking. Pamela DuMond deals with this issue fantastically and with sensitivity.
As with the first book, there are other subplots going on too. We get more of her dealings with Easton Wolff, one of the brothers who her mother ran over when they were teenagers. We also get more of her mother’s story, her mother who has been receiving psychiatric help since this incident years ago.
I really enjoyed this book, more so than the first book in the series. Evie is a wonderful, compelling character and I look forward to see what the author has in store for her in the next 2 books in this series.
Reviewed by @kazbo5771
Movie Star is the second book in the 21st Courtesan series and it was such a fantastic book to pass the time with. I would recommend reading the 1st book before this one so you can completely understand all that has happened so far. I really enjoyed book 1 and so I was looking forward to this one and was hoping it would live up the the high expectations I had for it… and it did! It was an amazing book and like I predicted, this author is going to be one of my favs! I was pulled into this story from page one and I DEVOURED IT. The main characters are very likeable and the story line keeps you on the edge of your seat waiting to see where you’ll be taken to next. I am excited to see what else this author writes in the future and I would recommend this book to a friend!
Reviewed by @asunshine56839
Movie Star is the highly anticipated second instalment in the 21st Century Courtesan Series by Pamela DuMond. I can’t get enough of this series, and characters! Ms. DuMond won me over with the first book, and earned herself a spot on my ‘must-read’ list. As this book picks up right where the first book left off, and has quite a few recurring characters, I really recommend reading book #1 before starting on this one- as the first book gives all the important backstory and character introductions, which you should know in order to fully appreciate this brilliant book! As with the first book, this one made quite an impression. It’s got originality in spades, while being complex, funny, HOT, sexy, erotic, suspenseful, mysterious, and intriguing- which is the perfect recipe for an addictive read.
As we discover in book one, Evelyn Berlinger (Evie) is an empath who had quite a tumultuous childhood, especially one particularly tragic event which changes her life forever. Because of this tragedy she suppressed her empathic abilities- shutting them down and just tried to get on with her life. But on reaching adulthood, she was left with no choice but to take on the financial responsibility for her family, which put a heavy strain on her, and her finances. So, when an opportunity arises that would enable her to earn a lot of money- Evie accepts. And that’s how she started working for the ‘Ma Maison Agency’, as a high priced escort- using her empathic abilities to provide a unique experience for her wealthy clientele, who willingly pay her costly fee to help ‘heal’ whatever has ‘broken’ them and is ‘holding them back’. But her ‘job’ hasn’t been without its problems, and Evie now wants out. She’s down to the last few clientele, and we get a front row seat to it all.
In this book Evie flies out to Los Angeles, to work with A-List actor and Oscar contender, Jake Keller. Jake should be using the Oscar opportunity to catapult his career to dizzying heights- but instead he’s become closed off, shut everyone out, and retreated from the world. His ‘team’ is concerned for him and his career- and as a last resort, Evie is called in to ‘help’ him find and deal with his issue. But this won’t be such a simple task. There is a lot playing out under the surface- with secrets, guilt, hidden agendas, and Hollywood politics, all coming into play. Then, add in a crisis back home, an on-going ‘stalker’ issue, and a unexpected work situation….. and this story really takes off!!!
I loved Evie from the moment I met her in book #1, she’s a fantastic character- 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. I loved meeting Jake this time round, his story was unexpected, but really well done. I also love all the secondary, characters, who really added their own ‘stamp’ to the story. There are a few characters who stand out and intrigue me, and I hope we will get to know much more about them in the next book/s.
Now I really can’t wait for the next exciting instalment, “Beloved”, to be released- soon, I hope!!!! SQUEEEEE Bring on book #3!!!
Thank you, Ms. DuMond!
Reviewed by @angelahayes
Movie Star, Book Two of the 21st Century Courtesan Series, by Pamela DuMond
In book two, Evie focus on healing heart throb movie star Jake Keller. Her character seems to have matured more since the first book of the series and she faces several daunting tasks in this novel. I love her character even more in this book than I did in the first book. She embraces herself in this book and really steps it up. I am extremely curious who her Fan is. The storyline flowed easily in this novel keeping my attention. It was written well and I look forward to reading more in this series.
Movie Star by Pamela DuMond
Movie Star is the second book in the 21st Century Courtesan Series by Pamela DuMond. This series should be read in order as this story follows the first book. The characters are great and the story flows, but also has mystery and suspense that will leave you on the edge of your seat throughput. Evie is such an unusual character that you just have to love because she take pain away from people and give them a second chance. This is my new favorite book by Ms. DuMont, but I have high hopes for the third book in the series. I can’t wait to find out what will happen next.
Reviewed by @sunbarn
Movie Star is the second book in the 21st Century Courtesan by Pamela DuMond. I hated having to put it down, especially the closer I got to the end. I really feel like the book turned a pivotal corner in Wisconsin of all places.
Evie continues to try and heal her clients and this time it’s a Hollywood star by the name of Jake Keller. He is on the cusp of becoming huge but something is holding him back and it’s Evie’s job to figure it out.
I really like Evie a lot, there are a few others I like as well but I think they’re going to have larger roles in the next book.
I will be waiting impatiently for the next book since this one has left me hanging. I hope I don’t have to wait long.
Movie Star is the second book in the 21st Century Courtesan by Pamela DuMond. I might have liked this a little better than Player. I mean who wouldn’t want to go to movie premieres and Hollywood parties with a sexy man candy. And don’t get me started on the steaminess that goes on in the bedroom. With everything Evie has going on with Jake, she still has a “Fan” lurking in the shadows. Pamela’s writing is unique and kept you guessing with the twists. Her secondary characters are enjoyable and I want more of them. Can’t wait for the next book in this series.
Reviewed by @jbruno26