A 21ST CENTURY COURTESAN
ISBN# (10): 0-553-38557-7 / (13): 978-0-553-38557-1 Paperback and (10): 0-440-33823-9/ (13): 978-0-440-33823-9 E-Book
March 24, 2009
Bantam Dell (Imprint of Random House)
1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
Paperback and E-Book
$13.00 U.S./$15.00 Canada
Rating: 4 Cups
Valentine Day grew up in the lower end of middle class, her father a construction worker, her mother practically a drunk. Thanks to an Italian film producer who took her under his wings, she learns all the ins and outs of being a high-class call girl.
Joshua Spencer has the opportunity to meet Valentine one night at the opera. He is in Real Estate Development, following in his father’s footsteps and the family business.
Valentine likes to be in control -- in and out of the bedroom. She is at a point in her life where she can make her own demands with her clients. No longer in a middle class neighborhood, she now lives in Hollywood Hills. It excites her to great ends that she can make loads of money being a call girl, while enjoying her work. Then Joshua steps into her life, with a face that draws attention and charm that wraps around her like a blanket, changing everything. When their friendship turns into more, she becomes completely helpless. She loves her job, yet every time she is with Joshua there is absolute connection. Can Valentine forget her past and find a future with Joshua or does her job mean more?
One is unquestionably thrown into the world of Valentine as she begins by introducing herself and how her life went from a sort of rag to riches world in A 21st Century Courtesan. Eden Bradley has a voice that really connects with the reader. I was so enthralled with this story it was hard to put the book down. Valentine is in control of her every action; I was on the edge of my seat every time she was with Joshua. Valentine’s strength really shines in this story. This outstanding good read with superb characters has just the right elements to keep the reader engaged.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More