Finished reading The Body Painter from Pepper Winters
Title: The Body Painter
Writer: Pepper Winters
Length: pages 350
My rating: 5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Version: Kindle Edition
“Must be slim, able to stand for long periods of time, and be impervious to the cold.”
The headline caught my attention.
“Hours are negotiable, pay is minimal, clothing absolutely forbidden.”
The second line piqued my curiosity.
“Able to hold your bladder and tongue, refrain from opinions or suggestions, and be the perfect living canvas.”
The third made me scowl.
“Other attributes required: non-ticklish, contortionist, and obedient. Must also enjoy being studied while naked in a crowd.”
The fourth made me shudder.
“Call or email ‘YOUR SKIN, HIS CANVAS’ if interested in applying.”
The final made my heart race.
I should’ve kept scrolling past the advertisement.
I should’ve applied for the boring receptionist job at minimum wage.
I should’ve clicked on any other job where I got to keep my clothes on.
But I didn’t.
My interview is tomorrow…
Pepper Winters is the only author whose books I preorder without even checking the title. This book, The Body Painter, intrigued me immediately and I’ve been waiting for it for years!
You heard me, years. I mean, I read a blurb so long ago that I do not even remember the year and a whole other series came before this book.
I gave The Body Painter a five stars because:
It truly was a piece of Master of Trickery – the characters wounds (Gil and Olin) were so openly written to the reader and still, the character’s story amazingly hid their secrets and revealed the major surprise before the book ended! I am living in terror now, waiting for the next book of the series coming out.
The main plot was easy to follow and mostly the book was about the characters pondering what they should do or how to react. There were great blasts from the past and I liked the way everything was pulled together at the end. Of course, there was no happily ever after but I am sure that the main characters can work it out some way and it will be fun to go over it with them.
So, I recommend this book to everyone enjoying the darker side of romance and maybe this can work out for thriller lovers too.