Monday, August 19, 2019

Review: The Body Painter by Pepper Winters

Title: The Body Painter
Author: Pepper Winters
Series: Master of Trickery Duet #1
Publication: August 16th 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Purchase it on: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, iBooks, Kobo
Rating: 4/5★ 

“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.

I applied.

My interview is tomorrow…

Lately it's taking me longer to get through books and this is fine because I want to make sure I enjoy the stories I'm reading but with this new Pepper Winters book it only took me about four days to read it and that's really fast for me. This means that I really, really enjoyed this story. I was pretty hooked!

Olin and Gil... what can I say about them except that their story made my heart ache so much. I loved the deep and pure connection they had ever since they were teenagers, the pull and push between them as adults and their sensual chemistry that was simply explosive. The Body Painter was definitely one of the author's more erotic books. I mean, her books are always pretty erotic but this one was extra hot hot hot. 

Not surprisingly the writing was extremely beautiful. I'm used to Pepper's prose being exquisite but she once again really slayed it in that department. I just can't get enough of her writing. I could read her books all day long, really.

Now I'm not going to say this was the best book I've ever read by Pepper Winters because some things in the story were a little predictable and Gil not being able to tell his big secret when Olin kept asking over and over was also getting a tiny bit frustrating eventually but I won't say that took a lot away from my enjoyment. Of course there was a cliffhanger at the end so if you don't like those I'd suggest you wait until the second book (which is also the last one) is released because it's a big one. 

Also, this is not Pepper's darkest book ever. She's written much darker stuff and this one isn't a dark romance but there are certain things happening, especially to Gil when he was in high school that aren't the easiest to read about. So that deserves a bit of a warning, I'd say.

Overall, The Body Painter was a great read that I couldn't get enough of. I'm considering it one of my favorite books by Pepper Winters for sure. It wasn't just a romance, it was also thrilling and mysterious as well. You won't know what's going on for a while and although some things will be revealed, even when you reach the end there are still so many questions. I can't wait for the second book. I need it in my life now! 

About the author:
Pepper Winters is a multiple New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today International Bestseller.

After chasing her dreams to become a full-time writer, Pepper has earned recognition with awards for best Dark Romance, best BDSM Series, and best Hero. She’s an multiple #1 iBooks bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotica Thriller. With 20 books currently published, she has hit the bestseller charts twenty-nine times in three years.

Pepper is a Hybrid Author of both Traditional and Self-published work. Her Pure Corruption Series was released by Grand Central, Hachette.

Her books have garnered foreign interest and are currently being translated into numerous languages, including already released titles in Italian, French, Hebrew, German, and Turkish. Audio Books for her entire back-list will be available in 2018.
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  1. This sounds really good! I think I'd enjoy it. Great review!

  2. I definitely need to read this author - you are always raving about her books! This one sounds super sexy!

  3. I love that cover! I'm so saving this so that I remember because I can't deal with a cliffie. This sounds like something I'd totally love!!! Thank you for reviewing it!

  4. I really need to get this author on my TBR! I hear so many great things about her books. I do enjoy taking my time with a novel as well. Summertime has been so nice to be able to do this. I love a mix of romance and thriller. Glad to hear you enjoyed it! :)

  5. Since it's a duology I knew from the start it would end in a cliffhanger and was semi-prepared for it. xD

  6. She's my favorite female autor for sure!

  7. Oh, this sounds really good! I've never read anything by Pepper Winters, but wow. And that cover is amazing! I'm so glad you enjoyed this!

  8. Oh hello, this sounds delicious -- and that cover!


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