The Body Painter Book Review

August 23, 2019 / 0 comments

The Body Painter Book ReviewThe Body Painter by Pepper Winters
Published by Self-Published on August 20th 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Source: ARC
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“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…

Angie’s Thoughts:

I really hate rating this book 3 stars. I love Pepper! I aadore her so much. But.. this book drove me crazy. Absolutely. Batty. Crazy.

Let’s start out with what I did like. I liked where the story was going. I loved Olin. I even loved Gil. Strong characters in their own way and my heart went out for both of them. I started to love the angst. If there wasn’t so much of it. I loved how the story flow and it held so much promise. Ugh now the hard part starts.

I was in love with the first half of the book and even certain scenes in the second. The story dragged on though. It kept my head swimming in circles wondering what’s going on and why all the secrets. I figured it out pretty quickly when Olin smelled a whiff of something. I knew right then what it was. It took the whole book and I mean whole for the secrets to come out just for the book to end. It’s the worst cliffhanger ever and if I knew how bad it was going to be I wouldn’t have read it until the duet was finished.

In all honesty I can’t properly rate this without knowing the end. I’ve never felt like that before. Never. It has me feeling torn. Books are to be rated individually even if it is a series. But every fiber in my body is telling me to forgo that rational thought. The Body Painter tormented me with all the angst and the illusion that we were going to get answers way before the ending. So now I’m torn.

I still think everyone should read this book for themselves. My opinion isn’t popular and many enjoyed it. I enjoyed it but it wasn’t my fave. I’ve never not loved a Pepper book. She’s one of my go to authors when I’m in a reading funk. Her books have helped me heal. See why I’m so torn?

Anyways go read this and form your own conclusion. My rating may change after I read The Living Canvas.

The Verdict:


THE BODY PAINTER (Master of Trickery #1)




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About Pepper Winters

Pepper Winters wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero, the better, and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex… her books have sex. 
She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends.
Her debut book Tears of Tess will be followed with Quintessentially Q. You didn’t think Q could stop so soon, did you? Her other two titles, Last Shadow and Broken Chance will be coming soon

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