By Alice St. La Rox
This book is a short story.
Lust. Desire. Pain.
I trade in these things and get paid handsomely for it.
I own you, and I won't let you forget it.
This is a delicious short story about a need that only someone who understands your hunger can satiate. Meet Zeke and his glamourous but guarded client Avalon. The connection they have goes beyond the money she pays him and the proclivities they share, but will she give him a shot outside the studio?
Zeke is a very talented and successful tattoo artist. He’s successful enough to be the owner for the tattoo salon. He’s not exactly your typical tattoo artist. He’s in charge and unexpected.
Avalon is the picture of perfection. Her clothes, her hair, her demeanor are all impeccable. What’s hidden under that perfect exterior is something that most don’t get to see. Even when she comes into the tattoo studio it's a late evening appointment and the canvas is for Zeke’s eyes only.
Since the moment they met at a trade show Avalon has intrigued Zeke. Her carefully crafted persona is juxtaposed by the original art work hidden beneath her clothes. Original art put there by Zeke himself. But what happens when the session is over? It’s late at night, and no one is around.
I really enjoyed this story. It’s incredibly sexy even when there is nothing happening. It’s a little dark, but just enough that you want to know more. I wish there was more to this story. It really feels like the beginning of something truly epic.
La Roux’s writing style is captivating. She’s definitely one to watch.
Why did we choose this book:
Alice La Roux was a new to me author until I encountered her during the Instagram Book Challenge. One of the other bookstagrammers posted the cover of Skin Deep as their submission for the topic of black. The cover is very striking and several of the participants ran to Amazon for a one-click.
You should read this book if:
If you’re looking for something quick with just a hint of dark and twisty this just might be the book for you.
About the Author:
Alice La Roux is a dirty minded, mouthy Welsh author who is still trying to find her genre while dabbling in erotica, fantasy and horror. She’s a bookworm who reads anything and everything and is addicted to social media.