The Painter is a Lady, by Adriana Kraft
"Secrets. Trust. Courage. Who will knuckle under first—the war hero? The spirited single mom? Or the high school bully who still hates them both?
What will happen when Michael Jarvis and Brenda Tower become real friendly after his return from the military? Now we find Michael is back in town working unbeknown to all as a 'undercover agent investigating a possible sex trafficking ring operation.' What will he find there on the shores of Lake Superior that will involve Brenda who had been a childhood 'pesky girl that had lived next door' along with her twin sister Alice who had presented quite a few problems for him while in school. Now, that Michael had returned and wanted to get to know Brenda better, how will this all play out especially since Brenda now had a son whom many people thought was Michael's. There will be so many twist and turns with lots of drama and suspense that will keep you turning the the pages to see what was coming next. I liked how this author brings in a dark person [Brett] that will prove that word definitely fitted him with all he brings to the table. This story will have some emotional feelings that will come into play and will have you wondering what and why...couldn't certain things be handled a different way? Oh well this is just a fictional story full of explicit sex in a romantic suspenseful setting. I don't want to tell too much other than say this author does a good job with giving the readers a good story. I do wish there had been a epilogue that would have answered some unanswered questions that I felt were left out from the read. But in the end I did find "The Painter is a Lady" was a good read that will definitely keep your attention.