Title – Masked Innocence
Author – Alessandra Torre
Publication Date – March 1, 2014
Series – Innocence, #2
The man was sinful. It wasn’t just the looks that made him dangerous, it was the cocky confidence that dominated every move, every touch. And the frustrating yet ecstatic fact about the whole package was that he could back it all up…
Julia Campbell never knows what to expect with win-at-all-costs Brad De Luca. And she’s starting to like it that way. She gave up safe, conventional relationships when she let the elite divorce attorney seduce her into his world. Now that he’s determined to strip her naked of every inhibition, she’s in danger of falling too deep and too fast.
But their affair begins to feel even more dangerous when a murder leaves a trail of suspicion that points straight to the mob…and Brad. Trusting a man with a bad reputation and a past full of secrets seems like a mistake. But when she’s forced to make a choice, the consequences will take her further than she could ever have imagined.
To say that Alessandra Torre blew me out of the water with this book would be a complete and total understatement. We got all the hotness (plus some) and the chemistry from the first book, but Masked Innocence contains so much more as well.
The mystery and suspense element that got added in was just perfect. It made me feel like Alessandra was not writing a book just for the smut content, but actually had a story to tell. I thought Blindfolded Innocence was very well executed, but this one was even better. The story just seemed to flow and lead you into the next piece. It was quite hard to put down – whether it was for a hot sex scene, a heated argument with stubborn point of views, or for simply having to find the next piece of the puzzle. Alessandra writes so beautifully that you just can’t help but get sucked into the worlds she creates.
I also really appreciated seeing the growth and development of Julia and Brad’s relationship. Having the first book set in Vegas showed their fun, whimsical side but I admired being able to see how they were back in reality and merging their lives. Brad’s character grew immensely from the first book to the end of this one and I only fell for him harder. Julia also stayed steadfast in her convictions and I believe it’s such an important trait to see in female characters I read about. However, she also explored her limitations and pushed her boundaries which was very refreshing.
Needless to say, I was incredibly impressed and know that the End of Innocence will be a bittersweet read for me. I’d absolutely recommend this series to others and can’t wait to see what the end has in store for me!
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Don’t Miss the Other Books in the Series:
Blindfolded Innocence (Innocence, #1)
End of Innocence (Innocence, #3)