He thought I owned him. He thought he loved me, that I was enough. But this animal, this sex god who could drive me crazy and steal my heart in the same breath, he would never fully be mine. It was impossible. No one ever owned a God…
One year. I have one year to find out more about this man I am marrying. More about his family. More about our sex, and all of the dirty, delicious places it will take me.
I thought I’d spend this year making a decision. I never thought the decision would be taken from me, snatched right from my naive little hands.
End of the Innocence is the final book in the Innocence series by Alessandra Torre. If you haven’t read the first two books, you need to start there. Blindfolded Innocence then Masked Innocence. There is a novella, The Diary of Brad De Luca that falls between Blindfolded & Masked.
Book 1, Blindfolded Innocence features 21 year old college senior Julia Campbell interning for the semester at the law firm of Clarke, De Luca & Broward. They assign interns at this firm based on sex. That being, anyone of the female sex is not assigned to Brad De Luca. So you know what happens right? Of course Brad wants her. I love a delicious older man, younger woman scenario. Bring it. Julia is a strong woman. She’s not interested in risking her reputation and future law career on a fling with a partner in the firm. But… the best laid plans, right? This is the point that I need to tell you something. There’s a bit of a twist to this alpha man playboy story. Brad likes to share.
Are you still with me? When I read the first book I wasn’t sure where this was going. Was this a standalone kinky book? A series? Where the hell was this going? Do I want to read a whole series about a guy that is willing to share the heroine? How is that going to work? I love the alpha male “you are mine” books, how does a guy whose kink is sharing going to work for me? It works. Oh, does it work. If you read book one expecting a sex fest you’re going to be disappointed. It takes a while. Wait for it.
Book 2, Masked Innocence picks up soon after book 1, but things have shifted. Brad turns from this player into… dare I say… book boyfriend extraordinaire. You think I’m going to tell you that he fell so in love with Julia that he didn’t want to share her anymore right? I’m not. He still wants to share and it’s still hot. I should clarify for you that it is sharing with other men. While he watches. There is no touching between the men. It feeds his competitive drive to watch someone else pleasure her, then pleasure her himself. It works. Trust me, it works. Brad & Julia are devoted to each other. They have a bond and Brad is freaking fantastic in this book. He’s crazy about Julia. You should note, the focus of the book doesn’t end up being a sex romp. Nope, this is actually a love story. Brad realizes how much Julia means to him and how far he’s willing to go for her. How much he’s willing to commit to save her. But I won’t go into any of that. You’ve gotta read the book.
Book 3, End of the Innocence starts with a hint of the danger to come. I promptly checked the lock on my door and gripped my ipad close. Julia is in danger. I don’t know yet when this danger is going to pop out and scare the crap out of me, but I know it’s coming. For now, Julia’s biggest worry is that her relationship with Brad is about to be ousted to the entire law firm. The staff’s reaction, and Julia’s discomfort had me grinning in delight.
Chapters 12-14, holy mother of hitachi. A friendly warning, do not read those chapters at work.
Brad & Julia’s relationship grows. The danger continues to lurk. From me. Because I am about to cut a bitch to get to Brad. Julia is lovely, I have no beef with her. I just think that Brad should be real. And mine. So I might be willing to help someone get rid of her. Bad guy, call me!
The last 15% of the book, I couldn’t put it down. Stay up late & finish kind of can’t put down. Brad is head over heels in love with Julia. He’s delightful and alpha and charming throughout. He went from Player Brad in book 1 to Book Boyfriend Brad in books 2 & 3. I will miss him. And that bitch Julia. I’ll miss her too.
About Alessandra Torre
Alessandra Torre is a USA Today Bestselling author who focuses on contemporary erotica. Her first book, Blindfolded Innocence, was published in July 2012, and was an Erotica #1 Bestseller for two weeks. The sequel to Blindfolded, Masked Innocence, will be released in February 2014.
Alessandra lives in the Southern United States and is married, with one young child. She enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and playing with her dogs. Her favorite authors include Lisa Gardner, Gillian Flynn, and Jennifer Crusie.
Learn more about Alessandra on her website at www.alessandratorre.com, or you can find her on Twitter (@ReadAlessandra) or her Facebook fanpage.
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