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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, conThe 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....

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Number of Pages : 300 Pages
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Masked Innocence Reviews

  • Christy
    2019-05-12 07:28

    Masked Innocence is the continuance of Brad and Julia’s story from Blindfolded Innocence. This story has more of everything. More suspense, more steam, more drama, and more getting to know and love these characters. I was on the fence about Mr. DeLuca after book one when he pulled that Vegas stunt, but now I see the big picture and I adore him! Julia too- she is young, but she’s not dumb. She is stronger than she appears and can handle some tough situations. With every Alessandra Torre book I read, I get so invested in these characters. I just want to know what’s going to happen and how things will turn out with them. I am so excited to start the final book and see how their journey ends! “I fell for the feisty, smart-ass Julia that calls me on my shit. But I’m owned by the vixen that you become behind closed doors.”

  • SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
    2019-05-13 09:37

    ★★★★★! Masked Innocence, book 2 of 3. Pre-law student Julia’s secret affair with senior law partner & man whore Brad De Luca is put to the test with sex, suspense & danger!“I love fucking you,” he whispered, still moving inside me, slow and delicious, burying himself with every stroke.”Books should be read in order:Book 1: Blindfolded InnocenceBook 1.5: The Diary of Brad De LucaBook 2: Masked InnocenceBook 3: End Of The Innocence___In Blindfolded Innocence (book 1) pre-law school student, Julia Campbell started her internship at the prestigious law firm, Clark, De Luca & Broward. She was promptly warned off from senior partner, (in)famous and successful divorce attorney, unapologetic womanizer and rumored intern seducer, Brad De Luca. But a set of events put Brad De Luca on a seduction course of Julia. Tempted she agreed to go on a clandestine weekend trip to Las Vegas, providing her with a glimpse into the enigmatic Brad De Luca and some mind-blowing sex with hints of something darker, kinkier…Back home they both tried to go on as if Vegas never happened. Boss-intern relationship would be too complicated and detrimental. Besides Brad’s secret, once revealed only underscores that they are worlds apart in life outlook, experience, desire and goal.___Masked Innocence (book 2) opens up to Brad having revealed his secret. They have ventured out and explored on Brad’s kinky side allowing for some off-the-charts sex and the forming of a deeper bond.But soon their world is rocked by a shocking event, a crime, setting their day-to-day life and relationship into a tailspin. With both Brad is and Julia being scrutinized they are forced to reevaluated their feelings and commitment. Yet nothing can prepare them for what waits next when Brad’s past collides with Julia’s future….BRADLEY DE LUCA, BRAD: 34 years/”boss”/senior partner/divorce attorney/business man/$$$$/black hair/brown eyes/divorced.Brad De Luca with his classic good looks, boyish charm and undisputed skills both in the court room and bedroom has been an enigma, but book 2 will both dig into his past and reveal much more about him. I love the way he is with Julia!Seven words to describe Brad: Relentless, charismatic, enigmatic, commanding, easy-going, unapologetic and complex.“I didn’t know what I hated more, when his eyes were unreadable or when I didn’t like what I read in them.”JULIA CAMPBELL, JULES: 21 years/”intern”/Pre-law student/brown hair/brown eyes/5’8”.Julia Campbell, Jules is coming into her own by, maturing, being insightful and standing up to Brad. What a transformation! Seven words to describe Julia: Evolving, reflective, naive, controlling, smart, blunt and determined.“— you are pure sex. When you are in your element, which is typically when you are stuffed full of cock, I’ve never seen a more sexually perfect being in my life.”From kinky sex to suspense to mystery and danger… Masked Innocence kept me glued to my Kindle. Story ended sort ofabruptly yet in a good spot. I am thrilled to be reading my ARC for book 3, End Of The Innocence for the conclusion of their saga.Addictive and forbidden boss-intern relationship! Exquisite story telling! Suspense, intrigue and danger! And if you can believe it an even more sexy and unforgettable Brad De Luca! “My heart couldn’t survive a fall, not from the height that my feelings had climbed.”***Hero rating: 5+ stars Heroine rating: 4 starsSex scenes rating: 5 starsSex scenes frequency: 4 starsStoryline concept rating: 5 starsStorytelling skills rating: 5 starsStory ending rating: N/ABook editing rating (5 = no edits spotted): N/A************************************************Overall rating: 5 starsWould I recommend this series: Yes!Would I re-read this series: Yes.Would I read future books by this author: Yes.Be sure to join Shh… [Smut, Heroes & HEAs…] with Alessandra here on GR for the latest news: group for members 18 years and older)ARC provided to me by author Alessandra Torre via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Mo
    2019-04-24 02:54

    4 sexy starsSweet Mother of God, Brad de Fucking Luca, come to Momma. NOW! First book in this series was an OK read for me, a 3.5 stars - if I was an author would I be happy with a 3.5 - I would like to think so. But it had a lot of 4 and 5 star reviews from friends. It was a good enough read that I wanted to continue the story of Brad and Julia.“I didn’t know what I hated more, when his eyes were unreadable or when I didn’t like what I read in them.” “You don't know it, but you captured me quickly, with your faux innocence, the nerdy-glasses, pencil-skirt look that you were trying to pull off. When I saw you later, dressed to the hilt, pure sex from your stilettos to your hair, I didn't believe it. I saw you as playing a part. But - " he breathed, reaching out and trailing a finger over my open lips "- you are pure sex. When you are in your element, which is typically when you are stuffed full of cock, I've never seen a more sexually perfect being in my life." His mouth twitched, and he pulled me to him for a soft, gentle kiss. "I fell for that feisty, smart-ass Julia that calls me on my shit. But I'm owned by the vixen that you become behind closed doors.”“My heart couldn’t survive a fall, not from the height that my feelings had climbed.” Not going to say too much but we had an element of mystery/suspense which I loved. Cannot wait for the last book in the series and I am so happy that I don’t have to wait for it.I felt the couple had matured a bit from the first book. In my mind he is 40 (that was his oringal age plan from the author – am I right here?) … and she is about 26. Hey, it is MY REVIEW. I can imagine what I want – ain’t that so Allison?“Because it wasn’t the looks that really made him sizzle; it was the pure sex that reeked from his pores, the cocky confidence that dominated every move, every touch.”

  • ♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥
    2019-05-13 02:29

    MASKED INNOCENCE has been REDUCED on for a very short time. Grab it!This is not a conventional love story. It's erotic, it pushes boundaries.... It's kinky lovely... It takes me to another world, one I would never go to in real life, but it's fiction and I get to sample the delight through the characters, ones that have been lovingly developed until they appear as real as you or me.“His intense eyes, with darkness that I never could decipher, stared at me, and I saw truth in their depths.”In the second book of the Innocence series we see Julia and Brad continue their life adventure together. This book takes a direction I hadn't anticipated, it introduces suspense and intrigue, DANGER... It gave me layers and depth... It evolved before my reading eyes and I ADORED it!! Julia continues to be her feisty self. She shows great humour and sass and has a great personality with heroine ways. She tells Mr De Luca how it is, and is not afraid to speak her mind and even say NO to the formidable Brad…. She’s an innocent but in equal measures she’s a vixen…. She becomes more attuned to her body and her wants with every passing page and scenario…. It’s pure delight to read and experience. I love the way Julia processes EVERYTHING in her mind.... From her unconventional situation to her sexuality…It’s all open and honest, he’s not pushy... “He knew what he rocked beneath those dress pants, and he knew exactly how to use the damn thing.”He’s completely dreamy… In EVERY way! “I enjoy the flirtations of being single….” Could he enjoy an alternative flirtation more?Could a relationship between them work? We learn more of Brad’s family history...So much more....He's used to being in control and even being able to manipulate things to go his way but the circumstances are not good….. What to do?***Masked Innocence may be HOTTER than I've ever read? Imagine.... What might they be doing? I could feel a particular scene coming... It still plays in my mind... I could sense where the author was leading me, I wasn't sure how I'd feel? On reflection my thoughts and feelings clearly reflected Julia's.... Alessandra Torre, you're a clever lady I was overtaken by the eroticism of it….. It’s far removed for my own 'real life' but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the pleasure of reading... Delicious kink!! Oh YES!!This series is becoming so much more than just a risqué, erotic romance, it has depth, it has meaning, it has beautiful words and thoughts... And enigmatic characters. It's gripping me in hidden places and gripping my heart.I love the way AT reveals the captivating story through the characters, their words and thoughts, we see glimpses of other points of view which works simply wonderfully.... Especially Brad. Can't get enough of his inner thoughts...The climax of Innocence 2? Well I adored it beyond words, it was sublime in it’s beauty. Exquisite in it’s quality. Book tingly magic…. Leading me straight and flawlessly to The End of Innocence. If you enjoy flawless, EROTIC writing with gorgeous characters and an AMAZING story..... and you haven't started this series yet? What are you waiting for?BR with the girls Arc provided by the author/publisher for an honest review.

  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
    2019-04-24 10:52

    4.5 Not so Innocent anymore StarsI fell for the feisty, smart-ass Julia that calls me on my shit. But I'm owned by the vixen that you become behind closed doors.If you haven't yet read Blindfolded Innocence, do not read my review. There's no spoilers for this book, but there will be spoilers of book 1. You've been warned ;)Masked Innocence starts immediately where Blindfolded Innocence ends. Julia and Brad are together, but keeping the relationship a secret. Brad has taken Julia completely out of her comfort zone in her sexuality, but she's reveling in it. She's finding out that she's not quite the good girl she thought herself to be.I should have felt like a slut, a dirty whore. But instead I felt liberated, aroused. It was an interesting discovery, to know that I liked being dirty. I wanted to be stared at, pointed to, to have men lining up to fuck me. Inside, I felt a release of some tie, some leash undone, and I knew my descent into sexual awareness was just now starting.Good thing, Julia, since Brad's kink is to swing.While this book had a good share of it's steamy moments, it was a much different feel in comparison to book one. With the murder of one the law firm's partner, we get a sense of intrigue and suspense. Julia has the misfortune of being in the wrong place at the wrong time and asking too many questions, and now her life hangs in the balance. Who is threatening her life? And just who is Brad De Luca? The man I had turned to was the one I should have run from. I didn't know what bothered me more, the new danger facing my body or the risk I had brought to my heart.Brad is determined to protect Julia at all cost, even his own life. But that certainly doesn't stop him from having her anywhere he can. There was kitchen sex, masked party menage sex, office sex...Well you get the idea here...Julia and Brad's relationship continues to evolve into something deeper. Brad finds himself doing something that he never imagined himself doing; falling for her. And you know what they say? The bigger they are...I did't want a relationship! Didn't want to (view spoiler)[fall in love (hide spoiler)] or be committed, or be required to share the intimate details of my life! But I'm here- with you, a curse of a woman who has taken all my fucking walls and shredded them like fucking tissue paper in your tiny little hands!As much as I love Brad, I really love Julia's sassy personality. I found her to be his perfect match. She really gave as good as she gotTo the most wonderful woman I have ever met. May we spend the rest of our lives together."That's your toast?""You don't approve?"As I'm sure you have figured out by now, I have a very healthy self-esteem, bordering on egotism.""Bordering on?""Shut up. Regardless, you have been with a disgusting amount of women, and will be with a hundred more before you die. For me to be the 'most wonderful' woman you have ever met, and you toasting to 'spending the rest of your life' with me rings a little...""Fake?""Bullshitty."The book leaves off in a HFN-ish type ending, but there is still danger looming in the future. I'm looking forward to the conclusion of Julia and Brad's story and seeing what the future has in store for them.For more reviews visit["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Wendy'sThoughts
    2019-04-23 09:29

    4 Revealing, Responsive, Sensual, Mysterious, Brad De Luca Stars * * * * ******* LIMITED TIME ONLY 99 CENT SALE 09/19-09/30/2014!********There are men we see … they can be sitting at the bar in the restaurant where you are having a late lunch… you see them and wonder … why are they there and how could your life bring you to be a part of theirs…. These men are forces in the world… they conjuring fantasies and thoughts … things never spoken of or shared… and they do it just by being in the same room with you.Brad De Luca is one of those men and Alessandra Torre created him in all his glory in her book, Blindfolded Innocence. Brad is partner in a high profile law firm and he is the darling of the divorce courts. We went on his journey of self- discovery with the intern at the firm, Julia. He learned he wanted the constant rather than the hook ups… he wanted Julia to share his lifestyle… she partook of the sharing…. and is now on board with an exclusive relationship… well, exclusive in that if they partake with others… they both are always there. In Masked Innocence, we are voyeurs…. Yes… we watch and feel; we experience a gathering of very exclusive participants … clothing is optional, behavior varied but most importantly, consensual. Brad leads Julia and us through all of it and we go gladly…We taste the power of the firm, intrigue is bountiful; touching more players than it should, putting people in danger. We watch, learn and listen…. More is revealed about Mr. De Luca causing us to realize we, in fact, really know very little about him at all.Julia, like us, learns more and more … she tests the boundaries of their relationship… with concerns about holding on to her identity, career and power. There is no question, however, in their ability together to satisfy the need… the pulsating craving… the all consuming want which both have for each other… it doesn’t matter where – when or how often… she is there for him and him for her.The surprising conveyor of humor and insight is Martha… she takes care of Brad and his home… She is the voice … the messenger of what is to come and also gives us a different vision of our Brad.Masked Innocence brings us closer to Brad De Luca and anything that does that is a winner. It does have some events which caused me to question why at times which my rating reflects. There is a final installment coming… and from what I have learned through Masked Innocence…. It will be a doozy. I will continue to keep my eyes open and senses awake… because I know deep in my heart… there will be a time… when I will cross paths with one of those men we talked about… but until then… I have Brad De Luca. Arc provided by Harlequin HQN via Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewFor more reviews, Free E-books and Giveaways

  • Akanksha❤ Søren♰
    2019-05-19 09:29

    WHAT THE FUCK AM I SEEING?!?!?!?!Expected publication: February 25th 2014 by Alessandra TorreFrom December 2012 to July 2013 to now Feb [literally March] 2014.WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?! Keeping like practically 2years+ gaps between books.___Agrh!! :O Book got pushed by like 7 fucking months!!! *ANGRY*___December, Come quick :DCan't wait for this sequel!!! The first book was fantastic and had an amazing build up for this book!Looking forward to this book, All hot, steamy and full of sizzle n chemistry ❤

  • Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
    2019-04-24 09:44

    5 Fan*freaking*tastic Stars This book picks up right where Blindfold Innocence ended. You know that Brad doesn't do normal. He needs more from sex and Julia has found out that she likes Brad's fetish. The last scene in Blindfold Innocence was "off the chart sizzling" and Julia loved it and has now embarked on a relationship with the super sexy, super suave, super charismatic Mr. DeLuca.One aspect of this book is about their relationship and how it grows. Julia is young but really beyond her years. She keeps up with Brad. She is intelligent, she's snarky, she funny and most of all....The other aspect of this book involves a murder. Someone that both Julia and Brad know and it becomes a major issue for the both of them. Julia is in grave danger because of the murder. Secrets from Brad's past emerge and they are colossal. Can Brad keep Julia safe and explain his past? Can Julia see past his secrets? There are some major twist and turns. Some that are obvious and others that were not. I must say that the last 10% for me were perfection. Brad and Julia talking to one another- their intimacy and honesty- absolutely breathtaking!!The beauty of reading an Alessandra Torre book is how the reader gets to feel the emotions of everyone in the story. Her words are filled with sexual needs, wanted desires and visual imagery. In a nut shell, she has that special touch of writing that is AWESOME.Alessandra...BR with "The Girls"ARC provided to me by author Alessandra Torre via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
    2019-05-14 07:37

    Devouring Brad De Luca. Hot damn! Masked Innocence picks up on the heels of Blindfolded Innocence. If you haven't read that, stop reading as this will contain mild spoilers for that book. Brad has admitted his feelings for Julia, but also his hang-ups on committing to sex with one person for the rest of his life. Complete monogamy is not his thing...but a bit of swinging with Julia present is perfection. It's his kink and after the scene at the end of Blindfolded Innocence, Julia can definitely handle a bit of...sharing. They agree to try this lifestyle. The book started out with a complete sultry sex fest and I loved it! I had read the original version of book one, which was a bit tame compared to the newest version, I hear. Still, I loved it to pieces but this book ramped right up. In Masked Innocence, a gruesome murder occurs within the characters, secrets come out, and Julia's safety is suddenly at risk. The once arrogant man-whore, non-committal Brad De Luca has to decide if Julia is worth putting everything he's built for all these years on the line to keep her safe. Is this still just a fling or is he actually having serious feelings for his partner's intern beyond sex?I like the spin this book took. It went from all focus on their relationship to a suspense novel. I loved the growth of Brad as the story proceeds. It's not the insta-love but it is a guy admitting his lifestyle of past won't work with a woman like Julia. And even when he tries to act like the upstanding long-term commitment type...he fails. Hilariously."To the most wonderful woman I have ever met. May we spend the rest of our lives together." "That's your toast?" My brow furrowed and I kept my glass raised, interrupting his sip of bubbly liquid. He looked at me, wounded. "You don't approve?" "As I'm sure you have figured out by now. I have a very healthy self esteem, bordering on egotism." "Bordering on?" "Shut up. Regardless, you have been with a disgusting amount of women and will be with a hundred more before you die. For me to be 'the most wonderful thing you ever met,' and you toasting to 'spending the rest of your life' with me rings a little..." "Fake?" "Bullshitty" "That's not a word."Julia is feisty, strong, and has an awesome sense of humor. Their relationship is refreshing that way with their banter. A. Torre is great at giving her readers strong heroines and for that I'm thankful. And tough-as-nails "housekeeper" Martha? She was a star of the show. Why he puts up with her, I'm not sure but we grow to love her banter with everyone!The book leaves off on a bit of a cliffy. They're HFN but huge things lurking in the shadows for the next day...Looking forward to the final installment of the Innocence series out in late March. And I thank you,

  • alyssa ♛
    2019-04-24 10:54

    "He had gone to bed last night confident, his arms wrapped around Julia, content in recognizing his future. One with her. A woman who had unknowingly consumed him. Love, an idea he had tossed out with every other conventional theory, had tackled him unprepared."This was such an amazing read for me! Definitely a page-turner and was pure perfection since I flipped the first page! Such an amazing book from beginning to end! Loved every part of this book! "Dorky. Adorably dorky.""'I love you,' he whispered.'I love you, too,' I said, smiling up at him.""And then my unromantic future husband knelt again on the rough rooftop and, with the sounds of Sinatra floating through the night air, put the ring on my finger and made it official.""Of the changes that being Brad's fiancee, his wife, would bring to my life. Me, a wife. And I knew, as I finally fell asleep, that my life was never going to be the same again."

  • Shannie's ⭐️Lookin' 4 My Next BBF⭐️
    2019-05-05 04:42

    Buy Book 1 & 2 now for only $0.99; a steal for this steamy read!! My favorite series of 2014!! with the Girls: Elizabeth, Katy, Elle, Jessi, Jessica, Stephanie, & Claudine5 Will You Marry Me Brad Stars!!! IF YOU HAVEN'T READ BLINDFOLDED INNOCENCE, PLEASE KNOW THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS. THANKS!!This book resumes where we left off in Blindfolded Innocence. Brad De Luca, woman pleaser extraordinaire & successful divorce attorney, is confused by his in ability to move on from sexy intern, Julia Campbell. Julia has agreed to enter into an exclusive relationship with Brad that would involve some outside play with bringing other partners into the bedroom with them. Julia came to this decision after engaging in a threesome with Brad and another male stranger. A masked exclusive party, a murder involving mafia connections, death threats, hot sex, and falling in love are all weaved into this fabulous continuation of Brad & Julia's story. Ms. Torre has brought these characters to life in my head and I thoroughly enjoyed the tale as it unfolded. I can't wait to read what happens in the, sad to say, conclusion of their story. I will be re-reading this series over & over again!! I LOVE IT!!

  • Jessica(Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
    2019-04-28 03:43

    I was honored to read an ARC of this book! This book... I'm feeling a little speechless at the moment.I was completely enthralled with this story and these characters in Blindfolded Innocence. I had my assumptions as to where the story would go in this sequel but I could not have been more wrong, and I could not be happier that I was!Blindfolded Innocence left off with Julia embracing this lifestyle that Brad insisted was necessary in order for them to begin to pursue a relationship together. That, in and of itself, was both completely HOT and also hard to swallow. (No pun intended.) The rational, monogamous part of my brain wants these characters to remain exclusive, with no foreign body parts being invited into the inner sanctum, ever. But the other part, the part that loved the idea that these characters want a committed relationship, but also want to expand their sexual boundaries by inviting other people into the sexual facet of their relationship finds the entire scenario completely sexy. It's such a double edged sword, wanting them to only desire each other, yet accepting that this is a mutual desire on both their parts that makes these characters just perfect together.However... my assumption was that, going into Masked Innocence, this book would be entirely about these characters exploring their new sexual relationship... with chapters upon chapters of threesomes and sex parties. I was so glad to be wrong. And hello!... I should have known better. While this book definitely takes us inside that aspect of the relationship, this story remains Brad and Julia's. And I needed that desperately.This book took me in a direction that I never saw coming. Alessandra Torre continues to shock and amaze me with her gift... building on a story that you think you know but truly have barely brushed the surface on. She continues to delve into the lives of these characters, unearthing secrets and facets of their personalities that we've yet to see. And this just makes me adore them more than I thought was possible.This dramatic turn in the story line was so unexpected... It provided for such a twist in this already engaging story. So much transpires in these pages, I was completely blindsided in only the very best way. I grew to love these characters more than I thought was possible, all while taking this beautiful, yet sometimes dire journey right along with them.This is my very favorite kind of romance... these beautifully developed characters, this perfectly compelling story, this painstaking hope of getting a happy ending, yet being terrified the entire time that I won't. I can only imagine where the final book will take Brad, Julia and myself (yes, myself... I'm going too!) I'm refraining from making assumptions because in pure Alessandra Torre style, she will blow apart my expectations undoubtedly. This author and her writing are just TOO good. Her writing is brilliant, her ability to create these characters and their remarkable lives and their absorbing stories has me in awe yet again. I long for more of her words.I'll be hiding in Alessandra's bushes, digging through her garbage just to read her grocery list, and licking her windows until I can get my hands on book 3.

  • Lyndy Ann ♫
    2019-05-22 03:33

    Masked Innocence continues the story of Julia and Brad's relationship. I love these two together.Julia gets a taste for Brad's sexual lifestyle when they are invited to a "party" this again was very HOT.I enjoyed reading how their relationship is progressing getting more series and they start doing normal couple stuff together besides all the sex which is getting steamier.I loved the suspense element in this it had me gripped I could not wait to find out what was going to happen next.Looking forward to reading End of Innocence the conclusion to their story.

  • Jennifer
    2019-05-07 10:41

    Masked Innocence is the second installment in Alessandra Torre's erotic/romance trilogy titled Innocence. Masked Innocence picks up where Blindfolded Innocence left off, and has a similar writing style as it starts with a glimpse at a later scene and then slowly catches up. However, a significant difference between the two books is thriller/mystery element...and then a huge revelation at the end. Ms. Torre definitely knows how to keep her readers invested in a continuing storyline! If you enjoy erotic series/trilogies, consider picking up Innocence. Please read in order though. It's not just sex thank God- there are great characters and an interesting story to follow as well. Check it out!My favorite quote:“Julia, you are incomparable. I know what I risk in straying from you, what I would lose if you left me. I promise to never kiss, caress or f**k another woman without you there, watching it happen. And I promise to allow you to be as unfaithful as you want, as long as I am there to make sure you’re satisfied.” His mouth curved into a grin and he brought my hand to his mouth, kissing it gently. “Or flirt.” “What?” “You can’t flirt with women either. And by the way, you really do suck in the romance department. Hallmark will never put that last paragraph on a card.”Alessandra Torre's Innocence trilogy includes the following installments as of December 2016:#1-Blindfolded Innocence#1.5-The Diary of Brad De Luca#2-Masked Innocence#3-End of the Innocence

  • ~IreneOust~
    2019-05-21 08:33

    This series gets better and better with each book!After having spent time in Brad's head (The Diary of Brad De Luca), I couldn't wait to dive into book 2 to see what happens next with one of my favorite heroes!Alessandra didn't disappoint with this installment!Let's see:☑ Super sexy with out of the box views on sex male lead ...☑ Strong-willed heroine with an open mind when it comes to the super sexy with out of the box vews on sex male lead ...☑ Storyline with a few great twists thrown in ...☑ Hot sex ...☑ Hot sex ... yes, I had to mention it twice because it was THAT hot!☑ Fantastic writing!Off to finish the series. Cheers!

  • Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
    2019-04-27 03:29

    3.5-4 StarsI had a few issues with this one (view spoiler)[Julia started to become a bit annoying. That 21 year old needing to have her own way was starting to get on my nerves. Also, I was a bit thrown by how quickly Brad fell in love with her. I really didn't see what was so special between them for him to propose. (hide spoiler)], but through it all I think I fell even more in love with Brad de Luca!

  • La-Lionne
    2019-04-25 02:46

    Fucking brilliant! I've read the first book last year and liked it a lot, but there was no way I could've thought that it would take this turn. It had it all, romance, suspense, mystery, humor, out of this world hot sex scenes and even a murder. My favorite combination.I'm off to read the next book in the trilogy. Goddamn cliffhangers! I hate that I love them.

  • Elaine
    2019-05-23 07:47

    4 Solid Brad Stars for meMr Brad De Luca is back...First of all this starts off exactly where Blindfold Innocence finishes.Brad says he doesn't do love. He's happy to give this relationship with Julia a try and he's very honest with her from the start...this is never going to be a conventional relationship. Will his feelings change once they both become entangled in murder and Mafia crime?Brad knows that maybe he will need to do a lot more to keep Julia safe.What really do we know about Brad..... does Julia really know him. We find some very interesting things out about him as this story unfolds.And Julia...will she still want to stay with him when the truth comes out?My thoughtsJulia...She has come along way since her first meeting with Brad and although she is head strong there are signs of her immaturely at times. Brad is older than her and while she seems mature, she still has that vulnerability.At times I did question some of her decisions.As she decides to continue her relationship with Brad, so she delves further into his sexual lifestyle.This opens all sorts of feelings for her, but her main concern is that she realises that her feelings for Brad are becoming stronger.What he wants...can she give and is she ready.Then we have Martha, the housekeeper, looking out for Brad. She is loyal and protective... the way she see's his new relationship with Julia is interesting to say the least and understandable.She is very to the point but I have a feeling she will try and protect Julia too.Full of suspense, romance and lust Masked Innocence sucks you back in with the ever consuming Brad De Luca. His presence...everything about him consumes this story.He's sexual and caring and you can see why Julia wants to be with him so much.Masked Innocence has a slightly different feel. In a good way.. Brad seems softer now but still in control and it takes their story into a different direction.Was It worth the waitOh yes without a doubt but in my opinion Alessandra Torre never disappoints.Can't wait for End of Innocence to complete the final part of their journey...Out March 2014

  • Alexis *Reality Bites*
    2019-05-15 05:33

    QUICK SPOILER FREE REVIEW -mature content reader discretion is advised.4 STARS out of 5Genre: Romance Erotica ‘I’m sleeping with the fucking enemy. Even worse, I’m in love with the enemy.’-Julia “I fell for the feisty, smart-ass Julia that calls me on my shit. But I’m owned by the vixen that you become behind closed doors.”-BradJulia finds herself being submerged in to Brad’s world of uninhibited sex in Masked Innocence and she is LOVING it! Meanwhile, the man who decided long term commitments are something he’d rather not engage in starts thinking...maybe it is possible to be with one person that can fulfill his needs while keeping up with his sexual appetite. Julia’s managed to keep up with ease, right along with capturing his heart. “You mentioned that you rarely have feelings for anyone. What did you mean when you said I was unique?” He looked at me carefully, his eyes a cluster of competing emotions.“You are unique in that I am developing feelings for you.” “Developing.” I pursed my lips and looked at him. “Fine. There may be a few already developed. Little ones.” I rolled my eyes and shifted , burrowing deeper into his lap and putting his hand back on my hair, his fingers obediently resuming their movement. Little, barely developed feelings, he said. I did a spot check of my own warm and fuzzies. Hmmph. Well, Mama always said I developed ahead of the others.’ Things quickly escalate between Brad and Julia taking a turn that neither of them could have foreseen. My Rating and WhyI gave Masked Innocence 4 STARS because I loved how it was very sensual, with an added touch of suspense and a slice of humor. Brad already had that tall, broad and sexy vibe. Now it’s tall, broad, sexy and dangerous as the story begins to head down a deadly road.My review for book #1 Blindfolded Innocence : RatingsCharacters- SexyWriting Style- SensualPlot/Storyline- Julia the law firm intern finds herself in serious danger after overhearing her boss discuss…. Business. Meanwhile her new boyfriend is taking long strides at pushing her sexual boundaries.Steam Factor- High/Very Steamy on a scale of 1-10 I say 8Entertainment Level- on a scale Lo-Med-Hi I say MediumOverall- I loved it!My Recommendation: Read this series!!!Now go forth and read. Then come tell us about it on Goodreads!For more reviews got to: www.realitybites-letsgetlost.blogspot... Like us on Facebook:

  • Crystal~BIG book addict~
    2019-04-26 05:46

    4 I need more Brad Stars!Brad and Julia need to keep their relationship a secret. Julia especially wants to keep it quiet, not wanting the backlash in the office with her being an intern. Julia's feelings for Brad have developed to the point where she is bursting with love for him. Brad is realizing that he can't be without Julia either. He can't get enough of her. Plus, he is enjoying bringing out her deepest, darkest desires behind closed doors. "I fell for the feisty, smart-ass Julia that calls me on my shit. But I’m owned by the vixen that you become behind closed doors." ~BradIn this book, we get into more of a mystery. Julia's boss has been murdered in his office. Brad seems to be a prime suspect. Is his past finally coming back to haunt him?Off to book 3 to find out.ARC kindly provided by author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

  • Lucinda - I JUST LOVE TO READ
    2019-04-29 07:27

    My Mr. Brad Da Luca.... I could look at Joe the whole day :) Ok I think this is enough for now haha!!

  • Didi
    2019-05-08 10:44

    ~~~~ 3.5 STARS ~~~~I felt like I was waiting years for this book! After reading and really liking Blindfolded Innocence, I was anxiously anticipating the continuation of Brad and Julia's story. So a year and a half later, gheesh! I got it. So was the anticipation worth it? Yes and no.I liked many things about this book. It's steamy but the sex doesn't take up most of the story. There is an actual plot there and it's interesting in its own right. Brad is an enigma. He's a mysterious and difficult man. He has secrets that he hides well. The plot twist in the last third was something I should have seen coming. The fact I didn't made me feel stupid. Well, me and Julia actually had something in common then.The pacing was fast and the story never dragged. Brad is sexy, so sexy! But I'm not a fan of his swinger ways. I'm actually hoping he realizes that he doesn't ultimately need them**fingers crossed**. I loved the added suspense and how emotions started taking precedence for Brad and Julia. I'm just hoping Julia's not swinging for Brad's sake, because that will only breed disappointment. But I didn't like everything. There's a scene early on at a mansion that almost turned me off. It's not the 'Eyes Wide Shut' vibe it had going on, that's fine. It was the fact that Julia wasn't more disturbed. I found her reaction puzzling. I expected her to be angry or irritated at first then accepting, not wholeheartedly embracing everything so fast. But whatever, restrained fantasy and such, I guess. But ultimately I didn't like Julia much. She was egotistical without reason. It was strange, that at 21, she was so full of herself, so innately confident. I loved Brad because despite his confidence and control he was still vulnerable where it counted. Not so much for Julia. Yes, she is afraid of what's to come--I won't elaborate--but I need some humbleness.So really the only thing that I didn't like was Julia. It does take balls to be with someone like Brad, and maybe that's why the relationship works. This is a really good series and I'm anxious about what happens next after reading the prologue for End of The Innocence! Come on March 25th!

  • Debra
    2019-05-15 09:41

    ★★★★ 4 stars!Can't wait to get my hands on the next book!! Review to come x

  • Michelle
    2019-05-04 05:46

    5 Delicious De Luca Stars!Masked Innocence begins just where Blindfold Innocence leaves off; Brad and Julia are willing to take a chance to see where this relationship will go. He'll be faithful (when they are not sharing each other's bodies with a stranger), she'll be willing to try his sexual lifestyle. But this story doesn't stay focused solely on their bedroom activities. As they both navigate a relationship that can either be enough to fulfill both their desires, or be something that ruins them both; they find themselves placed in the middle of a life or death situation.When an unexpected murder occurs Brad is forced to bare his soul and his secrets to the woman that he is falling hard for. The woman that might be able to give him everything he wants, not only behind closed doors but in the public eye as well."You are someone I could fall in love with." His words were surprised, unsure, words that had probably been shelved in a forgotten closet for quite some time.""I fell for the feisty, smart-ass Julia that calls me on my shit. But I'm owned by the vixen that you become behind closed doors." The twist this story took was completely surprising but I loved every minute of it. What I anticipated being a highly charged erotic read, filled to the brim with sexual encounters and orgies was slowly turned into a romance with a touch of suspense. As the truth is discovered about Brad's past and the danger that Julia finds herself in after a few overheard words. This danger forces Brad to make a decision, he hasn't known Julia long but he knows that he loves her and that he can't lose her. I loved how Alessandra Torre was able to shape this story into so much more than just a steamy romance read but giving the story line such depth and so much more content than just some fantastically written sex scenes. I love a pure erotic read as much as the next reader, but I really need to have a story to go along with it to fully enjoy the experience. One thing is certain, Ms. Torre delivers on both counts. I loved the way she gives us a paragraph here and there to build the anticipation as to what to expect next without giving too much away. I was unsure as to how I was going to feel about the whole 'sharing is caring' theme I was expecting. And although I was filled with anxiety with the first scene I was completely at ease by the end of it. Everything that Julia was expressing in what she originally viewed were my own fears that I had running through my head. The way Alessandra Torre was able to put those fears at ease alongside Julia's own realization was perfection. (view spoiler)[When Brad was being far too caring with the Russian girl, I did not like the intimacy that he was showing her, I wanted these group encounters to be detached so that the feeling of cheating or jealousy did not exist. I loved how the writing allowed my feelings to mirror those of Julia. And as Brad explained to her the reasons why he would not be the one to step in to care for her the way they have to separate themselves from the participants... well all those feelings just faded. The simple fact that he operated in that manner made me far more comfortable with the idea of this working. (hide spoiler)]I cannot wait to read The End of Innocence although the blurb for this book has me a little worried. I want a happily ever after and I hope I just don't get gutted too badly along the way.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Len
    2019-04-30 04:46

    5 StarsThis is not your typical normal love story. This will bring you to different kind of relationship that I never think possible in real life,especially to me, but gonna admit, i enjoyed reading every page of it. Julia and Brad, is the same amazing couple as they are in book one. I love that their relationship was established out of understanding and trust to each other. Maybe because of age difference, but I like them more in this book. Julia is still feisty and funny at times, sometimes I'm thinking she is more mature than brad. The two when together are scorching HOT!! And they professing love, WOW, I want my own BRAD DE LUCA. The turn about of the story is fascinating. I dn't want to give away everything of the story, but I can say that I love this more than first book. Now, gonna start right away the next book.“My heart couldn't survive a fall, not from the height that my feelings had climbed.”

  • Alba and Her Secrets..♥
    2019-05-10 04:26

    ♦ 3.75 "Still different but I like it" Stars! ♦My FULL REVIEW of the whole Innocence series HERE: OUT MY BLOG HERE:

  • Michelle
    2019-05-14 04:33

    ***4.5 Masked Innocence Stars***Masked Innocence is the sequel of Blindfolded Innocence and it picks off where it last left off. Brad De Luca and Julia Campbell are back and HOTTER than ever!! Ms. Torre took Masked Innocence to another level of sexy. Brad wants Julia. She wants Brad but she must be willing to let go of her inhibitions and embrace this new found sexuality Brad wants them as a couple to explore. Goodbye innocent Julia and say hello to the new Julia: confident, sexy, and open-minded. Brad is willing to be in an exclusive relationship with Julia but there is one catch. He is willing to share Julia when it comes to menage play. They would try new things as couple. This whole new experiences is a new territory for Julia but she is willing to explore it for Brad. As Julia and Brad continue their courtship, she finds herself falling for Brad.While Julia and Brad’s relationship had lots of steamy and hot moments, there was an added suspense to the storyline. For one, one of the partners at Brad’s law firm was murdered. Julia is distraught over the murder of her boss. She begins questioning and asking questions of possible suspects. Unfortunately, her life now hangs in the balance when word gets out that she needs to be removed permanently. Who is after Julia? How is Brad connected to the murder? What secrets will be unraveled?Brad finds himself protecting Julia at all cost, even putting his life and career on the line. The development of Julia and Brad goes beyond hot sex and suddenly the two find themselves falling in LOVE!! For Brad, this is a new feeling for him causing him to see a future with Julia. I really enjoyed reading Masked Innocence. It had elements of steam, intimacy, romance, and suspense. Ms. Torre’s writing is spellbinding and I found myself wanting more of Brad and Julia. I love how readers are curiously awaiting what does the future hold in store for Brad and Julia. Although this book ends in a happily for now, I can’t wait to see what will become of this couple. Is love enough? Alessandra Torre

  • Lela Manuela
    2019-05-16 04:25

    5 Hot As Hell Need more Brad de Luca Stars!!!!And then there's this...i'm off to book 3 and De LucaBANG BANG! :)

  • Dαɴιjα
    2019-05-04 08:53

    To continue with the emoticon theme I had in my review for Blindfolded Innocence, my feelings towards Masked Innocence are best represented with:Yes, fortunately, I enjoyed this installment much better than the previous one. Most of the issues I had with the characters and the story in book one were gone in this one, so I was able to read without wanting to slap, scratch or punch them, which was a relief, and a proof I was right to choose to continue with the series.Julia was much more likeable. She's certainly come a long way from her annoying self that grated on my nerves in Blindfolded Innocence. This Julia was more like a lead female character I've come to expect in Alessandra Torre's books, and this change meant that the writing style was also to my liking, since the book is mostly written from Julia's perspective.Brad, too, was more likeable. I have to admit, I completely warmed up to him. He seems to be a quite admirable human being. It's just that with all this, I'm having a hard time reconciling this image of Brad with the cheating, womanizing jerk from book one. The same goes with Julia. All of the information I got about them at the beginning just doesn't add up to what I've seen from them here. Anyway, that's just how I feel-- I could be terribly wrong. The story in Masked Innocence took an unexpected turn. It all started with Julia and Brad enjoying themselves with each other, and with other other people, as a part of introducing Julia to the swinger lifestyle, and exploring what she would or wouldn't like. This part took up quite a chunk of the book, so at one point I started wondering if anything else would happen... And then it did. This part was a turn of events I never would have expected. If there were any hints to it, other than Brad being Italian, I missed them. I am still trying to wrap my mind around everything. I do hope it will all click in the last book.

  • Raquel
    2019-05-04 05:48

    I won a copy of this paperback through a Goodreads giveaway and was super excited to start it . (Thank you to the host of the giveaway. I think it was Harlequin. Its always nice to win books).I really liked the first book in the series. But got mixed feelings about this second book. The story picked up pretty much right at the end of book 1. For the things I liked:It was nicely written and there's no doubt that AT knows how to write steamy scenes. Very steamy party in the first of the book.Liked the romantic suspense kind of turn it took in the second half of the book. Things I didn’t like:The first half of the book was kind of slow and felt like not much happened aside from them attending a party. I got bored in the first half and the story wasn't holding much my attention. Also, I know Julia is young, 21 years old, and she is supposed to come as a girl with a strong personality/character. But in this book her character really got to me more than in the first book, and she still came off as very immature. Not really sure what a man like Brad would see in her aside from looks and sex (which is fine is that's what's supposed to be) But at this point, for what its in the story they are supposed to have more of a stronger/emotional connection. And in this book I didn’t really get/felt a strong connection between them aside than physical. **************Yay! I won this paperback on one of the GR giveaways and it arrived!Super excited to start it =)[image error]