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.
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 276 pages
Published March 23rd 2014
copy provided by Net Galley for an honest review
Our love for Alessandra Torre's writing grows by the day. She has had some great releases this year, and if you're like us you've been waiting for this final installment in the Innocence series! Well, wait no longer everyone...End of the Innocence has been released and it has been read! IT IS HOT! Let me repeat..
H-O-T. And..HOLY PROLOGUE. Sheesh.
AT (as we so fondly refer to her) is seriously a master of sex. She writes these unflinchingly in your face characters and scenarios and NEVER shies away from taboo topics or something that might make you shift around in your seat a little. It's why we keep coming back for more. We never know where she's going to take us next. Or that may be because you're turned on by her words...and her characters ridiculously steaming up the sheets. <---steaming up their sheets and our Kindles! You be the judge. I think it's the latter.
This installment brought us right back into the thick of things with Julia and Brad. They are...well...I don't even know how to say this without being spoilery, and I don't want to do that...but they are HOT! I said that already, but it was a serious joy ride of epic proportions. Brad surprised me. He really did. He has been the notorious playboy that is honest to a fault, and doesn't usually make decisions the way you think he would. So yes, he surprised the hell out of me in this story...and I stayed up all night to find out what would happen next!! Brad was a pleasant surprise; the way he viewed and treated relationships was quite different than the Brad we met in Blindfolded Innocence.
Julia spends this series proving herself as an equal partner next to the sexual prowess that is Brad. I seriously enjoyed seeing her navigate those waters, and make decisions without anything holding her back. That is what Brad taught her. That she can shed all of her inhibitions and live for everything life has to offer and make no apologies. Maybe they don't do that the way you or I would, but I really loved them a lot and am so sad to see this series go. Julia was also one who continue to evolve and take risks and really listen to what she desired.
While the ending was quick (and I am secretly hoping for something more from AT in the future, even though I won't die if we don't ever get that something) it was satisfying. I highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys an alpha male, but also a heroine who stands up to that alpha male and doesn't get pushed around. Julia is my current girl crush. (P.S. If I could cut a bitch today, Olivia would be that bitch...just sayin').Olivia? How about Alexis. Grrrr. I kept waiting for that little wench to pop back up. And she did, along with a nice conversation about the Russian girl, and Brad's family...and Julia's family too. I guess what I'm trying to say is that Alessandra made sure to tie up all of the loose ends by the end of the series. It felt complete.
Courtney: 5 Stars
Shelley: 5 Stars
About the Author--
Alessandra Torre is a new 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 Cruise.
Learn more about Alessandra on her website at www.alessandratorre.com, or you can find her on Twitter (@ReadAlessandra) or her Facebook fanpage.