Masked Innocence is the second novel in a series, but could easily be read as a standalone. The book picks up immediately after Brad & Julia return from a company-sponsored trip to Vegas, where they have together taken part in a ménage a trois, and begun a sexual relationship. Masked Innocence reads almost like two books in one. We start with the promise of a very erotic tale; the beginning of a relationship in which each party is willing to push the boundaries of the other, but we end up with a murder mystery wrapped up in a love story. I really liked this book, but it doesn’t seem that the two themes of the book came together to make a cohesive story. I still feel the book rates four stars, as it is very well written and was a fast and easy read. I was engrossed from the minute I picked it up until the moment I was done. Ms. Torre crafts characters with depth and relationships that engage the reader. If the eroticism would have been woven into the story all the way through to the end, it would have been perfect.