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Note: A free e-copy of this book was given to me for my honest review. I was not paid to write this review.
I’m a bit on the fence when it comes to this title. Did I like it? Was it just okay? I’m not 100% sure. Blindfolded Innocence was definitely interesting and not quite what I was expecting. However, there are things that just didn’t flow well with me.
Firstly, when reading this I often got confused. I’m not sure if it’s just because of my ARC version or if it was intentional, but the placement of things threw me off. The story was primarily told in Julia’s point of view. Occasionally, there’d be some in Brad’s. Once or twice, I think there would be a single paragraph in Brad’s POV mixed in with a chapter entirely in Julia’s POV. If that’s not confusing enough, there was a bit in a secondary character’s POV that wasn’t even introduced yet. That made me wonder if I was even reading the correct book, and I’m still unsure if it even added much to the story at all. Like I said earlier, I’m not sure if it’s meant to be like that. I haven’t checked the newly published version released yesterday. But it sure confused the heck out of me.
Secondly, I’m not sure if I like Brad or Julia. Brad still feels like an enigma to me. I don’t think I can really pass judgement on him until I see how he handles Julia more. With Julia, I just felt like she seemed very vain, expecting people to notice her, which really annoyed me. On the other hand, I liked her strength and determination. So once again, I’m pretty unsure as to whether or not I like them.
The plot itself was interesting. I liked the initial interaction between Brad and Julia. I’m not quite sure if I liked what happened in Vegas, but it’s not like anyone really did anything wrong. I’m just not sure if I agree with how things played out. The ending was fun though. I enjoyed Brad and Julia getting flustered about the situation they found themselves in. Plus that elevator scene! Never knew elevators could be so decked out.
Overall, I think I’d give Blindfolded Innocence by Alessandra Torre 3 stars. I’m definitely on the fence about this one and will have to read the next installment before passing judgement regarding whether or not I like the characters and the series as a whole. For the first book in the series, it did leave me with many questions.