December 28, 2020

#BookReview: 365 Days (365 dni #1) by Blanka Lipińska

Synopsis: The sexy and deeply romantic internationally bestselling novel that inspired the blockbuster movie.

Laura Biel and her boyfriend are on a dream vacation in beautiful Sicily. On the second day of their trip, her twenty-ninth birthday, she is kidnapped. Her kidnapper is none other than the head of a powerful Sicilian crime family, the incredibly handsome, young Don Massimo Torricelli, who is determined to possess her at all costs. Massimo has his reasons. During an earlier attempt on his life, a vision appeared before his eyes: a beautiful woman, identical to Laura. After surviving the attack, he vows that he will find the woman in his vision and make her his own. No matter what.

For 365 days, Massimo will keep Laura captive in his palatial estate and attempt to win her heart. If she doesn’t fall in love with him during this time, he will let her go. But if she tries to escape at any point, he will track her down and kill her entire family.

Soon Laura develops a fascination with her handsome and powerful captor. But as a precarious, risky relationship forms between them, forces outside their control threaten to tear them apart...


Rating: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 

My Review:  I'll start with a warning, this book is not for those easily triggered or for those looking for a typical HEA. 

I was beyond excited to get the opportunity to read this book, I've been searching for the English translation from the day the Netflix movie came out. I can honestly sayi was not disappointed in the least. I actually liked the book a little bit better than the movie which is typically the case for me. Yes, this book is full of triggers such as kidnapping, a lack of complete consent in a few cases, murder, Italian mafia, stalking. However, for those that are less faint of heart and those that enjoy a dark twisted story this book is great. The sex scenes are rather hot and steamy. I liked how Laura ended up falling for Massimo once he let down his guard a little and confided in her, I enjoyed seeing their relationship develop. She overcame her anger over being kidnapped and ended up falling in love with him. Some may say it's Stockholm Syndrome, but I didn't see it that way. For a mafioso like Massimo it was just a way of life and getting what he wanted and Laura came to accept that. I loved the main supporting character, Domenico, he was so wonderful at taking care of Laura and being a friend to her. There were several parts that had me on the edge of my seat in anticipation and the story kept me drawn in throughout the entire book. I can't wait til the next two books in the series are translated so I can find out what happens next. 

I also want to say that I do not condone the actions of any of the characters in the book. I simply can appreciate the mentality behind their actions and appreciate the story for what it is, a piece of fiction

Blanka Lipinska is one of the most popular authors and influential women in Poland. She’s an author out of desire rather than necessity and writes for fun instead of money. She loves tattoos, values truthfulness, and treasures altruism. Annoyed with the lack of openness about sex, she took it upon herself to start a discussion about the many sides of love. She likes to say that talking about sex is as easy as preparing dinner.

With over 1.5 million copies of her bestselling trilogy sold in Poland, Blanka was ranked as one of Poland’s highest paid writers in 2019 by Wprost magazine. In 2020 the same magazine listed her as one of Poland’s most influential women. The Polish National Library readership survey lists her in the top 10 most popular authors in Poland and ForbesWomen magazine included her among the top female brands. Her bestselling novel 365 Days is the basis of one of 2020’s most successful Netflix movies worldwide. The film has spent 10 days as #1, the second highest in the chart’s history.

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