365 Days by Blanka Lipinska


Posted February 1, 2021 in Release Blitz Tags:

365 Days by Blanka Lipinska365 Days Pages: 335
Genres: Erotic Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
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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...

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…

So, this isn’t going to be a review, per se. I will compare this to 50 shades, but not just because of the erotic elements. This book will have a polarizing effect like 50 shades. Some readers will LOVE it and some will HATE it. I don’t think there will be much middle ground. Me-50 shades wasn’t f0r me and neither was 365 Days, but I don’t think that makes it a bad book.

The story has the Italian Mafia, kinky sex, Stockholm syndrome-Its like an episode of a TV show except the villain is a hottie. It made me think about Criminal Minds. If Mossimo and Christian were fat, ugly guys living in a trailer, the story would be an episode of Criminal Minds. But, because they are hot billionaires, we make it a romance where they are the hero. Again, no judgement here. The story is dark; darker than 50 shades. Readers gobbled up 50 shades and there is certainly a market for it! There is plenty of hot sex and dark romance here that readers will enjoy.

The story ends with quite a cliffhanger that will have you wishing you read Polish to get the next book. If you decide to read this, know that it is a translation. It’s a Polish woman writing writing about an Italian mafia man. The content is dark and there is a lot of dubious consent (frankly, some straight up non consent) issues in my opinion. So, as I said before, I’m not actually rating this book because it isn’t my type of read. I think there is a market out there, but because its super dark, I think it will be smaller than the 50 shades market.

If you are looking for a total escape read and are willing to suspend reality and wished 50 shades was darker, give 365 Days a shot! If you are curious, give it a shot. If it’s not for you, check out another book and move on, happy in your decision.

Additional note: The audiobook is narrated by Sebastian York, who is very well known and loved in the romance audiobook world. That alone might get some readers to take a chance on the audio!

Samantha
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