EARLY REVIEW: 365 Days by Blanka Lipinska

365 Days

by Blanka Lipinska

Releasing: 2/2/2021

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...

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Yes I saw the movie first.

Enjoyed it somewhat but felt the movie was missing too much in the storyline so I requested to read the book because I wanted to find out more about the world the author created.

We all know a lot of stuff gets chopped when they are turned into movies.


This book was a very slow read. It was hard to keep focused trying to grasp the story. It just did not grab me.

Storyline was choppy like the movie, characters are too fixated on fashion and brand names just like the movie. 

 For Laura's illness described in book, I found it hard to follow this story with her being drunk or passed out all the time.

Massimo is another story. His chemistry with Laura was lacking. I thought they would be hot and heavy like the movie,  but they just fell flat when reading.

I almost DNF but I stuck it out because my curiosity of wanting to know how it ended and if it was like the movie. Nope not what I was expecting in this book.

Disappointed because with all the hype of this movie, the book was not.

 I thought the translation of this book would be good but it just wasn't.

 Still missing tons in the plot and felt the translation of this book may have been rushed or literally lost in translation.

I say watch the movie instead of reading the book.

It is a Pass on continuing to read this 3 book series. 

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Monica James

Genre: Dark Romance

Cover Model: Lochie Carey @lochie_carey

Photographer: Michelle Lancaster @lanefotograf

Cover Designer: Sommer Stein—Perfect Pear Creative Covers

Release date: February 24th

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Holy smokes this cover is AMAZING!!!


Monsters are real.

When I was five years old, I watched my mother take her last breath—a breath three monsters stole from her.

I never chose this life. My father says it’s my birthright, but all I see is a curse. It’s because of the Kelly name my mum was slain by the Doyles—our enemies in Dublin, the fellas livin’ on borrowed time.

All of Belfast fears my family, especially me. I’m Puck Kelly, otherwise known as Punky; the lad ye don’t want to double cross.

I don’t do feelings or emotions. I never have…until she walks into my world.

Babydoll is a liar and a thief, but I can’t stay away. We both thrive in the darkness because that’s where our demons can play.

No word af a lie, sixteen years later, those monsters still haunt my dreams. But every monster is scared of somethin’…and that somethin’ is me.

No more hiding in the shadows because I’m huntin’ youse.

Run, wee monsters, run.

Thy Kingdom Come

Series: Book I: Deliver Us From Evil Trilogy

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Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare, and Emily Dickinson.

When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt, and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers. She draws her inspiration from life.

She is a bestselling author in the U.S.A., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, and the U.K.

Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals. She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks, and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.

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NEW RELEASE REVIEW: Rebellious and Reckless by Michelle A. Valentine

About Rebellious and Reckless


Sky Cold knows exactly what she wants, and it's Luke Finnegan, the college campus star quarterback. The only problem is she's not even a blip on his radar. In order to get noticed by her crush, she's willing to exchange the extra bedroom in her apartment to Luke's tattooed, older brother to find a way into his social circle.
Baker Finnegan is determined to get out of his father's shadow and do things his way. When he falls on hard times, and the sexy, slightly nerdy co-ed, Sky offers him a place to live in exchange for fake friendship, he can't pass up the opportunity. But when Baker quickly realizes the only match he wants to make for Sky is one with himself, he has to convince her to look past his reckless ways.


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Author Michelle A. Valentine is back!!!

I soo missed her writing and this book was well worth the wait!

Baker & Sky are amazing!

I love their story and I Was hooked from the beginning till the last page.

I love how their story came to life off the pages as I read.

Their lives as college students totally brought back memories of  finding your identity of one self as well as others.

Baker had me hooked as soon he appeared in front of Sky and all I was thinking when reading their story was, PICK HIM SKY!!

This book is fun, loving, a bit of angsty and will have you totally rooting for these to see what they have right in front of them...

Got to get the book and find out if Baker & Sky deal to one another can last after they discover that you can never judge a book by its cover or its story!

Loved it! Cant wait to see what Author Michelle Valentine writes next!

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About Michelle 

Michelle A. Valentine is a Central Ohio nurse turned New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of erotic and New Adult romance. 

Her love of hard-rock music, tattoos, and sexy musicians inspired her erotic BLACK FALCON series.


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