365 Days - Blanka Lipińska

365 Days

By Blanka Lipińska

  • Release Date: 2021-02-02
  • Genre: Erotic Romance
Score: 4.5
From 208 Ratings


Now a hit Netflix film!

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...



    By Omj32i
  • Great read, a few concerns

    By Bottle the stars
    i really enjoyed reading this novel, I read it in a week, and it was very hard for me to put it down after I got started. However, I believe the novel is better towards the middle portion, the beginning is not as sexy as I had anticipated and the movie pretty much summed up the first 75 pages perfectly. As far is plot goes, I am absolutely fasincated with the plot line, and enjoyed the chemistry of both main characters. I did find the mood swings to do very hard to deal with as a reader. Laura’s reactions and Massimo’s behaviors were at often times just straight annoying. I just sat there thinking “why is that even necessary” at multiple points, but overall, I loved the story that unfolded by the end. Also her heart condition, straight annoying.
  • Great read!

    By JLeeM
    Much more substance than the movie,I couldn’t put it down. Now waiting on the next book.
  • Hhmmm

    By k _1988
    I read this book out of curiosity I’ve seen the movie and I wanted to know what the movie missed from the book. It definitely missed some good parts. But I definitely didn’t like the ending of the book but hey it’s all about cliff hanging. Overall I did enjoy the book the only reason why I don’t give 5 stars it’s because I didn’t like the ending and the way they stayed apart way to often
  • Love it !!

    By BorneWinnerJB
    The book is always better than the movie and I’m so happy to have been able to read it. It filled in all the details to paint a full picture and it’s so good.
  • Amazing !!

    By orfednam
    Such a great read! I cannot wait till the second book comes out
  • So far it’s good!

    By ~Mindy Lou~
    I almost didn't read this book because of all the hype and spoilers out there. I liked the concept of the storyline. It's intriguing to me and I felt there was potential for a great story here. Sadly, I have heard some spoilers that I'm not liking and that made me hesitate. But I decided I would lower my expectations and give it a go. So, here are my thoughts on this much anticipated and hyped up book. As much as I would like to give the book credit, it's my opinion that it's the actor Michele Morrone is the reason for the hype. He's a sexy guy and there are some intense sexual scenes in the movie based off this book. Even though I'm giving the actor the credit for the hype, the book was actually pretty good, but with a few issues. I was conflicted over rating this. I decided on 4 because overall, the storyline proved to be just as intriguing as I had hoped. I also really liked the chemistry between the main characters. That chemistry you saw in the movie is what you get in this book. My issue was there were times I felt the writing was a bit off. It felt like a story that was professional cleaned up but missed a few spots. Maybe some things were just lost in the translation to English. Either way, it was enough to notice but not enough to ruin the book for me. As for the main characters, Massimo Torricelli was an intense anti-hero. His obsession with the heroine is one of the draws for me with this book. He's very dominant and not a nice guy but he tried very hard to be better for Laura. He is mafia and the author kept him real to that role. I'm just really glad she didn't have him abuse Laura, because that is one thing I don't like for a hero to do to his heroine. He was firm and a bit rough at times with her but also very protective. She was his dream for so long, he just desperately didn't want her to disappear. Laura was a harder character for me to like. Her reactions are very unrealistic. It's a book so I really shouldn't hold that against it, but I can't help but think this could have been better with a more proper reaction to certain scenes. She also came off a bit bratty at times and I'm not a fan of that. She's not the worst I've read and for me, it's all about the hero anyway. One of the spoilers I learned did happen in this book. It was also in the movie. Did I like it? No. Did it ruin the book for me? Also no. Now, the other spoilers I heard that must happen in later books could be a deal breaker for me if they are true. That's something I am going to have to think on before I continue with the series. To be continued...or not.