Friday, February 4, 2022

This Day

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Synopsis (from Amazon):  The steamy and thrilling story of Laura and Massimo continues in this unputdownable sequel to the international bestseller 365 Days—the inspiration behind Netflix’s blockbuster movie. 

Laura Biel’s new life in Sicily looks like the perfect fairy tale: a grand wedding, a wealthy and devoted husband, a baby on the way, and lavish luxury complete with servants, extravagant cars, and seaside palazzos. Yes, all of this would be perfect, except for the fact that Laura is constantly surrounded by gangsters as the threat of her kidnapping looms large. Laura is about finally discover what it means to be married to the most dangerous man in Italy.

One (or more) Sentence Summary:  I really liked 365 Days and even watched it on Netflix. I was waiting for This Day to come out and was so excited when I was asked to read it and given an advance copy.  While I am still a Blanka Lipinska fan and hope This Day is made into a Netflix movie, I didn't think there was much substance to this one.

Laura threw one fit after another and Massimo put up with them. Same stuff chapter after chapter.  I still do not understand how someone with a heart condition and who has to consistently be fed heart pills (for which she sleeps for hours/days) can surf, run, get hit, and knocked around.  I also didn't understand based on the horrible fall and getting hit she didn't lose the baby. Things just didn't add to for me in this sequel. 

There seemed to be a lot of fit throwing, pouting, poping heart pills, danger, sex, and drugs, without much of a storyline. Things I liked...Blanka isn't afraid to go into details (graphic details - leaving little to your imagination) and a third book (hopefully).  I still like the characters but would like to see Laura grow up and stop throwing fits and stalking off. 

Hopefully awaiting book 3!

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 ten 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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