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Two Months and Three Days

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This is a super hot, spicy and dramatic read. 

There were a lot of sexy, dramatic and hot moments that made up for the mediocre writing. I wasn't really a fan of Maxim at the beginning. It took a while for me to even like him at all. 
I am a big fan of the setting and the concept of the book. 
Arina irritated me a bit. I liked the concept of her being taught by Maxim but there was a lot missing between their dynamic (other than sex).
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Dark, Sinister, Hot as hell and ends in a cliffhanger. I was afraid it will be another 50 shades of grey knockoff but thank god it was not. I kinda liked the plot and the characters but I was not that sure if I liked the book or not in the end. Maybe a little bit of both.
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Spoiler alert:

Okay at first I thought that Maxim is kinda psycho. You did not know what is in his mind. The way he thinks is an absolute insane. Those two are completely opposite. While Arina is naive, Maxim is dark and sinister. What I did not like is that there's too much Snow White references. Everything is white. This book is hot but  a little bit slow. What make me mad is that Maxim did not know Arina is falling for him. Duh, what a clueless man. In the conclusion Maxim is a jerk! The book ends in cliffhanger which I would buy and read the next book to find out the ending.
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While I was gripped to this book, and want to read what comes next , I found it considerably annoying in places. 
The reference to " snow white "  for Arina was fine, but describing everything white as " snow white" was too much. 

Arinas character was fun to get to know, she is so naive whilst also showing such strength and bravery when suddenly finding herself in a world she doesnt belong. 

Maxim... well I have to say I couldn't bring myself to find anything likeable about him. 

The writing style is very hard to get into too, I was still struggling at 40% and wondering if I should put it down for good. 

I voluntarily read and reviewed this book,  all thoughts and opinions are my own.
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This was a good quick read       
Finishing in less than two days 
New to me author and I would read more by her.
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Unfortunately, this book was a DNF for me.  I got about 30% when I just had to close the book.  The characters were interesting but the writing was stilted not allowing for me to get into the story.   With a bit of work on the flow of the story, perhaps it would be different.
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I could not stand the writing style of this book, maybe this is just because it's translated poorly. I'm not really sure, but I wouldn't recommend it.
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I received a free copy of Two Months and Three Days in exchange for an honest review.  This was definitely an intense book.  Overall, I enjoyed it, but I really had a hard time liking Arina.  She was in way over her head with Maxim.  Maxim is older, more sophisticated, and has a very dark side.  Even though Arina claimed to like it, she wasn't very convincing in the story.  The story ends with a part 2 after Arina takes off.  I'm not sure if I will complete the second book.
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This was not for me, I never finished it.

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher, I am voluntarily providing my honest review.
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An engaging erotic romance story with a cliffhanger. Strong intense chemistry characters. A well-written book liked reading it, it's a pleasure to review. I received a free ARC copy of this book, am voluntarily leaving a review.
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I loved the story but I am not quite sure of his demeanor or his intent with her when he takes her to that after party as he called it. He seemed frantic that she leaves but it seems like he gave up to easily. I will get the next book m read it to make my final decision to the series
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3.5 stars
I admit that I was drawn by the book because of the cover and the title. 
Not sure how I feel about this one. 
Although it was a good start to this series. 
It was very slow, and took me a LONG while to get into... it had lot of potentials!
The story line was great, it kinda reminded me of 50 shades of Gray. 
I feel like the characters needed work though... and the combination of a romance and a detective story, was a little unusual to me.. BUT was one of the best contemporary romance books that I have read in a while. I'm all over the place with this one. I loved it but at the same time, it was missing something... I will be looking out for the other books in this series though, I really want to see where the story goes.
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SExY!!! They’re relationship is everything and I’m obsessed. You will be sucked in from the very beginning. I promise you will love it.
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Cringe-worthy flashbacks of Fifty Shades Of Black and it was all types of wrong. I seriously was barely able to make it to the end of chapter 5 before dropping it like it's hot. The writing was cringe-worthy and moreso, the characters were childish and immature. I want to give kudos to anyone that's able to finish this to the end.
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Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review. 

This was okay. I just think I don't care for Romance anymore. My taste has changed. It wasn't bad but just not for me.
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"Two Months and Three Days" is an unusual combination of a romance and a detective story. It is one of the best contemporary romance books that I have read in a while.

It is the first in a trilogy of books by Tatiana Vedenska that was originally published in Russian under the pen-name of Alisa Klever. A complete best-selling contemporary romance series in Russia, the trilogy very loosely adapts ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ by E.L. James. For me, Tatiana Vedenska is in a league of her own with her individual style of writing, and steamy sex scenes!

This, the opening book of the #SinisterRomance series is a steamy, sensual and emotional read. It is a wonderful tale of a spoiled billionaire and an ordinary student that explores themes such as family bonds, experience and relationships, as well as happiness, belonging and naivety. 
 
This English translation is nicely done and keeps the moments of humour and spicy sex scenes that make "Two Months and Three Days" such a fulfilling and enjoyable read.

{Thank you to NetGalley, LitHunters and Tatiana Vedenska for a free copy and for giving me the opportunity to provide an honest review.}
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Two Months and Three Days by Tatiana Vedenska is the first in a series of #SinisterRomance novels featuring the dark romantic escapades of a crazy rich/crazy handsome photographer and his new muse. Arina, a simple girl from the Russian farmlands is attending veterinary school in Moscow. While her roommate is um...exploring their own sexuality at home, Arina takes to the streets to kill some time and preserve her dignity. After wandering into an art gallery, Arina happens to arrive at nearly the same time as a famously misunderstood photographer named Maxim Korshun. Despite never having heard of him, Arina, just like every girl in the immediate area, is captivated not only by the art but by the man himself. His photos evoke uncomfortable emotions in Arina, and by happenstance, suddenly the famous artist confronts the vulnerable Arina about her feelings. 

The pacing, despite the considerable length of the novel is comfortable and builds tension quite well. The reader will have a good understanding of Arina, if not of the more mysterious Maxim, including what might attract these two to each other. After the initial encounter, something about the young russian girl piques Maxim's interests. The man who could seemingly have any woman he wants, abruptly wants Arina. After tracking her down Maxim makes a unique proposal, and of course compels Arina to acquiesce. Arina is the quintessential lamb being led to the slaughter. Maxim promises a summer she'll never forget, traveling the world with him as her "personal assistant." The one catch, Arina will have to submit to Maxim in ways she couldn't possibly yet understand.

At this point you might be finding your sharpest pitchfork and lighting your favorite torch, because this plot sounds hella familiar to 50 Shades of Grey. For one thing, you'd be right. The novel's marketing openly compares itself to the infamous erotica, but that actually does Two Months and Three Days a bit of a disservice. Sure the checklist is there: rich guy with baggage, pretty but unassuming girl, sex laden contracts, inexplicable love fantasy...it's all here. However, the attention to detail is what separates this story from its inspiration. An all-seeing narrator tells the story, rather than solely the strange inner-workings on one of the main characters. Maxim has base and carnal desires, but they're all believable in their own right. Arina is a cocktail of emotions as both Maxim's plaything and lover. And in this conflict, comes the novel's finest hour.

A trope that's become commonplace in erotic lit is the notion that the submissive lead (typically the female love interest in hetero stories) will eventually conform to all the desires and needs of her lover(s). Let me humor you with a couple classic examples. "Oh she didn't like anal at the start? Well now she's everything butt." "Two partners at the same time? Well I never.....omg this is my life now," you get the idea. Two Months and Three days came this close...THIS CLOSE (I'm doing the index finger/thumb thing to show how close it is) to being another in a long line of romantic stories that break and conform the main submissive character to the dom's self-interests. After a globe trotting voyage of rough sex, questionable "artistic" photography, and a sickening micromanagement style from Maxim that would make Steve Jobs blush, the final brick was setting to be laid. Sparing spoilers, Maxim's attempt to complete the circle of ownership-domination to Arina seemed all but inevitable. In generalities, it addressed the subject of permanent dom/slave ownership. Just at the mere prospect, I was ready to throw down the e-reader in disgust, and my editorializing between paragraphs was starting to piss off my wife. But suddenly, the clouds part, and the reader is treated to a REAL ending. It's only the first of a series, but I'm frankly fine with this being the head-canon ending for my personal experience. I'll try not to extrapolate on this any further for the sake of the novel, but the ending alone makes this a story worth being read. 

Verdict: Two Months and Three Days by Tatiana Vedenska is a well-worn journey through the psyche of a powerful man and assumed submissive woman against the interesting settings of Moscow, Berlin, and London. Well-worn, but intensely satisfying. Sizzling sexual content and an engaging outer story keep pages turning during the more predictable mid-novel moments. Once you get over the slight learning curve of a story that's been translated not only but language but by culture, you'll be ready to sign on the dotted line for this hot-to-the-touch #sinisterromance.

A special thanks to LitHunters for supplying the review copy of Two Months and Three Days for our review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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A very dark but interesting read. Several twists and turns I couldn’t wait to see how it ended. First time reading this author would be interested to see what is next.
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I admit that I was drawn by the book because of the cover and the title. But of course, the fact that it likens itself with 50 Shades of Grey in the description got me somewhat interested too.

But I am happy to say that it resembles very little to 50 Shades. That could be a good thing or bad, depending onow big of a fan you are of the famous erotica. Me, personally, am glad it is nothing like it. Or at least, the resemblance is nothing major. So far.

If there is any similarity between the two series that I notice would be the personality of the female lead. Arina do remind a little of Bella Swan with the hwole virginity and intrigued by the rich and mysterious male lead. Arina, thank God, did not do the whole lip biting thing that Bella Swan is famous for.  Plus, Arina is less annoying. 

I cannot quite figure out Maxim, but maybe that is the whole point at this stage. He is one very determined alpha, but he is walking on the thin line to being an asshole. His chemistry with Arina is off the chart. It certainly helps that he is one straight shooting, dirty talker. 

The wriitng I think could be better. At times, I felt like I was reading a fanfiction written by a 13 year old writer. This is by no means a diss towards the writer because I am reading a translated version after all. So a better translating job would not go amiss. But despite it, I found myself addicted to the story because it kept me going for hours.
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This was a dark, arousing, confusing rollercoaster ride. I hated it- I loved it.
I definitely need to find out what happened to him as a child that nearly killed him and made him this weird vunerable monster.
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