♥ 𝕊𝕥𝕒𝕪 𝕎𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝕄𝕖 ♥
𝔹𝕪: Nicole Fiorina
𝔾𝕖𝕟𝕣𝕖: Contemporary, New Adult, Dark Romance, Angsty AF!
ℝ𝕖𝕝𝕖𝕒𝕤𝕖 𝔻𝕒𝕥𝕖: August. 13, 2019
In a desperate final attempt to save nineteen-year-old Mia from herself, she gets transferred to Dolor University, a reformatory college in the UK that housed deranged and dangerous young adults who viewed the private institution as their own personal playground.
Mia didn’t care.
She needed feelings to care.
She’d keep her head down, ignore everyone, and make it through the next two years effortlessly.
Though Mia never anticipated Ollie Masters.
With green eyes, tattoos, and the voice of a poet, she is quickly drawn to him.
But because of her sociopath tendencies, she knows it could only end in one of two ways.
Either he will be the one to free her from her past, or she will be the one to destroy him.
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❝ Life consists of tiny moments—moments that define you, moments that shape you, moments that lead you down a path of reflection, self-discovery, and purpose. These heartbeats of moments are collections of who you are and who you are meant to be—little moments. And we only remember the ones that have impacted our souls. ❞
Stay With Me by Nicole Fiorina has left me completely breathless and utterly ruined! OH. MY. GOD! I am dying right now! I just finished this book with tears in my eyes (AND I DO NOT CRY!), I really don’t even have time to write this review right now but I just NEEDED to do it now while all these emotions are still fresh on my mind. Seriously, I just… I don’t even know what to say. I am completely and utterly flabbergasted that this is Fiorina’s DEBUT novel!! Honestly, I don’t believe it, I think she MUST have written under another pen name or SOMETHING because there is just way that THIS is a debut novel! HOLY. SHIT! I just found a new favorite author! This book is raw and it’s real. It’s far from an “easy” read and I’m sure it won’t be for everyone. But if you are looking for a book that will touch your soul… you have found it here with Stay With Me.
❝ I need you to feel for me, and once you do, I need you to stay. ❞
Mia Jett is an American girl just shy of her nineteenth birthday who’s mental stability has become an issue. Her father and stepmother have had enough and after her latest antics end with her almost being thrown into a mental institution, her father pleads with the judge to send her to Dolar, a reformatory college all the way in England.
While at Dolar she meets an eccentric group of students who even though Mia puts up a struggle, manages to pull her into their small circle of delinquents.
Among them… Oliver Masters.
❝ Emotional Intensity. Basically, I feel too much, while you feel nothing.❞ Ollie dropped his head to see my reaction. ❝ It’s as if this world is playing a cruel joke on us.❞
Mia suffers from the inability to feel emotions. But when all of a sudden this sweet, sexy, bad boy starts to have an effect on her, making her feel, something she hasn’t done in years. It wrecks havoc on her already fragile mental state.
❝ With Ollie, I’d found a safe place. I’d found refuge from the storm inside my head. ❞
Mia doesn’t feel anything, while Ollie feels everything.
But Mia wasn’t born this way. Something traumatic caused her mind to build up a wall to repress her memories and everything else. To protect her from it all. But every single time Ollie chips away at that wall not only do those feelings start to come through but the memories are able to seep through the cracks as well.
❝ I’m not going to save you, Mia I don’t want to be the one. I’m going to show you how to save yourself. ❞
Mia may have built this wall around her heart, her emotions, and her memories but Ollie is determined to help her help herself break through it and finally begin to heal.
But it’s nowhere near easy sailing for these two… and their troubles are far, far from over.
❝ You have to break through, and it’s going to hurt, and it’s going to be painful, but you have to because I’m fucking selfish and I want you.❞ He shook his head. ❝No, I need you. ❞
❝ I’d never expected to get swept up in his hurricane and have feelings for him—but I did. It had been in the cards all along. Ollie and I were an unforeseen omen. A force of nature. ❞
You guys, if you listen to no other book recommendation from me then listen to this one. Stay With Me completely WRECKED ME! It’s intense, it’s unpredictable and it is so, so heartbreakingly beautiful. Not even kidding this shit broke my heart. Again, this one is far from an easy read, it covers quite a few really sensitive topics, it’s intense and you are going to go through a plethora of emotions but I promise you, Ollie and Mia’s story is so worth it. These aren’t the type of characters and this isn’t the type of book that you forget once you finish the last page and move on to the next one. No. This one is going to stay with you. You won’t be forgetting Mia or Ollie any time soon.
❝ When it came down to you and me, I’d never thought you’d be the one to slip away. ❞
OK, let me just start off by saying that prologue… SHEESH! It’s set in the future so the prologue is actually the end of the book… OK, so in saying that, the entire time I was reading, watching Mia and Ollie’s attraction grow and then take on something else entirely… that prologue stuck with me. I just knew that we were going to have to come back around to that prologue at some point and I just kept waiting for the moment that my heart would break. And when it came… I was completely devastated. I STILL wasn’t ready for it.
❝ I’m bulletproof, yet she’s slowly penetrating every part of me. ❞ —Oliver Masters
When Nicole Fiorina found me on Instagram and asked if I wanted to check out her debut novel, I almost turned her down. 😕 Honestly, I really just didn’t have the time to take on anything extra. But I had seen teasers being posted for a couple weeks and since the book is already out, I had heard good things. So I took a chance and said yes. I have never been happier to have taken a chance on a new author then I am after finishing this book. I am so impressed! Her writing, her style, THIS is why I love reading new authors because sometimes you find a gem like Nicole. She is so descriptive in the way that she writes that I felt like I was right there climbing through those damn vents, hanging out on the floor of Ollie’s room, passing around a bottle, laid back listening to music, I was just so entranced that I felt like I was right there alongside them. The characters literally came to life in my mind. The somewhat poetic dialogue at times and quotes from Ollie, I have NEVER highlighted a book the way I highlighted this one. Check out all my highlights of Stay With Me, HERE.
❝ After all, with him was where my soul belonged. ❞
Mia, she’s feisty, stubborn, and marches to the beat of her own drum. Mia is a hard character to like in the beginning. She’s just so HARD. But once you find out what all she’s gone through… heartbreaking. And everything about Mia starts to make a whole lot more sense. She’s tough as nails with a wall built up bigger than the Grand Canyon but Ollie sees right through it all and to the pain hiding inside of her right from the very beginning.
❝ All along, we’d been connected. My light illuminated in his presence because his soul was the one mine had been promised to. ❞
Ollie, oh my God. My sweet, sweet Ollie. I am completely head over heels in love with Oliver Masters. Honestly, it doesn’t get much better than Ollie. He’s there for Mia every step of the way, even when she pushes him away… in more ways than one and some are downright awful. Most would have given up, but Ollie holds strong and helps her help herself in the only way he knows how. By loving her without restraint. He is one of the most swoon-worthy book boyfriends I have ever read! When he cuddles with her while HE reads to HER… the way he builds her up when she’s constantly tearing herself down, ya’ll I can’t say it enough you NEED to meet Ollie. I am so, soooo scared of what happens now. I don’t want to see a different Ollie but I have a feeling that’s EXACTLY what’s going to happen next.
❝ And if one day I don’t recognize you, I’ll love you anyway. ❞ —Oliver Masters
The connection between Ollie and Mia is nothing short of absolutely magical. I can’t put it into words and actually do it justice so I’m not even going to try. This is one where I can’t explain it, you just have to read and FEEL it for yourself.
❝ She was my reflection. She was my other half. She was everything I wasn’t. She completed me. She was home. ❞
❝ She was my heaven, I was her hell. ❞—Oliver Masters
I NEED BOOK TWO. I NEED Mia and Ollie to get their happily ever after, together. I need it like I need my next breath. I am BEYOND ready for Even When I’m Gone.
I HIGHLY, HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend checking this one out. I plan on reading the next book and whatever else Fiorina puts out after that! An absolute MUST-READ!
❝ Stay with me, even when I’m gone.❞ ❝ Promise.❞
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ℂ𝕠𝕟𝕗𝕖𝕤𝕤𝕚𝕠𝕟 𝕆𝕗 𝔸 𝔹𝕚𝕓𝕝𝕚𝕠𝕡𝕙𝕚𝕝𝕖’𝕤 𝕆𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕒𝕝𝕝 ℝ𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕟𝕘:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ THIS BOOK WRECKED ME! I am completely in love with this story and these characters. NOTHING I write could ever describe just how amazingly beautiful this story is. I am STILL beyond shocked that this is Fiorina’s DEBUT novel! MIND = BLOWN! Seriously, I would give this one wayyy more then 5-stars if I could!
🔥🔥🔥🔥 There is a LOT of steam in this one! Ollie is… sheesh. Ollie is just MORE in every way and my oh my when that boy turns on the charm… FIREWORKS! 😍
🌪🌪🌪🌪🌪 CLIFFHANGER WARNING: HUGE, HUGE, HUGE cliffhanger you guys! You will get sooo attached to Mia and Ollie and the way this one ended has me ready to sell my soul to get my hands on an ARC of Even When I’m Gone (Book #2) AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! I need to know what happens next with Mia and Ollie like I need my next breath!
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Even When I’m Gone Book #2 releases on Nov. 4th!
★ SPECIAL PRE-ORDER PRICE ONLY 99 CENTS FOR A LIMITED TIME ★
THE SECOND BOOK IN A HEART-CONSUMING SERIES.
Forget everything you thought you knew. Hell, I don’t even know myself anymore. For seven months I’ve been gone, only to come back to be tested in every way possible. They say keep your enemies close, and my demons welcomed me back with open arms. My downfall is a necessary evil. But Mia is my endgame.
Seven months ago, Ollie surrendered to the darkness, abandoning me in the process. He stripped me of my walls only to leave me defenseless. Now he’s back, along with fresh new faces and obstacles standing in our way. He says trust no one. Not even him. How am I supposed to be strong for us both when I’m losing my grip?
WARNING: Mature content, adult language, graphic sexual content, and disturbing matters may trigger an emotional response. Read at your own risk.
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About The Author
Nicole Fiorina is an independent author, debuting her first book, Stay With Me, the first novel in a series. She lives in Florida with her loving husband, Michael, two children, Christian and Grace, and Great Dane, Winston.
She doesn’t write because she likes to, she writes because she needs to, but it wasn’t until a car accident she suffered from (and recovered from), when she received that push to follow her dreams. Her writing style is unapologetic and emotional, striving to push buttons, hearts, and limits. Nicole’s books fall under New Adult, Contemporary Romance, as well as fantasy in the near future.
A lover of music, especially classic rock, she can rap most Eminem songs, dances, dabbles on the piano, and likes to use power tools and a paintbrush. She’s addicted to coconut berry Red bull, coffee, and root beer, and makes sure to force down water to appease her mother. When she’s not writing, she’s probably chauffeuring her kids around, at family gatherings, or sleeping.