REVIEW : Now Open Your Eyes by Nicole Fiorina


I’d spent my last two years devising and perfecting this plan.
A plan Mia was never apart of, but she was a storm.
And you can’t expect anything from a storm.
Perhaps the reason I allowed her to distract my monster to begin with.
I just never thought she would become an addiction until it was too late.
But there was still one thing left to do, and time was ticking.

It was so close, I could almost taste it, but the only thing I could taste now was the end.
Over the last two years, I’d let all outside forces dictate my life, my feelings, my head.
I’d allowed everyone to control what my punishment should be for all my wrong-doings.
I’d been tested and learned my lesson.
I’d paid my dues and suffered long enough.
Because in the end,
even the once-upon-a-damned deserved to be happy too.

How far are you willing to go?
I’d asked myself this very question countless times.
But never in my wildest dreams thought I’d go back in time,
chasing ghosts from my past for a chance to save our future.
So, there was no limit.
No boundaries.
I’d cross time, the world, my morals.
Yes, I’d even double-cross myself.
So, how far would I go?
The answer had always been simple.
I’d go an eternity plus a day past crestfallen.

Without Ollie, my heart felt like December in the middle of spring.


Where do I even begin with this? I have no words for this book. It took my breath away from the very first word to the very last. Nicole Fiorina has a way with words that completely sucks every single ounce of your being into the story and the lives of the characters.

Ollie and Mia’s story has not been easy from the moment the met in Stay With Me, to the troubles in Even When I’m Gone to the emotional continuation in Now Open Your Eyes. I am still at a loss for words. The best was saved for last and this book was pure perfection. Ollie and Mia’s love, devotion and connection to one another was tested numerous times but they are both fighters and will fight for what feels right to them.

While this story had me in tears and my heart was hurting, I loved the few moments of lightness and happiness that had me laughing and smiling. You can feel every single emotion these characters do every single moment of the story.

NOYE is raw, emotional, consuming, and beautiful conclusion to Ollie & Mia’s love story. I wasn’t prepared to feel so many different emotions while reading this book or this entire series.

Now Open Your Eyes is a MUST READ, along with the entire Stay With Me series, but it is also one of my top reads of 2020.


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