REVIEW : Stay With Me by Nicole Fiorina

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

When I look into your eyes, I can see my Mia is in there. The girl who pretends not to care, but her heart is relentless. The girl who kisses me apologetically, watches me read, laughs into my neck, and has a genuine fucking smile when I’m beside her. My Mia.


I don’t even know where to begin with this review. This book took me one hell of an emotional roller coaster ride. First off, thank you to Nicole for the opportunity to read this book. This is a fantastic debut novel! The blurb is what really drew me into this story. I knew I needed to read it and find out more about thee characters and their stories.

Mia believes she can’t feel any emotions, after a traumatic event she has completely shut down. She has acted out. Her father and stepmother have had enough and send her to Dolor in the UK in hopes that she will get better. Ollie is the opposite of Mia. He feels too much emotion. These two could not be any more different from each other, yet somehow, they are perfect for each other.

Mia and Ollie’s relationship was so much more than a romance. They needed each other to heal, to feel, to recover. It was emotional and beautiful. I loved every aspect of their relationship. They are both so afraid for different reasons and they don’t want to hurt each other, but they also couldn’t stay away from one another.

Stay With Me was so different than I expected. It was an emotional romance, it was deep on so many different levels.  This is book one in a series and I can not wait to see where this story goes after the cliffhanger of an ending.


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