Pull Me Close: The Panic #1 by Sidney Halston
It’s been a while since I’ve read a title by Sidney Halston, and fortunately her new series, The Panic is now available. Please read on for my review and an exceprt. be sure to check the tour stops to see what other readers thought of the title, and don’t forget to enter the tour wide giveaway where you could win a $25.00 Amazon eGift Card and a Loveswept Mug.
Pull Me Close
It’s been a while since I’ve read a title from Sidney Halston, and this new series set in Miami brings all of the character, intrigue and heat that I have come to expect from her.
Katherine has decided that leaving her apartment is not a good thing. Severe anxiety has limited her life and brought her low repeatedly: lastly after fainting in the arms of the most beautiful man she had ever seen. Passing over the threshold that separates her apartment from the world is not a good idea, as that incident proved to her.
Nick owns Panic nightclub in Miami, and he’s dealt with more than his fair share of junkies and drunks. Not looking to open the can of worms that is the police, he and his brother secrete her in their office and wait until she comes around. He decides that he will take her home (a chivalrous moment) even as won’t listen to any explanations, preferring the story he had in his head.
Nick and his brother were completely burned when they took over their father’s successful club. Behind the scenes there were drugs and drug deals, and a raid put them in jail until information of their non-involvement came forward. Since then, there’s been a focus on a clean and drug free nightclub – and Nick lost his junkie girlfriend. So he completely jumped to conclusions when searching Katherine’s purse after she passed out, and finding her anti-anxiety meds.
Katherine is bolder than she thinks, in making sure to try to explain herself and her anxiety to Nick, thanking him for not taking advantage. He’s a bit more open to her in their second meeting, and he is intrigued. Even though he knows it’s not the right thing.
Halston does a remarkable job in both explaining Katherine’s anxieties and the power they have over her, as well as showing the push-pull with Nick. Once he’s intrigued, he is determined to help her. The palpable emotion, the paralyzing fears and even Katherine’s desire to overcome the worst moments, with or without Nick’s help is wonderful. Tense to read – you want to see some positive changes for her anxiety, as well as admiring Nick’s growth and caring. I whipped through these pages, hoping to see them find a way to work through and with the anxiety, rather than letting it stop them.
Title: Pull Me Close
Author: Sidney Halston
Series: The Panic #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by: Loveswept
Published on: 25 October 2016
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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About the Book:
Welcome to Panic, a sultry Miami nightclub where bodies and hearts move to a beat that doesn’t stop at sunrise—the setting for an emotionally charged series from the bestselling author of the Worth the Fight novels.
When Katherine Wilson passes out in the arms of the hottest man she’s ever seen, it’s not because of the lights, the pulsating music, or the crowded dance floor. It’s because she can’t enjoy a night out like a normal person, not with her debilitating anxieties. These panic attacks are going to destroy her life unless she takes control—or gets a helping hand. So after the club’s bad-boy owner personally escorts her home, Katherine feels something urgent and primal awaken inside of her.
Nick Moreno doesn’t need a headache like Katherine. A drug bust has put his father behind bars and forced Nick to take over the daily business of his family’s South Beach nightclub. His head tells him to walk away—but his body has other ideas. Katherine’s vulnerability, her grace and courage, compel him to reach out. And when they kiss, Nick is overcome by desire: to pull her close, and promise that his embrace will always be the safest place on earth.
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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