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Pull Me Close (Panic #1) by Sidney Halston

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Panic #1
Sidney Halston
Contemporary Romance
October 25, 2016

Welcome to Panic, a sultry Miami nightclub where bodies and hearts move to a beat that doesn’t stop at sunrise—the setting for “a magnificent story full of deep emotion” (Sawyer Bennett).

Katherine: I thought I could enjoy a night out like a normal person. I thought I could handle the flashing lights, the pulsing music, the crowded dance floor. I couldn’t have been more wrong. After having an anxiety attack and passing out during my sister’s engagement party at Panic, I wake up in the arms of the hottest guy I’ve ever seen. Nick Moreno’s no gentleman. But he might just be the man I need to help me take control of my life.

Nick: When I hear there’s some random girl passed out in the back room of my family’s South Beach nightclub, I’m pissed. My dad’s already behind bars and we can’t afford any more bad press. But after giving her a lift—literally—back to her apartment, I stop seeing Katherine Wilson as some random girl. She’s gorgeous, vulnerable, and braver than she knows. And when we kiss, all I want to do is pull her close and promise that she’ll always be safe in my arms.

Nancy’s review

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started this since this author is new to me, and I only read a couple reviews for it before I dove in. I’m really surprised on how much I actually enjoyed this one, there’s no doubt I’ll be reading more of Sidney’s books.

“Right now, at this very moment, I wish I was someone who has her shit together.”

Katherine Wilson was once just a normal woman but then something happened that now has her afraid to leave her home most days without having a panic attack.

While out at a club for her sister’s engagement party, being around too many people with loud music, it all becomes too much for Katherine. She ends up having a panic attack and the club owner, Nico, thinks she’s a druggie, which immediately has him feeling disgust towards her.

Af first, Nico is hesitant to help Katherine because he doesn’t have time to deal with another problem. He already has enough on his plate as it is. When Nico learns the truth about Katherine it soon gets harder for him to keep his distance.

“She intrigues me in ways no one ever has. She’s drop-dead gorgeous but has absolutely no clue. She’s shy yet feisty. Scared but fucking braver than most.”

I loved the dynamic between these two once they finally became friends. Their relationship to something more was slow burn. I loved how Nico tried his best to understand Katherine and also knowing when to give her that little extra nudge she needed.

Every one of Katherine’s struggles felt real. She didn’t immediately stop being afraid just because she had Nico’s love and support. It took time and patience. That’s what I admired about her; her determination to try new things.

“Tell me what you need. I want to help.” I turn in his arms and look up at him. He did research? God, he’s wonderful. “Pull me close and hold me tight,” I whisper.

Overall, this was a excellent book, one you should read if you haven’t read anything by this author before. I’m super excited for the next book in the series, I can already tell it’s going to be a good one.