Pull Me Close: The Panic Series

Pull Me Close: The Panic Series

by Sidney Halston

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Pull Me Close: The Panic Series by Sidney Halston

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.

No cheating. No cliffhangers. And no dress code.
 
Don’t miss Sidney Halston’s Panic series:
PULL ME CLOSE | MAKE ME STAY | KISS ME BACK
 
And look for all of her hard-hitting MMA romances:
AGAINST THE CAGE | FULL CONTACT | BELOW THE BELT| LAID OUT | FIGHTING DIRTY | STACKED UP

Praise for Pull Me Close

Pull Me Close is a heart-gripping story about one of the most beautiful things in the world: the power of love.”New York Times bestselling author Aurora Rose Reynolds

Pull Me Close is a magnificent story full of deep emotion that will get you straight in the feels. Sidney Halston nailed it with this one.”New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett

“An intriguing tale of anxiety and depression so authentic that readers will feel as if they are in the story with the characters. The plot is fresh and tackles a fascinating topic. The relationship between the main characters is very intense and consuming. . . . A great read!”RT Book Reviews

“I loved it! . . . You’ll be hooked, and falling in love, giggling, panicking, fanning yourself, and stressing out big time. . . . So good!—Maryse’s Book Blog

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399593895
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/25/2016
Series: Panic , #1
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 111,536
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Sidney Halston lives her life by one simple rule: “Just do it.” And that’s exactly what she did. At the age of thirty, having never written anything other than a legal brief, she picked up a pen to pursue her dream of becoming an author. That first stroke sealed the deal, and she fell in love with writing. Halston lives in South Florida with her husband and children.

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Pull Me Close: The Panic Series 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
gaele More than 1 year ago
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. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
DaneWeimMama More than 1 year ago
Pull Me Close is the first book in the new Panic series by Sidney Halston. I thought the author did an amazing job of creating deep characters while also writing a very sexy love story. I loved how the author handled the issue of PTSD and made it relatable to everyone. I look forward to reading more in the Panic series. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great investment in my spare time.
carvanz More than 1 year ago
This was so much more than what I thought it was going to be. I absolutely loved this storyline, the buildup of Katherine and Nico’s relationship and especially her strength in facing a disease that was stealing her life from her. There wasn’t a thing about this story that I didn’t like. Once I started I couldn’t stop and found myself staying up all night to finish it. It was just that good. Why the four stars instead of five? While it is an exceptional read, it is not one that I would reread. Dual POV No OW/OM drama No apparent triggers
Marichus-Real More than 1 year ago
I was given a gifted copy by NetGalley. Nico and his brother Matt run a club called Panic after their father was sent to prison. Both of them are trying very hard to get the pub clean of drugs and prostitutes. Katherine suffered a traumatic experience years ago and now she is terrorized of getting out of her apartment. She is afraid of darkness, close spaces, people getting around her, lifts, in fact, she is frightened of everything. This is a book about the biggest and strongest force in life: love. Love can make us overcome all the nasty situations we come across and that is what happen with Katherine. Since the night she met Nico, everything starts to change in her life, in her terrors, in her incapability of going out of her apartment, in her way of seeing life, and all that just because of love. A great book, well-written, characters well-developed and impossible to put aside. I can’t wait to read Matt story.
belllla More than 1 year ago
Pull me close is such great unique read. The story was really well written the about real struggle real problem not about some meaningless trouble in life, but real deep issues. I loved both characters. I loved how Katherine was weak but strong. Nico had her really well described and it was all true. I loved Nico as well he was so supportive; I loved his passion positive possession. I loved his beard and long hair and their physical activity realllly hot and sizzling. Great read. Recommended! I volunteered to review an ARC of this book for Netgelly
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
I have loved every Sidney Halston book there isn't far, and this one is no exception. The story between Nico and Katherine is one of love, patience, acceptance, understanding, friendship, and explosive chemistry. From the very first chapter my heart broke for Katherine. It was so easy to understand her plight and her fear. Sometimes in my own life I could easily let my fear and overactive imagination take over and I haven't experienced a small fraction of what she went through. I loved her perseverance and will to get better. And what better way to do so than with a smoking hot man by your side, supporting you and giving you all kinds of delicious incentives. This was simply a beautiful story overcoming tragedy and finding the will to fully live, for both characters. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
moonquartz More than 1 year ago
This is the start of a new series by Halston known for her Worth the fight novels. Katherine is different from most people. Katherine suffers debilitating panic attacks that have almost ruined her life. It has made her reclusive and affected all aspects of her life. She has however found ways to get around her disability and manages to exist. In this novel Halston explores Katherine's emotions and her relationship to those she encounters daily who are all able bodied and some of them have their own baggage. She cannot help but project a negative vibe because of her disability. Nick on the other hand is a hottie pattatie that Katherine is drawn to when she meets him in unfortunate circumstances at his club Panic. Yup, the irony is not lost on the reader. Jaded since his fathers arrest Nick is rather contemptuous of Katherine having judged her as a drug addict. The novel mainly focuses on Katherine's psyche, her demons, her character as she tries to overcome them, how she longs to prove she can be normal. Then there are Nick's emotions, as he is tries to help Katherine and bungles along but cannot let go. On the one hand, he is prepared to do anything for Katherine and yet he knows that he cannot live the reclusive life of the disabled. He realises that Katherine has to overcome her disability if their relationship is to flourish. Halston writes with steamy poignancy as she explores their relationship. She certainly digs deep into the psyche of the sufferer and the loneliness that encompasses their lives. Like Nick, one cannot help but admire her courage and determination against such odds. However Halston barely explores Nick's emotions, particularly after he realises he cannot live Katherine's disabled lifestyle forever despite loving her and knowing that she is the one for him. It feels like something is missing in what is a remarkably well written expose on panic attacks. There is also understandably a lack of humour though Halston manages to keeps it light without taking away from the seriousness of the subject. Despite this Pull me close is still a mesmerisingly insightful read, thoroughly enjoyable. Hence, I am ignoring this lapse and still awarding it 5 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. Loved the thoughtful way that the author approached the sensitive subject of PTSD.
KiaKia More than 1 year ago
I cannot even begin to explain the love I have for this book! I remember when I found it I knew that this one had the potential to be something incredibly special to me, but I had no idea how special it would be. I love this book for so many reasons and I barely know where to start! Sidney Halston did an incredible job with Katherine! Katherine was incredibly authentic and an accurate portrayal of how these disorders may affect someone. I wasn't entirely sure what I was getting myself into when I first started this one, but this book hit home so quick it was wild! I immediate fell in love with Katherine because she was so painstakingly real! What she was going through, and the reasons it came about, completely stole my heart! And with that said, I also LOVED Nick as well! At first he was incredibly judgmental of Katherine and I didn't like him because of it. But as time went on, his eyes opened and his want to understand grew. He did his best to understand what was going on with her and that was the start of their relationship blossoming into something that would change them both. Their relationship as well as the story was smooth and beautiful. You see these two steadily grow and their relationship progress into something important to each other. My favorite part about their relationship is that Nick didn't see her as a disorder, he saw her as a woman who was trying to deal with a difficult problem. "She's Katherine, a beautiful, intelligent, self-assured woman who happens to have this terrible affliction. But I like Katherine. A lot. And it's too late to walk away." After he realized what she was going through, he did his best to help her and it was because he wanted to. It's a beautiful thing for someone who is going through difficult circumstances to have someone on their side that will try to see from their perspective. Although it wasn't easy and it was something he wasn't prepared for, Nick went out of his way to try to help her live a better life the best way he could. Reading this book, you get to see what day to day is like for someone who suffers with severe anxiety. You get to see how they manage to think themselves into the dark and how their life can be affected by it. Sidney Halston wrote this book in such an incredibly realistic way, it's hard to even compare anything to it. This is one book that I would recommend everyone read because not only do you get an incredibly love story, you also get an incredibly story of a girl's bravery to overcome her fears while standing alongside someone who really cares for her! In short: Sidney Halston has written a story that brings light to PTSD and Anxiety disorders in a way that will steal your heart while enlightening your mind.
Liberty_Ann_Ireland More than 1 year ago
Sidney Halston chose to tackle a subject in this book that hit awfully close to home, that of Anxiety disorders and PTSD. Perhaps that is why I was so very moved by what could have been one of the myriad contemporary romances I see each month yet again. Instead, this is a realistic and accurate portrayal of mental illness melded seamlessly to a beautiful romance, a book I shall not soon forget. We meet our key players at Nico’s family’s South Beach club Panic .(A most clever name ;)) Nico impatiently assumes Katherine is yet again another junkie who he ends up taking home and then plans to wash his hands of her. He – while justifiably, still – acts like quite the asshat at first glance. Thankfully he is able to discover just how debilitating it all is for her and becomes Grade A First Class Boyfriend material. We meet Katherine at Panic solely out of love for her sister. Her struggles felt so real, all of them, so that even people with no exposure to this debilitating illness could relate to her as a human and as a woman. Having Nico’s love and support, while wonderful, did not provide some miracle cure. She did not immediately stop being afraid. It was a process and her mindset was 9/10ths of it. I loved it when she said, “My illness does not define me. I define me.” Kudos to Ms. Halston for choosing this subject and doing it in such a caring manner. Best book of the year, hands down. *****5 Stars***** ***I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book ***
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved Nicole & Katherine.
Crystal61 More than 1 year ago
It was hard to see how this story could have a happy ending. Katherine's PTSD was so extreme, and I know this does not go away fast, if at all. Because of the time that passed through this story, I grew to love the grumpy but loving Nico who did what he could to help Katherine. I had to keep turning pages to see how they made it to the other side of this disorder. As the story progressed, I enjoyed it more. I recommend this story highly. I received a copy of this story through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.
Dalitza More than 1 year ago
Pull Me Close is a fascinating and intense read about fear and the healing power of love. A sweet, sexy and heartfelt unputdownable story. When Katherine’s sister decides to throw an engagement party at one of Miami’s hottest night clubs, Katherine decides she can brave the outside world and even though she takes precautions, the panic attack that assails her is inevitable and renders her unconscious. Waking up to find a very attractive yet angry club owner who accuses her of drug abuse is almost as disturbing as the previous night. Setting out to explain her condition she starts a friendship that will change her life forever. Two of Nico’s most important people in his life have lied and used him, leaving him with zero tolerance. So when he’s forced to help out a girl who passed out in his bar most likely due to drugs all he wants to do is get rid of her no matter how attractive she is. He’s more than skeptical when she tells him about her affliction, but after doing some research he starts to appreciate her courage. The more he gets to know her the more he wants to help and protect her and have her as his, but can he help her enough to have a normal and healthy relationship or will his life next to her be reduced to her tiny apartment? I had no clue what this book was about except that it was written by Sidney Halston, and just for that I wanted to read it. I was hooked from page one with the interesting title name and Katherine’s compelling description of having a panic attack, right up to the very end where thanks to her backbone and the love of a patient and caring man she finds herself truly living happily. This is the part of my review where I normally talk about the hero and heroine and their relationship which perhaps include a bit more details than the book’s synopsis or my summary. But if you’re like me, who trusts her authors (meaning those authors who you love and will read not matter what) and craves adventure once in a while, you’ll stop reading after this paragraph and jump right into this very emotional, heartfelt read knowing only that Sidney does a wonderful job at hashing out the complex characters and developing an intense love story that will stay with you for a long time. If you’re still reading though, then I guess you want more deets, but since this review is already a bit long, I’ll try to be brief. Even though Katherine’s anxiety disorder confined her to her apartment, she had a great personality and even greater strength and every time she remembered the event the caused her PTSD I got chocked up myself because I remember in detail what I felt during and after the events of 9/11. And knowing that like our fictional heroine, there must be thousands of real life stories like hers adds real and raw layer of emotions to this story. Nico was an incredible book boyfriend. As a friend recently described the type, he’s mean, moody and completely alpha male sexy. He has his own issues that make him skeptical of everyone, keeping tall walls around himself but once he lets Katherine in there’s nothing he won’t do to help and protect her. He’s thoughtful, caring, patient and have I mentioned sexy? Completely swoon worthy. I highlighted so many great moments between them I wish I could share with you! I’ve tried to pick the best ones though. Finally I need to mention Nico’s brother, Matt, whose book is up next. He seems to be fun and laid back but we know that he has his own demons. I can’t wait to r
JulieMaguda More than 1 year ago
Sidney Halston is one of those authors that I automatically pick up any of her books. I always end up loving her romances. I loved her"Worth the Fight" MMA series. I always find myself pulled towards stories that have characters suffering with mental illness/PTSD, so I knew I had to read this one. Katherine has been through a very traumatic experience in her life and it has left her with severe anxiety issues and a hand full of phobias. Because of the phobias and anxiety disorder she has a difficult time trying leave her apartment at all. I have an anxiety disorder myself (although not nearly as severe as Katherine's), and I thought the way Sidney Halston portrayed her illness felt very real. I really loved that the author didn't make Katherine "all better" just by meeting a supportive man, and that she had to do a lot of hard work to overcome her fears. It made it much more realistic and believable. Nick comes off as a very abrasive and untrusting man when we first "see" him. Well, I guess he remains cagey for quite a while, but he has good reasons. His father originally owned the club that Nick and his twin brother own now, but has been arrested because of the illegal activity he was allowing in his business. Nick and his brother almost got pulled into the mess and Nick's friends all turned their backs on him because they didn't believe in his innocence. Nicks fiance at the time was a junky and also left him when he needed her most. As Nick gets to know Katherine, it takes a long time for him to trust her but when he does he is really sweet and tries his best to help her with her anxiety issues. He challenges her when she needs it, and gives her that extra push. My only criticism is that I don't think that extra drama was needed towards the end of the book. I know those types of events happen, but I don't know, it just seemed unnecessary. I felt as if the story was strong enough without it. ** I received an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. **
Boundlessbookreviews More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC, in exchange for an honest review Pull Me Close, is such a heartbreaking story. But filled with so much strength. Katherine, is suffering from extreme anxiety. Due to a horrific situation that she endured. She meets Nick randomly. First he thinks she’s on something and doesn’t understand the severity of it. But once he does. Everything changes. The writing was really great. It drew me into the story. I don’t know why, but I didn’t connect to the characters themselves. But anyone can relate to the situation. One that changes you forever. Just cause I didn’t connect, doesn’t meant I didn’t like the characters. Katherine really grew and changed throughout the story. She was able to work on these never ending fears. With the help of Nico. I think, honestly, that Nico was meant to be there at that moment. There were some steamy moments, but there was all the other real life moments as well. I enjoyed this, even with the difficult theme. The fears that controlled her. I loved to watch her grow. I think that’s what I loved most about this story, Is this is a real thing and Halston really wrote this so well. You are able to put yourself in the moment. Overall, I give Pull Me Close, Four Boundless Stars. I’m interested to see what happens next in this series...Lissa
CharlotteLynnsReviews More than 1 year ago
PTSD is not an easy topic. Sidney Halston took this tough subject and made it something that should be discussed, should not be hidden, and should be something considered serious. I have huge respect for Sidney Halston and her grace in handling PTSD. Katherine has PTSD. It is debilitating for her. She is a character that I wanted to protect, coddle, and support. As I got to know her better I realized that is exactly what she didn’t need. She needed someone to stand up to her, push her, and accept her for what she has to offer. This is where Nico comes in. Nico has been burned from his past relationship with a drug addict. What he doesn’t need is another needy, lying woman which is exactly what he thinks Katherine is. Until he trusts his gut and follows his heart. He learns that there is more to her then meets his eyes. First impressions are not always correct. While I think Nico is great, perfect, wonderful for Katherine I also think Katherine is all that and more for Nico. He needs someone to love him as he is also. I have to mention that there are two earth shattering world events mentioned in this story. Both these events are true, well known, and horrific. Yet, in this story they are not made light of, they are used to show how some events can affect people in horrible ways and how these same people can overcome their fears to be able to live “normal” lives again. This is not an easy read but it is a worthwhile and wonderful read. This story is real, truthful, and heartbreaking. It is also uplifting to see how people who struggle can get the help they need to be able to live again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved loved loved this book..... hoping for more on Nico and Katherine in the next book since the epilogue didn't have much more...
Laura_F More than 1 year ago
This was an amazing start to the series!! Katherine passes out from a panic attack at Panic during her sister's engagement party. She was sure that she could handle the night out but the crowd, the lights, and the noise prove to be more than she can take. Nick assumes that the only reason that she would pass out in the middle of the club is because she's on drugs. He's determined to avoid any more bad press so he takes her home and is ready to just walk away and forget all about her. Except she's not just another junkie and after spending time together, he's ready to show her that she's braver than she realizes and that he will do everything he can to make her feel safe. An amazing amount of research was done by the author for this book. Oftentimes when depression, anxiety, and PTSD are written about, the stigma and misconceptions surrounding these disorders are perpetuated. That did not happen in this book. Katherine's PTSD has turned her into a recluse but she is still strong and is doing the work to reach her recovery. Nick was so supportive but realistic. He was upfront with Katherine about his needs in their relationship. I was so connected to and invested in these characters. Once I started the book, I wasn't able to put it down. I'm really looking forward to Matt's story!! *This is a voluntary review of an Advanced Reader Copy*
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
Great start to a new series. Katherine is attending her sister’s engagement party when she has a server panic attack. Nick, one of the owners of the club takes care of her and takes her home. He gets drawn in by Katherine and wants to help her, but can he? Great characters and a beautiful story. I loved it. Looking forward to more.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
4.25 stars--PULL ME CLOSE is the first installment in Sidney Halston’s contemporary, adult PANIC erotic, romance series focusing on Moreno family owned Miami nightclub known as Panic. This is co-owner Niko Moreno, and publishing editor Katherine Wilson’s story line. Told from dual first person perspectives (Niko and Katherine) PULL ME CLOSE is a story about the repercussions of emotional trauma that lives on in the mind and manifests itself in various forms including PTSD, anxiety disorders, and emotional problems. Katherine has agoraphobia and panic attacks due to a horrific event in her past. Close to fifteen years has passed but our heroine is unable to let go of the memories, the sounds, the sights, and the loss. Enter Niko Moreno-the co-owner of club Panic, and the man who will help Katherine-one step at a time. The relationship between Katherine and Niko begins acrimoniously. Niko believes Katherine is an addict and OD’d at his Miami nightclub Panic, and our heroine struggles with revealing the truth. Katherine is ashamed of her disorder, and her attraction to Niko forces our heroine to walk out of her comfort zone and confront the man who quite possibly saved her life. What ensues is the building relationship between Niko and Katherine, and Katherine’s struggles with the outside world. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic, and intense. The secondary and supporting characters are colorful and animated. We are introduced to Niko’s twin brother, and co-owner of the Panic club Mateo Moreno. Niko and Mateo continue to struggle to keep Panic afloat in light of their father’s criminal past. David and Geo-Niko’s best friends-are constantly on the move between Paris and North America; and Katherine’s sister Rose whose upcoming wedding is adding stress to our heroine’s already closed-off life. The world building focuses on several crippling anxiety disorders and the aftermath of a trauma very few people could ever forget. Katherine struggles with panic attacks that have led to a number of secondary disorders including agoraphobia and OCD, and the reader is pulled into one woman’s nightmare that never ceases to end. The precipitating drama is easily deduced. There is a slight cross-over with Sidney’s WORTH THE FIGHT series. PULL ME CLOSE is an emotional story line. There is romance, $ex, falling in love and looking forward to the future. The premise is realistic, sensitive and dramatic; the characters are passionate and charismatic; the romance is captivating and seductive. PULL ME CLOSE is a topical story line that looks at the trauma and drama affecting our lives.
TheSazJohnson More than 1 year ago
4 stars to this unique and emotional story. Fantastic and so different from the usual romance story. It's not a dark story but that doesn't make everything rainbows and unicorns. There are some heavy subjects in this book which made for a highly emotional read. I loved it and if you like emotional reads with characters that grow throughout the story then this is one for you.
MelodyGoeken More than 1 year ago
LOVED this book and felt like the author must be really familiar with the issue of panic attacks and agoraphobia. I was thoroughly impressed with how she seamless weaved this story about a woman's loss and fear. Not to list spoilers, but I didn't see that coming at all, and loved how Nick helped Katherine throughout the story. Bravo! Well done Sidney!
TheBookFairyReviews More than 1 year ago
Trauma is hard to over come, PTSD is even harder. Katherine has lived with the debilitating disease for years. Cowering in her home afraid of everything, nearly giving up and barely trying to move forward. Nico, is jaded. He hates what his legacy stands for and abhors those that still try to live in the past to bring his future down. Drugs, infidelity and lies are what his father left them with, but he doesn't hate, no he is angry and bitter. Trying to venture out Katherine finds herself in a situation that triggers her anxiety and send her spiraling, right into the arms of Nico the owner of Panic a club in Miami. Okay, now that I have planted the seed, I can tell you that OMG Sydney has out done herself!!! This book, well all her books, in pure and beautiful and powerful. I mean she gripped me from the beginning. I felt for Katie and her suffering, rooting her Nico to understand and love her. I understood where Nico was coming from and rooted him on as he to healed from a past that he was afraid tainted him. Both suffering, but knowing that Nico could not truly understand where Katie's pain and fear stem from. Bringing, headline disasters into the story was even more powerful. I mean I literally had to close down my reader and take a pause as she brings a twist that would change Nico's perspective forever, and bring a real life horror into her story. It took me about five minutes to count down and breath and pray that history did not repeat itself in this beautiful book. I even had to talk it out with my daughter so that she could understand my anxiety. With her at my side I was able to read and get through it. That is how powerful this story is. Sydney managed to bring PTSD to the forefront for me getting a glimpse into the fear that they suffer and try to overcome. Amazing, Powerful and oh so beautiful. Pull Me Close, Nico and Katherine live in my heart!
Manda_Beth More than 1 year ago
You know when you read a book and it talks to your soul? This is one of those books. This is the first book in the Panic series. Reading about someone with such severe anxiety and a disorder that is crippling to so many is a hard thing to do by Sidney Halston makes it worth the read, Katherine and Nico are very well developed characters that make you want to be around to help out or just hang. Katherine is an agoraphobic that is talked into leaving her house to go to club Panic for her sisters bachelorette party, while there she has a panic attack, that is when Nico finds her and kicks her to the curb thinking she is just another junkie that ended up in his club. Nico is one of those characters that you want to scream at in the beginning but then you fall for his charms throughout the story. Katherine although she has anxiety is someone I would like to get to know. I don't want to tell you all the book so dust off your one click finger and get to reading. Thank you for giving us this amazingly written book and I can't wait to see what happens next.