Sunday, September 25, 2016

Book Review: Pull Me Close by Sidney Halston

Pull Me Close 

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. 

Katherine and Nico are on totally different ends of the spectrum. She's suffering from PTSD and he's pissed off at the world. Fate brings them together as Katherine tries to brave the world to enter Nico's nightclub Panic for her sister's engagement party. 

Katherine is what makes this novel so fantastic. She's relatable and real. I loved her personality and her willingness to get better. Suffering from mental illness, Katherine wants to get better and she works at it. But it's hard. Every day is a struggle. Every moment is a battle of fear. IT ISN'T EASY. That's so very important to this character. 

Nico.... ah, Nico. He just doesn't get it. Overall, I think Nico's great, but there was one thing that pissed me off most about him. Katherine asks him not to use a certain word. He does it anyway. Sorry, it's small, but it also makes Nico an ass. 

Recommended for anyone who loves a good romance with sex. Halston doesn't shy away from the sex scenes and they're graphic. 

***I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review***

About the Author: Sidney Halston lives her life by one simple rule: “The secret of getting ahead is getting started” (Mark Twain). Or even simpler: “Just do it” (Nike). 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 for the first time 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.