Author: Sidney Halston
Rating: 4 stars
Buy Links: Amazon
Type: Novel in Series
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Blurb: 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.
Review: I really enjoy Sidney Halston’s brand of contemporary romance and this book didn’t fail to impress. She propelled the two main characters in this book from humans with issues and baggage to two soul mates who were meant to be together. The trip was long, lazy and seductive and we got to enjoy the whole ride!
Nick Moreno has been through enough in his short life, taking over his father’s bar after he was indicted and put in jail. There were a whole lot of consequences for his father’s bad behavior and Nick didn’t want them intruding on the new start the bar was making. Known to be an easy place to score drugs during his dad’s tenure, Nick was determined to clean their act up. He wanted it to be the happening bar in town, not the drug one. So he was really upset when he first saw Katherine almost comatose. Not knowing that she had severe anxiety issues and was in the middle of a huge panic attack, he assumed she was an addict. Luckily he took care of her immediately, taking her home and staying overnight to make sure she was okay.
When Katherine wakes up the next day and sees the man from her fractured dreams in her bedroom–it’s a little panic inducing. But she remembered that he was kind even if his voice was a little harsh and unforgiving. Katherine exists in a world that’s slowly closing in on her. She’s agoraphobic–can’t stand to be outside. There are a variety of reasons but they’re not going away anytime soon. So she’s less than delighted to have someone in her space, especially a grumpy hottie from the bar.
He’s intrigued and attracted to this woman even though he doubts her story. She drawn to him in a weird way which frightens and delights her. How can these two actually have a relationship when Katherine doesn’t leave her house and Nick never takes off from the bar. Well, they do, and it’s an exciting and erotic ride. It was almost like Nick was using sex to get her out of her place–funny, sweet and hot. Read it!