Friday, June 30, 2017

NetGalley REVIEW - Virtual Tour - Make Me Stay (Panic, #2) by Sidney Halston

Secret identities, second chances, drama, desire: It’s all going down in Miami Beach . . .
Make Me Stay
Panic, #2
by Sidney Halston
Releasing June 27th 2017
This tantalizing novel from the bestselling author of Pull Me Close, which was hailed by Aurora Rose Reynolds as “a heart-gripping story about . . . the power of love.”

The Book Junkie Reads . . . Review of . . . MAKE ME STAY (Panic, #2) . . .   Loveswept has allowed for Sidney Halston to sweep me away again in the beauty of Miami Beach and the alluring, danger, drama, desire, and intrigue of the nightclub atmosphere. This time round we are back at Panic and Matt has continued his search for the one woman that set his world on fire. Then she is there. With secrets, drama, and an all-consuming desire that each have held onto. April never meant to fall in love. She never wanted to bring Matt in to her world of lies, deceit, and alternate identities. She was a woman with a job to do. She just never expected to find that one love of her life.

Matt and April had so much to put back together and so much to lose. This was a read that took me all the way. It gave me more and then more. The angst, drama, desire, respect, secrets, lies, love, passion, and so forth. The read did no leave me needing. I get both the story of before and the story of now. They had a connection but she had a job. We see how they fell in love in the beginning. We also get to watch as that love brings them back together to build something new and lasting.

Sidney Halston gives me a read that pulls me in in more than one way. She draws on the depth of her characters, the richness in the plots, and combines this with the drama, passion, and support characters. The way she melds the before and after makes the read make sense. There was no huge gaping hole that left me wanting more. April and Matt find there but with challenges. If you read book one then you need to very much pick up book two of this series. If you have not read book one and want to start this series go ahead pick up this one and see Matt’s struggle to find that love that he knows will complete him. While April works to fix her world, and regain her love. This was a second chance romance that gave you the whole story.

Panic series:
Pull Me Close – Panic, #1
Make Me Stay – Panic, #2
Kiss Me Back – Panic, #3

April: Walking away from Matt Moreno was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Lying to him was a close second, but for his safety, I had no other choice. I was undercover, working to put some nasty people behind bars. But when Matt nearly recognizes me on Lincoln Road a year later, all those very real feelings come rushing back. Now that my assignment’s almost over, will he understand why I lied? Why I had to leave? Most important, can he ever forgive me?

I was madly in love with June Simpson . . . or, at least, with the woman I thought was June. Then she just disappeared while my family’s nightclub went through hell. And after months of searching, when I think I’ve finally found that sexy, raspy voice and those exquisite blue eyes, she slips away once more. Turns out, “June” is actually Detective April White. She’s been playing me the whole time. And she’s about to rock my world all over again.

Don't miss the first Panic Series Romance

“Slide over, will ya? I need to order a drink.” He sounds as if he’s already had enough drinks and doesn’t need another one. I’m about to tell the guy where he can stick his drink when I see her reach into her purse and pull out her phone. I’m mesmerized. What is she doing? The jerk is staring at her, waiting for her to move, but she’s reading a text instead, completely ignoring him.
But then the man makes the wrong decision. He grabs her elbow and pulls her up from the stool.
“Hey! Get your hands off me!” she shrieks. Her eyes, a piercing light blue that’s almost translucent, glare at the man.
“Is everything okay?” I ask loudly, to be heard over the music.
“Miller Lite,” the guy has the fucking nerve to call out.
But she speaks over him. “No. Everything’s not okay. This guy grabbed me.”
“Calm down, honey. You’ve been sitting here all night. Some of us need room.”
“Well, you could say ‘excuse me.’”
“And you can move your fat ass,” he spits back. “It’s not like you need any more drinks.” At that, her mouth opens wide and she gasps. From what I can see there is nothing fat about this woman, but even if there was, the guy’s totally out of line. With both palms on the bar I lean forward and get in the man’s face. “Outta my bar—” But I don’t have a chance to finish before she lifts her glass, stands up, and slowly and deliberately pours the entire drink over the guy’s head, olives and all.
Swear to God—swear to fucking God—all the lights, the music, and the people dancing come to a screeching halt as she slams her empty glass on the table and calmly sits back down. “Another martini, please,” she says sweetly, batting her lashes.
Fucking spectacular.
I think I might be in love.
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USA Today bestselling author, Sidney Halston lives her life with one simple rule: "Just Do It"--Nike. And that's exactly what she did.

After working hard as an attorney, Sidney picked up a pen for the first time at thirty years old to begin her dream of writing. Having never written anything other than very exciting legal briefs, she found an outlet for her imaginative, romantic side and wrote Seeing Red. That first pen stroke sealed the deal, and she fell in love with writing. Sidney lives in South Florida with her husband and children. She loves her family above all else, and reading follows a close second. When she's not writing, you can find her reading and reading and reading. She's a reader first and a writer second. When she's not writing or reading, her life is complete and utter chaos, trying to balance family life with work and writing (and reading). But she wouldn't have it any other way.

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