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Book Review: Pull Me Close

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Pull Me Close by Sidney Halston– 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.

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Published: October 26, 2016

Acquired: TBR List

Series: #1 in The Panic series

My Rating: 4 Stars

My Thoughts: If you’ve ever suffered from a panic attack of an anxiety disorder then you will understand this book. The author did a really really good job of portraying the symptoms in a very realistic way without downplaying or over-dramatizing them. Most books either gloss over the reality or dramatize the character straight into the psych ward, both of which are very annoying to people who have suffered from these medical conditions.

This story shared the reality of the main character, Katherine, lived with all the time after a very significant and traumatic event earlier in her life. The author also gave a very realistic look at the process to treat and overcome a mental disorder- believe it or not, the love of a hot alpha male alone does not fix those things! I know, gasp! I loved Katherine’s character- she had sass and spunk despite her reality and she truly wanted to get better. Nico was a great partner for her- he had enough alpha in him to make her feel safe but enough compassion to help her heal in her recovery. They were a great pair. As someone who has dealt with an anxiety disorder for years I really enjoyed this story and I’ll definitely read more in this series. 

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