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.
Fantastic and so different from the usual romance story.
It’s not a dark story but that doesn’t make everything rainbows and unicorns.
Katherine is suffering from debilitating panic attacks whenever she leaves her home. The trigger is not only in leaving her home but to list them all would quite frankly be more voluminous than the entire Encyclopedia Britannica.
Her sister is unaware of her condition so she throws her engagement party at a nightclub called Panic. This club happens to belong to Nico and his brother Mateo. They’re trying to keep the club on the straight and narrow so finding a girl passed out is merely an inconvenience they’d like to get rid of. Nico soon learns the truths about Katherine and their story lies in this journey which took some very unexpected loops. Loops, that I might add, worked incredibly well.
“I don’t think that’s your worst. I think your worst is when you just sit here and accept that you can’t leave. Or yesterday, when I asked you to dinner and you hesitated because you were afraid of leaving this apartment. Throwing up and passing out? That’s probably your best, because at least you tried.”
There are some heavy subjects in this book which made for a highly emotional read.
I loved it and can definitely recommend that you pick this up.
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, among four other novels currently in the works, including the sequel to 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.