Make Me Stay
April: Walking away from Matt Moreno was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Lying to him was a close second, but for ...more
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Make Me Stay is the story of Matt and and April, aka June, and it's not an easy one. Split into two parts, this book introduces of to these characters when they're first getting to know one another as Matt and June. And then Part 2 comes and gives us Matt and April, and we get to see them discover each other all over again.
I'm usually not a big fan of books that have different Parts from different time periods but in this book it made a lot of sense why the ...more
I LOVE the covers for the books in this series. Great use of graphis. Fabtastic representation of the story. Great composition and interesting typography.
When I read Pull Me Close last year it ended up being one of my favorite reads. So I was super excited to get my hands on book two and Matt's story. Unfortunately, it didn't quite live up to the greatness that was book one. I am not a fan of books that go back in time, and part one does just that. I found myself bored and skimming to get thro ...more
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Terrible things go on everyday in this world and using Undercover Police is one of the ways to stop these things. They somehow blend into the "target's" place of business or life gathering evidence to mount a case. When the information they have gathered adds up to enough to arrest, the force will go in and round up the suspects. The undercover agent then moves on to another case.
But what happens when the agent/police officer becomes entangled with a ...more
She never intended to fall in love, much less while working undercover and yet the pull Matt Moreno had on her was irresistible. Even though she had to lie to him, she wouldn’t trade those five incredible moths they had together. But she had a duty uphold and bad guys to put away, so she vanished from his life for almost a year until her assignment was over. Can she convince him to giv ...more
In the first book of Panic series we meet the twins Nico/Nick and Mateo/Matt Moreno, the co-owners of the Miami nightclub Panic and even though book 1 follows the story of Nick & Katherine/Kate, I have noticed Matt's character from mile away...and to wait for his story was in fact an excrutiatingly angsty anticipation.
Now, Make me stay delivers an insight into the man who fell hard for a feisty, sassy woman June Simpson who capativated him from the first moment he laid his eyes on ...more
June/April was undercover when she met Matt. There is an instant attraction which works well for her because she is investigating his family’s nightclub for illegal activities. Matt falls hard pretty fast. He wasn’t looking for a relationship because he’s got a lot going on in his life and adding a woman to th ...more
This book starts back 18 months before book one. We get to see June and Matt's relationship from the beginning plus parts of Nico and crazy Naomi's. Then we jump into the present and Matt "reunites" with June/April, and it's not pretty at all. A whole bunch of bad stuff happens, and Matt falls back in love her. It wasn't easy but it was worth the fight. Previous couples make lots of appearances and there are hints for the new book with Fox and Lola. What's she hid ...more
This book goes back in time before Nico and Kates relationship in Pull Me Close and the stories then run parallel. My heart broke for both April and Matt when the preverbal you know what hit the fan. Matt has a hard and fast rule that you never lie and he feels the ultimate betrayal w ...more
The story more highlighted about Matt and June/ April first falls in love. After that, everything is blurred. The second half of the story is rushed. For example, Matt anger towards June/ April is not executed with more angst. Just a shouting match then not being explored anymore. So it ...more
It's hard to tell you much without spoilers, but put it like this April is not who Matt knew her to be. We get the background of them coming together in the beginning of this book. And then she disappears with no warning, no note, nothing.
Jump ahead a year or so and things are way different. I loved the last half of this book! I did not see th ...more
A romantic, emotional second-chance-romance with a wonderful twist and lots of feels. Such a fantastic read, I loved it!
The first book in this series, Pull Me Close, completely blew me away, and it also introduced us to Matt Moreno. Twin brother of Nick from book #1, Matt is a lawyer who also helps to run his family’s Miami night-club, Panic. A confident, fun-loving sweetheart, I loved him in the first book and have been eagerly waiting for his story ...more
I really enjoyed this book. A very sexy page turner. I was dissapointed when it ended so quickly. It was such a small book that I wish would have had more pages. I feel like the ending was rushed. I did enjoy this book though and I would recommend it!
Make Me Stay by Sidney Halston was a well written and entertaining read.
I liked how we got to see the relationship develop between Matt and June/April in the first half then how they got back together in the second half.
The drama was well done, the storyline was easy to follow and the chemistry between Matt and April was sizzling.
Make Me Stay is the second book from the Panic series, each book can be read as a standalone and I highly recommend them both.
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I was excited to review this as "Pull me Close" (Panic #1) was such a hit with me and the teaser for this one at the end of book one already had me hooked.
This book was clearly such a different book from the first one but I really liked the different spin the author added to it.
Matt and June/April's story was split into 2 parts with a year in between. Not wanting to add any spoilers to this review but suffice to say that the woman Matt knows as June suddenly disappears on him with no ...more
That my oh so dreaded 3-day reading slump is officially OVER!
It is true that it is usually expected that the second book in the series will be better than the one that preceded it. But in the case of Make Me Stay, this fact while true, is also an understatement.
Mateo and June's story is one that will make you believe in the healing power of love. While at the sa ...more
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Heroine (April): 32yrs old
Hero (Matt): 34yrs old
Triggers: drug use
Average score: 2.5/5
Best Line: none
Worst Line: “During law school and then during the long hours of work at the firm, cocaine became a staple in my life.”
A ‘meh’ romance between a club owner and an undercover cop
•I would have preferred it if there weren’t huge flashbacks in second-chanc ...more
I love the connection between Matt and April and they were just perfect for each other.
At About 50%, that was when it was really taking a turn. And it was so intriguing. It reminded me of 50 first dates😂😂
I really love this series and I can't wait for what's more to come. Seems like the third couple will be so interesting and I am so excited! 😊😊😊😊💙❤️😍😍
Thanks to NetGalley for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Loved it! I'd rate it 4.5 stars if I could. What I love about this series is that Halston offers more than just a typical romance. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but I like the extra punch found here. This book focuses on Matt, twin brother of Nick (from Book #1) and part owner of the Panic nightclub. He works himself to the bone to help his brother and father, while also h ...more
Matt hears June’s voice while in a crowded coffee shop. He calls out to her but she runs off and he quickly chases her. She is dressed different but her voice is the same. He knows that the woman in fr ...more
Part 2, however, turned the entire book around with events that I didn’t see comin ...more
She did the one thing he couldn’t forgive…
Oh Matt, I couldn’t wait for your story… I LOVED Nick and Katie’s story in Pull Me Close and Matt was a big part of that five-star read. He was there to be supportive, funny and a pain in the ass like only the best of brothers can be. I wanted only good things for the seemingly happy go lucky guy and what awaited him was good, angst-y and oh so satisfying…
This is a standalone story but Matt and April’s bumpy courtship has everything to do with what came ...more
Mateo "Matt" Moreno works as a lawyer during the week and helps his brother and father run Panic one of Miamis hottest nightclubs on the weekends. Matt enjoys the work but it's starting to get a bit stressful. One day at Panic in walks the most breathtaking woman Matt has ever seen, June Simpson. June never meant to get involved with Mat ...more
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“Yep,” she replies as Tommy slides the drink toward her.
“It’s my experience that women don’t normally come to nightclubs alone. So, I’m thinking you came back to see me.”
“You going to make me stay? Watcha got for me tonight?” she teases playfully.”