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Make Me Stay

(Panic #2)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  594 ratings  ·  165 reviews
Secret identities, second chances, drama, desire: It’s all going down in Miami Beach in 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.”
April: Walking away from Matt Moreno was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Lying to him was a close second, but for
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Published June 27th 2017 by Loveswept
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Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Review: Make me stay by Sidney Halston
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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
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descriptionI LOVE the covers for the books in this series. Great use of graphis. Fabtastic representation of the story. Great composition and interesting typography.description

descriptionWhen 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
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Sidney Halston Fans, Romance
4 Was It All a Lie Stars
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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
Sexy, angsty and addicting. Make Me Stay, literally made me stay glued to my seat from start to finish.

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
4 "Matt" stars

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
Sidney Halston
Apr 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I promise that there is no cheating in this book! Not even a flirty eye glance!

Things are not always as they appear...give Matt a chance!
This is a mid-angst, face paced, steamy read about a couple that build what appears to be a beautiful relationship, only to be separated the very day they confess their love for each other.

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
Apr 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
ARC received for review

4.5 stars

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
J. Grayland
Sep 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Book 2 in this series focuses on twin brother Matt. When he meets and falls in love with June Simpson at the nightclub Panic that he co-owns with his brother Nick. This story starts at the point where they first meet until June disappears without a trace only to show up one year later as April. This story is full of secrets, drama and the love between two people who both deserve a second chance. The story line was interesting to follow the twists and tangles of lies and deception, the characters ...more
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, favorites, 2nd-chance
Truthfully, I was a little hesitant to read this book after meeting Matt in Pull Me Close. I wasn't sure he would be the type of hero I would like. I've liked every other book I've read by this author so I decided to take a chance on this one and I'm so glad I did! I went into this book without reading the description so I was a little surprised by June/April's secrets. This book is broken into two parts, the past and the present. Matt and June met and developed feelings for each other. June dis ...more
This is the second book in the Panic series and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book when I finished Pull Me Close because I loved Matt. The book was really good, but in my opinion, not as good as the first.

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
Feb 17, 2019 rated it liked it
I like Make Me Stay less than Pull Me Close. In Pull Me Close, the topic of depression and PTSD are highlighted. In Make Me Stay, the moral story about love over hate has promise but executed with lack of depth.

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
Apr 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was so anxious for this book and Matt's story! We are left at the end of Pull Me Close with that WTF moment and I couldn't wait to see it all play out.

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
“Tell me something to make me stay.”

4.5 stars

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
Monique V
Apr 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
Thank you Netgalley for providing me with an early copy of this book.
4 stars.

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!

4 stars

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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4.5 stars.
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
WTF Are You Reading?
It's 3 in the morning. And I can honestly say that after reading Sidney Halston's contemporary romantic gold mine entitled Make Me Stay.
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
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Star Ratings:
Heroine (April): 32yrs old
Hero (Matt): 34yrs old
Plot: 2/5
Grovel: none
Cheating: none
HEA: yes
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.”

Personal Review:
A ‘meh’ romance between a club owner and an undercover cop

Random Ramblings
•I would have preferred it if there weren’t huge flashbacks in second-chanc
Patrixia Lansangan
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was absolutely beautiful and it was definitely worth the wait. It was so cute and wonderful and just awesome.

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! 😊😊😊😊💙❤️😍😍
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I'm going to preface this review by saying I read book one in Halston's Panic series solely because I was approved for this title. So while I wasn't necessarily interested in book one, I was interested in book two. And I would not have thought that, of the two, book one would be the stronger, and more enjoyable, read. After PULL ME CLOSE went from having a lot of potential to having some problematic and 'it's not you, it's me' issues, it reinforced my thoughts that MAKE ME STAY was the better fi ...more
April Symes
Make Me Stay is book 2 in the Panic series. This is the story of Matt and April, aka June. It is not an easy story to read, it is full of angst, anger, bitterness and feelings of betrayal. Split into two parts, this book introduces us to these characters when they are first getting to know one another as Matt and June; then Part 2 comes and gives us Matt and April, and we get to see them discover each other all over again. Their relationship was a strong one, even though it all started as a lie ...more
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
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 ...more
Connie N.
Feb 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
#2 in the Panic romance series

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
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
The first book in the panic series is so well done that I eagerly waited to see what was next. The author has a way of bringing forth the Miami club scene with all of its excitement and beauty. Mateo Moreno and June Summer aka April is a hard one to sell but I think the author gives it a good shot.

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
The review for ‘Make Me Stay’ is a hard one to write for sure; not because it’s a bad read (far from it), but because it’s so far from what I thought it would be that it has put me at a loss for words. Split into 2 parts, the first is the predictable flashback, a long, detailed recounting of the days after Matt Moreno meets June Simpson and how they fell for each other, even though June really isn’t who she seems.

Part 2, however, turned the entire book around with events that I didn’t see comin
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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
Lori Meehan
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
The Panic series is so good! I have loved all the books that I've read written by Sidney Halston and I highly recommend her books. You will not be disappointed.
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
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“I don’t think it’s smart for me to sneak off with a stranger somewhere. Tell me something to make me stay.” 2 likes
“You alone tonight?”
“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.”
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