Capture (Seaside Pictures Book 1) – Rachel Van Dyken

Losing your ability to speak at the age of seventeen; it’s not normal or fair.
But trauma, has a way of throwing normality out the window.

Dani lives anything but a normal life.
Her sister is married to one of the biggest names in Hollywood.
Her best friends are rockstar duo AD2.
And she has more love around her than most people experience in a lifetime.
But that doesn’t change the fact their parents are dead.
Or that it’s her fault.

It seems her new normal is being a mute, living on the inside, unable to actually communicate on the outside.
That is until Hollywood’s newest heartthrob Lincoln Greene hires her as his assistant for the summer.
He’s gorgeous, completely unavailable, and unobtainable.
But that doesn’t stop her from wondering…if things were different…would he want her?
If she was whole, would he be the other half?

Ok i will start by saying that i haven’t read Rachel Van Dyken’s Seaside Series, so wasn’t familiar with this cast of characters as they made their reappearance in Capture. But let me tell you i will be reading it now for sure.
They are a fantastic bunch of secondary characters and now i have a need to know their stories.
Rachel Van Dyken can write sweet, funny, emotion filled stories like no one else, she makes you physically feel the pain, sadness, joy and love and i loved every word of the book, it was a joy to lose myself in its pages for a few hours.
This endearing story shows that PTSD is not exclusive to the military, it can happen to anyone who has suffered a traumatic life event such as the one Danni experienced.
The way in which all Danni’s family and friends treated her and her inability to speak was the typical wrap her up in cotton wool and protect her from the world. But the way in which Linc approached it was to treat her no different from any other person and show her how to reconnect with the world again.
Lincoln Greene has it all, he’s hot, famous, and has money but that doesnt make him the usual arrogant self centred jerk. He really is a nice guy, hes good at is job and comes across as genuine.
I adored how sarcastic and snarky Danni is and the building relationship between her and Linc really ignited that side of her at times making me laugh.
The sexual tension was out of this world for Linc and Danni, and i think Linc deserves a medal for holding out as long as he did!
This was a brilliant read.

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