Capture (Seaside Picures #1)
by Rachel Van Dyken
Book 1 in the Seaside Pictures series. This is a spin-off of the Seaside series. It is not essential that you read them first to fully enjoy this book.
Dani has been mute since the death of her parents 9 months ago in a car accident. On the surface, she has the type of life most 17 year old girls can only dream about. Her brother-in Law is Jamie Jaymeson, Hollywood actor and now director, and her best friends are the famous band brothers AD2, or just Alec and Demetri to her. But she is broken and is struggling to get over the guilt and loss she feels from the death of parents. Determined to help her sister, Pris and Jamie get the latest Hollywood star to make her his assistant whilst filming his latest movie. They just have one stipulation… HANDS OFF!!
Lincoln Greene is loved by the press. The latest Hollywood heart throb and ladies' man, his reputation proceeds him. This is the only life he has ever known. A child star, he found a distraction in acting, giving him something to replace the lack of love he found at home with his parents. When he is asked to take on the mute sister of his co-star as an assistant, he has his concerns; and then he meets her. She may not talk but he feels a connection with her immediately. Maybe the next 3 months won’t be as lonely as his life has turned out to be.
Okay so firstly, where the hell have I been living? This is my first Rachel Van Dyken read and man, I have been missing out. I loved this book! It is definitely a YA/NA for lovers of both genre’s, (Yep, that would be me!) and is really well written with a great balance of friendships, emotions, romance, angst and humour. I also loved the fact that it wasn't drowning it unnecessary sex scenes.
LOVED Dani. She is such a sweetie and has a great sense of humour. Some of her comebacks are just brilliant and although she is broken and your heart breaks for her, she will be the cause of many LOL moments. As for Lincoln Greene, he is the epitome of don’t believe all you read. He is a seriously cool guy that has remained largely unaffected by his Hollywood success. The connection and feeling he has for Dani reaches out to you and you will so want him to be the man that can heal her wounds.
Of course, let’s not forget the secondary cast; although that is highly unlikely. You have all the characters from Rachel’s Seaside series involved, and I seriously fell in love with them all. They are one big family, and they take care of their own like a pack of wolves.
For fans of the Seaside series it is a MUST READ. Or if like me, it is your introduction to this author, believe me it will leave you wanting more. I am now the owner of the complete Seaside series; I can’t wait to dive in and find out more about this great group of family and friends.
Emma - 4.5 Crowns
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?