Review: Capture by Rachel Van Dyken

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Publisher: Smashwords (August 20, 2015)

From 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?


My Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Once again, Rachel has managed to take a story that should have been sad, and make it feel hopeful instead. She gives you these characters with emotional baggage (and trauma), but instead of making them seem over the top, she makes them believable. 

Although this is a stand alone novel and you do not have to read the others in order for this one to make sense, if you enjoy it, I would highly recommend reading her other novels in this series. Each one gives you an insight into some of the other characters in this novel (Alec and Nat, Demetri and Alyssa and Jaymeson and Pris to be exact). In addition to getting to spend time with familiar favorites from the Seaside world itself, it was amazing the way she not only introduced some new faces, but also brought in some others from one of her other amazing stories. Instead of feeling akward, it was so seamlessly blended together that you can easily believe these people had a deep level of friendship. As is always the way when you read one of Rachel's novels, the words flow on the page, not only keeping you up reading well into the night, but also easily able to actually visualize the scenes she gives you. 

Filled with romance, angst and the laugh-out-loud humor that Rachel is known for, she has penned a new novel that will appeal to a wide majority of readers.

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own. 

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