Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Age: Mature Audience
Let me start by saying, I love Rachel Van Dyken’s work. When I need a light read that I know will make me giddy and make me laugh, then I pick up Rachel’s work. I am never left disappointed and I have read 25 of her books
Rachel Van Dyken has this extraordinary ability to just say the funniest shit ever. Her books should be movies, they would make fantastic Rom-Coms, every one of them.
Capture is the first book in the new Seaside Pictures series. A spinoff book from the Seaside series. And it features characters from the Seaside, Eagle Elite and Ruin books which is like a bucket full of the best candy ever for someone like myself, who is kinda obsessed with all three of these book series. Please note this is a stand alone and you do not have to read the previous books to understand Capture.
Dani is our heroine in this book. She was introduced to us in Fall, where her sister got hitched to big time movie star Jamie Jaymeson. In Fall her parents were killed in a tragic car accident that left Dani as a sole survivor. While recovering from the accident and trying to deal with the grief of losing her parents Dani establishes a tight bond with AD2 boys Demitri and Alec – I’m name dropping here because Demitri is hilarious; Probably my favorite character from the Seaside Series. He sits on the sidelines in Capture as one of Dani’s best friends, throwing in his awesome one liners and quick wit to keep you snorting through the book.
Dani sinks into a depression after losing her parents and becomes a shell of her former self. Quietly suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Dani loses her friends, boyfriend and her confidence, becoming terrified of everything and reliving the accident in her dreams every night. She shuts herself down and becomes a selective mute. Her family is at a loss on how to help her and decide the best thing to do is throw her into work. Signing her up to be the personal assistant of Hollywood’s newest it boy Lincoln Greene.
Lincoln is the current Hollywood ‘it’ boy. While filming in Seaside he has taken Dani on as his personal assistant. This isn’t quite an insta-love, but there is an instant attraction between the two. Only problem is Dani wont speak.
“One day Dani. One day I’m going to hear my name coming from that gorgeous mouth of yours, and I’m not going to be held responsible, damn the consequences.”
While working together Dani and Lincoln can’t hide their attraction to one another, and while everyone is busy wrapping Dani in cotton wool, she is learning to live again with Lincolns help. Don’t get me wrong, with Lincolns presumptions and Dani’s quick sarcastic wit, these two go through their own ups and downs.
“Because as much as I kept my guard up – he made me want to tear down that wall just to see the other side. Just to remember what it felt like to be normal”
In this book we also get to meet Zane. The newest, hottest thing to hit the music industry. While developing a strong friendship with Dani and showing a questionable love for marshmallows, Zane became a well established character in this book, giving us enough insight to know that something is not quite right with him. But we wont find out what until book two.
I am in awe of Rachel Van Dykens creativity. Her ability to write such captivating, sweet, funny stories, about people who I truly wish I knew personally. This really is a sweet, sweet story about a girl who overcomes her fears in order to keep living, it’s funny and full of warm fuzzies. I loved it. It was a quick easy read and I’m really looking forward to the next installment, Zane’s story, coming in 2016.
“Your voice is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever heard”