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3.98  ·  Rating details ·  7,280 ratings  ·  678 reviews
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 experie
ebook, 288 pages
Published August 20th 2015 by Rachel Van Dyken
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Rachel Dyken You can easily read it as a stand alone, thats how it was written ;)

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Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤

Such a sweet,romantic and funny story!I haven't read a lot of books of this author but so far it's my favorite of her!


Dani has experienced a tragedy, her parents are dead from a car accident.She blames herself for this and she shuts down the ability to speak.Lucky has her sister and some friends who care,support and love her!But this isn't exactly what she wants!Lincoln is a hot
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Nov 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars. It's interesting that even in books, powerful events affect different characters to a degree that is only determined by their personalities, histories, etc. After a traumatic event, Dani lost her voice. On her own, she came across as sassy and sarcastic, even when only through text. Lincoln is a Hollywood heartthrob and friend to Dani's brother in law. He was sexy and funny. Sweet and protective. I liked how they were together despite Lincoln's understandable apprehension to her age. ...more
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3.5 Lovey Dovey Stars

Dani's parents died in an accident that she thinks is her fault and ever since then she hasn't been the same. She became depressed, stopped leaving the house, stopped eating, and eventually stopped speaking. Being mute at seventeen, the time she's supposed to be living her life to the fullest, isn't fair or easy. Her life is going nowhere, until Lincoln Greene shows upUK
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It's sweet, funny and sexy. A lighthearted and touching new adult romance I didn’t want to end and cemented my Rachel Van Dyken fan girl status.

PTSD is not exclusive to military combat and Dani could tell you all about it, if she could talk. The trauma of losing her parents and surviving has changed her in more ways than one. It left her full of hurt, regret, shame, and feeling disconnected especially without the ability to speak. And even with all the love her si
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
"Regardless of whether it's the second, third, or fourth time, kissing you, even if it's during a scene, and I'm acting. It feels like the most real thing in my existence."

Lincoln Greene. Was. Gorgeous. It's that simple. He has a magic way about him. Maybe call it celebrity magic, I don't know. I liked him. I enjoyed him. And I loved watching him fall in love.

Dani's been through a whirlwind of hurt in her past. Some seriously traumatic events causing her to have some issues preventing her from

I read this book second and read Keep me first, so I kinda knew the ending of this book but I still wanted to know Dani and Lincoln's story. I admit, it wasn't as good as Zane's story but still quite enjoyable.

Big name actor meets small-town teen girl, what could possibly go wrong, right? Well, let's just say a lot! Given the tragic history of how Dani came to be mute and what role Lincoln played in all that was just so sad to watch it all unfold the way it did. Dani can
Apr 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was an enjoyable, easy read! Although this can be read as a stand alone, I would recommend reading the other novels in the "Seaside" series to get a real feel for the background characters. Each character has a very unique sense of humor, so it made this book all the more entertaining. Looking forward to Zane's story!
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Are you a Seaside series fan?

If the answer is...


...then you've probably already read this novel or you are about to read it so I'm not going to waste my breath for you (or better said my fingers :P)

But if your answer is...


...then you probably haven't read the series and have no idea what I'm talkin
Jan 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
I can always depend on Van D for an A+ rom-com.

Free w/ KU.

So, this is a spinoff from a different series, which I haven't yet read and that aren't available on KU. But, I gather that the supporting cast here were all featured in their own books.

I love the supporting cast... Hilariously fun makeshift family of rockers and actors. I need a Zane and a bag of marshmallows ASAP!

FMC is a month from 18 & MMC is 22-years-old.

The female MC has tragedy and a lifestyle that makes her 'old for her
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⭐⭐⭐ 3.5 STARS ⭐⭐⭐

This was cute and sweet NA romance by Rachel Van Dyken, although it felt more of a YA to me.

Dannae ‘Dani’ Garcia , seventeen years old (17) hasn’t spoken a word since 8 months. She lost her voice, or more accurately the ability to talk after an horrific experience.
She lost her parents in a car crash and has been living with her sister and brother-in-law, both famous movie stars.

Preparing for a new movie, her sister and brother in-law bargain with her to accept a job for the summer : to be the Personal Assistant to the newest Hme.
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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***Confession time... I haven't read Rachel Van Dyken's Seaside Series so I really wasn't familiar with the secondary cast of characters from that series as they made their reappearance in Capture. But what I loved about Capture is that it can be read as a standalone and Rachel Van Dyken introduces all the characters so readers don't feel left out for not reading the Seaside Series.***



Capture by Rachel Van Dyken perfectly captured the emotions of love, healing, second chances and friendship. I adored this sweet, charming, touching and beautiful read!! Right off the opening pages, I was hooked and didn't want to put this book down. Capture is one of those reads that you could easily get lost in and feel the pain, sadness, and emotional vulnerabilities of a young woman struggling with the loss of her parents. What drew me into this story was the emotional and physical journey of Dani Garcia as she tries to cope with the guilt of losing her parents in a car accident. Their death was a burden that triggered Dani to be reclusive and mute. Dani would communicate with her family and best friends via text messages. But when Dani gets hired to be a personal assistant to an upcoming Hollywood Star, Lincoln Greene, Dani is forced out of her shell. Soon she finds herself opening up to Lincoln and the next thing she knew she found herself speaking. As Dani discovers her voice, will Lincoln break her heart when he tries to distance himself from her when he learns that she is only 17 years old? So when it comes down to it, does age really matter when you are in love?


Capture was a touching read that truly captured raw emotions. I loved this sweet yet beautiful book. My heart immediately went out to Dani as she struggled with the emotional loss of losing her parents. People experienced and deal with trauma in different ways and I loved that Rachel Van Dyken allowed readers to feel the pain, the hurt, and the sadness that Dani goes through. And as for Lincoln, I instantly fell in loved with his character as he tried to make Dani happy and smile. There is nothing like a story to get lost in and Capture is the perfect book to get lost in and get caught up in a new love story in Seaside.

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I can't do it, DNF at 85%. So, so bad.

Fragile Flower is an overprotected selective mute. Her bro-in-law is producing a movie and gets her a job as Mr Movie Star's assistant. Mr MS is fascinated by Fragile Flower and we get to hear his angsty inner monologue. MUST RESIST. FF IS ONLY 17. Oh, btw, she'll be 18 in a few weeks.

Insta-luv causes FF to regain her voice. She speaks! We're treated to her bratty, angry behavior every time Mr. MS rejects her. She gets stomping mad when he mentions that sh
Nancy's Romance Reads
May 22, 2015 marked it as to-read
TBR ALERT!! A new standalone from Rachel Van Dyken is coming our way on 20 August! This new story sounds awesome and the cover is GORGEOUS!! :D



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 changBlurb:
I know I'm late to the party with this series but I'm finally here...and I flat out loved it. I always enjoy Rachel Van Dyken's books so I expected no less but it was still exciting to enter a new world she'd created. However, silly me, I didn't realize there was an entire series before this guess what I'll have to go back and read...yep, the "Seaside" series!

Dani's story was quite literally... heartbreaking. The trauma that she had experienced was difficult to comprehend an
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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** 4.5 "I want to chase you, Dani." stars **

"Life, I was starting to figure out, was never going to be easy. There would be hard days, and there would be great days, but the most important thing to remember was that I was given those days."
Aug 11, 2015 rated it really liked it

I would like to start by thanking the author for an advanced copy of this lovely book.

I was first taken in by blurb. The book is called CAPTURE, however, it was the beautiful writing that definitely "captured " me and kept my attention today that I had to sit and read this in one sitting.

Its so beautifully written, you can actually feel the pain, trauma and emotions coming through from the pages.

Dani's life is really crappy, what with everything that has happened to he
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Rachel Van Dyken is a hit or miss author for me. I LOVE her Ruin series but couldn't get into the Consequence series. After reading the blurb of Capture, I wanted to read more. A tortured mute girl and a Hollywood heartthrob? I couldn't wait to see how these two find a happily ever after.

Going into the book, I did not know it was a spin off from the Seaside series - I have not yet read this series. I don't know if reading this series before reading Capture would have helped
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Aug 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My first Rachel Van Dyken experience was with the gang from Seaside, I read the entire box set in one weekend. I fell in love with not only the characters but RVD herself. This book, like everything else of hers, did not disappoint. I loved coming back where it all started for me, it felt like a homecoming of sorts. This is the story Dani and Lincoln and the chemistry between these two is wonderful! I found myself laughing, sighing, crying and a couple of OMG's may have been thrown in there as w ...more
David Maher
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Dani is not in a good place. Her parents died in a car wreck, she blame herself, and if that weren't enough, in her grief and trauma, her own subconscious is working against her by shutting off her ability to speak.

On the plus side, she's surrounded by an amazing group of family and friends who love her and do their best to support her, but much like any teenager, outside help isn't really what Dani wants. Don't want to be told, don't want to be helped, don't want to be fixed.
Aug 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved it in the beginning, in the middle and in the end.

Seaside Series is probably my most favorite RVD series ever! The first moment I read the first chapters, I knew that this is again an instant 5- star read for me.

We go back to Dani, Priscilla's sister from Fall, who was traumatized by her parents' death. It was a good challenge/ demise for a character. I enjoyed the texting moments.

I couldn't find a moment where the energy was down in the entire book. The spine- tingling, t
Raelene Barns
Aug 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What's not to love if it's written by Rachel Van Dyken
Capture is a fantastic addition of the Seaside series loved it
This book had me grinning from start to finish
I love the humour in this series,
with a touch of trauma thrown in this makes for a great read
Mar 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Sweet, easy love story.
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Rachel Van Dyken's "Capture" was a book I absolutely loved the sound of. The story line sounded completely original and and with Hollywood's newest heart throb involved, I could't wait to get stuck in. Unfortunately, very early on, I started to feel out of sorts with what I was reading. Part of this was my fault. I had no idea this was a companion novel to the "Seaside Series" so I almost felt like a bit of an outsider as various characters were i
May 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars

“I’ve always been bad with small talk, especially since the accident when words were so much more than things you tossed into the cosmos just to hear yourself talk. Words held meaning; they held power.”

I have to admit something. I have not read the Seaside Series. Yes, that’s right. I haven’t. It’s been sitting on my kindle and on my tbr list for way too long. Let me tell you, after reading this book and falling completely in love with it, I am kic
Aira  Cabrera
May 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

Oh how I loved this! It was so sweet and funny. It’s so easy to distinguish Rachel Van Dyken’s writing style. It’s funny without being corny, romantic without being cheesy, and deep and intense without being pretentious.

Dani can’t speak. It’s not that she chooses not to, she just can’t. She’s just been through a lot. Her family and friends are so worried about her, so her brother-in-law decided that she needed a job to distract her. Her
Jul 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oh My!!! Rachel Van Dyken has done it again. Seriously is there nothing she can't do. In this lovely book we have Dani who has experienced tragedy and we have Lincoln who has his own tragedy and they are both drawn to each other. Together they find what each other is looking for when they weren't looking for it.

Such a sweet love story and we get to see some of our favorite characters from previous books make an appearance. Love it so much I can't wait to read it again!!!
Sep 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed! Kind of unique in someways. Can't wait for Zane's story!!!
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Torn betweetn 3.5-4 stars
Going into Capture, I was so excited because I LOVE Hollywood romances. Rachel Van Dyken gave us Lincoln, loved him!! The love story between Linc and Dani was sweet and very swoony. There were so many great details added, kind of made you feel as if you were watching a movie. I loved that I felt their every emotion—that added a lot to the story for me. The only negatives were that there seemed to be a backstory, obviously from another series that I didn't read, and
Mar 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
RVD never disappoints! :)
Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)
3.5 - 4 / 5 Fangs

I did not read any of the Seaside books before reading this book, but I decided to read this book because it was stated that this book was a stand alone. Even though this book was listed as a stand alone, I still had a hard time getting into this book due to the fact the main character was from the Seaside series. I felt like I missed out a lot on Dani's character by not reading the books in the Seaside series. This book felt like it was written for people who already knew who Dani wa
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