on August 20th, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Losing your ability to speak at the age of seventeen; itÔÇÖs 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 HollywoodÔÇÖs 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?
Welcome to Seaside, OR where rocks and actors hide along the shore and in the taffy shops. This is where we first met AD2, better known as Alec and Demitri, Jamie Jaymeson, and a few other choice men. This lazy little tourist town is apparently a mecca for man candy, and a therapeutic hot spot!
Dani Garcia lived a simple, but charmed life until she lost her parents. In the midst of trauma, she also lost her voice. And, herself. Dani has receded so far into herself that words fail her, and her only form of communication is via text. My first reaction to Dani was ÔÇ£poor little girlÔÇØ. That was until I remember that she was almost 18, and it was time to take charge of her life.┬á She was wallowing in her sorrow and guilt, and forgot to live. SheÔÇÖs lucky to have her sister, Pris, and her husband, Jamie Jaymeson. They pushed her to get a job, hoping it was a step in the right direction.
Meet Lincoln Greene; DaniÔÇÖs employment.┬á HeÔÇÖs going to star as Demitri in the movie of Alec and NatÔÇÖs love story which is being filmed in Seaside. He initially comes across as a big cocky, but we soon discover a very tender depth to his character. It just takes the right person to unlock that characteristic in him.
Lincoln is a busy guy and he doesnÔÇÖt do his own laundry.┬á Suffice to say, he needs a personal assistantÔÇªsome he can trust not to spill secrets, steal stuff and send sell it on the internet. Enter Dani as the new personal assistant. Lincoln loves to talk and Dani canÔÇÖt bring herself to utter a word. Can they meet in middle, and find each other? Better yet, can Lincoln catch DaniÔÇªand┬á hold on forever?
┬áI am a huge fan of Rachel Van Dyken. Her writing flows so easily and the plot-lines she develops are certainly captivating. While Dani is not my favorite character sheÔÇÖs written (I found her to be a little immature and too self-centered), Van Dyken still did an amazing job bringing her to life. Lincoln reminds me of sweet reformed frat boy, and I love him!
I devoured this book in less than a day.┬á ItÔÇÖs a great addition to the Seaside series.┬á We also got to meet Zane Andrews. IÔÇÖm chomping at the bit to read his story!┬á If youÔÇÖve yet to meet Alec, Demitri, Jaime, Nat, Pris and Alssa and the rest of the Van DykenÔÇÖs charactersÔÇªgo update your TBR and get reading.
~Review by Loredana
(Previously posted on TBE)