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Capture

Series: Seaside Pictures, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
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Losing your ability to speak at the age of 17; 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 rock stars, 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?

©2015 Rachel van Dyken (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC
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  • JC
  • 03-02-2019

Not bad but...

I've listened to a couple of this author's books and I have to dock points for the simple fact she re-writes the same main female character over and over, even when they exist in the same town and are friends with the ones from previous books. Which makes her books gradually less entertaining and more frustrating as the characters react the same way to similar situations.

As for this book specifically, it's entertaining, didn't inspire a lot of emotion in me but it was fun to listen to, the drama between the two leads was there but it was diffused in a relatively realistic manner and pace, which is rare and I enjoyed a lot. Listening to characters fight for 80% of a book over a simple misunderstanding that would be resolved in minutes in reality is maddening.

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  • T.8203
  • 05-08-2017

Great story

I enjoyed the story around these two. Definitely need to read the seaside series. It refers to those characters so much. This is a good young adult book because the steamy parts are non existent but it didnt take away from the love story of a girl that survived a traumatic loss and a Hollywood heart throb.

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  • mcgman
  • 26-06-2019

Good Story but some might get hung up on age

The H is 22 and the h is 17 (a month from 18) when the instant attraction begins. A lot of focus is put on age and in this case, it was overblown. If she was 15 or just turned 16, that would be different. If having a main character being 17.9 years old bothers you, please avoid all Disney Princess Movies!

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  • Jenn Amy
  • 10-06-2020

Humor, heat and all the feels!

Rachel Van Dyken’s Seaside and Seaside Pictures Series have been on my TBR forever and I am SO glad I finally invested the time! I ADORE Rachel’s writing. These books have it all! Humor, heat and all the feels! We met Dani at the end of Fall. Her sister is married to famous Hollywood actor, Jaymeson. She has suffered a terrible trauma and is unable to speak. Until she meets Linc and he turns her world upside down with every look and every interaction. He slowly breaks her down and she opens up to him. Their chemistry and connection was intense, and full of heat and emotion. I fell for Linc immediately. He is funny, charming, sexy and loving. He was drawn to Dani from the moment they met and he had me in giggles with his quick wit and loving banter towards her. The two have a few obstacles to overcome but what is a good romance novel without a bit of conflict to navigate. I loved Dani’s strength! I can’t wait for Zane’s book next! 5 STARS!

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  • Jaime M.
  • 31-03-2020

Loved the chemistry and humor

I really enjoyed the laugh out loud moments I had listening to this great story! I’ve already downloaded the next book and can’t wait for the next story to continue on!

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  • LexiMuse
  • 27-03-2020

This is actually a sequel to the Seaside Series

Story follows the year following Jamison and Priscilla’s story. It is better understood if you listen to that story first though there are also the earlier stories of Demetri and Alex. This story has some of the same character development as Jamison and Priscilla though they have different issues and they are both a year younger. It is a sweet story of family and friends assisting each other through tough times plus a hot romance of a megastar and a celebrity sibling. While the issues are dealt with the problem of noisy reporters and popps is ignored. Maybe it will be addressed in Zane’s book. All these characters are very young and it seems the males all came from disfunctional families while the females had stable if occasionally problematic upbringings so while there are HEAs it is a bit of a fantasy to not be seeing some realistic difficulties and problem solving with the slightly more mature couples. The narration was ok but my download had a section that repeated itself. This is good selection for the Escape Package or on sale but probably not worth a credit.

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  • Erin L
  • 21-11-2019

Repetitive and too many extraneous side characters

I really liked the premise of the book so I was excited to start listening to it. The narrators both do fine job, their tones are great, etc.

I wasn’t able to finish the book. I made it to chapter 29 and had to stop. My problem is with the writing. Like I said I was Intrigued by the premise, but it was so repetitive. It felt like every 20 minutes the guy said or did something to offend the girl. He said something mean to her, she got offended (naturally). He was being threatened by her friends and he tried to play it off like she was off limits, she got offended. He said something about her being underage, she got offended. He was talking about how he liked her but she was 5 years younger (22 to 17 almost 18), she got offended. How many times can one woman get offended by one man before either character figures out they aren’t going to work? Maybe it was just that the main female character really was acting her age and she wasn’t mature enough for this relationship (totally possible) but it just felt too forced.

Also, there are about 15-20 different characters that you have to keep track of their relationships and feelings towards one another. You get to know a character and they disappear. Random characters appear out of nowhere. It just wasn’t for me.

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  • Heather Harrison
  • 20-11-2019

Beautiful

This was another epic story by Rachel Van Dyken! The narration was perfect. I'm off to listen to book 2!!

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  • Stlbuckeye
  • 12-10-2019

Enjoyed

Dani we met in Fall, but this is her story of her struggles after the accident where she lost her parents. Lincoln is a Hollywood actor who is in Seaside to be in Jamison’s story of AD2 and Nat. I enjoyed the story and seeing more of the gang from the Seaside novels, In addition, we meet Zane, who I am looking forward to his story next.

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  • Stephanie
  • 14-09-2019

Sweet

It amazes me 1) How versatile a writer Rachel Van Dyken and 2) How far her writing has developed. Capture is a contemporary romance that was published in 2015 (written in 2014?). Her writing has exploded not only in the many genres she writes but in quality and depth.

Capture is a spin off from the Seaside series. Characters from the other series do make appearances but they are tied in with brief explanation. Dani & Lincoln are so lovable! Their friendship blossoms into so much more. They face many obstacles along the way. I was surprised at one thing but I don't want to spoil it.

Narrators Brittany Pressley and Peter Coleman do a great job as well!