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?
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 was, and knew about her relationships with the other characters. So, it was hard for me to get into the book and connect to the characters. However, that could have been just me. Others might not have the same issues that I had with connecting to the characters.
That being said, I still really enjoyed the book. This book had a lot of swoon worthy romance, but it also had a great story line about healing. Dani went through a lot of healing in this book, and I found it really moving and emotional. I loved the idea that having people who love you and support you are the key to the healing process. Even though this book was really emotional, it was also very light and funny at times. I found myself laughing out loud at some of the lines in the book. My favorite parts of the book were the text message conversations between Lincoln and Dani. I thought Lincoln and Dani had a really cute and romantic relationship. It did give me a little bit of insta-love vibes, but they were still a cute couple and they had a lot of chemistry.
What I didn't like about this book was how cliche some of the situations, characters, and conversations seemed. I found myself almost rolling my eyes at some of those parts of the book. I liked Lincoln at first, but it took me a little bit of time to fall in love with his character. When it comes to Dani, I thought she was really immature. I just had a hard time connecting to her character. It took me a long time to actually learn to like her character. By the end of the book, I did like her. However, there were just some things that she said and did just really annoyed me for some reason.
Overall, I enjoyed this book. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a new romantic book to read. I am looking forward to reading Zane's book that will be coming out in the future!
3.5 - 4 / 5 Fangs
* This ebook was given to me in exchange for an honest review *
About the Author
Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
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