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 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’t seem to move on from her past and her remaining family is trying to do everything they can to make her want to live a happy life again. And that’s where Lincoln comes in, since he needs an assistant at the set of his new movie. They both seem to kinda like each other but:
– one, she’s not the legal age;
– two, he’s a big name actor/manwhole, who’s in town only for the duration of the movie making;
– and three, she’s got a lot of insanely protective guys looking out for her and they do not take it kindly to her dating other men.
Yeah, their story is complicated… But also fun and interesting. At times I felt like they took one step closer and five steps back, so that was a tiny bit frustrating. They sure have some ups and downs but in the end their journey is so worth it all. I loved Zane, hadn’t read his book first, I’d still end up loving him and his strangeness. All the other characters were super great, too and I’m happy I gave this book a chance!
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.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!
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