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ARC Review | The Sound Of Salvation | Deliverance Duet #1 | by I.A. Dice

๐““๐“ฎ๐“ต๐“ฒ๐“ฟ๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ช๐“ท๐“ฌ๐“ฎ, #1

๐Ÿ’šโ™ก๐“ฃ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ ๐“ข๐“ธ๐“พ๐“ท๐“ญ ๐“ธ๐“ฏ ๐“ข๐“ช๐“ต๐“ฟ๐“ช๐“ฝ๐“ฒ๐“ธ๐“ทโ™ก๐Ÿ’š

๐‘ฉ๐’š: I.A. Dice

๐‘ฎ๐’†๐’๐’“๐’†: Contemporary, Romance

๐‘น๐’†๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’† ๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’•๐’†: January. 23, 2020

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It’s easier to control tears than fear.
Itโ€™s easier to suffer in silence than ask for help.
It’s easier to be loved than to love.

Nadia has a past. A messy past full of grief, suffering, and regret. Broken and fragile, sheโ€™s scared to share her secrets and struggles to move on.

Until he comes along. A handsome face; an athletic build; the strength he emanates. Heโ€™s everything she needs to regain control of her emotions. Heโ€™s the flicker of light at the end of a dark tunnel.

But she refuses to take advantage of what he offers, too scared itโ€™ll backfire.

Thomas carries a burden. A heavy burden that left him numb. He hides behind the mask of a playboy, refusing to feel, convinced that fate made a mistake and his job is to fix it. In his orderly world, thereโ€™s no place for joy and happiness.

Until she comes along. A beautiful face; a petite body; a sea of sadness in her eyes. She flips his world upside down with one look, and maybe โ€“ just maybe, there is a reason why heโ€™s still breathing.

Except sheโ€™s his best friendโ€™s off-limits little sister and if he touches her, she might just be the reason he stops breathing.

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๐Ÿ’šโ™ก๐‘ช๐’๐’๐’‡๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’๐’” ๐‘ถ๐’‡ ๐‘จ ๐‘ฉ๐’Š๐’ƒ๐’๐’Š๐’๐’‘๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’† ๐‘ถ๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐‘น๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆโ™ก๐Ÿ’š

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โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ/๐Ÿ“ ๐‘ถ๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐‘น๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ: The Sound of Salvation is book one in the Deliverance duet by I.A. Dice. As soon as I read the blurb I knew I was going to love this one, but just how much I wasn’t prepared for. Told in dual POV, The Sound of Salvation is about Nadia and Thomas. Two broken people who come together to try and help one another mend their broken pieces back together again. But the path to get there is filled with a whole lot of trials, tribulations, and a ton of heartache along the way.

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If you are looking for an angsty, heartwrenching, best friend’s sister romance then The Sound of Salvation is a perfect read! It’s raw, it’s real, and it’s emotional and you will not be able to put it down. I can not wait for the conclusion of Thomas and Nadia’s story in The Taste of Redemption.

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โ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’š๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐’˜๐’‚๐’” ๐’‚ ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’๐’ ๐‘ฐ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’” ๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ. ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’š๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’”๐’‰๐’† ๐’˜๐’‚๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’๐’; ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’„๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’„๐’† ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’“๐’†๐’…๐’†๐’Ž๐’‘๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’. ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’š๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’˜๐’† ๐’˜๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐’”๐’–๐’‘๐’‘๐’๐’”๐’†๐’… ๐’•๐’ ๐’”๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’†๐’‚๐’„๐’‰ ๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“.โž

๐Ÿ’™ (๐‘ฏ) ๐‘ฏ๐’†๐’“๐’: Thomas Celix may come off as your typical, wealthy, arrogant, playboy. But he’s also so much more than that. We see that with the way he treats Nadia. I absolutely adore Thomas! But his playboy ways are just a bandaid for the pain and guilt that he’s been feeling for the last three years. And his vice just happens to be tall, skinny, blonde-haired and blue-eyed women.

โ๐‘ฐ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’๐’•๐’†๐’… ๐’‰๐’†๐’“, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐‘ฐ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’… ๐’๐’ ๐’Š๐’…๐’†๐’‚ ๐’˜๐’‰๐’š.โž

Nadia is the complete opposite of Thomas’s normal vices. But for some reason, he’s instantly attracted to her. Nadia is off-limits to Thomas, he doesn’t need conflict with his best friend and business partner. But there’s just something about Nadia that Thomas is finding hard to stay away from.

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โ๐‘ฐ๐’• ๐’˜๐’‚๐’” ๐’•๐’๐’ ๐’Ž๐’–๐’„๐’‰. ๐‘ฏ๐’† ๐’˜๐’‚๐’” ๐’•๐’๐’ ๐’Ž๐’–๐’„๐’‰. ๐‘ฏ๐’๐’˜ ๐’‰๐’† ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’…๐’† ๐’Ž๐’† ๐’‡๐’†๐’†๐’ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’” ๐’•๐’๐’ ๐’Ž๐’–๐’„๐’‰, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‰๐’๐’˜ ๐‘ฐ ๐’๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’๐’•๐’†๐’… ๐’‰๐’Š๐’Ž ๐’•๐’ ๐’”๐’•๐’๐’‘ ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’Ž๐’† ๐’‡๐’†๐’†๐’ ๐’๐’๐’“๐’Ž๐’‚๐’ ๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’Š๐’, ๐’˜๐’‚๐’” ๐’ƒ๐’š ๐’‡๐’‚๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’ˆ๐’†๐’”๐’• ๐’•๐’๐’ ๐’Ž๐’–๐’„๐’‰ ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’†๐’’๐’–๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’. ๐‘ฉ๐’–๐’• ๐’Š๐’• ๐’˜๐’‚๐’” ๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’‡๐’†๐’„๐’• ๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’Š๐’•’๐’” ๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’‡๐’†๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’.โž

โค๏ธ (๐’‰) ๐‘ฏ๐’†๐’“๐’๐’Š๐’๐’†: Nadia has just returned home from being away at school in New York for the past couple of years. Very quickly after Thomas first meets her he can tell that something isn’t quite right with Nadia. She’s flighty and frightened around men. Not even Nadia’s brother notices that something is off… but Thomas does, and he wants nothing more than to help heal the demons in her eyes.

โ๐‘ฏ๐’† ๐’˜๐’‚๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’”๐’• ๐’…๐’“๐’–๐’ˆ ๐‘ฐ ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐’•๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’…. ๐‘ต๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’„๐’๐’–๐’๐’… ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’†. ๐‘ฐ ๐’…๐’Š๐’…๐’’๐’• ๐’–๐’๐’…๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’˜๐’‰๐’š; ๐‘ฐ ๐’„๐’๐’–๐’๐’…๐’’๐’• ๐’‡๐’Š๐’๐’… ๐’‚ ๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ๐’๐’† ๐’†๐’™๐’‘๐’๐’‚๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐‘ฐ ๐’๐’ ๐’๐’๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’“ ๐’„๐’‚๐’“๐’†๐’…. ๐‘พ๐’‰๐’š ๐’˜๐’๐’–๐’๐’… ๐‘ฐ? ๐‘ฏ๐’† ๐’†๐’“๐’‚๐’…๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’… ๐’‘๐’‚๐’Š๐’, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐’˜๐’‚๐’” ๐’๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’Ž๐’๐’“๐’† ๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’“๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’•.โž

Just like Thomas, Nadia has a vice. But her vice is pills. Pills that help her cope with the memories of her time in New York that continue to torment her. Both are trying to fight their demons in the only way they know how, albeit not in the most healthy of ways, but when Thomas is around Nadia doesn’t rely on her pills quite as much as she used to.

I love that Dice doesn’t jump right into what’s going on with Nadia. Not finding out right away definitely added quite a bit of suspense and mystery surrounding Nadia’s character.

โ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐’Ž๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’‰๐’† ๐’…๐’“๐’†๐’˜ ๐’Ž๐’† ๐’Š๐’, ๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’‡๐’๐’“๐’†๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’… ๐’•๐’ ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’† ๐’˜๐’‚๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’Ž๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’‘๐’‚๐’”๐’• ๐’‡๐’‚๐’…๐’†๐’…, ๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’—๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’• ๐’‚ ๐’ƒ๐’๐’–๐’“.โž

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๐Ÿ’š ๐‘บ๐’†๐’„๐’๐’๐’…๐’‚๐’“๐’š ๐‘ช๐’‰๐’‚๐’“๐’‚๐’„๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’”: The secondary character, i.e Nick (Nadia’s brother & Thomas’s best friend) and Nick’s fiance who also happens to be a good friend of Nadia’s, I didn’t care for as much.ย I do NOT like Nadia’s brother, at all. At first, I did. He just seemed like an overly protective big brother. But after a while, you see that doesn’t really seem like the case and I hate the way he tries to manipulate Nadia. I love the scene where Thomas steps in… *SWOON*!

โ๐’€๐’๐’– ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’Œ๐’† ๐’Ž๐’† ๐’˜๐’‰๐’๐’๐’† ๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’Š๐’. ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’๐’Ž๐’‚๐’”.โž

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ/๐Ÿ“ ๐‘บ๐’•๐’†๐’‚๐’Ž ๐‘ญ๐’‚๐’„๐’•๐’๐’“: There actually aren’t very many steamy scenes and the ones that we do have are not very detailed. That’s not this author’s style, so if you’re looking for that, you won’t find it here. But the intense chemistry between Nadia and Thomas makes them work. I do like a bit more description and more… umm, “romancing” before just jumping straight into the deed but the scenes were still enjoyable to read.

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๐ŸŒช๐ŸŒช๐ŸŒช๐ŸŒช/๐Ÿ“ ๐‘ช๐’๐’Š๐’‡๐’‡๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’“ ๐‘พ๐’‚๐’“๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ: HUGE, JAW-DROPPING, CLIFFHANGER!!! Even though I saw it coming in the last couple of chapters or so, I still was totally not ready for it to happen. I can already tell the conclusion of Nadia and Thomas’s story, The Taste of Redemption, is going to be a super angsty, delicious read and I can not wait for it! I’m really, really hoping Thomas and Nadia find they’re happily ever after… together. Dice certainly knows how to leave you begging for more!

โ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐’“๐’๐’‚๐’… ๐’•๐’ ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’—๐’†๐’ ๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’…๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’“๐’๐’–๐’ˆ๐’‰ ๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’.
๐‘ฐ ๐’˜๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’“๐’๐’–๐’ˆ๐’‰ ๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‡๐’๐’–๐’๐’… ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’‚๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’†๐’๐’… ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’“๐’๐’‚๐’….
๐‘ต๐’๐’˜ ๐‘ฐ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’ ๐’‚๐’“๐’๐’–๐’๐’… ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’˜๐’‚๐’๐’Œ ๐’‚๐’˜๐’‚๐’š ๐’‡๐’“๐’๐’Ž ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’—๐’†๐’.โž

โš ๏ธ ๐‘ป๐’“๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’ˆ๐’†๐’“ ๐‘พ๐’‚๐’“๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ: There are difficult subjects that could be considered triggers, i.g. drug abuse, physical and mental abuse, and manipulation. If you would like to know more about what I’m referring to, feel free to DM me!

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I.A. Dice

i.a-dice.jpgI. A. Dice graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a Combined Honours Degree in International Business and Marketing (a bad, bad choice).

Sheโ€™s been a waitress, a teacher, a gardener, an admin junior and a production planner. She attended college courses and never finished some of them.

And then she finally decided to trust her gut and pursue her biggest dream of becoming a writer.


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