💚♡𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓢𝓸𝓾𝓷𝓭 𝓸𝓯 𝓢𝓪𝓵𝓿𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓸𝓷♡💚
𝑩𝒚: I.A. Dice
𝑮𝒆𝒏𝒓𝒆: Contemporary, Romance
𝑹𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒆 𝑫𝒂𝒕𝒆: January. 23, 2020
It’s easier to control tears than fear.
It’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, she’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. He’s everything she needs to regain control of her emotions. He’s the flicker of light at the end of a dark tunnel.
But she refuses to take advantage of what he offers, too scared it’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, there’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 – just maybe, there is a reason why he’s still breathing.
Except she’s his best friend’s off-limits little sister and if he touches her, she might just be the reason he stops breathing.
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💚♡𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒇𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝑶𝒇 𝑨 𝑩𝒊𝒃𝒍𝒊𝒐𝒑𝒉𝒊𝒍𝒆 𝑶𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝑹𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈♡💚
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/𝟓 𝑶𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝑹𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈: 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.
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.
❝𝑴𝒂𝒚𝒃𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒂 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒐𝒏 𝑰 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒃𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈. 𝑴𝒂𝒚𝒃𝒆 𝒔𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒐𝒏; 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒓𝒆𝒅𝒆𝒎𝒑𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏. 𝑴𝒂𝒚𝒃𝒆 𝒘𝒆 𝒘𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒔𝒖𝒑𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓.❞
💙 (𝑯) 𝑯𝒆𝒓𝒐: 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.
❝𝑰 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒉𝒆𝒓, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑰 𝒉𝒂𝒅 𝒏𝒐 𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒂 𝒘𝒉𝒚.❞
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.
❝𝑰𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒕𝒐𝒐 𝒎𝒖𝒄𝒉. 𝑯𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒕𝒐𝒐 𝒎𝒖𝒄𝒉. 𝑯𝒐𝒘 𝒉𝒆 𝒎𝒂𝒅𝒆 𝒎𝒆 𝒇𝒆𝒆𝒍 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒕𝒐𝒐 𝒎𝒖𝒄𝒉, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝑰 𝒏𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒉𝒊𝒎 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒑 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒎𝒆 𝒇𝒆𝒆𝒍 𝒏𝒐𝒓𝒎𝒂𝒍 𝒂𝒈𝒂𝒊𝒏, 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒃𝒚 𝒇𝒂𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒊𝒈𝒈𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒕𝒐𝒐 𝒎𝒖𝒄𝒉 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒆𝒒𝒖𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏. 𝑩𝒖𝒕 𝒊𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒇𝒆𝒄𝒕 𝒊𝒏 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒊𝒕’𝒔 𝒊𝒎𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒇𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏.❞
❤️ (𝒉) 𝑯𝒆𝒓𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒆: 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.
❝𝑯𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒅𝒓𝒖𝒈 𝑰 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒅. 𝑵𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒆. 𝑰 𝒅𝒊𝒅𝒏’𝒕 𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒉𝒚; 𝑰 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅𝒏’𝒕 𝒇𝒊𝒏𝒅 𝒂 𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒍𝒆 𝒆𝒙𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑰 𝒏𝒐 𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒓 𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒆𝒅. 𝑾𝒉𝒚 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝑰? 𝑯𝒆 𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒅𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒑𝒂𝒊𝒏, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒊𝒎𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒕.❞
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.
❝𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒎𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒉𝒆 𝒅𝒓𝒆𝒘 𝒎𝒆 𝒊𝒏, 𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒆𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒎𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒎𝒚 𝒑𝒂𝒔𝒕 𝒇𝒂𝒅𝒆𝒅, 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒂 𝒃𝒍𝒖𝒓.❞
💚 𝑺𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒅𝒂𝒓𝒚 𝑪𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔: 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. 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*!
❝𝒀𝒐𝒖 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒎𝒆 𝒘𝒉𝒐𝒍𝒆 𝒂𝒈𝒂𝒊𝒏. 𝑻𝒉𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒔.❞
🔥🔥🔥/𝟓 𝑺𝒕𝒆𝒂𝒎 𝑭𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒐𝒓: 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.
🌪🌪🌪🌪/𝟓 𝑪𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒇𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒓 𝑾𝒂𝒓𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈: 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!
❝𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒓𝒐𝒂𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒅𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉 𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒍.
𝑰 𝒘𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉 𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒍 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒇𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒆𝒏𝒅 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒓𝒐𝒂𝒅.
𝑵𝒐𝒘 𝑰 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒏 𝒂𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒂𝒍𝒌 𝒂𝒘𝒂𝒚 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒏.❞
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I. A. Dice graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a Combined Honours Degree in International Business and Marketing (a bad, bad choice).
She’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.