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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

✯REVIEW✯: Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers

Tone Deaf
by Olivia Rivers
Release Date: May 3rd 2016 by Sky Pony Press
Pages: 288
Genres: Young Adult, Romance
Author's Links: Goodreads, Website, Twitter, Facebook
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His world is music. Her world is silent.

Ali Collins was a child prodigy destined to become one of the greatest musicians of the twenty-first century—until she was diagnosed with a life-changing brain tumor. Now, at seventeen, Ali lives in a soundless world where she gets by with American Sign Language and lip-reading. She’s a constant disappointment to her father, a retired cop fighting his own demons, and the bruises are getting harder to hide.

When Ali accidentally wins a backstage tour with the chart-topping band Tone Deaf, she’s swept back into the world of music. Jace Beckett, the nineteen-year-old lead singer of the band, has a reputation. He’s a jerk and a player, and Ali wants nothing to do with him. But there’s more to Jace than the tabloids let on. When Jace notices Ali’s bruises and offers to help her escape to New York, Ali can’t turn down the chance at freedom and a fresh start. Soon she’s traveling cross-country, hidden away in Jace’s RV as the band finishes their nationwide tour. With the help of Jace, Ali sets out to reboot her life and rediscover the music she once loved.
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)

My Review:

Not having read any other works by Olivia Rivers, I was interested to read Tone Deaf, and needless to say it did not disappoint at all. The character are well thought out and developed that I was immediately pulled in right from the very beginning.

At the start of the story we get to meet Ali Collins, a seventeen-year-old girl whose tragic diagnosis with a life-changing tumor has left her completely deaf. Now she relies on reading lips and sign language to be able to communicate with people. Though she is still able to live her live normally, her past with music is what she will never get back. But when her best friend takes her to a Tone Deaf concert, she never imagined that her life was about to change. Ali accidentally wins a backstage tour of the band, and as she meets the lead singer, Jace Beckett, all she gets is a rude introduction that she wasn't expecting. This leaves a bad impression on her, and Ali doesn't want anything to do with Jace at all. But a text from him changes her perspective later when she is ready to leave everything behind to go to New York. Now she is hidden in his RV while traveling across country to her destination, but as the two start to get to know each other the more she is starting to see the real Jace.

Jace Beckett has it all, and he can get away with just about anything. But when he is rude Ali, his manager demands him to make things right with her. Yet, when he sees how scared and bruised Ali is he immediately takes action by offering to take her to New York. It is evident that both of them have pasts, and he is willing to put his aside in order to help her out. But Ali is different and he is able to open up to her, soon they are spending time together and sparks start to fly between them.

I liked the concept of the story and the characters themselves. When we first meet Jace, he is a total jerk to Ali, but he slowly starts to change when he offers to help her out. There is character development throughout the story that had me hooked. Their worlds are different yet similar at the same time that will leave you wanting for more. The one thing that could have made the book that much better is the length, it felt a bit rushed for me, and it left me wanting for more. Overall, if you are looking for a fresh romance story filled with funny, cute characters, and music then I would highly suggest reading this book. I cannot wait to read more from the author in the future. :)

***ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.***

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