Friday, February 2, 2018

Jailbird (Sound of Silence Book 2) by Taylor Dean {Review}

Jailbird (Sound of Silence Book 2) by Taylor Dean
Paperback, 216 pages
Published December 1st 2017 by Taylor Dean Books
My hometown decided to rename me Jailbird.

Every day I silently scream out, “My name is Mia Faraday!” My time in jail does not define me. I am so much more than one heated mistake.

And yet, my slip-up weighs on me. There’s so much more to the story than anyone realizes. I must face Stony, my ex, and confess everything.

I don’t want to. I’d rather have five teeth pulled. While I’m awake. Without anesthesia.

But this is something I have to do, something I need to do. Not just for Stony. I need to do it for me. Especially for me. I can’t move forward with my life until I gain closure from the past.

When I meet Grayson Elliott, I am easily pulled into his orbit and it’s exactly where I’d love to stay. He makes me laugh and not take life so seriously. He makes me want to live again.

But I don’t love me right now, and that healing needs to come first. I’m not relationship-ready or marriage material. My mind is focused on redemption. I want it. I need it.

Besides, when Grayson hears about my colorful past, I’m sure he’ll be gone before I have time to utter the word goodbye.

After all, who could ever love a jailbird?
My Review: 5 Stars
**Be sure to read Stone Silence before reading this one**

Love can be complicated, that's for sure. Mia made a colossal mistake, paid dearly for it, and her life-long boyfriend, Stony, moved on and now it's time for her to do the same. Isn't that easier said than done? Taylor Dean writes in first person, which really drew me in and caused me to deeply feel and understand the reasoning behind Mia's mistake. 

Mia has a new outlook on life, but it's really hard to move forward--I honestly can't imagine how hard it would be. I greatly admire and love her character. Grayson has a tricky connection to Mia, but his adorable sense of humor and positive attitude towards life is a huge bonus. I adore Grayson--he kept me smiling and laughing! He's the gift that every struggling woman needs to have appear in her life.

What really captured me is the heart and soul that Taylor Dean manages to portray with her words. The characters are life-like and their struggles are real, but it's not heavy and depressing at all. A hope rises out of the pages and really grasps the heart. I love the journey, the progress, and the chemistry that abounds throughout the story. This is one series that I just can't stop thinking about.

Content: mild violence/peril; mild, swoony romance. 
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About the Author:
Taylor Dean 
Taylor Dean lives in Texas and is the mother of four grown children. Upon finding herself with an empty nest, she began to write the stories that were always wandering around in her head, quickly finding she had a passion for writing, specifically romance. Whether it's paranormal, contemporary, or suspense-you'll find all sub-genres of CLEAN Romance in her line-up.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for such a beautiful review. It means the world to me. I love it! Thanks, Katie.