Review: Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers


Title: Tone Deaf
Author: Olivia Rivers
Purchase: Amazon ~ Kindle

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.

This book was a last minute decision, I almost didn't buy it. I'm beyond glad I did. I loved this book so much! I could not put it down. Jace is the "bad boy" I can't help but love. He's rude but with the right intentions. Ali is the innocent girl with a bad home life. He tries to help her, even though it almost backfires on both of them.

At the beginning of the book, I didn't think I was going to like Jace. He was unbelievably rude to Ali because she's deaf. We find out why and it's a good reason why meeting her would upset him. But, it doesn't excuse his behavior. He notices her bruises and offers to help her to make up for his rudeness. He helps her even though she's not quite eighteen yet and he could get into serious trouble.

When she hops aboard his RV, she feels a bit awkward and out of place. How can she trust someone she doesn't know? She has a lot of guts in that department. But he's true to his word and he helps her as much as he can.

They start getting used to each other. They start falling in love. They share their stories and in turn, heal each other.

This book is absolutely perfect. I loved all of the characters, minus the bad ones. It was so well written for a book that was written for a younger audience

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