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(Sound of Silence #2)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  87 ratings  ·  31 reviews
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. Whil
Paperback, 216 pages
Published December 1st 2017 by Taylor Dean Books
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Julie Carpenter
4.5 stars

I have to start out by saying that this is a book you have to read in order in the series. Yes, this book focuses on Mia but there was so much backstory from book one, Stone Silence, that you need that information before you read this one. Ok, you might be able to read this and understand what's going on but I tell you that Stone Silence is amazing and to have the full experience of this story and these characters in this series you need to read them all in order and together. Yes I hav
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
This book can be summarized in just a couple words for me.  Redemption and forgiveness.  Maybe two of the toughest words in the English language.  For Mia, it is what her life is all about in this book.  

Mia carries the weight of mistakes and secrets on her shoulders.  That weight is heavy and burdensome and because of this, she feels unworthy of happiness and love.  Guilt has a way of doing this.  After a year of hiding away, Mia has come home to care for her sick mother and is forced to face t
Katie W
**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 imagi
Kathy Jo
January 2019:

Yep! Still amazing! *dreamy sigh* I think I fell even more in love with Grayson!

March 2018:

Oh. My. Gosh! 2nd time reading Jailbird and I think I loved it even more! This feels are still definitely real! I didn't want to put it down! It's AMAZING! *dreamy sigh*

December 2017:

I have to start out by saying, if you have not read Stone Silence yet then STOP reading my review! I cannot guarantee you that it won't have spoilers. I will do my best to keep them out of my review but parts of
Jacob Proffitt
This is second in a series and characters and storyline from the first continue into this one. So definitely read these in order, I think.

This turned out to be every bit as bad as I suspected from the first chapter. We know from the first book that Mia is a bit broken. Prison will do that to a person, so I was looking forward to seeing who she was and how she'd move on from her past and seeing her ex so happy with Spencer. Unfortunately, Dean piles on the angst by giving Mia what she refers to a
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series, 2018
This is the second book in a series and you really need to read it in order.

I loved this story. Grayson was definitely a light of sunshine when he walks in a room. He is always upbeat and happy. His glass is always half full if not full! He comes home to relocate to be near his sister(Spencer) and soon to be niece. When he gets there, not only is his sister and her husband, Stony, there, but there is a girl. Mia. Mia is the girl who was Stony's ex and who had been in prison for starting a fire
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
Such an emotional book and a great sequel to Stone Silence! It was great to see Mia's point of view and get inside her mind. It was easy to see why she was attracted to Grayson with his infectious happiness and vibrant personality, but I had a harder time seeing why he fell for Mia so quickly since she was pretty standoffish and rather depressing at first. Since it's told in first person from Mia's POV only, I wish there were more clues as to what drew him to her. Once she allows Grayson to draw ...more
This is book 2 in the Sound of Silence series. I learned about Mia in book 1, but never really met her until the last few pages of that book. She intrigued me right from the first few crumbs thrown to me about her life. She is a strong, yet vulnerable heroine, and so broken as this book starts out that you are not only cheering for her, you are trying your darnedest to lift her up and scream that she’s worth something. Her angst is palpable. You could cut it up and chew on it for months. She’s h ...more
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Mia made a tragic mistake that has cost her everything. We met her at the end of Stone Silence (book 1 in this series - and if you haven't already read it you should really read it before reading this book) when she got out of jail. This book takes place about a year after Book 1 ended. Mia has avoided her hometown - and seeing how Stony has so happily moved on without her. But now she has to return to take care of her mother.

She knows she can't move on until she confesses everything to Stony an
Carolee Newgren
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book! Kept me interested the whole time I was reading it! Included romance and mystery combined. I found the entire series fascinating!
Mylissa Demeyere
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
All books in this series are emotional reads – all Taylor’s books are! Mia’s story was though in that respect that she made a really stupid mistake, and paid dearly for it. Not only did she pay, Stony did more than she can deal with.
Now she returns to try and make amends, and before she can even get the burden off her chest, she meets the fun, handsome and lively Grayson. Naturally she’s drawn to him like a moth to a flame, but she’s so broken, she can’t open up like she might want to.
I read thi
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kathy

I received this book free with the intention to review, this didn't effect my opinion of the book.
Having loved reading the previous book, I started reading this book with high expectations, I was not disappointed! I don't usually like to read series that change the main characters from book to book, but the characters are so clearly depicted that you feel like you are there and they are your friends. I cannot praise this book enough, I absolutely adored reading it.

Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mia Faraday “can’t move forward until she gains closure from her past.” She must learn to love herself and forgive herself before the guilt consumes her. “Stony’s best had happened for him. She has yet to find her best.” They used to be best friends, “now they are practically strangers.” Her life will forever be defined by that one, fateful event. She only moved home to care for her cancer-ridden mother. Once she has recovered, Mia is gone. Army soldier Grayson Elliott is “too perfect. He must h ...more
Amber Jones
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I read stone silence and I jumped at the chance to read the rest in the series and that was a wonderful idea. I just fell in love with this series and this amazing author.

a must read for sure....

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
Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
This novel is a continuation of the Sounds of Silence series. In order for the book to make sense, you need to read the series in order. Mia has been released from jail but has been running away from her past. She has been avoiding Stony at all costs. When her mother is diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer, Mia returns home to be her caregiver. The townspeople can be cruel, and many call her Jailbird. Mia goes to confess her deep dark secrets about the night of the “accident” but after apologizing t ...more
Dec 29, 2017 added it
I loved this book as much as the first one. Mia is suffering holding on to the past mistakes and needing forgiveness but too afraid to face Stony. She meets Grayson,Spencer's brother, and is drawn to his warmth and happiness. She wants to like herself and find happiness again. Grayson starts to pursue her and she doesn't know if she can handle dating Spencer's brother. Will Grayson's love and cheerful disposition help Mia get back to living life? This is a story of struggling through guilt and r ...more
Karen perry
Nov 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
once again i was given this Arc book to read in advance by taylor and again she doesnt dissapoint
jail bird follows on from stoneys story but this is mias life,his ex

we learn all her secrets and how she puts them right and gains forgiveness and entry into stoney and spencers lifes

a quick paced book that i thoroughly enjoyed cant wait to read the last one of this series
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
My heart was deeply touched while reading Jailbird. Mia's story is one you can relate to--that of having made a mistake and being unable to move beyond it through forgiveness of oneself. I loved Greyson's confidence and joy that spilled over onto Mia. Her need for him to help restore herself and his constant love brought me to tears. ...more
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a free complimentary book and voluntarily reviewed it.

Jailbird is the 2nd book in Taylor Dean’s “Sounds of Silence” trilogy. The author recommends that these books be read in order because we learn important information about Mia, the main character, in the first book, Stone Silence.

Mia Faraday spent two years in prison for accidentally setting a fire that seriously burned part of the body of Stony, her fiancé at the time. The entire first book is Stony’s story and explains a lot of i
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-books
This is the second book in the Sound of Silence series. Once I got started with this book I didn’t want to put it down. Definitely have to read this series in order since this story refers to events and characters from the first. It nice because you also get to see where/how the main characters from the first novel end up :)
There is a bit of suspense with this novel - although you know the end results of a certain situation you don’t know all of the information surrounding the events which is pl
Megan Tiscareno
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
* I received this book as an ARC in exchange for my honest feedback and review. *
I have not read one of Taylor Dean's books that I didn't just adore. Jailbird is no different.
This is the second book in a series and to really have maximum enjoyment and understanding of these characters, you really need to read them in the order they are written.
Mia's story is a story of redemption and forgiveness-- being able to ask for it, being able to give it to yourself. We can all relate to that need to lov
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing

-‘...I think I have a new goal in life and that is to make you smile. I’ll do it one day, Mia, and that’s a promise.”’-

Very good. Readers definitely need to read Stone Silence before this one and should read both fairly close together because it’s easy to forget characters and storylines between books. This is Mia’s story and Stony and Spencer are an integral part of this book, as well as Spencer’s brother Grayson. I really enjoyed this story as well, although not quite as much as the first one.
Heather Green
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story about forgiveness and redemption. One thing I really like about this series besides, the fact that it is clean, is that there is an underlying happiness and positiveness about the characters. Jace was hilarious! The things he came up with... I liked how the mc's drew similarities between themselves with their likes and dislikes. I also liked how Jace didn't judge Mia and was willing to overlook her past so she could start over. He was such a gentleman and anticipated Mia's nee ...more
Camille Thomas
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
I love books about personal emotional growth and healing, I loved this book and all the changes and learning Mia went through. I also feel everyone should have a Grayson in their life.
Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A story of redemption and forgiveness

4.25 stars

I am so glad I decided to continue on with this series!
While it did take me a bit to connect with the story this time, I was still reminded why I loved Taylor Dean’s writing so much when I first read Stone Silence. 
Reading Dean’s writing is like listening to someone’s mind. She doesn’t shy away from repetitions and petty thoughts that we all know will always find their way into someone’s train of thought but not always will make their way into writ
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
We met Mia in Stone Silence and this is the story of her redemption and healing. She's over Stony, but not over everything that's happened and needs to confess a few things in order to heal and move on with her life. Thus, we find her at Stony and Spencer's house, just before Spencer's brother is about to arrive for a visit.

And thus it begins! Mia fights against falling in love with the brother of the woman married to her first love and former finance; yes it's a little convoluted. Greyson is s
Jan 25, 2018 rated it liked it
I wasn't as intrigued by this second book in the Sound of Silence Series as I was by the first, but I thought the characters were well developed and likable. It was a fast read, and has a sweet love story and message of forgiveness (including forgiving ourselves). I was a bit put off by the amount of time it took for Mia to get to her BIG confession. And then nothing came of it, which I guess plays into the forgiveness aspect, but soooo much attention was focus on the big secret that it seemed s ...more
Paula Bothwell
Jailbird (Sound of Silence #2) - PG
Violence: no
Language: no
Sex: no
Way, way, way too much time spent in the h's head. She is an emotional mess who talked herself in and out of situations every other page with no real interaction with others. *Stone Silence* is WAY better than this one. I'm sure I'll read the third one, though, because I started the series. I just hope it's on KindleUnlimited.
Apr 25, 2018 rated it liked it
I love Spencer and Stony, from Stone Silence, and they are part of this story. Grayson is sweet and attentive. Mia says she wants to go forward with her life, but continually has a difficult time and fluctuates back and forth often. It's obvious she wants to break free and find some happy, I just didn't really see the growth in her until the very end. Still enjoyable and a great series. Strongly suggest you read the first one before this one. ...more
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was ok
Meh. This is too much of an insta-love story for my liking. There is no growth in Mia and Grayson’s relationship. From the moment Grayson meets Mia he knows she’s the one for him even though she is pretty cold to him. Mia’s character doesn’t really develop either—one moment she’s cold and sad the next she is happy. Kisses only
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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.

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