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Silver & Black

By: Tyler May
Narrated by: Guy Locke
Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Summary

Brian Silver is CEO of the world's largest coffeehouse chain in the world, Silver Coffee. Growing up in a wealthy family, Silver had it all: money, fame, and any man he wanted, but that was never enough. Silver wants more.

Greyson Black is a coffeehouse barista in one of the Silver Coffee chains in downtown Manhattan. Greyson is finishing school and determined to find the best path for his life. When Brian Silver makes a "surprise" stop at the franchise, he's more than intrigued by the young, gorgeous Greyson. Silver knows that there's only one thing that he must have now, and he will do whatever it takes to get him.

When Silver and Greyson get together, sparks fly. Silver is perfect in Greyson's eyes, but is love blind? A mysterious stranger is out for Greyson, and the mind games have just begun. Greyson starts to question everything, including Silver's advances. When danger is lurking around every corner, no one is safe. Greyson will have to determine if love is worth the danger and excitement.

©2014 Tyler May (P)2015 Tantor

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  • Liz
  • 06-03-16

Amazing in every way!

The story is compelling, the Characters drew me in right away and the erotic scenes were just that! Silver and Black just melt my heart, they are sooo good together.

My favorite part, hard to say the story just sucks you in and you can't stop listening. But probably the birthday weekend.

The narrator is one of my favs by far, all the voices are easy to tell apart and Silver's voice gave me chills (in a great way).

The only thing I didn't like about this book, was when it ended. I want more of Brian Silver & Grayson Black, because the are so sweet together.

I want a sequel! I have listened to this book 3x already and I just can't put it down. Highly recommended, you will not be disappointed!

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  • Donald
  • 08-04-16

A fantastical tale...

Though the premise of the story is a bit far fetched, I found myself getting pulled into the story and I found that I enjoyed it a lot. Rich guy pursues poor guy...only in the movies, right!?! But one can get lost in the fantasy of it all. Several things I seen coming and a few things caught me by surprise, which is probably why I really liked the story. There was little doubt that Greyson and Brian would not get together but the path is full of bumps and hiccups, adding to the journey. Not sure about the comparison to FSOG, never read it or seen the movie, but from what I understand there truly is no comparison...different types of books. All-n-all, a good fantastical story!

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  • Rob
  • 14-08-16

Undecided

I am completely undecided about whether I enjoyed this book or not. Firstly, the premise of the book is that a rich guy financially supports another younger guy he never met without his knowledge and then by chance, meets him and becomes interested in pursuing a relationship with him. Now, this is really quite far fetched to begin with, however the way the rich guy pursues the younger guy and the way he 'woos' him come across as kind of creepy.

The author tries to weave some kind of intrigue into the plot by having the main character stalked and setting the reader up to believe that 'something' just doesn't seem right with the rich guy, but to be honest, by the time all is revealed, I was shouting at the device playing the audiobook as I had had enough of the story being unnecessarily drawn out and prolonged. It dragged and just wouldn't move forward and the story seemed all over the place.

This book could have been half as long as it was. It was unnecessarily drawn out and got on my nerves as a result. The sex scenes were probably good if this is what you buy gay romance for, however I always find them unnecessary and in the case of the book, quite a put off for some reason. I just didn't connect with these characters. They seemed one dimensional and the main characters constantly calling each other by their surnames or 'Mr' was also something that annoyed me.

Finally, the narrator is terrible. Why can't he pronounce words correctly? He didn't correctly pronounce any words which had a hard 't' sound in the middle of them and it was quite annoying. For instance, if he was supposed to say the word 'wilted' he would say 'wil-ed' instead. I understand that some people have speech impediments, however do they really become voice actors? His character voices seemed without emotion and feeling and almost stilted at some points.

Overall, this is a story which could have been told far better. If I had been the author's editor, I would have told him to shorten it down and come the point a lot faster. With another voice actor and a shorted script, this could have been a winner.

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  • MjSmoke
  • 16-09-19

I. DON’T. LIKE. ROBOTIC. NARRATION.

This story could’ve been so much more interesting and likable had the narration been done by anybody else. I really dislike narrators who can’t inject personality into the story. I’m kind of shocked because I typically like Guy Locke as a narrator but here it felt like he was literally reading off of the page and it was being recorded. I thought after the first chapter it would get better, but sadly, he still sounded robotic. I got through the whole book but only because I have about an hour commute to work each day. The story was just so-so and the pacing was the same. I really got hung-up on the narration though and at times I felt that it dragged the whole story down because it was one-note. If I hadn’t gotten this as a free selection while waiting for new credits, I would’ve stopped and demanded a refund. Narration goes a long way with a 10 hour listen...

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  • Raymond
  • 06-08-19

This narrator is no good.

This is basically 50 Shades, which is fine because I’ve listened to many books copying 50 but this narrator is terrible. I couldn’t listen anymore.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-01-18

Too over the top and narration didn't help

Would you try another book from Tyler May and/or Guy Locke?

Maybe. The plot was just too over the top and the writing was way TOO cheesy (even though I usually love it, in this case it was making my eyes roll).

Would you be willing to try another book from Tyler May? Why or why not?

Perhaps. The beginning was promising and the characters had distinct personalities.

How could the performance have been better?

The narration made the experience worse, because the "voice" of Silver was too deep and wooden. I noticed the "n" in certain words were dropped, and because the overall experience of the book was not enjoyable for me, it became one more thing I started to find irritating.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I was intrigued in the beginning, but it all became too much, so I was disappointed.

Any additional comments?

I liked that the book was downloadable on kindle unlimited and the audible version part of the Romance package. So when the narration got too irritating, I was able to finish the book by reading (& skimming) it instead. Otherwise, I would have given up and not finished the book.

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  • Pippa Wright
  • 11-11-17

That was awful

Just awful. Poorly written, predictable, trite characters. Kept hoping for change or a plot that never came.

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  • Shannon
  • 31-01-20

Ok but could be a lot better

Grayson is a poor college student working at a coffee shop when the rich owner, Silver, comes in one day and sweeps him off his feet. Their romance is pretty dopey, to be honest.

Silver throws money at him and pretty much everyone. He’s possessive and protective but also sweetly compliments him all the time. Oh, and he’s also great in the sack. Way too “perfect”. At the same time there’s lots of hints that he might be a bit unstable and when Grayson thinks he has a stalker Silver is the number 1 suspect for us, the reader. This kept making me feel a bit on edge and I had to grit my teeth, listening to hours of “he’s so perfect, why does he like me?” nonsense.

Of course, things end all happy but I have to say the last 30 mins of the book were the best part of it. The most interesting.

I’m not a huge fan of the narrator. He reads a bit mechanically, but doesn’t have an slip-ups. But I liked him better with this book then the last one I listened to him narrate.

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  • MelRose@BlueRoseAudiobookReview
  • 08-08-19

Hot Sexy Romantic Mystery

5 Blue Roses
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The narrator Guy Locke is new to me. He gave a superbly well-rounded performance filled with dramatic tension and vulnerable sexy moments in this exceptional romance.
rian Silver is CEO of the world's largest coffeehouse. He is almost obsessively in love with Greyson Black. Greyson works as barista while studying and a proudly determined to finish school. Brian Silver will do whatever is necessary to win the gorgeous Greyson's heart.

Lots of twists and turns created lots of mystery. The author skillfully created an unpredictable plot. We have hot steamy sexy times mixed with danger and excitement.
I recommend this book for when you are in the mood for a romantic fiction.
Happy Listening.

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  • Jeff S.
  • 17-07-19

I feel like I'm in a fog!

Admittedly the plot line was intriguing, so I took the leap. Unfortunately, the narrator spoke in slow motion. I found myself getting frustrated trying to get through it. I gave it 3 chapters and just couldn't do it. Sad.