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
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!
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!
This wasn't a bad story, but it seemed to drag in places with a few too many sex scenes, info dumps, and dialog that could have been tightened up some. There is a scene at the end of the story, taking place in a hallway, where I wanted to just yell at the two main characters to shut up already! They kept going back and forth, arguing, and it took away from what was supposed to be a tense, suspenseful moment.
On the other hand, I liked that the author was able to take me by surprise, several times. The narrator did a good job, although the way he pronounced words with 'T's in the middle threw me out of the story until I got used to his style (as an example, the word 'gotten' sounded like 'ga en').
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.
This one was one of the best books I have ever heard and with every turn and problems the story took you though, it felt as if you where there experiencing it as well, it draws you in and has you craving for more and it makes you feel like your in a romantic adventure....
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