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Bode Silver doesn’t have time for feelings or a relationship. Then Sage shows up. Sage is Silver’s exact opposite, his renter, and his new employee. The kid is much too young and much too innocent. There are a million reasons why Silver and Sage should never get together. And Silver plans to keep it that way.

Until all of those reasons go up in flames with one kiss.

Silver and Sage is a steamy, slow burn M/M age gap, opposites-attract romance between a shy, inexperienced nerd and an outgoing grump of a bar owner.

This is the first book in the Silver in the City series. Each book focuses on a different couple.

©2019 A.D. Ellis (P)2020 A.D. Ellis

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Silver in the City

I love this entire series and I'm so glad to hear it in audio. There were parts I liked better in print and parts I liked better in audio.

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Great Start

This is a great start to the series I really loved the whole cast of characters. The family aspect fit so well into the romance I love stories that incorporate more than just the MCs. It's a fairly quick listen and Stone does a fantastic job with the narration. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens with Benji and Kyson.

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Bode and Sage

Silver & Sage is book 1 in the Silver in the City series. This is an enjoyable, slow burn, opposites attract, age gap book about Bode, his brother and their cousin, and Sage. For some reason Bode isn't excited to have Sage move in with them even though he was the best candidate. Bode is trying to get the bar up and running and doesn't need a distraction like innocent much younger Sage. I really enjoyed Bode and Sage together. It was nice to watch Bode soften up around Sage and their relationship develope into something beautiful.
Narrator Michael Stone does a fabulous job.

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A Bar Owner and a Nerd

This is a slow burn with strong circle of Characters. Bode and Sage are both drawn towards each other until their excuses to stay apart no longer work.

I really enjoyed this book. I am looking forward to Book 2

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loved the ebook, love the audio too

I enjoyed the listen here. I read the book on Kindle, but was excited for the audible book. I liked that the narrator changed up the intonation with the book character.
still a pretty great book

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A sweet and slow burn romance.

I liked both Silver (Bode) and Sage. Silver may have been a little gruff and ruff around the edges at first, but he really was just as sweet as Sage. I liked how long it took before the two actually got together. This is a well written opposites-attract story with great characters.

Michael Stone’s narration was good. It wasn’t always consistent though, BUT I did like the narration overall. His voice is really good for the more emotional and sensual parts.

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This was my first book by this narrator and I felt he did a great job. Definitely a distinction between characters which is good because there are a lot.

This is one great book. As I read it I had to message the author telling her how much I was loving it

Bode, Sage, Kyson and Benji sucked me right on in. These guys couldn’t have had a better friendship/ brotherhood than they did and to bring in Sage they way they did was awesome

Bode. He cracks me up with how grumpy he is. Probably because I am a lot like him. Man he tried to fight his attraction tooth and nail to Sage until he just couldn’t anymore.

Sage. He is so sweet, smart, and not treated very good by family and people his age ( see how I’m leaving friends out).

These two together showed how perfectly opposites can attract and how love can come from
A beautiful friendship.

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What an amazing book

I've enjoyed books by A. D. Ellis in the past and this was no different. She is an amazing author. Silver and Sage is a wonderful. slow burn romance with an age gap theme. I absolutely loved Brody and Sage.

The Narrator, Michael Stone, was fabulous in bringing this story to life. his ability to change voices for each character was wonderful.

I can't wait to listen to book two in this series.

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  • 06-18-20

Great Start to a New Series

Silver & Sage is a great start to a new series. I really enjoyed this opposites attract romance!

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  • 04-21-21

Bode and Sage

I liked the writing style of A. D. Ellis. In the first book of the series you get to know the Silver Brothers and Cousins who are looking for a tenant for a room for their shared flat.
They choose Sage, a shy boy.
The attraction between Sage and Bode can be felt directly, but Bode rejects a relationship due to the age difference. At the same time, he denies Sage‘s attraction to him.
Sage, on the other hand, feels more comfortable than ever in his new apartment and with his roommates. Sage is charming and he knows what he wants.

Silver and Sage is a slowburning lovestory with age gape. A sweet story to feel good!

Michael Stone was new to me, but he did a good job. It was easy to follow the different voices and distinguish them. You can also listen to his clear voice.

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  • Ronald Betts
  • 01-21-21

Nice story of love between different age men

Sometimes it takes a while to get over the idea of different ages getting together and this is a lovely story where they come together and all is well.

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  • Claudia CG Lezár
  • 09-27-20

as good as the ebook

The story is always 4-5 stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook. I can't listen to an audiobook without knowing the book, that's not possible for me.

The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. It took me a little bit, to come into the narrator, but at the end, it worked. I only have to take a few breaks between. I'm just not yet finish with the book, I’m over the half, but I listen enough to give a review.

PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!!

To my ratings:

5* - very very good
it's like an A+

4* - very good and will be often re-listening
it's like an A

3* - it's more then a one-time-listening.
it's like a B

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  • Starwarslover
  • 08-31-20

loved it

this narrator is amazing for these characters.. wonderful and sexy.. fun and entertaining.. i enjoyed the plot and this narrator did a good job with their personalities and who these characters are

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  • L.D.
  • 08-29-20

Silver Needs Sage

Silver and Sage is the first book in the Silver in the City series. Although each book can technically be read as a standalone, this series is best enjoyed in consecutive order as a whole. Each book focuses on one of the Silver brothers/cousin with a basic trope as the theme of the romance.

In Silver and Sage, the romance trope is age gap, opposites-attract, and a slow-burn relationship where both men try to fight their attraction. The plot highlights each element of the tropes while also playing up the conflict between an overbearing father and a fed-up son. The overall writing is decent and straightforward with little subtlety. The story was sweet and delivered everything the blurb promised. The writing style wasn’t my personal favorite, but besides that, I did enjoy this story and romance.

The audiobook was narrated by Michael Stone who has a smooth and steady narration style. He didn’t really perform the book like a voice actor would, but he did narrate it with a calm and effortless manner. There wasn’t a lot of changes to the different voices of the characters, but Michael Stone placed inflections and emphasis where it was needed. Overall I thought he had a nice voice and the audiobook production was well done.

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  • Pat Johnson
  • 08-24-20

Silver & Sage - yes :)

First time reading and listening a book written by A.D. Ellis and lucky me I have two more audiobooks to listen to.
This is such a lovely story of guys making things work also saying out loud your feelings does work.
Great audiobook with lovely narration by Michael Stone.

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  • P D
  • 08-22-20

Enjoyable 😍

My first book by this author and the narrator and I enjoyed both and can recommend them. I’m going on to the second in the series now😊

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  • Ulrika
  • 08-14-20

Rewarding slow burn

I love A.D. Elllis deligtful writing style and this book sucks you right in, even though I was initially a bit frustrated with Bode and what I was as his excuses for not starting a relationship with Sage. Bode sees their 12 year age difference as a deal breaker, but as a reader it's clear to you that they are meant to be together.

Like I said, the writing makes you go on and you're rewarded in this sweet and quirky story about how two quite different men find true love. Sage surprises you with his strength but his love and loyalty comes as no surprise at all. Grumpy Bode has no chance against Sage's quiet charms and we're treated to a charming story with a staisfying happily ever after.

Michael Stone has a clear voice that's easy to listen to and it's easy to hear each charater's voice.

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  • ButtonsMom2003
  • 07-15-20

A great start to a new series.

Michael Stone is a new to me narrator and I think he did a great job with this story. It was easy to distinguish the different characters based on the voices he used. He doesn't have a lot of audiobooks on Audible and I would be very surprised if he doesn't also narrate using another name; he's too good to be brand new. I would definitely listen to more audiobooks from him.

I originally read and reviewed this book when it was first released back in December 2019. Below is a copy of that review.

I've been enjoying A.D. Ellis's MM romance books since I read my first one back in July 2016. Silver & Sage is the first book in a new series of three stories, each centered on a different couple. This book introduces us to Bode (bo dee) Silver, his twin Benji, and their cousin, Kyson Silver. The three guys live together in a large 4-bedroom apartment above the bar that Bode is opening.

Silver & Sage focuses on Bode and his love interest, Sage. Bode is about 10 years older than Sage and he doesn't want a relationship. When Sage applies to rent the extra bedroom in their apartment, Bode is not in favor of it. He's attracted to Sage but won't admit it and he doesn't want the distraction because he needs to focus on running his new business.

Sage is working on his Master of Science degree and wants to rent an apartment that is closer to his school. He's never had many friends and is happy to be welcomed into the Silver family. He has a lot of insecurities and is puzzled by Bode's dislike of him.

In this book we also learn about the a-hole Silver brothers – Bode and Benji's father, Dick, and Kyson's father, Rod. Bode's father loaned him the money to open the bar and is holding that over his head and trying to control how he runs his business.

I think this book does a great job of setting up the series in addition to telling us Bode and Sage's story. I found the characters to be interesting and the story engaging. There is a nice HFN for Bode and Sage while also setting things up for the next book in the series which will be about Benji and Rhys Golden.

I'm looking forward to reading Silver & Gold which releases in late January 2020.

An advanced copy of this book, and audiobook, was provided to me but my review was voluntary and not influenced by the author.