After an eventful and sometimes uncomfortably public courtship, Simon Murray and Declan Tyler settled into a comfortable life together. Now retired from the AFL, Declan works as a football commentator; Simon develops programs with queer content for a community television station.
Despite their public professional lives, Simon and Declan manage to keep their private life out of the spotlight. Their major concerns revolve around supporting their friends through infertility and relationship problems—until Greg Heyward, Declan’s ex-partner, outs himself in a transparent bid for attention.
Though Simon and Declan are furious with Greg and his media antics, they can’t agree on what to do about it. Declan insists they should maintain a dignified silence, but both he and Simon keep getting drawn into Heyward’s games. Simon and Declan will once again have to ride out the media storm before they can return their attention to what really matters: each other.
I’m melting… I prefer Tigers and Devils, but the second volume is gorgeous too.
The Story (Spoiler Degrees: 1)
I was reading the story slowly because it was clear from the blurb that the author had gotten Dec and Simon into a hell of a mess again. And I didn’t want it to happen or at least I wanted to delay the events.
After the scandal, when it turns out that Dec and Heyward was a couple once, I was reading the book much faster. From that point, I wanted to know how they could smooth things, and how Simon and Declan could survive the ordeals.
I love them being in harmony with one another, sometimes sparring, but always making it up. There are a lot of nice and romantic scenes in the book, but I need to mention the beginning, which is full of humor. I laughed from ear to ear when I read it. 🙂
And the end of the book… Oh… my… Mop me up from the floor, please!
Dec and Simon are still adorable. I love them very much. Their love is so beautiful and strong. They still make mistakes, but everything is redeemable.
I can’t stand Heyward, but I hated him in the first book too, so it’s not a big deal. Now my hatred for him just deepened further.
Jasper is just like Heyward. By the end of the story I hated him a bit less, but just a dab…
I feel sorry for Roger and Fran; they deserve much more than this crap. They are so nice together and what happened to them wasn’t fair.
It’s a very romantic, very touching, and very funny novel. I like the author’s writing style and how he weaves the threads. Tigerland is almost a perfect book. But that title has been taken by the first volume. 🙂
As for the cover, I prefer the cover of Tigers and Devils. The cover of the second book is less impressive and I think the models aren’t the same. What a pity!
All in all, this book deserves 4.5 out of 5