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3.5 StarsI ve not made it a secret that I really don t mind, and sometimes love, revisiting established couples, and this was actually a great look at Declan and Simon a few years later It is still full of genius, topical, fantastic humor, where I literally burst out laughing throughout reading this mostly due to Simon s reactionary thoughts and both the intentional and unintentional compromising situations he gets himself into.Again, despite the gawd awful, fade to black yes, I m indignant , this showcased how strong Simon and Declan are despite the new roadblocks they hit in their lives, but thankfully not in their relationship There s also a huge appreciation for all of their friends Fran and Roger in their crazy awesomeness Lisa and Abe in their devout loyalty Add in Simon s tactless, wacky family and genius assistant, and this really makes for a fun read.So overall, I liked this than Tigers and Devils Through some terrific comedy, it was relatable, it was smart, and it made me go awwwww, as these two realize what s really important, and of course come out the other side all the better to tackle the next challenge that comes their way. I think the thing I love most about Simon and Declan is how real they feel They make mistakes, occasionally significant ones, and they sometimes argue and they let the small stuff get to them, but the love between Simon and Dec is clear and strong throughout This series also has great secondary characters and it was fun to revisit them all. 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 the odd one out Again Because that cover is bloody ugly It s like two mannequins holding hands And don t get me started with their clothes 06 November 2012Well This wasn t bad but I kind of found it didn t have a raison d etre Not to mention how the story was totally blown out of proportion But it was Simon and Declan and who doesn t love them so I kept reading Good to know they re doing all right. Still absolutely in love with Dec, Simon and the cast of friends family Some big changes in this book, some hard to read, some characters missing.yet it is still the same feel Simon is still Simon, yet mature and has spectacular moments Dec is the same caring, sensible guy who loves with his whole heart I will probably re read this gem. I m not sure whether Sean Kennedy intends to publish a third book, but I would pre order it, read it on the release date and then probably rave about it just as I plan to rave about the first two books In fact, it doesn t even need to have a plot for all I care I would happily read about Simon and Declan getting groceries, spending lazy Sundays together, visiting friends and weird family members and so on They are such fantastic characters that quickly become your friends, it s impossible to resist them Anyway, this is not a review and I ll probably never write one, but I just wanted to share how much I loved both these books and the lovely, tender, and above all, realistic romance in them This is not some implausible, exaggerated m m romance written to satisfy a growing market, it is a warm story about a solid relationship that occasionally suffers a bit from being in the spotlight I d bow to Sean Kennedy if he wasn t on the other side of the world But even now, my hat s off to him If you like stories about love, friendship and family with a lot of good humor and quirky characters, this one fits the description perfectly. Might contain spoilers We are now three years forward after the previous book Simon Murray 30 and now retired from the AFL Declan Dec Tyler 30 31 Simon is now a development of programs with queer content for a community television station QueerSports and Declan is a football commentator They are in love, in peace and just wants to be left alone with their family However, universe has other plans Greg Heyward, Declan s ex partner has decided to out himself and retiring and drag Declan and Simon back in the spotlight to gain attention Unfortunately, he s telling lies and puts Simon in a bad light Will Declan do anything about it Or will he let the world believe the liesIt s great to be the good guy But sometimes good guys get really fucked over, and they need to be heard I cradled his cheek in my hand, my thumb rasping against his stubble But I don t need you to defend me Sure, I hate what s being said But a lot of shit was said about you and me both when you were outed, and we survived that This is nothing in comparisonTruth be told, I wasn t sure if I were going to continuing the series, however I struggle so damn much lately with finding books to read, so I just thought why the hell not finish this series before I start the struggle of finding something else to read Tigerland was as I expected predictable, boring at times and little action Book 1 was pretty much the same, so it wasn t a surprise It s nice to see Declan and Simon out but it still feels like they are holding back, or at least Simon, because he s afraid to show too much PDA because of peoples view of gay couples It s getting a bit on my nerves I mean, everyone knows they re a couple, partners, and still they hide I d say go all the way, once you have started Not much has changed, though, from first book to this one The characters have grown a bit, their relationship is stronger, but other than that, they are the same Overall, it was worth reading sure, but not something I d read again or whatever On to the last one This is for those times when I want to take his hand, or he wants to take mine, but we don t feel safe enough This is for those times other couples get to take for granted, but we have to snatch in limited amounts when they become available to us This is for those times when I can t do such a simple thing as hold the hand of Dec as the tiniest gesture of affection and to show him how much I love him. Quick basic facts Genre A Contemporary Romance M M Series Series, Book TwoLove triangle view spoiler No hide spoiler Edited to include Audio review The Blogger GirlsEBook Review Did this live up to the first book Absolutely, 100% yes I frickin loved it It has been a long time since I ve read Tigers and Devils and was worried I would not remember a lot of the secondary characters and feel lost while catching back up with Declan and Simon It was an unfounded fear because I was instantly re immersed into this couples extraordinary story Be still my beating heart Simon and Declan will forever remain two of my all time favorite hero s.What I loved about it EverythingWhat I disliked NothingAudio Review I d read the Tigers Devils series than once and have loved it and with each read So much so, on a recent trip to Australia, I d actually attended an AFL game, proudly wearing my team colors scarf, which started me back on my kick of a total series reread Or, in this case, a first time audiobook listen and review I admit, I was concerned when I d picked up the first book and the narrator had an American accent That immediately took the wind out of my sails, and within minutes, I put it down I just could not ruin the image in my mind with that voice Nothing against the narrator personally, he just didn t fit the scene I noticed the narrator for the next two books was a different narrator and so I sampled Tigerland, loved the accent, and here I am.I can safely say, with my trip to Oz, my first hand experience at a footy game, fully admiring the legs and butts on these athletes, that I now have a brand new appreciation for Declan Tyler He was portrayed as a man with a body made for sin and a heart of gold, but the narrator brought the image in my head to life with his amazing performance As much as I loved Declan, I have to admit, David Gillies took Simon Murphy to a whole new level I liked Simon, I really did, but this performance made me absolutely love him I much preferred his voice of Simon over any other character and now Simon has supplanted Declan as my favorite See what happened here A book you love, turned into an audio, can take that love and elevate in ways you never imagined.If you have never read this series, and I am well aware it is a few years old, take my word and read it And if you want the true Aussie experience, pick up the audiobook for Tigerland I guarantee you will thank me.Overall Impression I loved it I purchased my own, personal copy of this audiobook for review. Oh My God I freaking loved this book, but only as a good friend, I d give it TEN STARS , Stuff I said before reading the bookThis better not ruin book one for me I liked this better than book 1 This will be the first dsp book I ve bought since last years Christmas antho of shitty suckageI love the cover Even though Declan should be bigger Crap I wrote as after reading the bookThe summer in November is weird for me I kept forgetting about Tim zones and that the earths tilted and all that nonsense It shouldn t be hot in November At start of chapter 11 or 67% it says And I did know it was true I m pretty sure it s supposed to say wasn t true And that makes a huge huge difference for what they re talking about What kind of fancy lift is this Second time where the lift going up has stopped and opened the doors for people going down I can t comprehend this Here elevators have an up and down button If you hit down the elevator will only open when it s on it s way down Wait so they don t want Declan at his charity event because of his personal life, but they invite Greg who not only has the same stuff going in but is the one makin all the drama How does that make sense Aww they explain it a little All about the publicity image Still they Dec s charity organizers and his agent suck Whatever happened with his agent, she walked away and was never mentioned again I don t understand a lot of the Aussie slang But I still Loved it I did not want this to end It s one of those books where you just get submerged into the story and you get really posed off when someone interrupts your reading These characters are just people you d want to be friends with and I really connected with them Loved it Declan and Simon are perfect together Loved it I loved seeing how much these two grew from book one There is so much chemistry between them and I loved how much their communication skills have developed I was very happy that there were no separations or Declan running, instead they worked through mostly everything together Loved it 4.25 starsSigh, I even love it slightly than Tigers and Devils See, Tigers and Devils was one of the first books I read when I jumped into the m m foray back in 2009 It holds a special place in my heart along with some other books I read back in those early days Imagine my excitement when Sean Kennedy announced that he was planning a sequel At the same time, I have a little trepidation because sequels are not always great or needed for that matter Duly noted, due to the capacity of my small brain, I don t remember much about what have happened I remember the kiss at the garden and the happy ending but I don t recall many of the names Greg who Jasper who Even so, Mr Kennedy writes it so well, that the book can act as stand alone, with a different set of problems for the established couple, Simon and Dec I m not advising it though, I think everyone should read Tigers and Devils first, to understand what Simon and Dec had been through the first time around This book is a joy to read That Coin Toss chapter alone, makes me gasp in shock and then laugh in delight Smart scene I truly, TRULY, love Simon s voice There are so many one liners here, I m tempted to highlight them all But then it will postpone my reading and I m having too much fun to do so In what I mean as a compliment, Simon reminds me of the crazy things of that Bridget Jones movies and that means a whole lot of entertainment.This time around, after being judged as the guy who made the football star gay the problem that Simon and Dec must face is coming from Dec s ex, Greg Heyward At first, my reaction to Greg is Man, what is HIS problem I don t understand why he is stirring the storm four years after Dec dumped him, after Dec and Simon has been together for 3 years Then I realized, here is a guy who is about to retire from the game He needs to squeeze a little time so he can still be on the spotlight What better way to do that than to tell everyone that he and Dec were used to be the it gay couple of AFL, even if they are both in the closet at that time.What entails A great story about how Simon and Dec deal with the media, while at the same time, strengthen their love for one another I enjoy every minute of it, including their arguments and the quick escape from all the frenzy the part of Comfort Lodge Room 12 is epic grin and the part with the whale at the beach is beautiful I admit I m a bit annoyed with Dec s way of handling the issue I know that he is trying to take the dignified silence and he won t stoop so low to get suck into the Greg s mindgame However, Simon is not a celebrity this silent game is affecting him than Dec It s not like they are Brangelina, who are both famous, and used to avoid such things However, the way that Dec makes up for it in the end Pure perfection, baby I love the stories about other people in Simon and Dec s life as well, like their friends Fran and Roger, and their touching attempt to get pregnant It brings a down to earth level to it, that when you are among friends, your life is not just about you but about them as well The part with Fran and Roger is really done well I m not saying the same for the one with Abe and Lisa though I still don t understand why they break up in the first place and why now decide to try again.All in all, I feel like reading updates about old friends So thank you, Mr Kennedy for delivering a sequel that is well written and worthy of every seconds I read it.PS I do have one question that left unanswered or maybe I miss it Is Dec still working as commentator then And is Jill really fired