Title: Tigerland (Sequel to Tigers and Devils)
Author: Sean Kennedy
Narrator: Dave Gillies
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
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Story Rating: 2 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 3.__ of 5 Stars
Sequel to Tigers & Devils
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.
My View – Story:
Tigerland picks up a few years after Tigers & Devils. Both Simon and Declan have new careers and are still very much in love. I have to say for all the dramatics, this isn’t really an angsty story. It reads more like a day in the life of and features plot elements from everyday life. Simon and Declan supporting friends and families in times of births and struggles to get pregnant. Simon and Declan adjusting to their new life and helping friends adjust to their new lives as well. Simon and Declan dealing with backlash from an ex coming out publicly and trying to drag Declan through the mud. But their relationship really is steady and pretty romantic through it all. It is obvious they have grown since the first book and are secure, so honestly, I am not sure what the point of this book was. I kinda got bored after a while wondering if there would ever be something exciting happening. It just kept going and going and I never really connected with it. Except for the very loving ending. It was sweet but I was hard getting there.
My View – Narration:
I like this narrator better than Paul Morey (the narrator of the first book) for this series. His accent in more authentic to the story and he did a good job with the characters and emotions.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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