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Young Australian Micah Johnson is the first AFL player to be out at the beginning of his career. Retired professional football player Declan Tyler mentors Micah, but he finds it difficult, as Micah is prone to making poor life choices that land him in trouble. Nothing Dec can’t handle. He’s been there, done that, more times than he’d like to admit. Being Simon Murray’s parYoung Australian Micah Johnson is the first AFL player to be out at the beginning of his career. Retired professional football player Declan Tyler mentors Micah, but he finds it difficult, as Micah is prone to making poor life choices that land him in trouble. Nothing Dec can’t handle. He’s been there, done that, more times than he’d like to admit. Being Simon Murray’s partner all these years has Dec quite experienced in long-suffering and mishaps.As usual, Simon thinks everything is going along just fine until his assistant, Coby, tells him a secret involving an old nemesis. Simon and Dec’s problems mash together, and to solve them, they must undertake a thousand-kilometer round trip in which issues will have to be sorted out, apologies are finally given, and a runaway kid is retrieved and returned to his worried parents....

Title : Tigers on the Run
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ISBN : 9781634764742
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Number of Pages : 260 Pages
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Tigers on the Run Reviews

  • Trisha Harrington
    2018-07-22 13:46

    4.5 stars!I love Simon and Dec! I had to start off by saying that. And it was so good to get another book about them since I thought Tigerland was going to be the last.Tigers on the Run is the third book in the Tigers and Devils series. It was so nice to catch up with the characters again and I was so happy when I heard this book was coming out. Simon and Dec are one of the couples I will happily follow along for years and years if more books come out in this series.Things between these two are good. They’re a lot more solid than they were in the first book. They still argue and still disagree, but now they’re more mature about it and they work through things a lot better… most of the time anyway.For the most part I really loved this book. It felt so good to catch up with the characters and see how they were doing. But there was a part of it that really I could have done without. And that was the whole Jasper Brunswick stuff. That part of the book really didn’t work for me and I would have preferred it not to be in here. There’s so much history there, I just would have preferred if it had been left alone.Saying that, it didn’t really take from my enjoyment of the book overall. I was still able to enjoy Simon and Dec’s relationship. And the Micah storyline was good. I also loved seeing how Fran and Roger and Lisa and Abe were doing. I love those guys and they add something to every book for me.This book also touches on the fact gay marriage isn’t legal in Australia yet. It made me kind of sad because I would love a wedding for these two and I would love to actually see them get married. It was brought up a few times, which was nice and also sad, too.The ending makes me think we’ll be getting more of these two in the future, which is great news. I would love more Simon and Dec and Fran and Roger and Lisa and Abe. And hopefully in the next book, we’ll be able to have a wedding.A copy of this book was provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  • Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
    2018-08-04 18:53

    ⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*Might contain spoilers* ⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱ We are now another two years or so forward after the second book. Simon Murray (32) and Declan ‘Dec’ Tyler (32) are still going strong; talk of marriage (though they have to wait until it's legal) and there's even talk of kids in the future. However, for now, they have news thrown at them, news that doesn't quite make Simon all that happy and there's also Micah Johnson (17), the first AFL player to be out at the beginning of his career, who Declan mentors. Micah is a troubled kid with lots of anger and makes the job hard on Declan who refuses to give up. However, that is putting a bit of a strain on his relationship with Simon who doesn't want to see his partner hurt. Can they get through this and come out stronger than ever?Life continues throwing stuff your way.You just have to make sure you’re there to catch it.As far as the story goes, it was alright. Again, this series has a habit of not having lot of action. There's a whole lot of sarcasm, but not a whole lot of emotions. In this book, I really struggled with how accepting they were of the news of (view spoiler)[Jasper Brunswick and Coby dating (and then getting engaged) (hide spoiler)]. That guy has put Simon through hell, and I didn't like how everybody looked at Simon as the bad guy just because he isn't that forgiving. Hell they hadn't even gotten an apology (not until the fucking end). And that shit annoyed me to the point of not wanting to continue to read. I'd never feel safe around that guys ((view spoiler)[I'd be afraid he'd write everything about you... (hide spoiler)]), I would always be tense, and that's not a good thing. I really hope we don't get more of him if this series is continuing.“There were lots of reasons I got drunk.” I offered him a fry, but he declined.“What were the others?”“I dunno. Hugging Jasper. The looming worldwide chocolate shortage. The disappearance of bees. The fact J. K. Rowling hasn’t written any more Harry Potter books.”“You’re right. That’s a lot of reasons to get drunk.”“I know, right? Especially the Harry Potter thing.”Quick basic facts:Genre: - (A) Contemporary Romance (M/M)Series: - Series, Book ThreeLove triangle? - (view spoiler)[No. (hide spoiler)]Cheating? - (view spoiler)[No. (hide spoiler)]HEA? - (view spoiler)[Cliffhanger. (hide spoiler)]Favorite character? - Simon Murray.Would I read more by this author/or of series? - Unsure.Would I recommend this book/series? - Unsure.Will I read this again in the future? - No.Rating - 2 stars.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Kaje Harper
    2018-08-15 18:03

    This book is great fun for those of us who fell in love with Simon and Declan in the first book, and adored them in the second. In this book, it's eight years since Dec kissed Simon and started them on their path together, and they've built a solid life together. Dec has retired from the intense public crucible of professional sport and moved into broadcasting, and youth sports. Simon is also in televised production, with a new assistant and new problems. And he's still the same charmingly arty wanker - the same funny, literate, melodramatic, silly, loving, accident-prone and good-hearted narrator as ever.They've done well balancing their lives, but more than one old nemesis is moving into the limelight, and turning attention their way again. On top of that, Micah, a young, out, gay 17-year-old player whom Dec is mentoring, is facing challenges at school and in the media. Micah responds as rationally and calmly as you would expect from an angry and hurt teenager. In other words, not at all.Dec and Simon have to balance their own lives and career goals, the renewed scrutiny of reporters, lies and half-truths, and the responsibility they feel for Micah. The most wonderful things about these books are the warm tone and the real, human, flawed but appealing characters the author creates. There is fun and joy and there is pain, there are moments I wanted to smack every single person in here, but their issues feel plausible and I sympathized through it all. The plots are good - interesting but not dramatic, the events workable, pushing the edges for humor, but never going beyond them. And the love between the MCs, and their friends and families, suffused the story with warmth. Warmly recommended for fans of the series.

  • Arch Bala
    2018-08-12 14:41

    Tigers on the Run is by far my most favorite Tigers & Devils installment for oh-so-many reasons! Here, Simon Murray and Declan Tyler are still stronger than ever on their eight years being together (Wow! I’m getting good at rhyming!). Simon was still adorably snarky, cynical and sarcastic – traits I loved most about his character. I laugh out loud and giggled so many times with all of his antics here. I just really loved this guy! Declan Tyler™ is still swoon-worthy and always the perfect boyfriend! These two are totally one of the loveliest couples in the genre.The story was solid-proof that their magic's still there and I’m sure any fans of the series will enjoy it and won’t complain one bit about it. There are times that I feel that Simon was right about Declan taking everyone’s side except his side but yeah – I could relate more with Simon because I am a bit cynical at times, so at first I was totally on his side. I know this is getting weird but yeah Dec of course wanted the best for Simon, is all I’m saying but still…tsk.I loved the angle about Coby! I thought he should’ve grovel more though. That traitor. I may have been hoping for a massive catfight but we all know that Simon is such a class act. LOL“Didn’t Jesus forgive Judas? I like to think, in my own way, I am like Jesus.”“Don’t forget,” I called after him. “Only one sugar. I’m sweet enough as it is.”“Then we’ll make sure Jasper gets the poisoned chalice.”Then we have little Micah Johnson and all of his shit. He’s just seventeen alright but he’s fucking annoying as hell! I still loved his part in the story though. It says more about Declan and Simon and the dynamic of their relationship. I’ve a feeling that we’ll be hearing more from him. A spin-off series Mr. Kennedy?Now, now, now – that ending was exciting though. Am I right to assume that my boys will soon be shopping for cribs and little bassinettes? God, I hope so. I keep on hoping that they’ll have it by the end of the book but knowing Sean Kennedy – he’s surely a believer of happy endings but he just want to drag us all to that journey and that is totally cool with me so bring it!What a fabulous follow-up and long overdue as it was – the wait was all worth it. It was just perfect! Thank you Mr. Kennedy!Rating: 5 out of 5 stars***Book 3 OMG!OMG!OMG! yay!!!!I so missed Declan and Simon!!! thank you Sean Kennedy - can't wait for this one!!!!

  • Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
    2018-08-09 13:42

    Simon and Declan are finally (finally!) back, stronger and more entertaining than ever. After a three year break, we’re finally holding a new adventure in our hands, a delightful, Aussie-flavored, heartfelt and family-oriented romance unlike anything I’ve ever read.I’ve been asked on several occasions to choose my favorite gay romance couple, and it’s always been Simon and Dec (and also – just to be fair – Tony and Mac from Kaje Harper’s Life Lessons series). But the charm of these books lies with more than just its two protagonists. As a rule, Kennedy portrays realistic, believable, and above all warm characters. Eight years after their relationship was forged under extreme pressure, Simon and Declan are still going strong. They’ve built an amazing life together, a life of tolerance, understanding, patience and genuine affection. They have an incredible circle of family and friends and they’ve even found ways to bring their very different careers much closer. Tigers on the Run offers a new peek into their very ordinary life, under somewhat unusual circumstances. Simon faces new drama with his old nemesis, and this time it comes just a bit too close to home. Declan is trying desperately to help a 17-year-old gay football player, but the kid isn’t making it easy at all. Their friends and family have changed and grown, but the love and support remains unchanged. Jumping back into this world truly feels like coming home. With Simon and Declan in such a strong, committed relationship, one would think that this series has nothing left to give, but one would be very, very wrong. This is exactly the type of thing I want to read – a strong, loving couple facing difficulties together, living their life and overcoming obstacles just like the rest of us. When you add to that Simon’s propensity for drama and his highbrow sense of humor (he is, after all, my very favorite arty wanker), you get a series that will give you more than just characters to love – it will give you friends for life. I have loved Simon Murray and Declan Tyler from my very first peek into their lives. What’s more, I’ve loved Roger and Fran, Abe and Lisa, and pretty much everyone else just as much. Luckily for me, Tigers on the Run left some possibilities wide open – I hope I’ll be seeing more of them, and soon.

  • Bev
    2018-08-09 16:47

    My reaction upon hearing that Sean had written another book in the series!!! 5 'Thank God Sean's muse came back' stars....I just LOVE and ADORE these guys and their friends. The humour, the banter, the silliness, the references to Kylie songs just keep on coming, and even though they really should be trying to grow up by now (I mean come on, Roger and Fran are parents for God's sake...some sense is called for, surely??), they're just as daft as ever. I HATE Jasper/Jon and cannot for the life of me understand what Coby sees in him, but there you go, they say love is blind (although in this case, it must have been DEAF, DUMB and BLIND).Micah was a particularly toxic and troubled teenager, and well, I know they exist...I'm just glad mine wasn't one, phew!! As far as the engagement and possible wedding is concerned, HOORAY!! And it really isn't too difficult to work out what Nyssa's future holds (view spoiler)[Surrogate mum to Dec and Si's children I should think, she'll be perfect!! (hide spoiler)].["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • ~Mindy Lynn~
    2018-07-17 18:42

    This series just keeps getting better with each book! That ending was definitely left wide open for a 4th book. I want marriage! I want kids! I want it to here soon! LOL Fingers crossed for it all. =]

  • ♣ Irish Smurfétté ♣
    2018-07-29 13:43

    Romantic, funny, and emotionalThe dialogue, the dialogue, the dialogue! Ok, I just had to get that out before I kinda burst and things got ugly.Ahem.Now then, to begin…As soon as I started reading this, I had that feeling of “Oh, how I’ve missed Simon and his unique voice”, without even really knowing I’d been missing him. You know how that goes. He comes alive through Kennedy’s smooth, spot on writing, giving us a front row seat in Simon’s heart and mind, both by way of some of the best first person POV you’ll ever come across.This is one of those books where you could highlight half of it and feel justified in wanting to share all of the silly, romantic, emotionally meaningful moments between all of these characters: Simon and Declan are strong in their relationship, sometimes sailing, sometimes struggling through their conflicts; the friendship between them and Fran & Roger is one of best portrayals of a group dynamic I’ve come across – their personalities and interactions with each other are incredibly consistent with the previous two books in this series (which I also loved! They were early M/M reads for me, too); the conflicts that still linger between them and Jasper – don’t even get me started! – get even more complicated, with some surprising twists; and the brief familial scenes pack a punch.I give you Roger and Simon:As I hugged him, he slapped my back in the manly way a couple of times. “You know, you’ve gotten way more touchy-feely over the years.” The slaps ended, and he hugged me tighter.“Blame Dec,” I said.“He does good work,” said Roger.Before I get too far into this, I have to say that I liked the inclusion of issues like marriage equality and that it’s still a major struggle going on in Aussie land, that LGBTQ kids and teens have many obstacles and challenges and each deals with them in their own ways, and that even when one feels strongly about who they are, doubts can still creep in. Everyone faces uncertainty, even amongst those who love them unconditionally and show it. Forgiveness, the difficulty in forgetting people and events that caused hurt, friendship and what that means, and being surprised by one’s own maturing attitudes and behavior are all also examined through all of these fantastic, down-to-earth characters.Listen, Simon is probably one of my favorite characters: the snark, the intelligence, the inability to get past some things without a long period of resistance, the ability to appreciate his friendships in real ways, and the humor. The humor! Kennedy is at his best in this book with the humor. In three sentences, he conveys something important about each of Simon and Dec, with the humor:His warm hands slid under my T-shirt and pulled it up over my head. “That’s much better.”It thrilled me a little when he threw it into the corner of the room and it landed clumsily. No laborious folding and having to be neat tonight!The comment I made on my kindle was “That’s so Simon”, and it is. Love it.Back to the friendships, Simon and Dec each have moments with some of their buds that are real, demonstrating how those bonds can help us through even the most difficult periods in our lives. One in particular, towards the end, occurs between Simon and Fran. It exemplifies the strength of their friendship, and their ability to read each other, not just about what might be happening, but how to go about helping them through the rough patch. On Dec’s side, his shines through the most in regards to Coby, or Cobes as he’s lovingly referred. He deserves all the caring and hugs, too, he’s a loyal one.The mix of humor and drama feels just about right nearly the whole way through. I think this is aided by the shorter scenes that make up most of this book. Nothing is drawn out, yet we’re given so much detail that beautifully fills in every nook and cranny of this story about these relationships and how they enrich the lives of these characters. All of this is also greatly portrayed through the *drum roll* dialogue! It’s some of the best. Truly.Fran gave me the thumbs up. “Nice adult decision-making.”“Don’t you have some babies to go and look after?”“I don’t know how you put up with him,” Fran told Dec.“Because he’s a good and loyal friend,” said Roger.“You look really good without your shirt on,” I said. He deserved a compliment after that.“I know,” he said with an entirely self-satisfied smile. “But thanks for saying so.” He looked at Fran. “It’s nice to hear that kind of thing every now and again.”Fran shook her long-suffering head; Dec tried to hide his grin.I love these people. Maybe it’s because they feel so… familiar. This is how my friends and I interact. How we treat each other. All of the history and caring and love come through in our quick wits, laden with sarcasm, and the zero hesitation we have in backing each other up and letting the hugs fly.This thought of Simon’s pretty much sums it up:Sometimes genuine emotion just puts you off where sarcasm puts you at ease.I get it. I get that.This book will be best appreciated and enjoyed if you read book one, Tigers and Devils, and book two, Tigerland, before reading this one. Oh, and the ending allusion? Heh!! Now that would be something! Book 4, hmmm? ;)

  • Cory
    2018-08-10 16:53

    I totally forgot how much I loved Dec, Simon, Fran, and Roger! I mean, I could just sit in a room and listen to them have conversations for hours. They are brilliant...and by that I mean, Sean Kennedy is brilliant!I loved the first two books in this series, but this one is my absolute FAVORITE! The dialogue between the characters is just so great I didn't want it to end. Simon is as priceless as ever and his feud with his nemesis is fantastic! There is nothing like a Jasper/Jon vs. Simon showdown. Dec and Simon are so great together. They totally balance each other out. And you know what, I don't even care that there is no sex included in the story! Seriously folks, like I said, I could just sit in a room and listen to this dialogue ALL DAY LONG! Funny, witty, charming, romantic....fabulous! With the way it ended I am HOPING there is another book to come! Please!

  • John The Cosmic Wanderer
    2018-08-14 22:05

    It was nice reading about Simon, Declan and the rest of the gang again. The whole book is as usual filled with humor, fun and all around craziness. THE only issue I have with this book is this whole business with (view spoiler)[ Jasper Brunswick!(hide spoiler)] A huge chunk of the book was about him! Probably about 60% of story. Im just so over him. He's so 2012! Anyway, I really enjoyed this and I think there will be a book 4 and a wedding? There's a bit of mystery towards the end. Simon and Declan is one of my favorite MM couples and Im looking forward to reading more of them.4 stars!:)

  • Alvin
    2018-08-02 14:43

    Stopped 62% I know... I really like Simon and Declan. But their moments are the only one that lifts this book up. There's too much drama, too much bickering. New characters that are unlikable. Jasper turning nice but I kinda don't care. And I didn't see much improvement in the author's writing.Le sigh. I got tired. :(2.5 STARS.

  • Ami
    2018-08-14 16:46

    3.75 stars rounded upFirst thing first, I LOVE Simon and Declan. They have been part of my initial introduction to the MM romance genre -- at that time I felt RELIEF that apparently, there was something offered by M/M romance other than numerous and gratuitous sex scenes. I love Simon -- that sarcastic wanker -- and his beloved Declan -- must have patience level like a saint! -- along with their number of friends: Roger, Fran, Abe, Lisa, and Nyssa. This is the third book after 2012's Tigerland. Simon and Declan has been together for 8(!) years; Simon is still working as film producer, Declan becomes a mentor as part of his charity GetOut ... and they are as solid as ever. Roger and Fran have twins, Abe and Lisa is still together (and definitely not looking forward to have kids of their own), and Nyssa has moved out to New Zealand.I couldn't really explain the plot of the story. Yes, what it said in the blurb happened (the a thousand-kilometer round trip), but it didn't really appeared on page until about last several chapters of this book. Instead we saw Simon dealing with the fact that his friend slash assistant, Coby, was dating his #1 nemesis, Jasper Brunswick. We saw Simon and Declan trying to deal with difficult Micah. We had their our beloved couple thinking about progress in relationship such as marriage (unfortunately, the current Australian government policy is not in their favor) or kids.Basically this was an UPDATE of the lives of Simon and Declan. And I couldn't feel more happier about that fact. Sure, it might be boring for those who are looking for something new and fresh. However, for me, it truly felt like being back with old friends after a couple of years and just listening to their news. There were arguments, some drinks and foods, but also love. It made me smile .... guess I don't have to worry about Simon and Declan making stupid decisions :). Well, Simon could, but he had a lot of supports to help him (haha!) Simon's humor still shone throughout the book, even when he was being a wanker when it came to Jasper's relationship with Coby. That is always one of the strengths of the whole series, I think. His humor. At the same time, I also thought that Simon was maturing up. Remember, it had been eight years since the first book, and he had been in a stable relationship all this time. The way that he handled Micah, for example, I thought it showed his maturity (well, at least in the end haha!).I did have complains -- I wish that the one of conflicts doesn't evolve around Jasper Brunswick. Let's just say that he has been pretty much significant to the series since book #1 and I'm ready for a new nemesis, so to speak. I hope with Jasper hooking up with Coby means that we finally settle down the whole 'war' between Simon and Jasper.The ending definitely opens a possibility of a new chapter in Simon and Declan's life. I'll patiently wait for that ...

  • Isabel
    2018-07-16 22:09

    Please tell me book #4 will be here soon! Not only this series is getting better and better, it seems that I can't get enough of Simon, Dec, and all their friends and familiy! These books are so good, funny, sexy and I'm completely addicted to them! And I want a wedding and, why not, children!!!!

  • Kathleen
    2018-08-08 19:06

    4.5 very sentimental starsLower in angst than #1 and #2, Tigers on the Run was a lovely, funny, reflective addition to one of my favorite series. I got to see Simon and Dec settled into a mature relationship and still enjoy Simon's antics and those of the friends and foes that surrounded the two of them. All my favorite secondary characters were back, a couple of new ones thrown in, and I got to watch Simon and Dec tackle a seemingly lifelong adversary. Simon is simply one of my most favorite literary characters.The talk of wanting more than what is currently legal in Australia was ever so bittersweet. I shed tears for all the real-life Decs and Simons not only in that country, but around the world. The right to marry only became guaranteed here in the U.S. this year. It is my sincere hope that everyone around the world is someday granted the right to marry who they love. Well done, Sean.

  • Meep
    2018-08-02 21:59

    Found this a frustrating read. Loved book one, thought book two was fan-service but welcomed a re-visit to the characters. This one, tarnished what came before.It's awhile since I've read the series and the beginning left me confused over who some side characters were, if we'd met them previously, how much I was supposed to care about their antics.The story is fast paced and very Simon. I liked Simon, still a wanker but he's grown up. He gave good advice and didn't pander to people. Saint Declan has lost his halo though, he's too perfect reasonable, noble; I got fed-up of hearing how wonderful he was when what was on page didn't entirely tally. There's a whole load of bickering in the book and Simon (as he states) is always in the wrong, always the dramatic one. Yet it's Declan who runs away. Declan makes bad decisions and gets forgiven in a moment, while anything Simon says is held against him. Keeping secrets is not okay, it's thoroughly disrespectful to Simon and made me angry. Declan kept Cody's secret for months while Simon was worrying and talking to him about it! Big mark against the saintly one!And Cody with his tantrums was annoying (view spoiler)[He stomps out of his job - Why the hell should Simon go running after the brat? He's not showing any professionalism or friendship in his behaviour, yet again Simon is the bad guy in the scenario. (hide spoiler)]Jasper, the circling got old. Somehow he was no longer the bad guy yet I don't feel we saw anything of Jon in there. Always felt there was more to him with the bravado a defence against Simon's attitude, but he wasn't allowed to grow in this book.Nyssa, since when was she an oracle?Simon's family are very different to their first appearances but years have supposedly passed.For fans of the earlier books the tone is pure Simon. It's snappy and readable, but loaded with soap-opera bickering and for me disappointing. Also while I'd not go as far as labelling it a cliff-hanger the last lines are clearly a set-up for a further book.

  • Anke
    2018-08-11 21:10

    4.5 starsOverall a great book, very good continuation of their story, only from time to time their dialogue got too much for my liking. And yes, I got it, marriage equality isn't there in Australia.

  • Sonia ~Ruber's fiancé in Crystal Court universe~
    2018-08-12 16:49

    A hilarious and emotional read!!! The best of the three! This series keeps getting better and better with each book!Looking forward to the next one!p.p.s I want to thank my fellow BR-ers for a wonderful reading experience!

  • Evil Cat
    2018-07-26 14:59

    Fluffy. Lots of Simon snark. Alas, no real plot.

  • Ari
    2018-07-29 16:07


  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    2018-08-08 19:53

    When I found out that there was going to be another book in the Tigers and Devils series, I was interested to see what else Sean Kennedy was going to gift his readers. I’ve enjoyed Dec and Simon immensely but TIGERS ON THE RUN has a different feel to it.I’m not sure if it was my mood or whether or not the beginning was really slow but I felt like the set up took a long time. As usual, Kennedy infuses the book with plenty of idle banter and humor, which has been one of my favorite things about the books in the past. However, I felt like the purpose of the story wasn’t addressed as early enough as I would like.Declan is mentoring a slightly troubled kid named Micah. New drama builds as an old nemesis reenters their lives and although Simon and Declan have been together for awhile now, it doesn’t mean everything is perfect between them. They have to overcome certain obstacles that will hopefully strengthen their relationship as they continue to grow.Of course, along with Simon and Declan you also get Fran and all the other secondary characters who have made this series so awesome in the past. It’s nice to see what they have been up to and see what part they will play in the next chapter of Simon and Dec’s life.While not my favorite in the series, TIGERS ON THE RUN offers a fun romp of a ride!Read my alternate review at Fresh Fiction

  • Wency
    2018-08-14 15:44

    I am a fan of the series, Declan and Simon are one of the couples I really love so I am ecstatic by this really. I really wasn't expecting one since it's been ages since the last book. I guess it is safe to say that I am overjoyed! Haha. It's nice to have a glimpse on their lives again and nice to see that Simon is so funny still! Seriously, there are only few books that can actually make me laugh, well, more like a chortle. lol. Very enjoyable and the best therapy if you're stressed and you really love the series. Though a time or two, I might have strangle Micah. Seriously. Happy reading! :D

  • Elsbeth
    2018-08-15 16:11

    Continuing BR with Paul and Sonia... Review to come.

  • Ulysses Dietz
    2018-08-06 21:48

    Eight years out. Simon Murray and Declan Tyler are a well-established couple, and their world has settled into a sort of normal. This would be sort of, well, dull, if not for Sean Kennedy’s excellent handling of…banter. Yes, banter—the kind of daily back and forth, between Dec and Simon, between them and their friends Roger and Fran, and amongst all the folks who inhabit this particular vision of Melbourne, Australia. There is a rather sit-com feeling to this book, and that’s not a criticism. Yes, we have the evil Jasper Brunswick back, doing his nefarious deeds; and we have the troublesome teenager, Micah Johnson, an involuntarily out star-to-be in the Aussie football (soccer) world (which, in Australia, is a HUGE thing). There is adventure here, but it is small-time adventure; it is the trauma of trying to find happiness and build a life in a world where not everyone finds you acceptable, much less laudable. For all the banal goings-on in this third of Sean Kennedy’s “Tigers” series, there is a profound sense of community and emotional peace. This is (wait for it) Jane Austen as transferred to modern-day Australia, starring urban gay men instead of genteel country folk. Seriously, it’s a perfect analogy. The book is gentle, wryly comic, and startlingly realistic. I have put “Tigers and Devils” back on my Kindle, because I want to reread it. I want to see who Simon and Declan were eight years ago—when they were in their twenties and Declan was still in the closet. “Tigers on the Run” won’t be as meaningful if you haven’t read the previous two books, but it’s a lovely read all on its own.

  • Alisa
    2018-07-21 22:04

    "So, I just want to say, I love you, Declan Tyler, and when we can, I can't wait to destroy the sanctity of marriage with you."I was kind of worried from the blurb that this was going to be more about Micah with only bits of Simon and Declan but thankfully I was wrong. This story picks up a bit later, the guys have been together 8 years now. The are stable and strong and as great together as always. This book is again told by Simon in his snarky way:"......and those people will always be bitter fucking arseholes." "Have you ever thought of becoming a life coach?" "No, but maybe I could write kid's books." "Yeah, Life Sucks, and Then it Sucks Some More by Simon Murray." "It'll prepare them early." Not a lot of angst here like in the first two books but that is good imo. I was glad to see a continued story that lets us revisit a couple we love without drama. The story moved along quickly, the gang was all there, there were some laugh out loud moments and some beautifully sweet moments between Simon and Declan. These two remain a favorite m/m couple for me. And yay for the ending. Looks like we're going to get more stories.

  • Tess
    2018-07-18 20:49

    You know, I just have to give a book 5 stars if it keeps a smile on my face practically the whole way through! I love Simon. He's neurotic, but so hilarious. And I love Simon and Dec together. I don't know what it is about their relationship that just pulls on my heartstrings. The secondary cast of characters are pretty brilliant and funny too. I especially adore Fran and Roger!In this third Tigers book, the teenage boy that Dec is mentoring (Micah) and Simon's nemesis (Jasper) are each causing trouble for our boys. There's lots of drama (a lot of it Simon-induced) but nothing too angsty. It's mostly just another fun ride with a great cast of characters including one of my all-time favourite couples. And - good news -- I'm pretty sure there was a set-up for book #4. Hopefully soon!

  • DaisyGirl
    2018-07-27 16:41

    5.0 ecstatic starsIt is eight years later and I am still in love with Declan and Simon! They are one of my all-time fave m/m couples. This book had me laughing out loud. I enjoyed every second. I want need the next book. Gimme, gimme, gimme! *grabby hands*Bottom line: Sean Kennedy does it again! Highly recommend!

  • Rick
    2018-07-25 22:07

    This series is far the BEST I've ever read!!!! The HUMOR alone will have you rolling!!!! You can't go wrong reading this series!!!!!

  • Donna
    2018-08-02 19:42

    This series makes me happy. Yes, a very simplistic statement but there you have it. When I started reading Tigers on the Run it immediately felt comfortable, like I hadn’t ever been apart from these characters but at the same time I was aware that I’d missed them like crazy.Can anybody name me one other series that could even attempt to include a sarcastic arty wanker and his equally sarcastic sidekick, a retired AFL football player, a new mother of twins who needs to reconnect with her wild side and The Antichrist who is suffering from inflammatory bowel syndrome all barreling down the highway in the minibus of Gay True Love while singing Love Shack, debating the Spice Girls, discussing vaginas and making poop jokes? Go on try, I dare you.Simon and Declan are back and are still going strong after years of happily living together in Melbourne. Fundamentally they’re still the same people – Simon is still snarky as fuck and quick to offend anybody and everybody, and Dec is using his celebrity status to help GLBT teens find wider acceptance in sports. Declan is also hinting that he’s ready to start a family and so far Simon is resistant to the idea. But while our two MCs remain largely the same, we can also see how they have grown. Especially Simon. Yes, he’s still an overly dramatic, whiney prick sometimes but he recognizes why he reacts the way he does, and he owns his faults. I love that he knows he’s resisting the idea of children because he greedily wants to keep Dec for himself, but at the same time he knows that he’ll agree in the end because he loves Declan too much to deny him anything. I just love the way that these two men love each other, and while I’m aware that some readers lament the lack of on page sex with this series, I’ve never felt that I needed it to feel the connection between Declan and Simon."It’s gotten to the point, although I would refuse to say it to him in fear of the shit he would give me, that I can’t believe I actually lived my life without him at some stage."All of our other favourites have also returned – Fran, Roger, Abe, Lisa, Coby and even bloody Jasper Brunswick takes a bigger role in this book, much to Simon’s eternal disgust. And as much as I continue to hate Jasper, as much as I wish Simon would push him off another bridge and actually drown him this time, I’m forced to admit that the constant biting and bitching that ensues whenever he’s on page brought me endless moments of enjoyment. Sean Kennedy really is one of the kings of bitchy banter and snarky set downs and while I realize that that isn’t every reader’s preference, it suits me perfectly.“He’s expecting us to be that way and not come to the party.”“They’re having a party? Do we have to go?”At Dec’s withering look, I said, “Oh. The metaphorical party. Well, I don’t really want to go to that one either.”The only complaint (and it isn’t that much of a complaint) that I have is the promised road trip. I bloody well LOVE a road trip story and a road trip with Simon and Dec is a surety of epicness. I was looking forward to that trip from the moment I read the blurb and saw the cover. The road trip doesn’t actually happen until 75%. But, having complained that I had to wait, I laughed out loud while reading much of it. It definitely delivered on its promise of epic greatness and I don’t know if I could have handled a longer serving of such concentrated humor.The ending was all any Tigers and Devils fan could ask for and, well, I don’t know about anyone else but I read that as the promise of another book. I may have indulged in a small happy dance to celebrate and then stupidly spent my Sunday afternoon watching football. I tried to like it for Declan – but it’s never going to happen.Reviewed for Love Bytes Reviews

  • Mark
    2018-08-07 18:11

    YEAH!! I was so delighted to see that a third Tigers book was being released as I loved the previous two books and couldn't wait to get my hands on this one. I just love Simon and Dec and their antics. This book does not disappoint either.This time they are all settled down into what can only be called domestic bliss after the last two books and everything seems to be trotting along normally. That is until one stroppy teenager appears on the scene who is in Dec’s charity GetOut. A group for supporting gay and lesbian school kids with sporting talent. However, Micah has more chips on his shoulder than a carpentry shop, combine this with teenage hormones and attitude, Dec and Simon have more on their hands than they bargained for.I just loved this whole idea about coping with these kids. Although Dec is the patient and balanced one mostly, it is Simon with his in your face way that actually gets through to the kid in the end. This puts a strain on their relationship, add to this the fact that Coby has become a traitor in Simon’s eyes and Jasper Brunswick, Dec’s and Simon’s nemesis from the previous book, is back on the scene then a book full of funny but also tender moments is guaranteed.This book is light on the erotica, actually it’s hardly there at all but that is not the strength of this book for me. It is in the situations and the dialogues. There were laugh out loud moments and I loved the witty and snarky humour between the friends. Simon being the snark master of them all. The Oz humour shining through all the time. It is a book that takes a look at relationships and friends, how we love them, how they irritate us at times, how we support each other. A book that gave me smiles and laughs from beginning to end.There are of course the more serious moments but I loved the impromptu road trip with an unlikely bunch of characters thrown together all with one common goal and that is to find Micha who has had a major strop and ran away from home. Priscilla isn’t a patch on this road trip – lol! Oh my, Fran is my hero, I just loved her! But this road trip also was symbolic again of people being thrown together but with one common goal they come out the other end with a deeper understanding of each other.The other thing which I also find really impossible to believe *shakes head* is that Australia, the land of the “fair go,” has still not managed to introduce marriage equality or even civil partnership in a society that is probably one of the most egalitarian on the globe. Dec and Simon however make the most of the situation, dreaming of a future when this will be possible. I thought it was a lovely and fitting end and a subtle look, without being overly critical of the current political situation there.If you like an entertaining and funny read with that will keep you smiling for days, happy moments and hilarious antics, then I can’t recommend this book highly enough. A great continuation of Dec and Simon’s story.4.5 Stars

  • MorganSkye
    2018-08-09 19:04

    We saw Simon and Declan move from cautious lovers to full on partners in books 1 and 2. We saw lots of drama in between. Without sounding too glib, book three is yet more drama – but, really – isn’t that just life?What makes books like these fun is the jumping back into the lives of the characters that you fell in love with originally. Simon’s sarcastic self, Declan’s reserve. Then there are Fran and Roger and Lisa and Abe – catching up with them in their lives as well.Unfortunately there is also Jasper – and he takes up a fair bit of the book with his shenanigans, too. But things are changing with Jasper, he makes a new “friend” in Coby, Simon’s assistant. So, if you are a fan of the series you’ll want to check in on the guys and see what they’re up to. Maybe in the next book we might find ourselves invited to a wedding so that we can see Simon and Dec “destroy the sanctity of marriage”? ☺Though I wish there’d been some more “romance” in this “romance” it was fun catching up with the gang. (There is next to nothing in the smexy department, much to my dismay!) But lots of affection and true love.3.5 of 5 hearts