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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 times than he’d like to admit Being Simon Murray’s partner all these years has Dec uite experienced in long suffering and mishapsAs 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


10 thoughts on “Tigers on the Run Tigers and Devils #3

  1. says:

    3 StarsGranted it’s been awhile since I read Tigerland and it was a bit rough getting back into the groove of things Rest assured though that Simon is still his snarky cynical self who is often his own worst enemy he even knows this cold hard fact but still can’t get out of his way and thus plenty of shenanigans ensueThis time around Simon’s arch nemesis resurfaces in all the worst ways Ever by his side is Declan who really never does any wrong and is forever enduring Simon’s antics like only a saint canOverall I liked revisiting these two but the conflicts presented in the form of said enemy and a troubled LGBT teen just wasn’t my thing as it brought lots and lots of frustration and thus less enjoyment Also for me the humor wasn’t as spot on as before but I really enjoyed besties Fran and Roger who were just lovely bringing their own special kind of crazy and neuroticRegardless it’s heartwarming to see how Simon and Declan’s relationship has strengthened how they do cherish one another and support the other through thick and thin and in the end that’s what counts


  2. says:

    4 StarsShame on me for taking an almost 4 year break between reading book two and three in this wonderfully heart warming and relatable Aussie MM romance seriesIn this third instalment Melbourne lads Simon and Declan are back along with all their friends and family They’ve now been together for eight wonderful years and although gay marriage is at this point in time 2015 still not legal in Australia Simon and Dec are happy and thriving and hopeful for what the future will bring to their careers and their relationshipAt this point Declan’s been retired from playing professional AFL for a while now spending a lot of his time mentoring LGBT youth One teen an AFL hopeful named Micah proves particularly challenging for both Declan and Simon alike To make matters complicated Simon’s long time nemesis Jasper Brunswick is back in their lives in an unexpected and major way causing all sorts of trouble and strife for our MCs and their friends The stories in this series have been effortlessly enjoyable for me I've come to really adore Simon and Declan as characters and I love how strong they are now as a well established couple It helps that they have great support from their families and their closest friends — Fran and Roger in particular continue to entertain demonstrating the best of friendship goals and couple goals the world over Although I will admit the whole Coby situation annoyed me to no end I’m an unforgiving sort and feel like his actions are those of a traitorous little shit even if that’s not how it was meant to come acrossMy favourite thing about this series is how personally relatable I find it As a Melburnian like these characters I think my reading experience is boosted from the sheer familiarity of all the places and people in the story; even the sense of humour of the characters and their Aussie way of life is so effortlessly represented It makes me realise how very few books I’ve read that are set locally which is a shame because it’s always a pleasure to be able to identify with something so strongly and naturally This story definitely sucked me in and I’m now excited to see what comes next for this wonderful and charming Aussie book couple


  3. says:

    45 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 lastTigers 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 books come out in this seriesThings between these two are good They’re a lot solid than they were in the first book They still argue and still disagree but now they’re mature about it and they work through things a lot better most of the time anywayFor 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 aloneSaying 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 meThis 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 tooThe ending makes me think we’ll be getting of these two in the future which is great news I would love 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


  4. says:

    ⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱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 uite 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 wayYou 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 spoilerJasper Brunswick and Coby dating and then getting engaged hide spoiler


  5. says:

    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 everThey've done well balancing their lives but 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 allDec 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


  6. says:

    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 genreThe 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 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 stilltskI loved the angle about Coby I thought he should’ve grovel 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 about Declan and Simon and the dynamic of their relationship I’ve a feeling that we’ll be hearing 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 itWhat a fabulous follow up and long overdue as it was – the wait was all worth it It was just perfect Thank you Mr KennedyRating 5 out of 5 starsBook 3 OMGOMGOMG yayI so missed Declan and Simon thank you Sean Kennedy can't wait for this one


  7. says:

    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


  8. says:

    Romantic funny and emotionalThe dialogue the dialogue the dialogue Ok I just had to get that out before I kinda burst and things got uglyAhemNow then to beginAs soon as I started reading this I had that feeling of “Oh how I’ve missed Simon and his uniue 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 acrossThis 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 MM reads for me too; the conflicts that still linger between them and Jasper – don’t even get me started – get even complicated with some surprising twists; and the brief familial scenes pack a punchI 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 touchy feely over the years” The slaps ended and he hugged me tighter“Blame Dec” I said“He does good work” said RogerBefore I get too far into this I have to say that I liked the inclusion of issues like marriage euality and that it’s still a major struggle going on in Aussie land that LGBT 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 charactersListen 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 tonightThe comment I made on my kindle was “That’s so Simon” and it is Love itBack 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 oneThe 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 grinI 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 uick wits laden with sarcasm and the zero hesitation we have in backing each other up and letting the hugs flyThis thought of Simon’s pretty much sums it up Sometimes genuine emotion just puts you off where sarcasm puts you at easeI get it I get thatThis 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? ;


  9. says:

    Simon and Declan are finally finally back stronger and 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 readI’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 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 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 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 of them and soon


  10. says:

    My reaction upon hearing that Sean had written another book in the series 5 'Thank God Sean's muse came back' starsI 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 sakesome sense is called for surely?? they're just as daft as ever I HATE JasperJon 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 BLINDMicah was a particularly toxic and troubled teenager and well I know they existI'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 spoilerSurrogate mum to Dec and Si's children I should think she'll be perfect hide spoiler