TIGERS ON THE RUN is Sean Kennedy's third book in the Tigers and
series. Simon Murray and Declan Tyler have been together for awhile now.
And though things seem to be going fairly well for them, an old nemesis
creep up on them, threatening to break their little bubble of happiness.
Furthermore, Dec is trying hard to mentor a young football
player but he seems to be having more issues with that than he first
anticipated. As tensions rise, readers are taken on a ride filled with humor,
heart and a bit of heat.
I've been a fan of this series for quite awhile now. However, this book
definitely has a different feel to it. Kennedy takes a long time to step up the
story, and I felt many moments dragged more than they should because of
the banter. However, this banter is also one of the many things I
adored about this series. In certain instances it needs to be
pulled back as in the case of setting up the story enough so that you
catch the reader's attention. I don't think it's enough to place a few
laughs in the beginning without stating what the conflict of the story will be
until a few chapters in.
While I enjoyed Simon and Dec's road to happiness this time around, I don't
think TIGERS ON THE RUN is my favorite book in the series. This one feels
more light-hearted, growing slightly deeper towards the end, but overall it's
still one of the lighter stories in this series.
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 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.