Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Release Day Reviews ~ Tigers On The Way by Sean Kennedy (Giveaway)

Release Day Review~ Tigers On The Way (Tigers and Devils Book 4) by Sean Kennedy

Title: Tigers on the Way
Series: Tigers and Devils: Book 4
Author: Sean Kennedy
Release Date: January 1, 2019
Category: Contemporary
Pages: 219
Dreamspinner  Amazon
Documentary producer Simon and ex-footballer Declan are taking some big steps toward a lasting life together. They’ve bought a house, and they’ll need it for the family they plan to start. Their friend, Nyssa, has made the generous offer to be their surrogate, and Declan couldn’t be more excited about the idea of a baby.
Simon knows fatherhood is a huge commitment, and though it’s daunting, he sees how much Dec wants it, and he’s sure that together, they can succeed in anything—despite the worries nagging at him.
But just as their new life is taking shape, a health scare disrupts their plans at the worst possible moment. With time running short, Simon and Dec will have to bare their fears and doubts to each other so they can face them before their world changes forever.
It might mean a literal leap of faith.

5 Stars!

It’s been many years since I met Simon and Declan in Tigers and Devils but my love for them never diminishes. As always Simon’s clever wit and snarky repartee had me laughing out loud multiple times throughout the story. Thankfully Declan was still his sweet, strong yet vulnerable self and truly brought balance to the relationship. Of course, that doesn’t mean he didn’t hold his own with the banter, he definitely did.

Tigers On The Way is not just a humorous tale of one of my all-time favorite couples but it’s also chock full of emotion. The ups and downs couples (gay or otherwise) face when deciding to start a family: fertility issues, health issues, public interference and familial obligations, it’s all there and they pull on the heartstrings in some way. I shed a few tears on more than one occasion and had to remind myself it was just a story.

Overall though, this is a great new chapter in the lives of a former “God of Football” and his irascible yet hilarious partner/fiancé. If you’re a fan of the series you have to read T.O.T.W. Both men, their families and friends are at the top of their game and can’t be missed.

***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.***

4 stars

Tigers On The Way is the 4th book in the Tigers and Devils series by Sean Kennedy. It starts a while after the 3rd book leaves off, so rereading would be a good idea.

Here we see the guys making one of the biggest choices a couple has. At the time of the tale, they cannot get married in Australia, so the next biggest step is kids. Right? After a big health scare, they re-evaluate their relationship and choices.

As usual, Simon was amazing. He is snarky and funny and clearly loves Declan more than anything. And while Declan comes off as aloof, he is a very affectionate guy and doesn’t hide his feelings. They are an amazing couple to read about and I really hope there is more of them. They are the ultimate opposite couple.

I absolutely love this series. Every book is better than the last and this one left off at what I hope is a cliffhanger and not the end. After reading this it made me want to go back and start reading the series from the beginning.

All the characters are quirky and funny. I found myself quickly skimming the interviews towards the middle, though. I really hope we have another book as the ending left me hanging a bit. I cannot wait for what is next.

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

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  1. I love reading a series because I don't want good books to end.

  2. I like both types of series, but am not a big fan of cliffhangers. If I know there will be a cliffhanger, I will often wait until the next book comes out so I can read them together.

  3. I don't mind standalone books in a series but I prefer an ongoing series.

  4. I like the somewhat connected series best, the ones that focus on a different couple each time. If it's done well, I like series that focus on only one couple, but these work best when there's outer conflict. I hate manufactured issues between the couple.

  5. I love both ongoing series and standalone books; both have their own appeal. For me it’s the whole package that matter and how the book drawn to me.

  6. I love series as long as I don't have to wait forever for the next book

  7. It depends on whether I like the main characters or secondary characters.
    For a series I like for the first few books to cover the main characters if I like them if I don't I would rather it be standalones loosely connected. But if I dislike both I would just rather the author give up the series and start a new one.

  8. I enjoy both. What I do not like are series that drag along forever

  9. I prefer a series even if some of the books follow different MCs.