A status quo explosion puts Aubrey in charge of her shifter military team. She’s both capable and ready to tame the chaos.

Until her team goes rogue.

At the very worst moment, a tall, dark, and meowza-level hottie steps in. Oliver isn’t just there to watch her fail. He’s there to steal her brand spanking new job.

He’s closed off and skeptical. He’s as infuriating as he is domineering, and he’s totally strip-worthy. 

And he wants to get naked.

It’s all in a day’s work. It’ll be fine, as long as Aubrey doesn’t look at him. As long as she doesn’t touch him. As long as they don’t get shot. 

Survive the mission, and everything will go back to normal. Survive a gaze into Oliver’s disarming gray eyes, and she’ll deserve a promotion. Survive a taste of his lips…nope, there’s no turning back.

This title is an adult, 18+ story that may contain strong language, violence, and sexual situations geared toward an adult audience.

Titles in The Protectors Quick Bites series include — Midnight Wish – I Dream of Grizzly – The Ocean’s Roar – To Catch A Werewolf – OutfoxedTactics and Tails

This series connects to The Protectors series.  For a more complete list of titles in that series and more please visit the Keira Blackwood page.

Title:  Tactics and Tails
Series:  The Protectors Quick Bites #6
Author:  Keira Blackwood & Eva Knight
Published:  September 29, 2019
My Rating:  4.5 stars

Things just aren’t adding up for Aubrey – her boss suddenly, unexpectedly retires – she’s been in training and expects to take over in her boss’ place until an outsider takes the position of the new commander.  Aubrey isn’t impressed with Oliver walking into the job she’s worked so hard for yet her team is not listening to her, something is going on that makes no sense – and dang it, her cat (that little hussy) is convinced that Oliver is their mate.

Oliver is taking over this particular unit as part of his undercover investigation into a rogue team, one that has truly gone bad.  It’s his job to suspect everyone – including Aubrey, his mate – his lion isn’t all that thrilled with Oliver but until he knows what’s really going on it’s not easy for Oliver to just trust that Aubrey is not involved.

The “quick bites” are just that, fast-paced, quick stories that cut to the important parts of the story while still leaving you with the feeling you’ve just completed a full-length book.  That’s the skill level of Keira Blackwood & Eva Knight.  I’ve loved every one of these shorter stories, and hope to see more in the future.  Aubrey and Oliver are sizzling hot together so expect some steam, some tensions, a few twists, turns, and a lot of inner cat dialogue because this tiger and lion do not agree that they should wait on anything.  There is a mystery to solve, answers to be found and mates to be claimed.  I loved TACTICS AND TAILS and would not hesitate to recommend this one or the entire series.

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