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When S.W.A.T Sergeant Marcas MacArthur laid eyes on the bronze skin beauty who moved in next door, he swore that he wouldn’t touch her. Leading one of the most elite S.W.A.T teams in the state of South Carolina left no room for relationships. Marcas knew that Sarena Rucker was a woman who deserved a man’s last name. She was a temptation that he fought to resist, and he vowed to stay far away from her. Now, if only he could follow his own rules.

The emergency room nurse had eyes on her sexy-as-sin neighbor. Sarena had a thing for men in uniforms, and Marcas MacArthur decked out in his S.W.A.T tactical gear made her knees weak. He was the perfect package - sexy, alpha, rugged, and intense. 

She'd lusted after him from afar, and she was unaware that he even knew of her existence. But she was ready to make her presence known. Only, he made the first move by sauntering over to her and let his plans for her be known. The sexy cop didn't realize that he wasn't the only one that could issue orders. Sarena had a few of her own, and Marcas was determined to meet every one of them. 

The chemistry between Marcas and Sarena was electrifying, casting a light on the passion that burned between them. There are those lurking back in the shadows, who want nothing more than to extinguish the blaze and exact revenge on the S.W.A.T officer by taking the one person who made his heart beat again. 

Marcas is willing to go to extreme measures to protect Sarena. Will he be able to rescue her? Or will Marcas lose the one person who gave him hope for a future?

©2018 Peyton Banks (P)2019 The Audio Flow, LLC

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Solid Read

This is a cute story. I liked the two lead characters. They were both independent people who went after what they want.

The story immediately dives into an insta-lust relationship that confused me because there was no initation into it. There is no flirting or anything. Marcas just basically went to Sarena and stated that he liked what he saw and he wanted her. Ok. No problem. They are two consenting adults but a little foreplay into my romance makes it stronger.

Marcas doesn't do relationships because of his job but after having sex with Sarena he can't shake her. Sarena wants to respect his decision but she wants more. So she goes after that. They both agree to a relationship...which by the way was only in the bedroom. I wanted interaction outside. Dating. something. Though the sex scenes were HOT!!!

The action seeps in the latter portion of the book. Things move very quickly and I wish we got more of that portion of the story but I was still pleased.

I listened to the audiobook and enjoyed the narration. They were both new to me.

Overall, a nice start to the series. There were things that could have been delved into more to make the book stronger. I'm curious enough to read other books in the series.

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Fantastic!

This one was very special to me as I have family and friends that are Navy Seals and Swat. It was an example of the closeness and dedication to family, loved ones and our country. It had plenty of sex to keep things hot! Wen Ross and Trei Taylor did a great job narrating it! Wen’s accents of the characters added special meaning to the story. He is wonderful!

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  • 12-19-19

Tactics

Oh my goodness! This book tickles all the auditory senses. I love the voice of Wen Ross, and I love how these narrators are able to get the listener to feel the emotion of each character. I will be honest, I thought this book was going to be all sex, and I'm thankful it wasn't. There are some very steamy love scenes, and I think they are tastefully done. I love the twist the author added to this story, because I was wondering how she was going to make it more than just boy meets girl and boy falls in love with girl.


I also enjoy that there wasn't much angst between the H and H. I love angst, but most authors tend to drag it out, and I for one believe that two adults should be able to talk  to each other and resolve their issues. Another plus is this is an interracial romance. I love interracial romances stories. For some reason, they still seem to be taboo, and at times it is hard to find those that are superb. This one was very good.

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Steamy and Action packed!

This was my first Peyton Banks's book, and won't be my last. This is the first book in the Special Weapons & Tactics Series, a Military Romance, and BWWM Romance. Marcas (Mac) and Sarenas's story is short, fun, steamy, and action packed. I love the instant attraction, the sizzling chemistry, the strong characters, and the suspenseful storyline. Marcas, leader of his S.W.A.T. team, is alpha, protective and possessive. Sarena, an ER nurse, is feisty, and strong. The secondary characters are great and intriguing. I love the brotherhood among the members of the S.W.A.T. team. Wen Ross and Trei Taylor did a great job with the narration. Wen Ross is already one of my favorite narrators. This was my first listen to Trei Taylor's voice. She has a beautiful voice. Looking forward for the next book in the Series, Dirty Ballistics, Declan's story (Mac's best friend).

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STEAMY, STEAMY, STEAMY!

Dirty Tactics: Special Weapons and Tactics, by Peyton Banks is the first book in the series and I listened to it as a an audio book and it was so interesting and captivating and I just couldn't stop listening. The story is told from the perspective of both of the of the main characters, Marcas MacArthur and Sarena.

The nurse, Sarena, moves into a neighborhood with a sexy S.W.A.T. officer neighbor Marcus who she just can't keep her eyes off of. Men in uniform are her thing and she doesn't know if she will be able to resist and then Marcus makes his move.

Marcus doesn't date. It's not something you do in his line of work, but something is different about his beautiful neighbor. How far will Marcus go to protect the woman who he wasn't supposed to fall for in the first place. Only reading this engaging, intense, and steamy novel will get you the answers.

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LOVED IT!!!!!

This is not normally my kind of book, but I liked it. The author’s portrayal of Mac was so sexy though. I love a confident alpha male! I loved the way Serenas mind worked. I loved how she considered inviting herself to the barbecue in the beginning. The suspense was great and I like the feeling of trying to figure out why so much was happening to her as it kept me turning the pages. It’s a great short read that I definitely recommend.

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LISTEN TO THIS BOOK!

Listen to this book! I was hooked from the beginning! S.W.A.T. Sergeant Marcus MacArthur is as hot as it gets. You love a man in uniform? LISTEN TO THIS BOOK! He’s a badass, and he knows it too. So, of course, he draws the attention of his new neighbor Sarena, a nurse in the emergency room at the hospital. They both work funky hours, they both work adrenaline filled jobs, I’ve never seen a couple more made for each other. But there are downfalls to these careers they’ve picked, and this book shows those very clearly. Can they make it through these dilemmas? Or will they die trying? If you like well written books narrated by people who bring the characters to life, listen to this book. If you like steamy romance scenes that you’ll want to listen to again, listen to this book. If you like twists and action, listen to this book. Basically, listen to this book. It’s amazing and worth the time.

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Hot Hot Hot

If you love a sizzling hot audio this is for you. Marcas is on the SWAT team and Sarena is a nurse whom are neighbors and finally meet and The lust and passion is totally on fire from the start…🔥🔥🔥🔥 When a drug lord kidnaps Sarena because of Marcas, he will stop at nothing to get her back. I loved this audio listen!!

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Steamy, action packed romance

Dirty Tactics by Peyton Banks is an action packed and steamy romance. The story literally drops you in the middle of the action from the start. We first meet Marcas in a SWAT raid.

The girl next door uses every opportunity to take a peak at her hot neighbor and wants to get closer to him. Sarena gets her chance when he walks into the Emergency Room where she works.

She stands her ground and puts him in his place, which he isn't used to. Unfortunately, her connection to him puts a target on her back. How far is Marcas willing to go to save Sarena? Will it be enough, or will he lose everything he has worked for?

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Will one night be enough?

Marcus MacArthur is a SWAT member, former Navy SEAL, and all around tough guy. He is constantly putting his life in danger so he doesn't do relationships. What woman in their right mind would want to constantly worry about whether or not he would be coming home that night? It isn't until his feisty neighbor, Serena Rucker, moves in and catches his attention that he is contemplating having a serious relationship. One night with her should have been enough, but now that he's had her he can't seem to think of anything else. With his profession there are bound to be people that want to see him either badly hurt or dead. When he learns that she has a target on her back due to their connection he would do everything in his power to keep her safe.

Serena Rucker is an emergency room nurse that has had her eye on Marcus for a while. She knows what she's getting into by starting any kind of relationship with him, but she worries anyway. Will she be able to make Marcus see things her way? Being associated with a man like Marcus isn't going to be easy especially when they are willing to hurt those he cares for. When trouble comes knocking Serena is caught in the middle and used as leverage against Marcus. Will Marcus be able to save her from a horrible situation or will he be too late?

This is the first book I have read or even listened to by this author. It's definitely not something to listen to in a room full of people, haha. The two leads are both headstrong and aren't afraid to go for what they want.

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  • Sara B
  • 01-24-20

Tactics Indeed!

Dirty Tactics is an excellent story about two capable and strong-willed characters. Marcas (Mac) is a definition of alpha, an ex-military, and a decorated S.W.A.T. team commander. Sarena, a nurse with a take-charge attitude, who secretly has been wanting Mac for a while. Both characters have a pretty heated connection with an off the charts chemistry. The storyline is entertaining and steamy with action and suspense.

The narration by Wen Ross and Trei Taylor is superb. Both did a fantastic job portraying the characters, particularly their passion for each other. I can't wait for the rest of the series to be released.

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  • Pipermisa
  • 06-09-21

Nice Prolouge

liked this story however I found it a very slow place. The voice over in this audio unfortunately didn't do it for me I could not hear there passion. Sarena is a strong, independent unqunie lady. Its quick and witty but I feel thier could of been more substance to this book hopefully this is increased in the next book.

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  • Mrs R
  • 06-09-21

Insta-love, police romance

This book has every thing you should want in a fast paced military/police romance, hot police officers, alpha male tendencies, curvy strong women and a situation that forces them to face a future they didn't envisage. However it just didn't quite pan out for me.

Marcus is SWAT officer, convinced his lifestyle isn't suitable for relationships. Sarena is a strong willed ER nurse who would love to find the right man a settle down. The two are neighbours who have been keeping an eye on each other, but neither makes a move, until Marcus walks up to Sarena and tells her he's going to sleep with her and she says OK. There is no build up or flirting, it's literally the first conversation they have.

I just didn't feel any building up of a relationship with these two characters, they went from instant sexual attraction, to 'willing to die for the other' in a matter of a couple of dates.

The book almost felt like it was in two parts. The first being an erotic romance, the second an action romance and I would have loved to have seen more of a merge.

I enjoyed the action element to the story and you can tell a lot of thought has gone into it, but the romance (or lack of romance), just fell flat to me.

The duel narration was good and really helped to move between the duel POV. I'd gladly listen to either again.

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  • katie_83
  • 06-07-21

Enjoyable audio book

Overall, I really enjoyed this audio book. The narration was good, it was easy to listen to and I liked the story. I always thought I would find it harder to connect with characters in an audio book but I definitely didn’t in this one. I liked Marcus and Sarena, he was definitely an alpha male – I loved that about him and I really liked Sarena too, I don’t always like the sweet and innocent female lead but I couldn’t help but think she was nice and definitely perfect for Marcus (in my opinion) – she did have a little bit of sass about her though!

Peyton Banks is a new to me author and I am definitely looking forward to listening/reading more of her stories!

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  • Miss Angela Shirley
  • 06-06-21

A brilliant book

When I looked over to my new neighbour my heart picked up, he is so alpha male it just oozes from him. When Mac first saw his new neighbour running he can't get her out of his mind but his job is dangerous and does he really want to put Serena is danger.

Mac is an elite SWAT commander and his alpha male sexiness is always in the for front but Mac is always wary regarding his love life as he is always a target and would not want to put anyone else in that world.

Serena has seen her hot neighbour and fantasise about having just on night with him but when an encounter where she worked rouses more that anger within Serena she then tries to get closer to this sexy man.

This story explodes from the first words spoken, the story is brilliant and although I did feel at times that the character of Serena was out of character with some of the interactions with Mac I still enjoyed the overall chemistry between these two characters.

I did enjoy the narrators who I felt gave these characters a great voice and personality, I will definitely be listening to more stories in this series.

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  • kerry baker
  • 05-31-21

Engaging characters

Dirty Tactics by Peyton Banks is the first book in the Special Weapons and Tactics series. It is a relatively quick book to listen to and one that is easy to get lost in. The story started strong and drew my attention pretty quickly. I thought Sarena was an entertaining character and I liked her feistiness that came across strong. I also really liked Marcus. The two of them worked well together and seemed well suited.
My only issue is that the story didn’t continue quite as strong as it started. It felt like it was all a little rushed – the events all happening within the space of a couple of weeks – which meant some of the detail had been skipped. I think it would have been better served to draw the story out a bit more, flesh it out and have it last a bit longer. That being said I did enjoy the story and I wanted to know what was going to happen.
Peyton Banks is still a pretty new author to me but I have enjoyed everything I had read so far. I am looking forward to my next audio book by her.

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  • Bev
  • 04-09-21

very good listening.

thank you for this free book throughly enjoyed listening to this book. I would recommend this book.
hope there will be a book 2 shortly.

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  • Dektolia
  • 01-23-21

Steamy with great narration

The first half of the story was pretty much just steamy scenes with the last half where more of a storyline came in. In the end, I did like the story, though I felt like Peyton Banks' Trust and Honor series was a little more balanced with the story. If you're in it for the steamy scenes, then this one's for you.

The narration was excellent. I'm familiar with Wen Ross, though Trei Taylor was a new narrator for me. I definitely enjoyed the story more because of the narration.

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  • 03-18-20

Good action packed storyline

Good action packed storyline to keep you entertained. Nice strong Alpha with a strong minded woman. Enjoyable narration from both Trei and Wen.