Dirty Tactics (Special Weapons & Tactics Book 1) AUDIO BOOK by Peyton Banks – Review by Bobbi Wagner

I enjoyed listening to this military romance audiobook. This was a great book to listen to. The narrator made it fun and entertaining. They made the characters come to life with every word. They are connectable and truly made the story for me. What will happen when one night changes everything for Marcas and Sarena? When a target is placed on Sarena, will Marcas be able to save her before it’s too late? I enjoyed their growth and chemistry. This is a great audio and I highly recommend it.

Dirty Tactics (Special Weapons & Tactics Book 1) AUDIO BOOK by Peyton Banks – Review by Heather Lovelace

Four stars

This quick listen will leave you glued to your headset. This is a new author to me so first let me say that I can wait to pick up more of her books. Secondly – can we talk about perfect casting for the narrators? Hands down a fantastic listen and one I absolutely recommend.

Dirty Tactics (Special Weapons & Tactics Book 1) AUDIO BOOK by Peyton Banks – Review by Anastasia Dodson

This was my first book by this author and I thought it was great! It is the first book in the Special Weapons & Tactics series. This was Mac and Sarenas’s story and they were awesome main characters that pulled me into this fun & steamy romance. I am looking forward to reading more by this author and listening to more by these awesome narrators.
Happy Listening!

Dirty Tactics (Special Weapons & Tactics Book 1) AUDIO BOOK by Peyton Banks – Review by Kerry Baker

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.

Dirty Tactics (Special Weapons & Tactics Book 1) AUDIO BOOK by Peyton Banks – Review by Sunday Barnaby

Dirty Tactics by Peyton Banks

Narrated by Wen Ross and Teri Taylor

Five Stars


Dirty Tactics is the first book in the Special Weapons & Tactic series by Peyton Banks. This is the first book I have listed to by Ms. Banks, but definitely won’t be the last. I enjoyed this book from the very start. Marcus and Sarena have off the charts chemistry and the intimate scenes are Hot, Hot, Hot, 

This book packs a bunch of action in its five plus hours. I can’t wait to listen to the next book in this series.

Wen Ross does a wonderful job narrating, as usual, bringing the characters to life. This is the first book I have listened to Trei Taylor narrate, but won’t be the last. She did a wonderful job.


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Dirty Tactics (Special Weapons & Tactics Book 1) AUDIO BOOK by Peyton Banks – Review by Cindy Mayberry

Dirty Tactics

Special Weapons 


Tactics Book 1


By Peyton Banks


This is a full length novel. In this first book of the Special Weapons and Tactics. This has some scenes not intended for those under 18. But the rest of you go right in.


Marcus MacArthur is a Navy Seal after his departure, and becoming a member of an elite SWAT team. His focus was to stay away from relationships as they were a distraction. Watch out for Sarena Rucker. Who is an emergency nurse at the local hospital, and the New Neighbor to Marcus. Can these two people build a friendship, or a romance? Will Marcus be able to focus enough to save Sarena?


Peyton Banks has written this suspenseful romantic story. It was a fast read and captured my heart at the very beginning. I absolutely love Marcus and Sarena. Their interaction with each other as well as their struggles made this story interesting as well as entertaining. They tried so hard to stay out of each other’s lives. I found myself wanting more from this author. Well Done Peyton Banks! Well Done!


Dirty Tactics (Special Weapons & Tactics Book 1) AUDIO BOOK by Peyton Banks – Review by Sophie Rae

Dirty Tactics (Special Weapons & Tactics, #1)Dirty Tactics by Peyton Banks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I listened to this on audible – I enjoyed it, but the romance wasn’t giving enough for me. The action was a lot more prominent than the romance! The writing style was intriguing enough to where I’m looking forward to further installations. The line between love and lust I feel was crossed a couple times – but it was well written. The SWAT Officer Mac – incredibly hot (in my head) and written to be the strong hero. And as a beautifully portrayed innocent Serena as a counter part. Watching Mac protect her, and try to figure out if the Demon Lords were actually after Serena or if they were looking for Macs soft spot. Ending up in a scary and intense situation (which I don’t want to spoil for you) Either way, Mac lived up his SWAT Hero title. It made it very interesting and I NEEDED to know what was going to happen. The suspenseful ending was phenomenal.

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Dirty Tactics (Special Weapons & Tactics Book 1) AUDIO BOOK – Review by Heidi Schoolman

This is the first book in the Special Weapons & Tactics series.  This is a Military Romance audio novel and is just over 4 hours.  This story follows Marcas, a SWAT Sergeant, and Sarena, an ER nurse.  Sarena just moved in next to door to Marcas and he cannot help but notice her.  But his life has no room for relationships.  Sarena has a thing for men in uniform and Marcas fits that bill to a T.  Marcas cannot follow his own rules and ends up going over to her house with plans for her.  The chemistry between these two is on fire.  Unfortunately, there are some people that would like to exact revenge on the Sergeant and what better way to do that than to go after Sarena.

Dirty Tactics (Special Weapons & Tactics Book 1) AUDIO BOOK by Peyton Banks

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Dirty Tactics (Special Weapons & Tactics Book 1) by Peyton Banks
Genre – romantic suspense, action and adventure, interracial romance
Listening Length – 4 hours and 17 minutes
Narrated by: Wen Ross, Trei Taylor
Cover design by – Megan Parker-Squires
Marcas MacArthur was as tough as they come. The former Navy Seal had dedicated his life to lead the elite Columbia SWAT team and had no time for relationships. He had two reasons. Putting his life on the line daily would be too much to ask any woman to deal with, and she would be a distraction. But when the new neighbor next door moved in, she captured his attention.
Sarena Rucker was an emergency room nurse who had a thing for men in uniforms. The single sergeant who lived next door made her knees weak. Decked out in his tactical gear, he was the perfect package—sexy, rugged, intense—and he loved to be in charge.
One night together and their lives changed forever. Sarena had got under his skin, and Marcas couldn’t get enough of her. Everything was perfect until Marcas learned of the target on Sarena’s back because of her connection to him. He would do anything to protect her.
Will he be able to save her in time, or will he lose the one who gave him hope for the future?


Peyton Banks is the alter ego of a city girl who is a romantic at heart. Her mornings consist of coffee and daydreaming up the next steamy romance book ideas. She loves spinning romantic tales of hot alpha males and the women they love. She currently resides with her husband and children in Cleveland, Ohio.