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Dirty Ballistics

(Special Weapons & Tactics #2)

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Sergeant Declan Owen lived by the motto 'bachelor forever'. He was dedicated to his career and led an active sex life. Women flocked to him, in love with the idea of bedding a SWAT officer. When his neighbor approached him asking for a favor, he wasn't quite sure how he ended up on an arranged blind date. He was a man of his word, and he'd show up, but he and his neighbor ...more
Kindle Edition, 272 pages
Published November 6th 2018 by Amazon Digital Services (first published October 31st 2018)
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Rosie J.
Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Romantic Suspense
4.5 Stars

I seem to inhale the books from this series.

In Book One, we met Mac and Sarena.

In this book we meet Mac's best friend, Declan who has been set-up on a blind date with a woman named Aspen. Though neither need help in the date department, they both reluctantly agree after being harangued by their mutual friend, Evie. When they meet, it's instant attraction, lust and heat and they mutually decide to end the date with dessert at her place. Declan declares no strings and Aspen has no problem
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
-Kacie, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Dirty Ballistics is the second installment in Peyton Banks Special Weapons and Tactics series. This was a quick read, but action packed and full of feeling.

Aspen and Declan meet and it’s lust at first sight. Aspen has a lot going on in her life that she can’t divulge. She’s decided it’s easier to not date than it is to get involved. Declan is into the no strings, no romance mindset. He is under the impression men like him don’t do relationships. Of course things and feelings chan
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Nancy  L Thompson
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Just 1 Question.....

Why was the parents not contacted "before" news was let out? ??? I'm just saying.....that would be the logical thing anybody would do in that situation, because she didn't know that they knew......
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Dimple
Nov 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
Another great installment in the Special Weapons and Tactics series! Peyton Banks delivers a fast paced, action-packed yet sexy, steamy book! Although, you'll enjoy the relationship between the officers more by reading book one, all books in the series can be enjoyed stand alone.

Declan has absolutely no problem finding women on his own. He's a ridiculously hot, all Alpha, SWAT team officer and that attracts the ladies just fine, thank you very much. So he has no idea why he finally gave into hi
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Cassandra
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
“Dirty Ballistics” by Peyton Banks
Action packed, exciting and hot!
This story starts off running and never slows down! The main characters are well matched to one another their strengths and passion complimenting one another. Aspen is an extraordinarily strong woman, she holds her head up and doesn’t give in to the darkness of her situation. Declan, the consummate alpha male, is instantaneously knocked off his routine when he encounters Aspen and finds himself wanting things he never thought he w
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Lynn Reynolds
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished-reading
Aspen Hale is very frustrated about her situation. It only takes an instant for our lives to change. Declan “Dec” Owen is willing to help a friend out. He also gives the reader some indication of what the previous book is about. But don’t worry; you don’t need to have read it in order to enjoy this latest in this series. But if you’re like me you’ll at least put it on your TBR list for later. On the flip side, Declan could give just enough away that you might want to read that book first. Like h ...more
Within The Pages Book Blog
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it

Action packed, exciting and hot!
This story starts off running and never slows down! The main characters are well matched to one another their strengths and passion complimenting one another. Aspen is an extraordinarily strong woman, she holds her head up and doesn’t give in to the darkness of her situation. Declan, the consummate alpha male, is instantaneously knocked off his routine when he encounters Ashton and finds himself wanting things he never thought he would because of her. But when dan
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SassafrasfromAmazon
4⭐️

This is the second book in the Special Weapons and Tactics series. The story revolves around Declan, former Navy SEAL, now a member of the SWAT team in Columbia, NC. To appease his pesky neighbor, he decides to go on a blind date, but he lets women know that he doesn’t do relationships-just hook-ups.

After her friend continues to badger Aspen, she decides to go on a date with the guy. When they meet sparks fly. But Aspen has a secret—she’s in the WITSEC program. She is a strong and intelligen
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Alex Davenport
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dirty Ballistics by Peyton Banks is the second installment of the Special Weapons & Tactics series. Let me just say that the boys are back and they are better than ever!

In book one, we met Mac’s SWAT teammate and bestie, Declan. Book two is Declan’s story...and what a story it is! After finally agreeing to go on a blind date with his neighbor’s co-worker, Aspen, Declan finds himself falling quickly. What he never thought he wanted, or could have, is suddenly within his reach.

Aspen is the blind
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MJ's Book Blog and Reviews
Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Review by: Jennifer
(4 stars)

So I say this with almost every book in a series, but this is book two of the series, reading book one would make book two flow better and that way you already have a good insight into the characters that are introduced. When his neighbor bugs him into letting her set him up on a blind date, Declan refuses the first few times its mentioned, but finally he caves and agrees. He is shocked when he meets his date, he never thought that the blind date would be hot and give
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Jennifer Pierson
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Boy I LOVED EVERY minute of this exciting story, and NEVER wanted it to end. Aspen Hale is living a lonely life away from everyone she loves. She thought she was doing okay, until the one friend she had in Columbia set her up on a blind date with Declan Owen, a hot SWAT officer, with whom she spent the hottest night of her life with, but it brought home how lonely she was because she could never have anything more with him. And usually Declan was okay with just hook ups, but there was something ...more
Patty
May 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dirty Ballistics
Special Weapons & Tactics, Book 2
By: Peyton Banks
Narrated by: Wen Ross, Trei Taylor

What a fantastic story! Peyton Banks gives us the second installment of the Special Weapons and Tactics series that is not only steamy, but the story amazing. Declan set up to go on a blind date by his neighbor. Aspen agrees to meet Declan, but she has no interest in a relationship. Perfect match! Until they realize there is more to them than just passion. But Aspen is keeping secrets, and if Decl
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Jite
Sep 15, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars!

This was a really good, really light romantic suspense novel. It’s the second in the author’s Special Weapons & Tactics series and features Declan, a former SEAL and best friend to the Book 1 hero, and Aspen, a former rich girl in the witness protection program in hiding and on the run till she can testify. Unfortunately, someone in her security detail can be bought and she’s now in danger after a blind date and hook up situation with Dec. Of course Dec isn’t going to just let her go,
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Debbie Caswell
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Aspen is in witness protection and has been told by her protection officer that she needs to start making a new life for herself so when a work friend decides to set her up on a blind date she thinks why nor. Declan doesn't really need help attracting the opposite sex he is all alpha male and as a member of SWAT he is usually fighting women off but when his neighbours sets him up on a blind date he decides to go. Aspen i attracted to Declan but knows she can't get attached she could be moved at ...more
Douglas Williamson
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Our heroine is in witness protection, while our hero is a SWAT officer. One blind date puts them both at risk.

I love romantic suspense stories because you get the best of both worlds. This is a guy's story with furious action combined with a chick flick with romance and feelings. And let's not overlook the fact that we are going to get our share of hot steamy action.

This book lives up to expectations and then some. Our couple might be pushed together by fate (and an overly helpful friend), but w
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Stacy J.
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a great addition to this series!! I couldn't put it down.

Aspen is a woman on the run. She is trying to keep a low profile and just exist. However a coworker of hers keeps trying to set her up with her neighbor. Giving in, just to make her stop asking, she is introduced to Declan Owen. Right from the first meeting these two's chemistry is off the charts.

Declan meets Aspen and knows right away something is a little off about her but he is attracted to her so he pushes it aside. His SWAT train
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Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
She's a woman trying to live under the radar. Her friend wants to play cupid and match her up with the neighbor. When she finally caves in and meets him, his presence is commanding and calls to her and intense. Declan is captivated Aspen but he knows she is keeping something from him but he overlooks it. As they get to know each other Declan keeps getting the feeling that Aspen is withholding something from him but it isn't until his friend starts giving him a hard time about her that he comes t ...more
Britt The Hatters
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Peyton Banks is quickly becoming a go to favorite for me. Especially with this series. Dirty Ballistics combines swoony sweet romance, delicious heat, and nail biting suspense in one unputdownable read! Everything about Declan and Aspen grabbed me the moment I started reading at kept me hooked to the end. There’s not one thing I didn’t love about these two!
I found myself immediately drawn to Aspen. Hiding out in witness protection she’s living quite the lonely life, but her strength to do the ri
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Jessica
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Melanie
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited to read Declan's story and it did not disappoint! Declan is a self proclaimed bachelor who isn't looking for a relationship or love. That makes him perfect for Aspen who, because of unfortunate life circumstances like witness protection, isn't looking for any sort of commitment either. Of course once these two get together their chemistry is off the charts and their connection is too strong to be ignored. Throw in some really bad guys coming after Aspen, which Declan and the guy ...more
Christine Garza
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Peyton Banks has created a fantastic, suspenseful love story about Declan a SWAT officer who believes that a relationship is impossible because of his job and Aspen a woman in the Witness Protection Program who uncovered an embezzlement scheme and witnessed a murder. Full of secrets suspense, fear, embezzlement, murder, steamy passion, SWAT officers that are more brothers all willing to protect one of their own and his woman, and love. Dirty Ballistics was a well written storyline, with wonderfu ...more
Donna
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was about a woman who found out about her father's business partner embezzling money and witnessed him committing a murder. She was put in a witness protection program and spent a lot of time in the book hiding from the murderer who sent men to kill her. Along the way she fell in love with the SWAT team member who tried to protect her and there are some great sex scenes. They try to find their HEA together. I highly recommend this book to those who like romance mixed with action and ad ...more
Wendy Livingstone
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in this awesome series and is Declan and Aspen’s story, and what a story this is! Declan is dedicated to his career, and when a neighbour ask him to go on a blind date with one of her co-workers, he eventually agrees. Aspen is new in town, and with her secrets she just wants to live under the radar. No spoilers; this is a must read series, you will not be disappointed! This is a well written flawless story, which is filled with secrets, drama, action, suspense, love, and ...more
Jocelyne
May 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Special Weapons & Tactics Series, a Military Romance, and BWWM Romance. I loved the first book, and was happy to see again the characters from Dirty Tactics. This second book is as good as the first, with a lot of action, suspense, and chemistry. Declan and Aspen are great characters. I loved to follow them in this journey. Looking forward to listen to the next book in the Series, Dirty Operations. I like romantic suspense! Wen Ross and Trei Taylor did a great job ...more
Molly
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: action romance fans
Recommended to Molly by: booksprout
Aspen deduced financial betrayal by the best friend and partner of her father.

Prepared to confront him, she witnessed him murdering a colleague.

But is she any safer in witness protection? Not until she falls for a hunky SWAT team member, Declan in Columbia SC.

Can they survive long enough to enough their connection? Maybe with the help of friends and her new SWAT family.

Edge of the seat action and hot romance!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review
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LovelyLady Fox
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. I love the passion, lust and instant attraction between Aspen & Declan. I loved how Declan immediately became possessive of Aspen from his first sight of her. There was more Action in this book than in book 1, which kept me interested and wanting to know what was going to happen next.

I really hope Ms Banks continue with this series. I love that Mac & Sarena were mentioned and glimpse of their growing relationship. I am dying to know WHO IS THE LEAK!!! Also i would love
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Patricia Ivy
Jul 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Reading out of order 😬

I am fairly new to this author. But I have enjoyed the few I've read so far. This book was really good, fast pace, fully fleshed out, great plot. Now I'm going to go back a step and read Mac and Sarena's story to get caught up then I will read the rest of the series in ORDER this time 😂 but I can't wait. I'm intrigued but in the interim do yourself a favor and get the series. If the rest is like book two you won't regret it. And if you are new to this author, thank me later
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La Vida Rose
Nov 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bwwm-romance
I really enjoyed the heat in this story about Declan & Aspen. Declan is Mac's bestfriend and comrade in SWAT. Lots of action is involved because Aspen is in the witness protection program, unbeknownst to Declan who is set up with her on a blind date he agreed to go on as a favor of his matchmaking neighbor. Well, to say the attraction between these two was hot is an understatement. Burned up my Kindle with their love scenes. lol I really am enjoying this series and look forward to reading the ne ...more
Cassie Ashford
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Declan and Aspen brought more stream to this SWAT team series. He is the eternal bachelor not looking for anything serious. A blind date with Aspen has him feeling differently. Aspen shouldn’t find herself in a serious relationship with Declan but it happens. Her past has found her and Declan steps up to save her and keep her safe. He will trust no one but his own brothers to keep her safe. Declan loves Aspen to the point of no return and will take out anyone that tries to hurt her.
Tanya
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
He is a bachelor and he plays hard and works hard. His neighbour makes him to on a blind date. Soon he is booked but she is hiding secrets. He finds one night is not enough. Her past come rushing to her and they try to take them captive. She tells him the truth but he will not let her face them alone anymore. See what is going on

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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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.

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