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Bronze Star

(Veterans Affairs #3)

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Chris Dobbs is used to getting what he wants, and what he wants now is his boss.
Everything about the dangerously handsome enigmatic older man drives him to his knees in more ways than one, ways Chris is realizing he’s always craved.

Giving Jay-Cee his body is as simple as breathing, but when Chris smashes through all of Jay-Cee’s hard earned control, he learns Jay-Cee de
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Kindle Edition, 306 pages
Published March 27th 2017
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Denise H.
*** Hot ! Amazing ! Unforgettable ! ***
Jay-Cee, an ex- Major in the Army Rangers,

now a seasoned artist/sculptor, covered in tattoos and is a silver fox.

Chris, recovering heroin addict,

talented artist and lonely man. He's never had parental guidance and is trying to find his way.

This tale coincides with the Paper Hearts and Paper Roses books about Benny and Mikey, regarding Benny's seizure and involvement with Mikey and Jasmine. Jay-Cee and Chris have a Dom/sub type of relationship. It's ligh
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Gigi
Sep 08, 2017 marked it as dnr-dnf-not-4-me
Shelves: mm-bdsm, mm-military
I made it to 80% before I had to throw in the towel. Just way, way, way too much angst for me.
Mimi
5 sexy stars

For me this was the best book out of the whole VA series. JayCee and Chris were hot as hell. Great couple.
Qin
Dec 18, 2017 rated it did not like it
I do not know the extent to which my ignorance of the first two books compromised my appreciation of this entry; what I can state with certaincy is that this very melodramatic May-December romance is so breezily written that it feels utterly fake (to me, it looked more like a glut of words than an harmonious literary whole), that it teems with enough clichés to look like the collaborative end-product of a literary class for little old ladies at your average retirement home, and that it does not ...more
Becky
Apr 13, 2017 rated it liked it
This was an enjoyable read by a new to me author. The two MCs were believable and surrounded by solid supporting characters.

For me, the story started off strong but flailed a bit at the end - not sure why since overall it was an intelligent realistic story. I'd be interested in checking out the others in the series, although maybe not Benny and Mikey since I feel like I've read their story too alongside Chris and Jay-Cee. Maybe that's what flailed it for me.
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Earlyn
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It's complicated

Hard but good read.
Both men have a complicated history.
Better review to follow.
4.5 stars
Give it a go.
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Devoted❤️Reader
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The passion that we feel

Thank you to all of the veterans. “I want to sculpt you, forge you like that and keep you forever.” Jay-Cee is the perfect mix of forceful and tender; whereas, Chris is needy and bratty. Together they smolder but they both have demons in their past that they are constantly fighting against. Because of this, they alternate between pushing each other away and holding on. Chris is scared of the intense feelings Jay-Cee invokes in him. For as much as he’s lived through in lif
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Jerry
3.5 -4 stars
I had a hard time with this couple. Chris was over the top and Jay-Cee was distant and yet also kind of controlling. The emotional issues they both had with themselves and each other were intense. I am not that into BDSM and so those sex scenes were not something I could appreciate. I took several breaks in reading it. The other characters and major events that happen in the other series also occur in this book which was nice, very different seen from Jay-Cee and Chris's point of vie
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AllAboutThoseBooks
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The writing was tight and the main characters complex. This was the first book I read in the series, and it stood alone well. That said, I enjoyed the writing enough to go purchase the bundled series when I was done with this book. I appreciate a book in which good characters have a support group of friends, and that exists here. It's also why I then wanted to know some of their back stories. There are f/f pairs, and I sincerely hope we get a book for them, too, because well written f/f books ar ...more
Carey
Oct 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Ok here we go.

I did love the MC’s & their little family & the plots were varied & interesting but I had enough issues that I couldn’t give it 4 stars:

1. The editing (or lack there of). I kept getting yanked out of the books by the very poor editing
2. I feel like there were a lot of missed opportunities with some of the peripheral characters. Why did we need the drag queens when they only made three VERY brief appearances? Danny & Ravi deserved at least a short story after the way they kept appe
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Ed Davis
Jan 21, 2019 rated it liked it
3 and 1/2 Stars. I would have pushed this up to four stars, but there were some issues I couldn’t get past.

First, the books needs to be edited. It’s very distracting to be reading end you have to stop and correct the grammar in your head before you can continue.

Second, I had a problem with Chris. He came on so strong to Jay-Cee and then the whole freak out just didn’t seem real to me.

Third, there was just more angst than I enjoy.

Finally I was disappointed with the BDSM aspect. From the reviews
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Beth Cotter
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This instafreebie preview is short and sweet. Two men, Chris who wants to be told what to do and that it is alright, and Jay-Cee, older, more knowledgeable wanting Chris more than he should. He gives Chris one night of pure passion, letting go knowing that he can't do it again. It is a great story of two people who desperately need one another. Jay-Cee thinking it is not something he should have. Chris is determined to make Jay-Cee see it is something he should have. Look forward to more of thei ...more
Diana Perry
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Well written book where characters allow you to share in their feels of joy & angst. A.E. had me hooked from the beginning. Two men both poised & determined to get what they want. One offers his heart & a future while one only passion & smokin hot passion at that. Will they be able to work through their differences towards something more than respect & lust or will they be torn apart with their issues of trust & hard pasts? MUST READ! I voluntarily read this ARC & this is my honest review
Katy Beth Mckee
This is such a wonderful and heartwarming story. Chris and Jay-Cee each seem to have just the very thing the other one needs to fill them up and given them a more complete life. Each man has made a life for himself and worked on their own set of issues. I enjoyed the real struggle they had in developing their relationship with each other. This was a wonderful and satisfying read.
Tj
Jun 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: military, ku, kinky
Needs some editing / polishing.
Simera
Dec 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Jay-Cee and Chris are two damaged souls. There is a lot of angst, emotions and learning to trust not only ones self but the other person as well.
It's a bumpy roller coaster of a read.
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Teo Ojog
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite
Two wonderful though broken men, very talented and passionate artists, completely committed and honest lovers, some very close best friends, good music, great writing. I love this book.
Kathi
Oct 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story. Jay-Cee and Chris are so similar, and so different, in so many ways.
Garth Mailman
Mar 13, 2017 rated it liked it
An M+M hook-up novel. Needs some editing.
T Paul
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely five plus stars. This is such an amazing story. Whoever says age matters needs to read this book. Jay-Cee is a mature artist and damaged. Chris is a young artist, a recovering addict and a little damaged as well. The two together bring balance and healing to each another. Their journey makes this book an absolute treasure. A terrific story from beginning to end. I voluntarily read a copy of this book.
Sharon
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bronze Star by A. E. Wasp

“Jay-Cee has good reasons for avoiding the almost irresistible temptation of his young assistant. It's not just the age difference, there's something about Chris that makes Jay-Cee lose all his hard fought for control. “
Chris wants Jay-Cee and is determined to have him. But does Chris really know what it means to belong to Jay-Cee. Is he willing to give all that it takes? More importantly, is he willing to take all Jay-Cee can give?
“When Jay-Cee's resistance crumbles on
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Tanja
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful story about two men who are at different stages in live.
Jay-Cee is an ex Marine, who found his second career in the art world. Chris has successfully fought his addiction and is an up-and-coming artist. Despite their age difference they can’t deny their attraction toward one another.

Bronze Star is a well written story, captivating from the first page till the last. A.E. takes us on a deeply emotional journey of two men who are meant to be together. Both have a lot of bagage
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John-Torleif  Harris
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Both Jay-Cee and Chris alternately showed the truth of the axiom about assumptions in this book. Their insecurities ended up hurting each other at the worst possible point, and yet, they were able to work through the hurt to find a true partnership.

I loved how this was set at the same time as Paper Hearts / Paper Roses so that we got to see how Benny and Mikey's relationship blended with Jay-Cee and Chris's.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
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Heather Rawlins
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Okay. I loved it. I think I like their dynamic better than Benny and Mikey and I loved them. There's just something about people who are all messed up and it's not obvious, at least if you don't listen and pay attention.
I thought the flow was very well paced. Although it took me a while to read the last bit – I always know when a book really gets to me, I avoid ending it.
And, yay, I know there’s more, so I get to keep rooting for them
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Mainely Stories
Mar 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
Ripped my heart from my chest and re-warmed it!

This series is so emotionally draining and yet as I met the characters and heard their stories I felt that, as they were restored and found love and their best life, so did I. I most strongly recommend that you read the entire series beginning with Incoming.
The main characters from Bronze Star are known to the reader from the earlier stories in the series (Incoming, Paper Hearts and Paper Roses. I was always left with hope that they would find their
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Audrey Pott
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book. Amy wrote a powerful riveting novel I was wholly absorbed and makes you proud how Amy loves her vets it shows in her written word. A knack for writing characters that are truly believable and strong and resilient. The sexual chemistry between Jay-Cee and Chris is delicious, an explosion of mixed emotions dealing with their pasts. This storyline makes this an irresistible story readers won't want to put down. Wow I can honestly say I re ...more
Sativa
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sexy

I am having a hard time deciding if this is my favorite or if Incoming is. The addition to the series is sexy, funny, and heartfelt all at once. Again the underline focus is recovery be it mental, physical, the author has now tackled chemical addiction too. This a great love series with laughter and tears.
Bobbi
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Bronze Star is marked as book #3 in the Veterans Affairs series, but there are many more than 3 books. This is the story about the third couple in the series. How they find each other and about their lives. Jay-Cee is an artist, boss, Veteran and he helps people in need. Chris is an artist, employee, intern and one of Jay-Cee's lost boys. They end up helping each other get over a lot of things they both have been keeping hidden from themselves and their friends & families.
I received this book as
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Marichus Real
Mar 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Chris is a young artist. Although he comes from money, he has lead a rough life for his short age.
Jay-Cee is a veteran who has his own demons. Although he is older and has a lot of experience he is unsecured when it comes to relationships, let alone one with a much younger man.
The story is very emotional with all the suffering and the healing, being love the most powerful medicine in the world. We find a bunch of characters that have a lot of baggage but still they are authentic. They are noble,
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