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Bronze Star

(Veterans Affairs #3)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  216 ratings  ·  50 reviews
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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 ...more
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 ...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 & ...more
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.
Jun 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: military, ku, kinky
Needs some editing / polishing.
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.
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.
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.
Jul 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Garth Mailman
Mar 13, 2017 rated it liked it
An M+M hook-up novel. Needs some editing.
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,
Jenny Brightman Harris
Mar 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received this book with the understanding that I could leave a voluntary and honest review.

This is a M/M romance so if you are offended by this please stop reading now.

In this book we get Jay-Cee's and Chris's story. Both of them have loved and lossed at some point in their life. Both of them have found other ways to block out that part of their past. But as their attraction grows so does the demons of the past. Chris knows that their is something about Jay-Cee that he wants to get closer to
Sara MacRae
Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bronze Star is a story I fell in love with. I admit I started out a bit lost and found it a bit tough to navigate the characters and plot, but slowly I found my bearings and direction, and by the end of the book, I felt as though I had come full circle.

An addict and an artist. Adrenaline. Irresistible attraction.

There were a lot of psychologically intense components to this book, and it was played out magnificently through more than simply the main couple. True, Jay-Cee and Chris had starring
Dec 12, 2017 marked it as dnf
DNF at 39%. Just not for me. Two guys dancing around each other but everytime they get together it ends with "that has to be the last time." Tired of it.
Shee Reader
Apr 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bronze Star by A E Wasp

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Rating: 4.5 Hearts

Jay-Cee is an artist, sculptor and safe place for young, messed up fellow veterans to get into their art and rehabilitate somewhat. One of his ‘boys’ is Chris. A very talented artist to whom Jay-Cee is constantly fighting his attraction. He’s too old for Chris. Too jaded and far to stuck inside his own head. Chris on the other-hand knows none of these limits,
Apr 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
When two people feel that real connection, then they are supposed to be together.

This is definitely my favorite book from the Veteran's Affairs series to date. I loved both of the main characters, Chris & Jay Cee. Both of these men had a lot of scars and a lot of issues that had to be dealt with before they could actually "be" together, but in the long run they each learned how to be what the other one needed.

I love that characters from previous books make a appearances in this book. I
Apr 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jay Cee is a mature man who helps lost kids with art. He is an artist and also a veteran. Chris is a beautiful 20 something year old boy with a heroine addiction. An brilliant artist tortured by his past. He can't seem to get JayCee out of his mind. It is captivating how the authour builds the relationship up, tortured but surely hotter everytime they get together. Age difference aside, they are explosive and so good for each other. But they have to put their demons aways before they can be ...more
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.
Nicole Henderson
Apr 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Chris is struggling to get himself sorted out and is sent by friends to Jay-Cee's. Chris likes to always get what he wants but Jay-Cee and him play a dance. Jay is hesitant about making a move because of the age difference but can he keep his hands to himself????
This book leaves us wanting more of these boys to know where their story's head moving forward.
Would I recommend this book YES
Mari  Cardenas
3.5 Stars

I had high hopes for this book. I loved the blurb and cover and I love age-gap/May-December books, so it had to be good, right? Unfortunately, I was wrong.

I'm aware I might be in the minority here, but if a book has hints/tinges of BDSM or D/s, I need to be aware of it before reading, the blurb says something about obedience and control, but sorry that's not enough warning for me. I read BDSM occasionally, but when I do, I know beforehand what I'm getting into. This book has a bit of
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