A Veterans Affairs Novel
Rich, beautiful, and talented, Chris Dobbs is used to getting what he wants, and what he wants now is his dangerously handsome and intensely private boss, former Army Ranger, Jay-Cee.
Everything about the tightly-controlled, brooding artist drives Chris to knees in more ways than one, ways Chris realizes he’s always craved but never understood. He needs to know how Jay-Cee does it.
When Chris smashes through all of Jay-Cee’s hard-earned control, Chris learns that while giving Jay-Cee his body and his submission is as simple as breathing, Jay-Cee wants things Chris can never give him - his heart, his soul, and his trust.
Jay-Cee offered his brilliant young protégé everything, let him see parts of himself Jay-Cee had buried long ago in the mountains of Afghanistan. In return, Chris took only the pieces he wanted and rejected the rest, leaving Jay-Cee reeling.
Both haunted by their pasts, the deep connection holds the promise of healing for both of them, but if they are to build a sanctuary from the rubble of their broken hearts, they are going to have to risk losing everything.
- 2 To Be Read lists
- 7 Read lists
Publisher: Independently Published
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 2 Age: 36-45
Tropes: Age Difference, May/December, Office / Workplace Romance, Smartass Twinks
Word Count: 77000
Setting: Small Town Colorado
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters
Sharon on Amazon wrote:
I must say this is one of the best series I have read. I own all six books as I started the series out of order. Chris is used to getting what he wants and he wants his boss Jay-Cee. Jay-Cee was kicked out of the service due to DADT turned successful artist now stateside. Jay-Cee helps people cope with there demons. Chris is a recovering heroin addict turned artist brought to Jay-Cee by one of the vets Benny he's been helping. Jay-Cee and Chris have a lot steam when it comes to the bedroom however, they are both fighting demons and are trying to navigate a relationship through their insecurities and a whole lot of assumption. This is one of the best series I have Had the pleasure of reading and I hope you will give it a chance as well as it is a great source of inspiration.
I received an ARC of Bronze Star for a review. Jay-Cee and Chris have such a dynamic relationship to each other. Jay-Cee is older than Chris, a veteran kicked out of the service by DADT, and now he's a successful artist. He helps others learn to cope with life. He keeps his demons to himself. Chris is a recovering heroin addict, with his own demons to fight, brought to Jay-Cee by Benny, another damaged vet he's helping. Benny helps Chris understand what being with Jay-Cee sexually really means. They have steamy and erotic sex, but it isn't enough to fix either man. Can these two men lay it all out--holding nothing back, and risking everything they are--to love and heal so they can live again?
All of the books in this series are well written. The lives of the men in all of the books are tied together by the need to help and protect each other. The scars you can't see and the men at the end of their rope grab you and take you on one hell of a ride! Hold on tight. I think this is my favorite book of the series. I hope there are more books to come.
Bronze Star takes place during the same timeline as Paper Hearts and Paper Roses. It isn't necessary to read those books to enjoy Bronze Star, but it does fill out the time period and give the reader insight into the character of Benny who plays a big part in Bronze Star.
The character of Angel, who is a favorite of mine, plays a larger part in Incoming, the first novel in the Veterans Affairs series.