REVIEWED BY CINDY
TITLE: Bronze Star
SERIES: Book 6 in the Veterans Affairs series
AUTHOR: A. E. Wasp
LENGTH: 165 Pages
RELEASE DATE: March 27th, 2017
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 realising 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 demands more than just his obedience. He wants things Chris can’t give him – his heart, his soul, and his trust.
Jay-Cee offered his brilliant young protégé everything. In return, Chris took only the pieces he wanted and rejected the rest, leaving Jay-Cee reeling.
But the deep connection between them isn’t easily severed, and it promises to heal them both of the scars of their pasts. If they are to build a sanctuary from the rubble of their broken hearts, they’re going to have to risk everything
The blurb for this story caught my attention for a lot of reasons. I’m a sucker for a former military guy trying to make it on the outside. I know, sounds like he was in jail when I say it like that, but I’m betting there’s a lot of similar feelings when you leave the military.
Chris and Jay-Cee turned out to be totally different characters than I assumed at the beginning. Chris is a bit broken from years of self-abuse and he feels like maybe Jay-Cee will be able to help him put himself back together.
But Jay-Cee is looking for more than Chris realized and when he finally get’s a hint of that, Chris panics because he can’t stand the thought of opening himself up to more hurt after the agony of his past.
Jay-Cee is willing to be everything Chris needs but he needs something in return and he isn’t honest with Chris or himself in the beginning and that causes a lot of problems.
I love how the author built a world for these men to inhabit and managed to make it very real for me. And this is one book where the side character’s really helped.
Benny is the kind of friend that anyone would be lucky to have. He comes with his own set of problems but he still manages to be there for Chris and Jay-Cee when they need him. He also comes with his own story so I will be hunting that one down before long.
Angel is another interesting character and it was nice to have a female side character that wasn’t an absolute selfish bitch. She’s the exact person Chris needs when he’s at his lowest and I liked her a lot.
I don’t want to give too much of this story away. I truly believe that you need to experience it as I did, being caught by surprise and very happily so.
The BDSM aspect of the story was both sexy and sweet in a lot of ways and this is definitely an author who knows how to write a “stimulating” sex scene. It was never too much or too far as both characters had issues that would make anything over the top unbelievable.
The interaction between Chris and Jay-Cee was heartbreaking at some points and inspiring at others and I hope you take a chance on this story to see what I mean.
As for me, I am not only recommending this story, I’m going to hunt down the other books in the series so I can catch up with all the other characters. Sounds like the perfect way to spend the weekend.
It’s been a while since I was totally blown away by a story but this one totally swept me away and I’m so very glad I jumped at the chance to review it.
After time spent raising children, earning several college degrees, and traveling the world with the U.S. State Department, she is returning to her first love – writing.
A dreamer and an idealist, Amy writes about people finding connection in a world that can seem lonely and magic in a world than can seem all too mundane. She invites readers into her characters’ lives and worlds when they are their most vulnerable, their most human, living with the same hopes and fears we all have. An avid traveler who has lived in big cities and small towns in four different continents, Amy has found that time and distance are no barriers to love. She invites her readers to reach out and share how her characters have touched their lives or how the found families they have gathered around them have shaped their worlds.
Born on Long Island, NY, Amy has lived in Los Angeles, London, and Bangkok. She currently lives in a town suspiciously like Red Deer, Colorado.