Dog Tagged Dog Tagged

Dog Tagged

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Publisher Description

Incidents in Dog Tagged are based on true events.

Drill Instructor Clay Norris has his hands full. Between new recruits and a Senior Drill Sergeant with an attitude, the last thing the young soldier needs is to develop a crush on one of his trainees.

But Private Chevy Banks is an Adonis and sweet as southern bee honey. Young Banks is a natural leader and draws Clay in with his easy manner and warm as the sun smile. A combination that melts the trying-to-be-tough as nails Drill Sergeant.

Clay thinks he has kept his feelings toward the young troop reigned in but finds he has not when the Senior Drill tears the men apart before the desire in their longing glances can be fulfilled. Clay tries to move on, hoping to forget Chevrolet Banks by throwing himself into his career.

Fate (and the U.S. Army) bring the two together for a brief, joyous reunion and the same forces cruelly rip them apart again, each now facing a trauma alone.
Dog Tagged is set post DADT and pre the policy end.

This story offers a glimpse of the life of gay men serving their country who were not afforded the same rights as their heterosexual brothers in arms, with whom they fought side by side.

August 13
James Brock
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

theonewhois ,

Coconut Crabbed

This book - HOO boy. I came into this expecting some tomfoolery, but what I got was on another level entirely. The whole thing reads like it was written by an extremely horny fifteen year-old, one who isn’t passing English and probably never will, but dammit if he isn’t going to be the next great American author. Now I know that one doesn’t necessarily read spicy romance novels for the quality of the writing, but this book was so riddled with problems that it was genuinely difficult to follow. Sarge and Chevy are fun, sexy characters with a lot of potential, and I would have really loved to see how their story unfolded; unfortunately, despite my repeated attempts to get through this book, it was simply impossible. It both lacks punctuation where it needs it and is over-saturated with it where it doesn’t, making the pacing choppy and preventing the reader from fully immersing themselves regardless of the intensity of the scene. The dialogue is limited, a fact I wouldn’t normally be bothered by except what dialogue there is (D.I.-related scenes aside) feels unrealistic and out-of-character. Sarge, meanwhile, is a totally unreliable narrator with a penchant for, shall we say, creative descriptions. I had to stop when he started comparing Chevy to a sexy coconut crab, because that was simply more silliness than I could take.

Large land-dwelling crustaceans aside, I wanted to like this book so much and just kept running into brick walls. The first couple chapters were good enough to draw me in, and I can forgive a lot when it comes to bad writing if I love the characters, but at a certain point, I had to admit defeat. Between the wild inconsistencies in the quality of the writing, the rampant punctuation errors, and the nearly juvenile tone, this book is as frustrating as it is ridiculous. I give it ten coconut crabs.

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