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Courage of Us (Code of Honor Book 1) by Brooke May – Review by Rosanna Ingram

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Patience and Duke have been best friends since forever. However, Patience knows that her feeling for Duke go beyond friendship. She is even dating Greg, a guy who barely makes time for her, so she won’t ruin her friendship with Duke by wanting more. On a drunken night after graduation she confesses those feelings and crosses that friendship line. When she wakes up the next morning, Duke is gone.
Seven years later, Duke returns to their hometown to a recently-divorced Patience. Those seven years have not been easy for Patience and she is angry and betrayed that her best friend up and left after the night they shared. Duke knows he needs to make it up to Patience. With the help of their still-present chemistry (and some sneaky family members), Duke is determined to prove to Patience that they are meant for each other. But there are secrets and events in the time they were apart that could put an end to the relationship before it gets started.
This story felt so real and I felt connected to it from the beginning. The characters were brought to life by the words of Brooke May and I found myself immersed in their world until the last page. The story was full of emotion and feelings that relationships go through, which lead to me laughing and tearing up at different parts of the story. Brooke May is a new author that I have now discovered, and I look forward to future books that she writes.

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Courage of Us (Code of Honor Book 1) by Brooke May – Review by Lucy Berson

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Courage of Us (Code of Honor Book 1) by Brook May. This is the first book in the Code of Honor series. If you love military romance, then this book is definitely right up your alley!!! It will sent my emotions on a roller coaster it I could not put this book down until I got to the end!! I fell in love with Patience and Duke, while some parts were hard to read, it all came together.
This is a definite must read!! What could be better, military and second chance romance all wrapped into his wonderful book!!!’

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Courage of Us (Code of Honor Book 1) by Brooke May – Review by Liz Vrchota

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I fell in love with the cover first of Courage of Us by Brooke May. I have read a few other novels of hers so I knew it would be something I would enjoy and it was a no-brainer to one-click for me this one. I am so happy to say that the book lived up to its cover and so much more.

I loved the characters Patience and Duke. Now, at moments I didn’t really care for Duke which will all make sense when you read it for yourself, but this guy felt like he got off the hook a tad too easy for my liking. That is until we find out the secrets haunting Patience’s past can be just as big a factor.

Patience and Duke were each other’s everything from the moment they met as infants. Unfortunately, life had other plans when they grew up. Patience is stuck behind and finds herself in a terrible marriage. Meanwhile Duke takes leave with the Marines and basically abandons Patience. Now the two have a chance to meet back up and put the past to bed. Will they be able to do so and build the happily ever after they both so deserve? This is one you do not want to miss and I am so excited to find out there will be more books to come! I can’t wait to see what will happen next!

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Courage of Us (Code of Honor Book 1) by Brooke May – Review by Jenni Bishop

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Courage of Us (Code of Honor Book 1) by Brooke May is a story that you can easily get lost in. It is a military romance and it is one story with deep feelings and emotions, heartache and love, loss and pain and Brooke has written the characters in such a way that you become so immersed in them that you feel everything right along with them. It is a tale of young love that was lost and secrets that may destroy them.

Patience’s world was changing, everyone she loved went away but what hurt the most was the loss of her best friend. Nothing for seven years but heartache and loss but she is slowly rebuilding her life that is until her past comes back and she has to face it head on. Will she be able to share her most terrible secret with the one that could destroy her?

Duke could not bear to see the pain so he took off without a word and now he is coming home after years away and is determined to get back what is his. But there is one thing stopping him and he doesn’t want to share that secret with anyone who could see him less than a man. Will he take a chance and share every secret or will it be too much and lose his chance at love?

Brooke’s story is a second chance at love and about healing through the pain that life has thrown at you by being with the one you love.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Courage of Us (Code of Honor Book 1) by Brooke May – Review by Debi Kircher

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Courage of Us (Code of Honor Book 1) by Brooke May

5 +++++ Stars

I loved this book so so much, this is only my second read by this author and that has to change because I absolutely love her writing style and her creative storylines.

Patience is probably one of my favorite characters ever..I want to be her friend and hang out with all her friends as well. I truly felt like I was inside this book while reading. I loved the parents and Aunt Satin cracked me up. I wanted to slap Duke upside the head, I was so mad at him for a good part of this book, he did finally win me over and I was able to forgive him, took me a bit longer than it did Patience, I wanted to slap her as well for not making him grovel a bit more.

This story had me hooked from page one and I seriously had problems putting it down until I finished. I loved all the interaction and I felt almost every emotion while reading, I smiled a lot, but it also made me seriously sad for everything Patience went through.

I hope there is more to come from this town and all these characters. I would love for all the guys to come home and have more interaction with the whole group…

Highly recommend this book!!!

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Courage of Us (Code of Honor Book 1) by Brooke May – Review by Cassi Rogers

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Courage of Us by Brooke May is the first installment in the Code of Honor series. It is a precious military novel that I couldn’t put down after I picked up. The plot of the story was highly entertaining and quickly grabbed my attention. The characters were very developed and thought out very well. Patience and Duke were best friends from the time they were in diapers. After graduation Duke leaves and joins the Marines. Patience moves on with her life and falls into a terrible marriage that she cannot wait to get out of. Both Duke and Patience have been through so much in all their time apart and after he gets medically discharged and comes back home, the 2 reconnect. I was very unhappy with the way Duke left Patience, and it seemed like he was forgiven too easy. However I can see why the forgiveness was given over so easily as Patience has secrets of her own, that she also wants to be forgiven for. It was a pleasant read getting to watch the 2 of them rekindle their connection and build a foundation of moving on with their lives.

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Courage of Us (Code of Honor Book 1) by Brooke May – Review by Kerry Baker

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Courage of Us by Brooke May is the first book in the Code of Honor series. This book is a fantastic read that really draws you, as the reader, into its pages. The author immediately builds the connection between you and the characters. I knew right from the word go that I wanted Patience and Duke to find their happy ever after.
The story was well paced too. The author gradually developed the story and the emotions within it. You could feel Patience’s pain on each page. This was a brilliant start to a new series and another great book by this author.

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Courage of Us (Code of Honor Book 1) by Brooke May – Review by Laura Furuta

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Courage of Us (Code of Honor Book 1)
By: Brooke May
5 out of 5 stars

This is an amazing story to read. It pulled me in right from the beginning and I found that I didn’t want to put it down until I had finished the last page. The book had my emotions going up and down as I read about the characters and the situations that they face. The story has heartwarming moments and also moments that are hard for the characters to think about. I loved reading about Patience and Duke. I grew to care about them with each chapter that I read. I wanted them to be happy. The book also has some very romantic scenes. The story has additional characters that are introduced, and I enjoyed reading about the interactions between them and Patience and Duke. The story has the characters in situations that they must cope with. It had me thinking about what I would do if in the same situation. I found myself thinking about the story even after I had finished it. Don’t miss out on an awesome book that has amazing characters. I highly recommend reading it.

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Courage of Us (Code of Honor Book 1) by Brooke May – Review by Anastasia Dodson

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This story was an awesome one! It sucked me in from the very first page and I devoured it. It was well written and the main characters were relatable and I liked them alot. This story is all about second chances and finding yourself along the way. Patience and Duke are the MC’s and the chemistry between the two of them is off the charts. Patience is a little lost in life, and she is set on changing her life around and taking control. Duke left her lost and alone when he joined the Marines, but not that hes out will he want that second chance at love again with the girl he left so long ago? Go get this book! Their story is a must read and I would recommend it to anyone that loves when the characters get their second chances!
Happy Reading!

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Courage of Us (Code of Honor Book 1) by Brooke May – Review by Angela Hayes

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Courage of Us is the first book in the code of Honor series by Brooke May. I have read a few of Ms. May’s books now and love the way she brings her characters to life, and how easily she is able to get her readers invested in both the story and the characters. Her characters are so realistic and entirely believable. It’s like I have known them for years, instead of only the few hours I was immersed in their story. I love Ms. May’s emotive and inviting style and the way she is able to make me ‘feel’ everything her characters have, and are, going through. I really felt for Patience and Duke and was rooting for them the whole way through. I really wanted them to find their HEA, together.
This is a wonderful second chance contemporary military romance, with emotion, pain, struggles, chemistry, drama, realism, courage, and more.
Ms. May delivers on all the promise held in the blurb, and then some. Now I am really looking forward to reading the next book in the series. Bring on Book #2!

Thank you, Ms. May!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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