Courage of Us (Code of Honor Book 1) by Brooke May. Ok let me just get this out first and foremost I love this book and will definitely be adding it to my read again list! From page one I knew I’d love our female lead Patience I just simply felt drawn to her character. There’s definitely times I wanted to shake these characters but I loved every minute of it. I like the authors writing style and love her characters. It’s well written and paced nicely never feeling rushed or lacking anything. The characters are complex, relatable and truly draw you into their world. I honestly didn’t want to leave but I’ll definitely be visiting these characters again in the near future. Five stars all the way and highly recommend!
Courage of Us (Code of Honor Book 1)
Courage of Us (Code of Honor Book 1) by Brooke May is an amazing book to read that hooks you from the very first page and ensures you can’t put it down until it’s done. The cover of this book along with synopsis is what drew me in to read this book. This book is about Patience and Duke who have been best friends until he left for the Marines. They both had a lot of obstacles to overcome over the years. When Patience is starting to learn who she is again Duke walks back into her life unexpected. Will they be able to fix their relationship after everything? This is a must read and I can’t wait for more to come from this series.
Reviewed by @ataylor2012
COURAGE OF US is the first book in the “Code of Honor” series
I think this may be the first book I’ve read by this author and I will absolutely be reading more in this series.
This second chance, military romance is full of feels and emotions and breath taking moments. The story is written very clearly and is full of detail. There is a very strong beginning, middle and end with great world building and interest building to keep a reader interested in turning the pages.
4 Solid Stars
tags: KU, second chance, military, new series, book 1, Code of Honor
Courage of Us (Code of Honor Book 1) by Brooke May is a story of military romance. Brooke May had characters that will touch your heart while reading this story. MIlitary relationships are a hard concept because of all the emotions that are involved. Patience and Duke have a road ahead of them. They were together before Duke became a Marine. Patience had could not find herself after that happened. Now that Duke has come back will there be a second chance? Will Patience open her heart to Duke? Will Duke prove to Patience that he wants a second chance? This story is a roller coaster ride and it is well worth the read.
Courage Of Us is the first book in the Code Of Honor series by Brooke May. I had previously only read one book by this author which I thoroughly enjoyed and this looked like just the kind of book I’d enjoy. I tend to enjoy second chance romances and this has to be one of the best ones that I have read.
Patience LaClare has loved her best friend Duke Michaels all of her life but he left her devastated when he slept with her on the night of their High School graduation then left to join the marines the next day without saying goodbye.
Years on and Patience has just divorced from a man she never loved and Duke returns to town having been medically discharged from the marines. Can they go back to the best friends they used to be? Can they have the relationship that everyone assumed they would have? If 2 people are meant to be together then it’s Patience and Duke but Patience is trying to get her life back together after her divorce and Duke has some secrets of his own that he’s hiding.
This is a beautifully written second chance romance. The 2 main characters are both broken but have always loved each other and that has not changed. I loved watching as they both fought their demons to see if they could possibly have a future together.
I was totally drawn into this book and did not want to put it down. It’s a definite page turner.
Courage of Us (Code of Honor Book 1) by Brooke May is a wonderfully written story that once I started reading I couldn’t put it down. It’s a story about second chances and finding yourself along the way.The characters are very well developed and easily relatable. At times my emotions were all over the place. Patience and Duke had been best friends since diapers , but after graduation Duke joins the Marines and leaves. Patience moves on with her life and finds herself in a terrible marriage that she can’t get out of. Both of these two have been through so much in their time apart. Duke gets medically discharged and comes back home , these two reconnect . Can these two get their second chance at love? Find out what happens next in this absolute must read. I can’t wait to read more from this Author.
Courage of us by Brooke May was an absolute great read. I was hooked from the very first page. The author gives the reader happy parts, sad parts and funny parts. This book has it all. I almost felt like I knew the characters.
Duke and Patience have been best friends forever. Their parents are best friends and they used to bathe Duke and Patience together when they were younger. Patience has no female friends but her group of guys are all she needs. Duke and Patience obviously have a stronger bond but all of them protect her as if they are her older brothers.
They have graduated and most of the guys are all headed off in the next few days to different branches of the military.
Patience chooses one special night to confess to Duke that her feelings run much stronger then friendship. The only problem with that is, when she wakes up he is gone. She doesn’t know if she ruined her friendship with her best friend over one crazy night or what.
Duke hides the fact that he too is joining the military. He doesn’t tell Patience his plans. Now he has been away for 7 years and has thought of her every single day since he left. He can’t believe she went and married the loser she was dating even after the night they spent together.
When Duke finally comes home for good, he runs into Patience that first night. Can they pick up where they left off or is their friendship gone after what he did to her? A lot has happened in the last 7 years. Patience has baggage, Duke has baggage, lots of secrets. So much has happened. Will their chemistry they always had get them back to where they should be or is 7 years just to long to be away from each other.
I absolutely loved this book. Patience is one strong girl who can do anything she sets her mind to.
review by @xchellex
What a read! I absolutely loved this story, it was captivating, emotional, realistic and makes you completely invested in these characters story. This read takes us on an emotional rollercoaster of second chances, heartache, reinventing and rediscovering yourself, romance & love. I loved all the characters that were involved in this read, Patience & Duke were two brilliant characters that I couldn’t help but wish that they get a HEA. They have an incredible connection and their chemistry is undeniable, I couldn’t help but love both of them! I’m so glad I got the chance to read this book, I highly recommend this not to be missed!
Reviewed By @tillytillzz
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.
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!!!’