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3.89  ·  Rating details ·  84 ratings  ·  47 reviews
PTSD sucks.
Just ask Aurora.
She’s dealt with it for the past two years. Effing car crash.

Resigned to live a mediocre life, she’s coped all on her own with only her friends Percocet and Xanax along for the ride. Broken and damaged, she doesn’t need anyone, thank you very much. Until she meets him.

Shy but smoking hot, Nate Johnson has a mouth as smart as hers, and can handl
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Published June 21st 2016 by H.M. Shander
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lucie
Jun 19, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2016, in-english
I can say only two good things about Duly Noted. The first one is Nate. He is sweet, nice, understanding and he wants to help Aurora to get over her fear of cars. He doesn't give up and that's why I like him. The second one is Aurora's determination to fight with her fear. I was amazed how did she handle (view spoiler).
But that's all.

I hate Aurora. I hate how she treat with her dad. Actually I hate her behaviour in general. I get it - i
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Pam
Jun 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Aurora has survived the unthinkable. She is the lone survivor of a terrible car accident that took the lives of her Mother and Sister. But along with surviving she is left with a lot of pain, scars and PTSD. Her PTSD is so bad she has not been able to get ride in a car and has terrible anxiety. Nate enters her small world and Aurora discovers he is part of a world she finds impossible to be in.

Aurora denies her dependence on prescription drugs. She takes entirely too many pills and finds her se
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Jiyoung
Jun 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016, like-it
4.5stars!
Wow! It was really pleasant reading.
First of all, I liked writing style.
It was somewhat soothing, smooth and simple.
The story was so sweet and pure. Slow-burn romance, it was exactly my thing.
It started with heart-breaking tragedy, it had me in tears. But it was not the only thing that made me shed tears. The emotions, situations, choices also caused heartache.
There were many unpredictable developments which made story far more interesting.
I think It would be more entertaining if some s
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Elsa Carrion
May 31, 2017 rated it it was ok
Stars: 2
Chapters: 41
Length: 308 pgs
Tense of Story: Present – First person
Genera: New Adult Contemporary Romance
POV: Aurora
MF / Profession: Aurora – collage student
MM / Profession: Nate – construction worker
Location: Not mentioned / could not recall

Nate and Aurora are the main characters of the story. Aurora has a difficult time dealing with her PTSD and drug use.

There are more things I disliked about the story than there are things that I did enjoy. I would like to mention that this is by
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Alessia
Jun 30, 2016 rated it liked it
3 stars

I thought I'd like this book much more.. It was a good read, but some things disappointed me.

SYNOPSIS:
PTSD sucks.
Just ask Aurora.
She’s dealt with it for the past two years. Effing car crash.

Resigned to live a mediocre life, she’s coped all on her own with only her friends Percocet and Xanax along for the ride. Broken and damaged, she doesn’t need anyone, thank you very much. Until she meets him.

Shy but smoking hot, Nate Johnson has a mouth as smart as hers, and can handle every ounce of s
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Andrea Britton
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book but I'm not a huge fan of Aurora. PTSD is not something to take lightly but ugh... She's a bit too much for me. Nathan has patience like a saint. This is a new to me author.
Clarissa
Jun 23, 2016 rated it liked it
After reading the blurb, I knew right away this book's for me. I was in the worst reading slump when I started this book, but I think it got me out of my slump so yay me and Aurora and Nate!

This book is easy to read and I think what I love most about this book is how the author handles the topic of PTSD. While I've never experienced PTSD myself, I was able to feel whatever Aurora felt and everything felt so realistic to me. I also loved the family aspect of the book - Aurora and her dad and Nate
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Andrea Cooper
Aug 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
HM Shander crafts amazing characters and heart-wrenching story. The issues of PTSD and prescription drug addiction were spot on and made me yearn for the characters, Aurora and Nate. I loved Nate’s caring and patience as he tries to win Aurora’s heart—who is dealing with her own problems. Duly Noted brought three-dimensional characters together in an addictive heartwarming tale. I highly recommend this sensitive well-written story.
Everything Marie
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Duly Noted! The story of Aurora and Nate- it started off with intensity and emotions that felt so real! Aurora was in a tragic accident and survived with PSTD and a drug abuse problem- Nate a race car driver fell hard for her and was determined to help her through her fears! Let me tell you..... Nate is everyone's fantasy man! Well we all know love does not come easy- and we watch it first hand be torn from their fingertips!!! This story was so well written with detail and so beautiful (until it ...more
Tricia Davis
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Read and reviewed an ARC copy for an honest review on behalf of Everything Marie http://everythingmarie.com/

Duly Noted! The story of Aurora and Nate- it started off with intensity and emotions that felt so real! Aurora was in a tragic accident and survived with PSTD and a drug abuse problem- Nate a race car driver fell hard for her and was determined to help her through her fears! Let me tell you..... Nate is everyone's fantasy man! Well we all know love does not come easy- and we watch it first
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Paula Genereau
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book brought back memories. PTSD is real. A lot of people don't believe it but it happens to a lot of people. This story was well researched on PTSD. I love when a book really sucks you in. This was a great book.
Shelly Davis
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Amy
Apr 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rounding up to 4 stars.

H. M. Shander is a new author to me, and I have to say, I’m really glad I checked this book out! The synopsis pulled me in immediately and from that moment, I knew I had to read this book. Duly Noted follows the story of Nate and Aurora. Aurora has been dealing with PTSD for the past 2 years. She’s broken, damaged, resigned to live her life alone and cope anyway that she can. What she didn’t plan on was Nate. Not only is Nate sexy, but he can dish it out and take it just a
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Shawna
Jun 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wasn't sure how to start this review. It was an incredible read.

A) I loved NATE - loved, loved, loved him. He is everything you'd want in a perfect book boyfriend, or a real life boyfriend too. He is patient and kind and so full of compassion. The way he handles Aurora is nothing short of a gift. He is meant to be with her, and she needs him to. They are the balance to each other's tipping point.

B) Aurora determination and fears. They felt so real, and although I have no dealings with PTSD, I
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Claudia Verleg
Jun 28, 2016 rated it liked it
A few years ago, Aurora was in a terrible car accident. It left her with horrible PTSD, lots of prescribed drugs and no mother or sister to go back to. As she now is afraid of being near cars, she walks everywhere. Her new job in the library is boring, but she does meet an awfully handsome boy, Nate. Slowly, they fall in love. Nate tries to get her over her fear of cars, but he does not mention his own secret hobby...

I really loved this story. Nate is such an awesome character, so loving and goo
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Sunni
Jun 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
So, this book has been on my mind for a while now. Originally I gave it 3 stars because Aurora annoyed me and I thought Nate was a little unrealistic, but the more I think about it, the more I think I was wrong in my 3 star assessment. I still didn't care for Aurora's character, but that's part of who she's supposed to be. I don't want to give too much away, but she's got several serious problems that have made her who she is. And the reality is, people with various psychological problems tend t ...more
Bookish Addict
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this book. You get a different view of PTSD and addiction and it really opens your eyes on how a traumatic event can affect someone. I just love Aurora's witty comebacks, cursing like a sailor and her sarcasm.

I'm going to defend this character, since I believe most are expecting rainbows and ponies and the perfect, happy-go-lucky MC. I've read that some readers have a hard time connecting with Aurora and they don't like her character at all. But I think the book really
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T.N. "Tomara"
I RECEIVED A COPY OF THIS BOOK FOR AN HONEST REVIEW

So I jumped right into reading and really loved the descriptive writing. I felt like I was there going through every bit of angst and anxiety with Aurora. She is difficult, which I guess is to be expected from a 19 yr old suffering from PTSD. The plot did become predictable and you somehow knew that Aurora was going to get it together by the end. (view spoiler)
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Dylan Quinn
Jun 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
SO many feels to this story! 4.25 Stars!

Duly Noted by HM Shander was the kind of book that could make your heart sing and then break within a five-page radius. Not kidding. It was an emotional roller coaster for me, but overall, Shander did an amazing job telling Aurora and Nate’s story.

Aurora is a nineteen-year old girl trying to find her way into adulthood after suffering an awful tragedy… and she becomes a pill-popper to deal. Then she meets Nate and slowly opens up to him, realizing that so
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Chrsitina Somerville
Jun 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.

Aurora has been through a tragic accident that left her mother and sister dead and her body in so much pain she deals with drugs to help calm her. From the accident she also struggles with PTSD with a huge fear of cars. Nate is a normal guy trying to make his away through college and has a passion for cards and racing. Aurora and Nate meet and have a nice banter witty connection. This connection brings them together and has N
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Jena Henry
Jun 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
“They had taken a damaged bird and helped bring her back to life.” Aurora, 19 years old, is the protagonist in this contemporary romance and as the story unfolds, she has been hurt both physically and mentally from the injuries she suffered in a tragic car accident. She was very close to her mother and sister, and they were both killed in the car crash. Aurora now must face a lonely life, in pain from her injuries and losses, alone, and scarred from PTSD and pain medication addiction. She meets ...more
TheRomanceJunkie
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by theromancejunkie

Duly Noted is a heartwarming inspirational love story that does not disappoint.

Aurora's life has taken a turn for the worse. Her mother and older sister were recently killed in an automobile accident with Aurora being the only survivor. She did not escape the accident uninjured and has fought to get back on her feet while living with constant pain in her her back and hips. Aurora also has psychological effects from the accident and experiences extreme panic attacks an
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Dee Price
After a tragic car accident claims the life of her mother and sister, Aurora struggles with PTSD, drug abuse and anxiety disorder as she fights a fierce battle to regain control of her life. When she meets a sexy and charming construction worker named Nate, things start to turn around for Aurora as Nate is determined to help Aurora conquer all of her fears. But Nate is harboring a secret that can tear them apart, when Aurora finds out that her biggest fear is tied to what Nate loves most.

Aurora
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Apryl Murphy
Jun 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was provided a copy of this by the author in exchange for a review...

I really enjoyed this book! There were a lot of elements to the plot that were very different from other contemporary storylines! That was super refreshing to not have the same type of characters, so thank you for that HM Shander! I adored Nate...like so much! I think the only thing that kept me from giving this book 5 stars, was the fact that I spent 90% of the book not loving Aurora. I wanted to sympathize with her so badly
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Rebekkah Brainerd
May 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
I saw the blurb for this book and knew I had to read it. Real issues dealing with tragedy, drugs, and healing? Yes please.

It did not disappoint. There were a few moments where character emotions seemed to flip too quickly, and I felt certain portrayals of motivations could have been better, but I loved the story overall. It was refreshingly different enough while still hitting upon those things we know and love about romance and healing stories. I also really appreciated all of the themes explo
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Claire
Jun 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

I give this book 4 stars. This book was well written and entertaining.

Aurora, in her early twenties and struggling to find her way through life a horrendous accident altered her life forever.

Nate, a somewhat normal guy who has a great family and a real passion for car racing.

Sound perfect until Aurora's fear turns out to be Nate's biggest love and their fledgling relationship seems doomed to fail.

I really enjoyed Nate's character, he was
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Cierra McCauley (Cierra's Corner)
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Jay girl not boy
Apr 19, 2017 rated it liked it
love story reads

Read and Reviewed:
Aurora has PTSD from a car crash and it consumes her life. She can’t go anywhere unless it’s in walking distance. She works at a library near her house and there she meets Nate who is working construction at the library. Once he discovers her PTSD to cars he comes up with his own “baby steps” method of trying to help her overcome her trauma. Does it work? You’ll have to read to find out.

- Read the full review on my website: Love Story Reads
Crystal
Aug 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Although "Duly Noted" was outside my more usual genres of mystery and historical fiction, I found the book an enjoyable read. I realized I was caught up in the story and characters when I kept finding myself thinking of them and wanted to keep getting back to my book... this I'd say is the hallmark of a good read ! It seems some reviewers didn't like Aurora and at times I didn't either...again, the hallmark of a good read ! Not liking a character ( at least at times ) means the author has tapped ...more
Reading with 2 book lovers
Jun 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow what an amazing book, to read about the struggles of PTSD and prescription drug addiction in such detail was amazing.
The love story between Aurora and Nate was one of a kind, he was always there for her and so so calm.
Great story to read, was a first to read from H.M Shander but won't be the last.

Received a copy for an honest review.
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H.M. Shander is a hopeless romantic and lover of chocolate, coconut and a damn good cup of coffee. She is the author of The Courting of Charlotte Cooper duology, and the award nominated Aurora MacIntyre Trilogy. Her latest series - The Ladies of Westside - features swoon-worthy, gentle beta heroes, in sweet or steamy storylines that all end with a happily ever after.

When not writing, she is a part
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