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Patience
Courage; a strong word Patience LaClare thought she lost the meaning to.
Lost, the word she has come to know. She lost her way in a loveless marriage and stuck in a never-ending cycle of life which lacks any form of joy.
That is all about to end, she is taking Courage back and finding who she truly is meant to be. With none of her friends close to help her, Patience
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Published October 24th 2019
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Jenni Bishop
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Heather Bass
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read from this author and she now has a new fan. I absolutely love military romance and she exceeded all my expectations. This is the first book in the Code of Honor series. I could not put this book down for anything. I was drawn to the characters right from the start. It only took me a full night to devour this amazing story.

Patients LaClare and Duke Micheals were best friends since they were babies. They were inseparable until Duke just left one night not even
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Michelle Mulvey
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
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Rosanna Ingram
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
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Karyn Taylor
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
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Liz
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
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Debi
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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,
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Cassi Rogers
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Laura Furuta
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Angela
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 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
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Dawn Daughenbaugh
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Star
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
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Katie Kearney
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Anastasia
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Amanda Taylor
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Courage of Us (Code of Honor Book 1)
Brooke May
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
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Madison Degraffenreid
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Courage of Us (Code of Honor Book 1) by Brooke May

5-Stars

Courage of Us (Code of Honor Book 1) by Brooke May was an addictive military romance novel. I was hooked from the start. I loved how much though and creativity went into the storyline and characters. Duke and Patience were amazing. From best friends to lovers. I absolutely loved it. They both had some huge struggles a long the way but were able to find their own happy ending. Patience had a lot of things happen in her life while Duke was
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Chantelle Smith
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Erica Fish
Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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? ...more
Lucy Berson
Dec 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
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Maura
Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
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Kerry Baker
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
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Susan Lister
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those books that when it's all said and done, your heart just feels lighter. It's one of those stories about taking that second chance in hopes to heal the pain. You couldn't help but feel for both Duke and Patience and what they went through in their past, ESPECIALLY Patience. This book was so beautifully written and I didn't want it to end. I look forward to reading more for Brooke May
Lyndsey Fairley
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Courage of Us (Code of Honor Book 1) by Brooke May
5+++ stars


I really loved this book. I love second chance romance stories and no one deserved this more than Duke and Patience.
I felt for both characters, young and taking different paths but not communicating with each other on anything deeper than teenage problems. We then jump up to present day and my goodness the pain Patience went through was unimaginable.
This series is now on my watch list. Must read!
Bobbi Wagner
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. This is a well written story with strong characters that make the story realistic. The emotional roller coaster they took me on kept me engaged and turning pages. This is a story about finding yourself and second chances. Patience has lost her way in life and is now determined to take back the control. Duke left her when he joined the Marines but now that he is back will they get a second chance? Love their chemistry. Their story is a must read, I highly recommend it.
Heather Lovelace
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Extremely well written, second chance romance. It felt raw, real, and extremely relatable. I loved the character development and the depth the author brought to the story. This was easy to read, extremely enjoyable, and simply a wonderful addition to my day. Engaged from beginning to end, I will definitely recommend this book to others.
SyLvIa
Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
[1.25 star] book is just kind of flat & bland.
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