- File Size: 1566 KB
- Print Length: 333 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0993883443
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: H.M. Shander; 1 edition (June 21, 2016)
- Publication Date: June 21, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01F5KX9WU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #335,170 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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★★★★★ 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. - Dylan Quinn, author of Gemini and Origin
★★★★★ 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! - Apryl Murphy
★★★★★ PTSD is a horrible thing to live with and the author really did this story justice. - Shannon, Goodreads Reviewer
★★★★★ A beautiful heart rending, tender love story. The unexpected start to the story had me firmly gripped to the pages as I rode this emotional, often traumatic ride this story took me on. The characters quickly warm your heart and I almost felt bereft when the last words were read. - Fiona, Goodreads Reviewer
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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 some things are worth fighting for.
What I loved so much about this story was how real it was. While we seldom want to know the dark truths to addiction or PTSD, it’s there lurking. Yeah, there were times I was so angry at Aurora. She made a ton of mistakes, but Shander was true to Aurora’s character and her flaws.
Nate… YUM. I SO wanted to spill how he helps Aurora deal with and overcome her tragedy (because it’s sexy as hell), but ultimately chose to keep it a secret. Now you have to read it! I LOVED him... Nate is awesome. He’s sweet, smart, sexy, and always the collected one—he’s exactly what Aurora needs.
Duly Noted showed a glimpse of what falling in love while dealing with PTSD and overcoming it really looks like, and I so admire Shander for going there. Overall, I really enjoyed this story and look forward to seeing what’s next for Aurora, Nate, and his crew
Length: 308 pgs
Tense of Story: Present – First person
Genera: New Adult Contemporary Romance
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 far not my opinion on PTSD, I have no idea what a person with PTSD goes through, weather the symptoms in this story are real or not, my opinion is on the way the characters is described to me in this story.
First a strong female role either makes it or breaks it for me when I read a story and Aurora was no strong female. She is weak and she is whiney.
Second, I loath drug abusers. I knew this was not going to go well, however I was determined to finish the story. I wanted to see the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and hoped to heck that the story would get better. Unfortunately for me it did not.
Third, I didn't like the way she spoke with her father, I though she was very ungrateful. I got tired of her crying all the time and he bad decisions with her medication. I just got tired of her. I kept yelling at her to just put on her big girl panties and get over it, move on, she had a great boyfriend that was willing to work with her whiney butt.
I was unable to connect with Aurora and since the story is in her POV, I focused on her role. I will say this, I really liked Nate, I thought he was a great character, nice individual that wanted nothing else but to help Aurora, sometimes though I wonder if there was something going on with him. He was just too focused on helping her get over her issues. For a new relationship to have something this dramatic going on, I thought, man god must have broken a mold when he made Nate.
I finished the story, however it was a struggle. The story was also a times a bit choppy could have used another round of editing.
Received a free copy of this story for an honest review.
Of course H.M. Shander gave nothing away, only telling me to keep reading and to let her know when I was finished, which annoyed me more. I'm sure she was laughing at me too.
As I continued and finally finished I found I no longer hated Aurora, I was proud of her. She overcame so much. She acknowledged her shortcomings and realized that for a while, she basically sucked as a human being. She knew she needed to change, so she did. She made amends, fixed her relationships, and got clean. And I realized, I had to dislike her. I had to hate her in order to see her transformation and to finally come to like her character. She may never be one of my favorite heroines, but she's likable and relatable in the end.
As for Nate, I loved Nate. He was a great hero. Handsome, sexy, loyal, and loving, he was exactly what every woman wants in a man. Patient and kind, he was everything Aurora needed, but she didn't know it. He worked hard for her, to help her and to love her, the problem was, she didn't want to help herself. And yet he kept trying. He imagined a better life for Aurora, a better life than she ever imagined for herself. He didn't give up on her until the day she forced him to, and even then he didn't give up completely. He still talked about her and worried for her. I loved Nate. I loved his personality and everything about him, especially his forgiveness.
I also want to say, I adore Lucas. Completely love him. He was a great character and I think he deserves his own book! (hint, hint, Ms. Shander!)
I really liked this book. It's well written and definitely worth the read. If you can get over Aurora's horrible behavior, you'll find she turns out to be a good heroine. And all I can say about Nate is that he's the perfect man in every way.