Title: Ten (My Brother’s Best Friend)
Author: Ker Dukey
Released: December 20, 2015
Cover Design: Pink Ink Designs
Photographer: Clyph Jean Philippe
Model: Kyle Nelson
Ten years old I fell in love
Ten years was the price of that love
Ten years later our world’s re-collide
My brother Jonah was possessive when it came to the things he owned; this unfortunately included the people in his life. The forbidden love between his best friend and me was just that… forbidden.
Our families were from different walks of life and as a sheriff’s daughter being with a Moore’s kid would never be tolerated. To my parents their son and Dalton Moore were on different paths and their friendship would end as soon as college began but it was my brother who had a craving for trouble. He was always looking for danger, committing petty crimes and getting away with it because Dalton would take the fall, blackening his already stained name. When Jonah found out we broke the rules by loving each other, his consequences impacted us all with immeasurable suffering.
Betrayal comes with a debt and it would be paid by all of us.
One with their heart,
one with their mind
and one would pay in blood.
The Best Parts:
The essence of this novel was really good. The whole they loved each other and then were torn apart by others, but they don’t understand what has actually happened. The writing style was great in the fact that there was light and dark moments intertwined that most authors don’t like to write. I also love the use of the secondary characters in the fact that they weren’t just there, but that they had a purpose either to make someone jealous, to snap someone out of being an asshole, or events all around supposed to help everyone in the long run. Speaking of secondary characters, can we talk about Six? Like I know this story is about Ten and Alex, but Six stole the show. I don’t think that that was supposed to happen, but it did, so that played a big part to me when it came to the actual story, at points I didn’t care, because I just wanted more Six lol.
Also – the sex, lots of hate sex. Super hot and dirty, and the not hate sex. Even hotter and dirtier.
The Worst Parts:
Now my main thing with this novel was that the beginning was SOOOOOO confusing. Like I had no idea what was happening and the fact that everyone was so angry with Alex through me off. I thought they were mad about the kid, but it was about something else and the fact that we don’t find out till almost the end of the novel upsets me. As a reader I would have liked to have been clued in earlier since We go back and forth between POVs. Yes we get hints during Ten’s POV, but nothing like the actual story till the end in Alex’s POV.
Also the hatred and violence toward Alex is quite shocking. Even if people thought it was true what she had done you just don’t go around kicking people in the face or trying to kill them. That is just a little drastic. But then again this whole novel was drastic so I think it fits, but just seemed out of place at first. It we got the whole reason behind the anger first I think everything els would have made more sense.
This book is very dark. there is lots of violence with lots of sexually dark scenes, but its rounds out extremely well. If you can handle that then I think this will be the book for you, but if not Ker has some other lovely books as well!
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I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bed time stories with my sisters. I wanted to be an actress growing up so I could live many roles but I learned early on that my mind was too active… I would want to change the script.I would watch films and think of ways they could have improved the story if they took another direction so i thought it best that i tell my own.
My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made from light, some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling.
When I’m not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.
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