Book Review: Ten by Ker Dukey 2



by Ker Dukey






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 actions impacted us all causing 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.

18 ONLY. This title is part of a new series (The Men By Numbers Series) BUT can be read as a standalone.



My Rating:

5 hearts


Favorite Quotes:


Soul mates. Not everyone believes they exist, but that’s because they’ve never met theirs.


I couldn’t move on. You made me happy in a way no one else ever could. You were always it for me, Dalton. Even at ten years old, I knew it was you. My soul mate.


I felt physically weakened by not being near you. I know it doesn’t make sense.


I would have always picked you. People like us, who are meant to be together, always find a way back to each other, even if we have to take detours to get there. Never let me go again…


We will always be two hearts with one beat, two minds with one thought.



My Review:


This was my first time reading Ker Dukey – and she wrecked me, gutted me, turned me inside out. I don’t typically enjoy angst or violence, but I could NOT stop reading. This story was totally compelling. I was genre hopping with suspense, romance, coming of age, women’s fiction and thriller in the mix.   It was all-engrossing, cringe-worthy, heart squeezing, twisted, dark, sensual, taut with tension, and highly intriguing. The so-called good people were mostly bad, and many of the “bad” people were good. Up was down… in was out. I was totally and irrevocably captivated by the storyline and the writing. This gal has mad skills! More!   Please!


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About the Author

ker dukey

My books all tend to be darker romance, edge of your seat, angst-filled reads. My advice to my readers when starting one of my titles…prepare for the unexpected.

I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bedtime stories with my sisters growing up. We also used to put on performances by acting out stories. I wanted to become an actress from an early age so I could live out many roles but unfortunately, I learned early on that my mind was too active…(I would end up wanting to change the script)
I would watch films or TV shows 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 of 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.

Come find me on facebook where I love interacting with my readers.




2 thoughts on “Book Review: Ten by Ker Dukey

  1. Reply heylu Aug 6,2016 12:08 pm

    omg this sounds amazing!

  2. Reply Curly Carla Aug 16,2016 6:00 am

    This book sounds awesome!

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