Ten (My Brother’s Best Friend) by Ker Dukey-Blog Tour

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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 Synopsis

Ten years old I fell in love
Ten years was the price of that love
Ten years later our world’s re-collide

Alexandria (Alex)

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.

Review

Alexandria (Alex)
Soul mates,
not everyone believes they exist, but that’s because they have never met theirs.
How can someone who has never felt a connection so fierce, that you feel the power of it in every molecule of your being, believe such an thing exists?
How can you explain to them that the jolt that ignites every nerve ending in your body is like the sky crackling and exploding with lightening before it joins with the earth for the briefest yet most magnificent of moments, displaying the true force of nature’s power?
When that one person you were created with, comes into your life, you know without any doubt that they’re yours and you are theirs. It’s nature in its truest form. There is nothing more natural then falling in love with your soul mate.
True love Is like an out of body experience, you transcend before crashing back into your body seeing life through new eyes.
You don’t just find your soul mate; you reunite with them with intensity so powerful nothing can stop it. A love so potent you feel it in the atmosphere, and you see it in their aura.
Dalton Moore was my soul mate and I lived to love him.
He was in my every childhood memory.
Every dream I conjured.
He was every good decision I made…
But for him…
I was in his every childhood memory.
Every nightmare he slipped into.
I was the worst decision he ever made.

vTen years old I fell in love
Ten years was the price of that love
Ten years later our world’s re-collide

How could you not want to read this book after reading those three lines? I have to admit I haven’t read many “loving the brother’s best friend books” so I was anxious to see what would happen between the characters.

I don’t know where to begin. You have Dalton and Jonah who are best friends and then Alex, who is Jonah’s sister. I thought I was going to be reading a book about forbidden love although I’ve never really understood why it’s so forbidden to fall for your brother’s best friend…part of the “bro code” I guess.

Instead the story I found was one of betrayal…and it was on the brother’s part. Jonah and Alex were the son and daughter of the sheriff and Dalton was the son of criminals. Jonah constantly screws up and Dalton constantly takes the fall. One of those screw-ups ends up taking ten years from Dalton’s life. So, the betrayal that we all thought was going to be on the best friend and sister was really to the best friend from the brother.

In addition to the betrayal, there were a lot of cruel words in this book. I almost couldn’t stomach the ways that Dalton treated Alex in order to get his revenge. I get his being angry, but wow, he could be cruel with some of the things he said to her. As for what he let happen to her while he watched, I would have been done with him if I was her. Again, I get his anger, but this was just too over the top.

Still, I thought Ten was a good book. Yes, there were elements in it that I didn’t care for, but at the same time, I can’t take away the fact that Ker Dukey is a pro at weaving a story that keeps you enthralled. So congrats to her for that.

I’m really torn at how I want to rate this book. I think that Ms. Dukey did a great job pulling out emotion from the reader. Never once did I get bored or want to put the book down…it was that compelling. At the same time, I can’t condone the violence. If it had just been words, maybe I would be ok, but watching someone you cared about in the past get beat down even if its by another woman is just not ok with me.

Sorry, if I sound preachy…that’s not what I intended at all. I’m going to compromise and give Ten 4 stars. I look forward to reading more from Ker Dukey and seeing what else she has to offer.

Amazon review link: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3CI05V63MDYZ5/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B019J7M6OM

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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.

You can find me on Facebook where I love interacting with my readers.

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