Ten by Ker Dukey – Blog Tour & Review

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

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.

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.


4 Stars –  a fast paced intense read

Ker’s books are always an automatic one click for me and when I read the blurb for Ten I couldn’t wait to read it and I was certainly not disappointed. This book is gripping and fast paced filled with intense on the edge of your seat moments that will set your head spinning.

At just ten years old, Alex met the love of her life, Dalton when he moved in across the street. From a trouble ridden family and with her father being the police chief it was inevitable that this was not going to be a match made in heaven and life took a devastating turn which led to her being taken away from her home and away from Dalton

Ten years on Alex is back following the death of her father to sort out his home and she isn’t met with a warm welcome. Dalton shows her such hatred, the depth of which she does not understand and throws her out of his bar where she is attacked and he does nothing to stop it.

Dalton despises Alex and her family. She is the reason he ended up in prison, the reason his life took a downward spiral and he wasn’t able to follow through on his own plans. Not knowing why he feels this way about her, Alex is determined to get to the bottom of things even if this ends up putting her in even more danger.

Dalton is in no way a likeable character; in fact I really didn’t like him at all to start with. He was cold, arrogant and cruel, not helping her when she was attacked and initially not wanting to hear anything that she has to say. He had his reasons for the way he was and he did redeem himself later in the book but I did feel that maybe he was a little too hard and callous and that Alex too easily accepted his reasons and forgave him with little fight. Having said that, there were so many parts that I loved; hearing how he got his nickname “Ten” and Six – that man is a complete bad ass and I can’t wait to read his story next.

If you have read and loved Ker’s books previously, then this book will certainly meet all of your expectations. It’s edgy and filled with darkness and plenty of angst that will pull you in from the very first pages and have you constantly questioning whether there can be any kind of happy ending.

I look forward to the other books to come in this series.


Amazon US / Amazon UK /  Amazon CA / Amazon AU 

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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