Thursday, February 4, 2016

Ten by Ker Dukey

TEN: My Brothers Best Friend (Men by Numbers, #1)TEN: My Brothers Best Friend by Ker Dukey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Writing: ★★★★★
Story: ★★★★★
Characters: ★★★★★

Overall rating: 5.0
"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."
This book sucked me in right away, and I knew that a book written by Ker Dukey, the queen of "Dark Erotica" would do exactly that.. I thought I was prepared. I was wrong.

I instantly connected with Alex and Dalton, "Ten"... and felt every shred of pain along the way when they first saw each other again. The flashbacks were perfectly placed and really let me know the characters.

As I was reading, I was in love with the story, but I felt that it wasn't really "dark", almost romantic... how wrong I was. In true Ker Dukey style, she hit me in the gut and made me gasp... several times. I actually had to put the book down, and breathe.
I read almost the entire book in one setting, had to put it down, and all I could think about was what was going to happen next. I *love* when a book can do that to me. Pull me in and make me a part of it.

Alex and Dalton are soulmates. Two halves of a whole. They only shine when they are close to each other, separate them and it's like turning a bulb down to half wattage. They crave each other; body, mind, and soul.

But there's also hate. Crippling unbelievable hate.
Dalton was sent to prison for 10 years, after being set up by Alex's brother, Jonah. And he knew that Alex helped set him up. And that set *him* up for a thirst for revenge.

After Dalton gets out of prison, he becomes the man, the Moore, that he always swore he'd never be. He's in the family business, worse yet, he's *head* of the family business. And he want's Jonah.
Alex's father dies, and that brings her back to town. To her childhood home, which is right across the street from Dalton's childhood home.

Alex's welcome home is anything but warm and fuzzy, and she doesn't understand why. Why wouldn't Dalton read her letters all those years ago, why doesn't he love her any more, and why does he look at her with such murderous rage. None of it makes sense to her.

"We will always be two hearts with one beat, two minds with one thought."
The memories that are shared via flashbacks, made me feel so sorry for the loss of such an innocent love.

Secondary characters:
Six... I think I'm a little bit in love with him too, and I'm looking *SO* forward to his story coming out next!

Lisa. OMG! Rage! That is all I feel for her. I wanted to just reach through my Kindle and choke her. I hope we find out more about her character in the next book.

This is definately a series that I'll continue!

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