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The Broken

(The Broken #1)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  2,362 ratings  ·  375 reviews
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When River’s already broken life shattered further on her sixteenth birthday, she was forced to be with the wrong best friend of her brothers. She was meant for Sammy but circumstance and black mail forced her into a relationship with Danny, a troubled, abusive partner. Leaving the only boy she ever loved to flee. Now four yea
Kindle Edition, 222 pages
Published October 25th 2013 by Ker Dukey
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Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie

Don't get me wrong "The Fucked Up Broken had promise, but unfortunately the execution was all wrong.

The Characters
She's short, has D cup size breasts and a big ass, oh and she hates her body. Yes I learned all of that within the first couple of pages.

She's in an abusive relationship, constantly waiting for someone to save her! How about saving yourself! I mean I get that the events that shall not be mentioned happened when she was 16, but you're a grown ass woman! Start acting like it!

Edited Jan 22. 2014 to add couple of thoughts about the ending. I finally read it, and you were right guys, it is "epic" :-D. Also, what I read in the acknowledgments SHOCKED me. (Read my thoughts bellow the review)

***0 stars***

The only word I can think of, that describes this book is "stupid".


Already couple of pages in I regretted buying this book. But decided to push through it in hopes that it will get better. It never did.

These two MCs were the dumbest characters I've ever encountered. And
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
2--Talk About a Train Wreck--Stars!!!

That was a HOT MESS!!! It was like a bad episode of Jerry Springer.

Chugga Chugga Chugga Chugga Choo Choo.....all aboard the CRAZY TRAIN!!!!

I don't think I've ever seen so much drama....there was too much drama. Everybody was fucked up....every last one of them.

I think if you dug really really really deep, the storyline maybe came from a good place but it just got overloaded with too much drama.


Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
It's free on amazon today if you like train wreck books...HAHHAA

DNF @ 46% then skim read to find out how bad it got....


This book was just a

River and Sammy


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Sammy's Mom

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Ok so you take some white trash people and every drama thing possible and throw it together and BAM this is your book.....

River (aka Twink) misses Sammy who left four years ago and she is now with Danny the psycho and doesn't love him or want to be with him b
KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕
5 emotionally disturbed, dark and gritty stars from me

My review is also on my Facebook blog (

Ok here goes, I've just finished this book so my thoughts are still in turmoil, and for an honest review I have to just get what is going through my mind out..

This book was so fucked (and I apologize if this offends anyone) up on more levels than one, like a gun firing off shots one after another in quick succession this is what it was like reading this book, so many things wer
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
DNF at 26%

Dude this was bad. Just look at the other 1 and 2 star reviews.
Oct 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Dark NA 4 Stars
Please note the word Dark...This is not your normal lovey dovey love story.... no..this a one car crash of a story..

River is finally sixteen, saving and waiting for Sammy one of her brother Blaydons best friends, to be with him and become his girlfriend.
But life has a cruel way of changing things, because instead of being with Sammy she is now with Danny

Danny has a hold on her and River will do anything to keep her brother safe from the events that have just happened that night,
Nov 04, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: why


Too much

and too much

The only thing that kept them as Upper White Trash was the fact they didn't live here

Sorry this did not work for me, too many problems being thrown all over the place. I like, dark, twisted and angsty but this wasn't that it just got to be silly at a certain point.
Cap'n Heather.....Aarrrrrrr
For those of you who were maybe wanting to read this....but didn't want to spend your you dont have to waste it.

The book is currently free on Amazon!

3 Broken and Cracked Stars

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16 year old River was saving herself for Sammy, her older brother's best friend. She has loved him for years....ever since he moved in next door and spoke to her through the hole in the fence. They were inseparable. He was her rock....her savior. Her ticket to
Oct 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Stayed up to finish The Broken, then I was afraid to close my eyes! I didn't want to see some of the images I conjured up while reading!
It was disturbingly good from start to finish!!
5 disquieting & foreboding stars!!!!!
Jan 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Broken Stars!
I've read this author before and I loved everything she wrote.
So after reading some of these shitty reviews it was making me feel like maybe I shouldn't read this.
Now I'm wondering if they read the same book?
It had everything I look for..A Dark read that's Sexy and full of Angst. Literally,if there is a warning label I'm all in:)
Thank God I went with my gut because this was an epic read.
I highly recommend it.
Im on to book two in this series and I can't wait.

I loved the psycho~ness that was Danny. Loved the sweet/roughness that was Sammy. And... loved the clown who was Jasper! Talk about a disaster from the beginning. The abuse that plagued all of them except for Jasper. Sammy could never figure out why River chose Danny over him when he always loved her and was sure she felt the same but there was a few reasons why that you soon find out. Danny was dangerous! One look at River by another man would spark evil. She was terrified of him although he wa
Oct 27, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed

WTF?? Seriously? I wish someone would slap this author upside the head for that ending.

I seriously can't believe the book ended like that. If someone told me the publisher accidently published the wrong ending, I would totally believe that. I mean WTF? I don't even know how to rate this one.

You know how sometimes you read a book and you just know it's going to get mixed reviews. Others will love it while others will hate it. That's how I felt about this one. The story was actually okay for me
Oct 25, 2013 rated it it was ok
This was straight up a hot mess. I was hooked by the prologue and the beginning of the book wasn't bad. But as the book progressed it was whacked! I described my feelings to J'Anne as: weirdly interesting white trash mindfuck.
After finishing (barely) I stick to the weird white trash mindfuck.
There's so much weirdness to the story your like WTF! Then it becomes too much. The saving grace if this book? The writing! It's good writing by the author. I think this book would have been good had it not
Jul 09, 2014 rated it it was ok
unlike so many people on Goodreads surprisingly i didnt hate it and realy want to read book two ,i guess i should agree that the editing isnt the best but it never realy bothers me when i read books especially since im not one to judge with my auwful grammar in both Russian and English language, this book did however have many of the ussual annoying Na Cleaches and my least favorit ever Slut Shaming and it did read like a messed up version of The Boy Who sneaks in my bedroom window at times ,the ...more
Krista Baetiong Tungol
I only got interested in this book because of—strangely enough—the disappointed reviews by some readers, and I’m inclined to believe that they have more reason to feel broken and angsty than the book characters themselves. I actually feel broken, too: I've spent two days on a far-fetched plot with exasperating one-dimensional characters, blurry plot twists, lots of grammatical errors, a cliffhanger ending, and I don’t think I can still go on with book 2. :-(
Oct 27, 2013 rated it did not like it
I just felt like I finished a whole season of Jerry Springer. I guess if you like that type of shit, then you'll love this book. Think of every episode of Jerry Springer packed in a book. Cheating, killing, trashy ppl, threesomes, whores, crack heads and midgets.. ok, well maybe this book didn't have midgets but It should've. That's all that was left

so fuck it, I'll throw in the midgets for ya

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A summary of the book

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Meet the characters
Danny and Blay

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What?!? River likes to dance, so I
Jan 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Cray Cray Stars

Totally Cray Cray. These people have lost their freakin' minds. Who does this shit? This is Jerry Springer Ready. This would be some chair throwin', cussin', total melt down, must see afternoon trash TV. And I should know...I'm from Tennessee. Just sayin'.

River is an 20 year old girl trapped by her sense of loyalty, responsibility and her crazy ass boyfriend, Danny. The boyfriend that took her virginity at 16 because she "owed it to him". WTF? River and her brother, Blaydon, h
Tara Marie
Oct 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I had the wonderful opportunity to be a beta reader for this book and all I can say is I LOVED IT!!! It is a story full of passion, hate, drugs and abuse.. if you can't handle a dark read this will knock your socks off. the ending is amazing.. well the whole story was amazing. Ker did an awesome job and being her first story I wish her nothing but success. And as part of the Dirty Hoe's Book Blog I can say I am extremely proud of her!!
Ugh!!! So I've been done w/this for a few days but didn't want to 1 star a book I read fully:((
Can't help's how I feel.

Going in I had seen key mess, train wreck, over the top, etc. But for me? Just a big cluster fuck of bad things happening to not so bright ppl.
Plz don't hate me....just my most insignificant opinion. I didn't get it!!!! And WTF is that ending about?!?!?! Seriously?!? Come on now!
So no....NOT FOR ME
★¸. • * ° * ༺*Blanka*༺*°°*•.¸. ♥★
WTF? That's how it ends????? OMG! Omg! OHHHHMYYYYGOSHHHHHHH!
Tough Critic Book Reviews
Big fat chubs, and review violence....

So I totally tripped over this book by complete accident. I was intrigued by the insane amount of mixed reviews. Could it really be that good? Could it really be that bad? I just had to know.


It was BOTH!

It was really that good and that bad.

I absolutely refuse to say, "I really wanted to love this book." What does that even mean? I always really want to love a book. I've never gone into a book hoping and praying that it sucks a big fat chub. God,
Elle's Book Blog
:: Intense… My New Favorite… 5 Stars of Perfection ::

Well, it looks like I found my NEW, FAVORITE author: Ker Dukey. This book literally had me glued to the pages. I had a VERY hard time putting it down. It was intense, dramatic, edgy, and sizzling hot all at the same time. I am very surprised to see quite a few negative reviews for this book. I can’t even think of anything that is wrong with it. EEEKKKKKKKKK and that ENDING! Ohh, myyyy, gossshhhhhh. It literally sent chills down my spine. I was
Andrea **the ChaPPy CHiCKeN**
Oct 25, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I will probably get bashed for this but I started this book and really tried to get into it but really, it sucked...
To the author,

All the best to you :)
Oct 25, 2013 rated it it was ok
Ali, you were too generous with that extra half :P
Oct 25, 2013 rated it liked it
2.5 Stars
Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ms. Dukey has redeemed herself. The last two books that I read; Drawn to You and Lines Drawn, I didn't enjoy as much as most of her stories. The Broken was an excellent story. There are some dark times, twisted times and definitely sad times within this story. Yet it is intriguing and plot twists that I didn't see coming. On to the next!!
Kimmy Brown
Oct 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Was asked by Author to read for a honest review....

this book is fantastic has you guessing from the beginning and hooked....I loved the authors style of writing..great story line great characters. Danny needs a punch in the face and Sammy is the boy next door who you fall in love with immediately. Has twists and turns which all piece together and a fantastic ending.....put it on ya to read list pronto...
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Feb 03, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: to-review
2.5 stars!! Don't beat me, but this just didn't do it for me, it was too much, had no connection to the characters, I struggled through to the end. The ending was a bit WOW but it was a struggle to get through :-(
★★★★The Broken by Ker Dukey

Not going to lie I had to know
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what this was about after seeing so many

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This did have more drama than daytime talk shows.
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Bad Ass Kids
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The Looks
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The Methodical Evil
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Hot Roommates
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The solution to everything
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You maybe be absolutely shattered but that doesn't mean you need to be stupid. How have you gotten along this long without common sense? Naked pics, sexting, scratching, table burns, bruises, s
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Ker Dukey, Is based in the UK, where she lives with her husband and small children and also their beloved Goldendoodle, Murphy (who has yet to discover he isn't, in fact, a human)

When she's not lost in the world of her characters or being Mum, Ker likes to read and catch up with her followers on social media.

My books all tend to be darker romance, an edge of your seat, angst-filled reads. My adv

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