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Ten (Men by Numbers #1)

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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 she
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204 pages
Published December 20th 2015 (first published December 17th 2015)
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Candace
I love a dark romance and this book did not disappoint! From young lovers, to loathed enemies, this book follows the relationship of Dalton and Alexandria. This book was intense and, at times, disturbing. It contains scenes of abuse and graphic violence. So, if those are triggers for you, you may want to steer clear. It is a dark romance and not a "rainbows and unicorns" type of read.

Once optimistic and determined to take on the world together, the events of one day ten years in the past changes
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Christy
3 stars
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Ten years old I fell in love.
Ten years was our price of that love.
Ten years later our world’s re-collide.

When I saw the blurb for this book- the brother’s best friend- I knew I had to read it. After thinking and thinking about this story…. contemplating what I should rate it and if I even liked it, I’ve come to one conclusion. Honestly, I think this one was a little too fucked up for me. That first 15% stared off in a bad way and turned me off the story. Yes, a lot of people will love
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Jennifer Kyle
3-3.5 Stars

”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.”

This is a quick read about soulmates/neighbors who fall in love as children. Alexandria Murphy and her brother quickly become friends with the new Moore who has moved in across the street. The Moore’s are bad news, drug dealers and criminals. However, young Dalton only ever wanted to play hockey and marry Alexandria someday. He had dreams of followin
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warhawke
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Type: Standalone Book 1 of Men By Numbers series
POV: First Person - Dual
Rating:





Alexandria Murphy was the sheriff’s daughter. Together with her brother Jonah, they were expected to behave and not hang out with the wrong crowd. When a new boy moved across the road, she can’t help but fall in love with him.

Dalton Moore’s life was made difficult by his last name alone. Coming from a criminal family, he was prevented from being friends with the Murphy kids. But the three o
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Sabrina
3.5 'I should hate you' Stars


Alex met the love of her life at only ten years old. When Dalton moved in across the street from her, her whole life changed and from that point on she imagined herself living happily ever after with him. But life had different plans for her and at sixteen she was devastated when she was taken away from the love of her life and he never followed.

Ten years later she's back to her old home to pack up her late fathers house. Coming back to town is the last thing she sh
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TITLE: Ten
SERIES: (My Brother's Best Friend, #1)
AUTHOR: Ker Dukey
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: December 20th, 2015

MY RATING: 5 STARS

I LOVED this book, I LOVED the story behind how TEN got his nic name, BUT what I loved even more was SIX, now he is all kinds of f*cked up,that book is going to bring us all the dark, grit, blood and gore that all us sickos crave in our books,
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Beverly
Dec 21, 2015 Beverly rated it liked it
I love a brother’s best friend book, no like seriously love them so much it’s ridiculous. So of course I was all over reading Ten when I heard about it. However, this isn’t exactly a brother’s best friend book. Yes, Dalton is best friends with Jonah and Alex is Jonah’s sister, but the story runs so much deeper.

The story is told in dual POV and reflects back frequently to the character’s pasts. We first meet Alex and she is only ten, but immediately sees her soulmate in Dalton. It isn’t a romant
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Michelle
Jan 10, 2016 Michelle added it
Shelves: dnf
I couldn't finish this book! I have a hit or miss relationship with KD and this was a miss for sure.
I love best friends to lovers/brothers best friend, dark and gritty book but this one? Ugh! I made it to 35% and can't read any more about Ten and Lisa screwing with Ten thinking about Alex. You would have to blind to not know that Alex had nothing to do with Ten getting sent away. Hell she has no clue why he hates her. So I already see where this is going and I'm not interested in reading about
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Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
2.5 to 3 Stars.

The struggle is real! While I like the writing...alot, I could not find much to like about the actual character Ten. There is a big difference with a male character who is broken...acts aggressive...plays dominant...and a man who acts like a complete and utter Ass! Could not for the life of me figure out why the heroine would even want to go there???

So instead of getting into a big wordy review I'll just say that I DO plan on reading about 6. I Will read this author again. It is a
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Bex (Night Owl Reader)
Ten is the first book I have read by Ker Dukey. Other than the blurb, I went into it completely blind. I didn’t have any expectations about the book other than it being a forbidden love/second chances kind of romance. What I ended up getting was way more than just a typical “Boy falls in love with his best friend’s girl” story. It is darker and way more intricate than that.

Ten is a dark romance about family (both the DNA and the mobster type), loss, revenge, and eventually, murder. Because of th
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Elfina Renee
Feb 29, 2016 Elfina Renee rated it did not like it
Started out strong, had all elements of darkness, revenge the whole nine yards. But once the story was in full swing, the immaturity level shot through the roof! Thought I was reading Gilmore or Pretty Little liars with all the catty and whinniness. The last I expected was the storyline to deteriorate and for me it did. Maybe you'll feel differently, in any case happy reading!
Debbie♥ love my Ducks♥
This looks like a love it or hate it book. I am a love it girl. Sure it had a few problems but the positives far outweighed negatives for me. I love dark reads and violence is usually a part of a dark read, so haters of violence should just stay away from the genre. Rant over.
Three Chicks
Dec 28, 2015 Three Chicks rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

Review by Lisa Kane
Dalton Moore is Alex's best friend. He may be her older brother Jonah's friend, but from the time he moved across the street, Alex claimed him for herself. Alex's dad is the town's sheriff and he doesn't think much of Dalton. Dalton's mom was a whore and his dad was mixed up in just about anything illegal you can think of-he killed his mom when the two of them were fighting. Since he's now homeless he has been sent to leave with his uncle. His uncle is just as dirty a
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Michelle
Dec 20, 2015 Michelle rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
Copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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


I have always been a sucker for best friend's brother romance trope. And in Ker Dukey's latest release, TEN, I was intrigued with the blurb and couldn't wait to get my hands on this book but sadly TEN was just an okay read. The writing was great but the storyline and characters failed to grip and hold my attention. The premise of the st
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Heroesinbooks
1 WHAT THE HELL DID I JUST READ STARS????

Remember this is just my opinion.

There was nothing I liked about this book, apart from Six, the character whose book is next.
It is horribly violent and the abusive behaviour towards the female lead was brutal. The way Dalton treated Alex was appalling. He did nothing to help when another female, Lisa, hurt her significantly. I disliked Dalton. I couldn't believe how he and Alex treated each other. I like a badass alpha hero in my books. I like second ch
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Elle ✦ Pretty Little Books ✦
Dec 18, 2015 Elle ✦ Pretty Little Books ✦ rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I received an arc of this novel via the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

:: 5 Badass Stars ::

Gahh! This is exactly what I needed after reading books that couldn’t hold my interest. Ker Dukey does it once again. Her stories draw us in and make us fall in love with characters that we desperately want to hate. She shows us that even those who are on the darkest paths in life deserve love and redemption. This book is raw, dark, gritty, and intense but this is what I look forward
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Jan
We move in sync lost in the utopia of this moment together.

He was like the sun and I was a flower waiting to bloom in his presence.

That was such a good read, gripping and at times intense, Ker truly is gifted and I love how each of her books although different are captivating in there own way.

A childhood to adulthood love that never dies, soulmates seperated by a sea of lies, a rollercoaster read of angst,action,danger, fast paced and I absolutely loved it.

Dalton Moore was just a boy and I was
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Vaso
May 06, 2016 Vaso rated it really liked it
Recommended to Vaso by: Christina
Shelves: e-books
Sometimes you know you will love someone as soon as you lay your eyes on him. This is Alex and Dalton’s story; though it’s not a sweet story. It is about friendship, family bonds and teenage love that becomes more. we see what happens when parents decide what is the best to do to save their kids, but isn’t always the proper thing to do and at the end their kid’s life is miserable instead of happy. The dual POV is good choice, because it helps develop the characters and the background of their ac ...more
Funzee Shu
Oct 13, 2015 Funzee Shu marked it as to-read


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Shabby- BookBistroBlog
May 05, 2015 Shabby- BookBistroBlog rated it it was amazing
Janie my friend , Read it in one sitting !!!
This book shouldn't be started at night or you won't sleep .
what . A . Book . It's a perfect Ten story. Dalton (Ten) meets his soulmate across the street - Alexandria when they're nine and ten.
Aaaah the Innocent love of childhood :)
long summer nights, riding our bikes and believing the world was made for us and dreams were free. Dreams are not free; they cost us all.
And boy did it cost them !!
They are true soulmates torn apart by their heartless, ruthl
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Diane Yoskowitz
May 05, 2015 Diane Yoskowitz rated it it was amazing
Fantastic!!! I can't stop thinking about TEN! Ten was so good that I did not notice the time go by around me I was so lost in the book. Dalton and Alex's story is an example that love doesn't come easy and family plays a big part in our lives. I love the flashbacks in the book, I love the interesting characters (some you'll love and some you'll hate) I love the romance, I love the slight dark drama, I love everything about TEN. I really love that a side character who intrigued the heck out of me ...more
Sophie
May 30, 2016 Sophie rated it liked it
I have to admit that the plot was interesting enough, but the potential wasn't used in the way I would have appreciated it. At the first half of the book the romance was lacking and it was worthy only in the flashbacks, I didn't like the hero or the heroine & the way they were acting. And then boom, things changed. So it wasn't the best approach in my opinion. Hopefully others will enjoy it more than I did.
Chris- Bookaddict
Sep 28, 2015 Chris- Bookaddict rated it it was amazing
A solid 4.5 only because I felt the ending was a bit rushed and everything just happened all at once.
nd ♥Master's kitten♥
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.
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R.f. Greenwood
May 17, 2015 R.f. Greenwood rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015, arc
I'll start off with, I absolutely love Brothers best friend/best friends brother romance books and when i found out Ker Dukey was writing one i nearly died. Like drop dead on the floor because i can't take the excitement.

Seriously Ker Dukey is one of my favourite authors and every book she writes she captures my attention from the very first word. The very first sentence.

The whole book was one big whirlwind of action.

Keeping me hooked because i needed to know what was going on with Dalton (love
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Mercedes
Oct 02, 2015 Mercedes rated it really liked it
This one was like, "Ker Dukey lite" it wasn't as dark as some of her other stuff was but it sort of flirted with that darkness. I have a weakness for an older brothers best friend book and this one was no exception. It was well done though I would have liked some more time "sneaking around," I love the tension and angst that comes from that.
You smell so sweet. Like coconut cake.
Alex was a resilient girl. She lost the love of her life when she was sent away at a young age and she had to deal
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Romance Readers Retreat
Dec 19, 2015 Romance Readers Retreat rated it it was amazing
Gahhhhhhh I have yet to read a book by Ker that isn’t 5 stars they just get better and better. TEN is the start of a new series for Ker ( My Brothers Best Friend #1) and it didn’t disappoint. It’s not as dark as some of her previous books but still has sensitive subject matter and all the twists to go with it. In this book we go through the lives of Alexandria and Dalton. The story switches back and forth from childhood to present. It pulls you in and grasps you from the very beginning. Alex and ...more
Rose
Aug 08, 2016 Rose rated it liked it
Although I enjoyed this one, it was WAY TOO SHORT.

This could've been a 5 star read if the characters were well developed, and the flow was smoother and more realistic. I feel like the author didn't give us enough time to fall for each character, when I feel as though I could've loved each one including Alex, ten and six.
I wanted more flashbacks to when they were kids, I'm sure that would've added a lot more depth.
Also maybe some development into Alex and Ten's relationship after he finds out
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 Charlie  ✰ WLTB Blog ✰
May 05, 2015 Charlie ✰ WLTB Blog ✰ rated it it was amazing
Absolutely Fantastic Read once i started i couldn't put this book down Ker knows how to write a book that has you hooked from the first page .

I loved that we had flashbacks to get more of the background of Alex and Dalton story.

This book isn't as Dark as some of Ker's other books but it doesn't need to be it does have some dark parts . Ten has a bit of every thing in it I loved every minute of it .

Loved the side Characters SIX oh boy I can't wait for his book.

If you Love Ker's books this is a M
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Leonor
Dec 20, 2015 Leonor rated it it was ok
DNF!
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“We were made for each other, a pair crafted from the same soul. Hoe does the saying go?
A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN?
That's what we were but that match got struck and the flame burned us all.”
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