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(Royal Bastards MC: Little Rock, AR #1)

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Alec “The Animal” Walker
My best friend and I were inseparable as kids. That childhood bond turned to puppy love, and then pure, burning lust.
We were biker brats, teenage misfits who only had eyes and hands for each other.
But all that changed when our club found out her dad was a rat—an FBI informant trying to take down our empire.
He betrayed his club.
He betrayed his bro
Published (first published June 16th 2020)
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❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books

'ANIMAL' is the first book in Ker Dukey's 'Royal Bastards MC' series. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives.' This is Alec & Drew's story.

Seeing that this author was jumping into the MC world again I jumped on the chance to read this, this genre above all else used to be my go to when I needed a dark fix.

This is the type of genre where the author can go all out and unleash as much darkness on her readers as possible, and that was where my expectations were running high, sadly this fell a wee bi
Jul 30, 2020 rated it liked it
2.5 Stars

I couldn’t feel the story and the connection between the MCs. I couldn’t keep track of all the characters, sometimes I felt confused and lost. told in dual POV, 1st person, it’s in the "Royal Bastard" universe and first installment in the "Little Rock" series but it can be read as a standalone. Overall, it was an OK read, hope you like it more than me!
I am on the fence with this one. I have always loved Ker Dukey's work..the darker, the better! While this one definitely had darkness in it...I found it to be fairly mild compared to a lot of her other work. One of my complaints with this particular story is the fact that it felt way too rushed. Some of the storyline could have been expanded a lot more, and that would have amped up my enjoyment way more.

All in all, it was a quick and suspenseful read. I am eager to see what is in store for the o
K. Webster
Jun 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Royal Bastards are ruthless, vindictive, and hot! Ker Dukey rolled into town with Animal and dragged me into her world. I was so invested in Animal, I may as well have earned my patch! This story is more than a biker story. It's a tale of an innocent love that grows into something complicated, unstoppable, and incredibly intense. Though Alec and Drew's lives change a lot since they were two children who were best friends, often turning ugly, their love only morphed into something beautiful a ...more
Jun 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 stars!

friends to lovers romance! i love how we get to see their childhood bond turning into burning hot passion and eventually love. Alec and Drew were best friends since kids and always had each other's back until one day, Drew's dad was killed because he turned out to be working for the feds. a misunderstanding led to Drew walking away from Alec. as years passed, Alec had changed but his love for Drew remained the same. it wasn't long before Drew finds herself returning back to the town wh
Keri Loves Books
Jun 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A friends to lovers, MC romance with unexpected twists and a forever love that stands the test of time. He’s not your typical biker. He fell for her as a boy and always believed she was his other half. This sexy biker has only ever had eyes for her and you will love him.

Alec and Drew were best friends as kids. As time marched on, they became one another’s everything. Both were raised in the Royal Bastards MC life, so they were not strangers to loss or bloodshed. However, they always had each oth
Sep 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alec and Drew had been friends since they were kids. Although they did not have a conventional up brining with the fathers in the Royal Bastards MC club they always had each other. On the cusp of adulthood, their lives fall apart. Leaving Drew's world shattered and the relationship she had with Alec in question. She leaves the club she has called home.

Years later the death of her aunt brings Drew back to town and Alec is making sure she never leaves again.

This book is dark and twisty with unexp
Ashley Cestra
Jun 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This author never fails to amaze me. I loved the prequel, Bad Good Neighbor and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Animal. The entire time reading I was all disgruntled because nothing was making sense to me. I didn’t understand how the two books went together then everything was falling into place and my mind was blown! Ker Dukey took the time to really develop these characters and it was absolutely phenomenal work!
Aug 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
All I can say is; if Ker Dukey wrote it...I'm gonna LOVE IT. ...more
***4 Stars***

After finishing Bad/Good Neighbor in the Love in Lockdown Anthology I was all kinds of excited to dive into this chapter of the Royal Bastards MC ~ okay, that’s not entirely true since I am a fan of the authors and wanted to get my hands on the book when it was announced, but my interest definitely got kicked up a few notches after reading the short story ~ and I wasn’t disappointed. Animal was a quick, fun read with a good dose of dark, a dash of suspense, romance and a new sle
Rowan Parker
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! As a participating author of the Royal Bastard MC series Ker Dukey knocked this out of the park!
Absolutely loved Animal! I'm glad the teasing is finally over, I feel like I've been wanting him forever! I first had a little taste of the elusive Animal in K Websters book Koyn, straight away I was desperate for more, there was just something about him that drew me in. We then had another glance of him in Bad Good Neighbor (again written by Ker). I would  strongly recommend you read this novel
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

US / CA / UK / AU

Alec and Drew were best friends, first loves, everything to each other, until her dad betrayed their dads' club, and she left. Years later she finally comes home when her aunt's death brings her back. Will this be the second chance Alec, now the Royal Bastards Prez, has been hoping for? Or will the same thing that drove her away keep her from him still?

As MC romances go, this one is pretty great. It's not too dark, but not fluff by any means. I love the relationship Drew
Kim BookJunkie ~ Editor & Proofreader
5-star story
3-star editing

I really enjoyed reading this book! From the very beginning, I was immediately sucked into the story and loved all of the characters! The main problem I had at first was figuring out who was who. Until 50% in, I wasn’t sure whether Viking was the president’s name, and many of the bikers used both their given names and their road names. To add to the confusion, some characters had random nicknames, for example Heidi goes by “Di”?!?!?

My other complaint is that this book
Jun 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Another amazing 5* read from Ker Dukey! The woman can seriously do no wrong in my eyes.
This MC novel has everything.
Passion, lust, suspense, violence,murder,mystery and serial killer.
What more could you possibly want!
Loved it!
Aug 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this book! First book by this author and will definitely not my last <3
Apr 18, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition

Part of the Royal Bastards MC series where authors have come together to bring you a series of 26 stories.
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Oh my dayz. Animal is another brilliant story by this author. I couldn’t resist and ended up devouring this in one sitting.

Drew and Alex what a story. On their own they are both strong likeable characters. Together they are so good.

This is a great read. It certainly pulled me through so many emotions.

This is a brilliant addition to the Royal Bastards MC. Can’t wait to read more from this awesome author.
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Jun 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
Oh my dayz. Animal is another brilliant story by this author. I couldn’t resist and ended up devouring this in one sitting.

Drew and Alex what a story. On their own they are both strong likeable characters. Together they are so good.

This is a great read. It certainly pulled me through so many emotions.

This is a brilliant addition to the Royal Bastards MC. Can’t wait to read more from this awesome author.
chary ❀
Animal (Royal Bastards MC: Little Rock, AR, #1)

Ker Dukey

“My father always said, Save your love for the road. If you give it to a woman, she’ll use it to control you, even after she’s left you. The thing is, I didn’t give my love to a woman; I gave it to a girl who happened to turn into a woman, and this is our story…”


This book really caught my attention since the first page, and I just can't stop myself reading. I love a good coming of age love story there's really a sweet bond form behind it.
Sarah Peña
Jun 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 ⭐️
This was fast paced and pulled me in immediately.
I loved the main characters-their friendship and love was so sweet and really hot!
Drew is a fiery heroine and I loved her! She’s the perfect match for a biker!
Action packed with twists that kept me on the edge of my seat!
The characters and story were great! A great MC story and a great romance!
I loved the brief cameo appearances from a couple of characters from another book in the series!
3.5 stars - I enjoyed this, although it felt very short and nothing really surprised me with how things turned out. I just wish there was a tiny bit more drama. Alex and Drew were a good match.
Library of Romance
Jun 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-2020
Ker Dukey - Animal (Little Rock, AR, 1)
Royal Bastards MC Collection


Royal Bastards MC are a collection of MC books by individual authors. The series consists of different MC chapters throughout America. Each dark romance follows members and their journey to finding love and retribution.

Animal follows Alec Walker, known as “The Animal”, and his club in Little Rock, AR. A story about friends to lovers, and second chances. I was consumed by the get go, devouring up the angst and heartbreak, viol
Karen - Kazza's Books Blog
I was super excited when I found out that Ker Dukey was adding a story to the Royal Bastards collaboration and in saying that it pains me to rate this book so low. I just didn’t feel it had the Dukey shine to it. Even the the storyline was good and it was well written I just couldn’t connect with the story or characters. I feel that Animal didn’t really live up to his road name and was expecting so much more from him. I still urge others to read this story and come to there own conclusion as thi ...more
Jessica Alcazar
If you’ve read this author’s work in the past, then dark and gritty and dare I say waaaaay out there should not be out of the realm of possibility. She always does a spectacular job of giving the reader larger than life, sometimes preposterous lol, plot points in the story that make complete sense but only because she wrote it. She has her own special magic.

Animal is going to be a bit softer than what you’d expect but I think that’s because of the childhood friends to more trope. The story is t
Well, you are in for a real treat! We first met Alec “The Animal” Walker briefly in the Bad/Good Neighbor novella. This is his story. He has loved Drew Wells since they were kids. That is until her father betrayed their MC and divided them. Can Drew find peace and forgiveness for what the club has done? Is Alec the same man she fell in love as a child? What really happened all those years ago? This is told from when the were kids to adulthood. I enjoyed the build up as to why Drew disappeared un ...more
heareads (Debbie)
Jun 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
MC romance, sign me up. There is just something about bikers that I love to read.

This book is about Alec and Drew, childhood best friends, turned lovers, turned enemies.

I loved reading about Alec and Drew growing up. You got a good feeling about their connection. Drew was feisty and able to take on the bikers, not scared of their hard exterior.

Alec, his dad is the head of the MC so his future is marked. He’s taken care of Drew for years and knows for certain she will be his. However, her dad bet
Animal takes you on an angsty, emotional, sexy, and wild ride with the Royal Bastards MC. It is action-packed. It has twists and turns you won't see coming. There are lies, betrayal, mystery, lots of action, intrigue, and super-steamy moments. It is a story of childhood best friends to lovers. I loved the relationship between Alec "The Animal" Walker and Drew Wells. It was beautiful and touching to see their relationship evolve from best friends to lovers. They grow up together in the MC life. T ...more
Yoneidis Martín Martínez
Alec and Drew have grown up at the MC Royal Bastards, Alec being the prez’s son. From childhood they are inseparable, the best friends, and when they reach adolescence the relationship becomes something else. But the day Alec wins his patch and becomes an official member, Drew leaves, leaving them both heartbroken. It is then when Alec earns his road name, Animal, for his brutality in and out of the ring.
Years go by and although Alec has not stopped looking for her, he has not been able to find
Jun 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
| 4.5 Stars!
“𝐘𝐨𝐮’𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐳𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐞.”

I've been patiently waiting for Animal to release, so I was excited when I finally saw it was available and downloaded it straight away. I knew going into this I would thoroughly enjoy it; I'm happy to be proven right. I enjoyed how this was fast paced, nothing worst then a drawn out storyline when you already have a fair idea of where it's going...amiright? However I do wish we had more of Alec and Drew, their story was a littl
Dec 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2020
Second chance soul mates. Drew and Alec grew up together around the clubhouse. Alec's Dad was the president and her dad was just another brother until he wasn't.

This book starts from their childhood but it's not like half the book was about them being kids. No, it skims a little about them. How they became best friends and then lovers.

After Drew's mother is killed and then his father finds out that Drew's Dad has betrayed the club and he dies, Drew thinks she knows more than she does. Her heart
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Ker Dukey is an International bestselling author based in the United Kingdom.
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Dark Romance, Psychological Thriller, New Adult Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Erotic Romance. Ker, is an international bestselling author, with over thirty titles published. Her titles have held multiple #1 bestseller banners and have had rights sold to numerous countries.

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