Francesscas Romance Reviews

The Broken -

Ker Dukey


The BrokenWhen 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 years later he has returned. When her feelings and missing parts of herself that left with him return also, loyalty, restraint and love will be tested. Can she find a way to leave the threatening clutches of Danny, to finally be saved by her childhood love? Or will Danny’s hold on her tighten when more life shattering events consume their already troubled lives?

When Sammy returns home, after four years of being away from the girl that broke his heart, he’s not prepared for all his old feelings to force their way straight back into his heart. Questions that were left unasked when he left begin to plague him, when the sudden relationship between River and Danny all those years ago seems all the more confusing now. Secrets, mistrust and Danny’s possessive behaviour sends up red flags and Sammy begins doubting himself for leaving in the first place. When the spark between Sammy and river finally ignites it will leave explosive consequences for everyone.t

The Review

This book is certainly not for those who enjoy there lovey dovey romances full of the chase with a little bit of drama added for effect. This is a dark romance full of devastation and trauma. I have to say that I did not connect with the characters as much as I would have liked, the storyline is one which holds much meaning and represents people of this world today who at some point have been trapped on roller coaster of a ride that is "Life". I have read many reviews that haven't rated this book very highly but I do believe that this is a storyline that comes from true meaning and inspiration of the personal journey of a tormented soul. This is why I have to say this story isn't your typical romance full of love and lust. Although the intimate scenes are very very hot! WoWza's very hot make sure you have an ice cold drink you cool you down after.

River is not just a broken individual she is severally traumatized and truly believes she is doing what is right for her and her family little does she know her relationship is eating away at her little by little. She is a young individual who has been through devastation after devastation through out her life, you see her develop in to someone who stands up for her herself and over powers her daemons. There was just something missing with the characters I didn't get the connection I wanted to feel with them which in turn left me a little disappointed because I longed for that ugly cry moment, full of passion and angst.

As most of you will know I love my angst and love to gain emotions from a book, this is the majority of what determines a five star review for me. I feel that the story line was good and that if it had the added connection to the characters this would have been a truly amazing read. There were parts in the story where she was suffering at the hands of Danny and these should have evoked such an emotion within me and it didn't. There were times where i felt this story should really hit home and take over my emotions but I didn't get that. I do feel that if River had a "girl friend" we would have seen a different side to her and maybe had a wider connection as this would have bridge the gap between how she felt and what was going on for her and certainly have helped express what the reader was thinking which would be get the hell out of the relationship with Danny!

I have to say the ending was not expected and completely took my by surprise and I would love to know where it goes from there. Also another bonus is no typo's and you all know how much of a pet hate this is for me! Ker Dukey has done a lovely job, and i do look forward to reading more of her material as she grows and enhances her writing experience as there is great potential there for her.

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Posted on: 12/21/2013 - Posted by: Francessca Webster

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