My Review: Ven by Ker Dukey and K. Webster

My Review:  Ven by Ker Dukey and K. WebsterVen by Ker Dukey, K. Webster
Publication Date: June 29, 2018
Genres: Dark, Mafia, Romance
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The Vetrov name comes with expectation.
My role in this world is simple: do as Father asks and live my life how he planned it.

My future is already written: run the empire.
Old Values. Old Rule. Old Money.
Until her.

Everything I do lacks purpose.
Everything I do is empty.
Women. Money. Power. It meant nothing.
Until her.

When the Volkov rose showed up at my home a disgraced package, hand-delivered by a Vasiliev prince, I began paving my own path.
I vowed to make her bloom once more.

She consumed me.
Her. Her. Her.

But you can’t love a rose and expect not to be damaged by her thorns.
She cut me too deep.
And I bled out.
My soul fled.
All that’s left is a cold, calculating monster.

I am Veniamin.
Volcanic. Victorious. Valiant. Vetrov.
When you enter my world to play games, prepare to lose.
In the end, I always find the thorn in my side, and I pluck it right out.

My Review

Ven by Authors Ker Dukey and K. Webster is book two in the V Games series. It is a dark, mafia romance and is best enjoyed when read after book one in the series.

“She is beauty and grace wrapped in vines of chaos. She is my rose.”

Diana’s shocking revelation is out and no one is happy about it. Now she’s been thrown to the wolves. But, one amongst them may just be her savior. Diana’s story was filled with sadness and dashed dreams. On the outside, she was a strong and formidable woman. On the inside, she was crushed. Ven was a man filled with unrequited love for a woman whom he had admired and hungered for since their first kiss.

“I need to find him again, and we need to go back to our original plan—one we’d only joked about in passing. Play a better game than our fathers. Work harder and smarter. Beat them. Win.”

Wow! Every time I read a novel from this author duo I wonder how they could possibly come up with more shocking and moving situations. But they never fail to plunge me into their world, head deep, and leave me having there for a while, wondering if I’m going to survive the ride.

“We’re playing a game, Ven. A game where little pawns understand their place in our world amongst kings and queens.”

There was so much to love about this novel, and a gaggle of individuals to hate. Ven’s dad made me mad with rage. The man was a narcissistic pig that I wished karma would gobble up in its wake. His influence throughout the story, although vile and evil, drove the plot like a rocket out of control, taking out many as it spiraled out of control. I LOVED Diana and Ven. We got strong and well-defined characters in these two, ones that knew the rules of the game, but then decided to make their own because their form of naughty was the best.

“Falling for him wasn’t like falling at all; it was more like learning to walk again and then growing wings and taking flight—seeing the world from a height I didn’t know existed before.”

Speaking of naughty! Oh my gosh, let’s talk about the blazing inferno that was this novel. My drool had drool. The chemistry between Ven and Diana was something I could feel, touch, taste, smell. They knew how to work one another and, as a consequence, work this reader straight into a frenzy. It was HOT!

“…when you dare to grasp the rose, you must be prepared to bleed for the thorns.”

Ven was a riveting and sexy dark romance novel that pulled me into its escape with a racing pulse and sated hunger for daring love.

5 Stars

About K. Webster

I love my husband of 11 years and sweet kids. My passions include reading, writing, graphic design, and shopping! I absolutely love social media and the power of how it connects people all over the world. You can usually find me easily on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads!

About Ker Dukey

I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bed time stories with my sisters. I wanted to be an actress growing up so I could live many roles but I learned early on that my mind was too active… I would want to change the script.I would watch films and think of ways they could of improved the story if they took another direction so i thought it best that i tell my own.
My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made from light, some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling.
When I’m not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.
You can find me on Facebook where i love interacting with my readers.

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