Cadence

Ker Dukey; D.H. Sidebottom
Cadence
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Publisher
Amazon Digital
Release Date
December 2014
Series
Book 2 of Deception
Genre
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

SUMMARY
Cadence

Cade.

He had her love. Her devotion. He destroyed her with it!

Years I loved Faye Avery from a distance, watched my brother have something he didn't deserve. She was always too good for him. Dante had a need for control and that grew with him from childhood, infecting her to bend to his whim.

When Dante abandoned her, the girl who put his future and needs before her own, I rediscovered the girl who lost herself to the heartache. She blossomed and flourished in the light of the love she deserved - until he robbed me of her. Breaking her down, dimming the essence of the woman she had become.

Dante had a darkness inside him that led him down a path of depravity. He was too far gone. He functioned on corruption, humiliation, power and retribution, and all for something that never happened.

What he forgets is this! I not only wear his face, I carry the darkness inside of me too, and my wrath will coat him with it so thick he will drown under the rain of my reckoning.

He wants Star, a memory of a girl he used to know. He stole Faye, a woman who owns my heart and is the cadence in mine.

I will find him.

I will take her from him.

And then I will kill him.

Book Review by BJ (reviewer)
Jan 21, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
92 people found the following review helpful
If you're looking for a dark romance that pits brother against brother, and shows just how far revenge can evolve into obsession and retribution, then you will not want to miss CADENCE. A big warning here though. This is not a light and fluffy romance. This is romance at its darkest, and not only is it gritty, it's violent and in many ways deeply disturbing. Moreover, a number of scenes involve rape, humiliation, extreme violence and deep mentally twisted behaviors, so if any of these are a trigger for you, then you may want to skip this one. Additionally, you must read Facade, book 1 in the Deception series, for this story to make sense.

They grew up as childhood friends and then turned into high school sweethearts. Then everything went so terribly wrong. So wrong that Dante spent the next many years building his entire life and empire around planning his revenge. A revenge that would break both the woman he at one time loved beyond reason and his very own twin brother.

Cade had always wanted Faye Avery, but she belonged to his brother, though his brother didn't deserve her. Even back then his need for control threatened to change her, and she was too good for his deepest, darkest desires. Nonetheless, out of respect, Cade stayed away from Faye, even when his heart told him that only he could provide Faye with what she truly deserved.

Then fate tore it all apart, and Cade waited patiently, helping Faye through the pain. It took years, but ultimately their affection for one another led to something more. Just as Cade and Faye became engaged and were ready to take their lives to another level, Dante returns with his need for control and revenge scheme ready to destroy everything in its path.

When a man is so depraved that there is no end to what he will do to claim his revenge, is there any chance of derailing his efforts? Dante may have stolen her and tried to break Faye, but Cade will never stop fighting to recapture her heart, not until his last dying breath, if that's what it takes. But will Cade be too late, when Dante unleashes his inner beast on Faye to punish her for his distorted view of the past? Moreover, Dante is of Cade's blood. If the only way to rescue Faye is by destroying Dante, will Cade be able to finish him off in the end, particularly when his heart is bereft of the darkness that so consumes Dante?

What an emotional roller coaster and strangely, fascinating view into the mind of an obsessed and deranged madman. This book left me speechless, so much so that it took me several days to put pen to paper on my thoughts. I so longed for Dante to redeem himself. How could a man once so in love, do the things he did in the name of claiming what he considered his own and once so dear to his heart? Fortunately, what made this a truly great read for me is that there is some light and hope dangling as a potential future outcome. As evil as Dante is, Cade potentially cleanses his sins with his alpha hero, do-anything-for-love persona that will leave you feeling that even at its deepest, most hopeless moments, there is still a potential light at the end of the tunnel.
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