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Don't... - Jack L. Pyke
Fabulous kinky mind fuckery!

I’ll never forget the day I stood at my school noticeboard looking at all the messages for group activities, bible clubs and lists of students who made the first or second team Rugby. Lots of slips of really loud bright colours trying to grab my attention, screaming read me, read me!

I ignored them all, ready to walk away until I saw this plain white sheet of paper folded in half with a pin through the middle with the words “DON’T …READ THIS” I pulled out the pin and read that note word for word. Doesn’t matter what it was about, it was the compulsion to do the opposite of what I was told to do, it was the pull to be bad. I didn’t hesitate for a second, that’s me … the ‘rebel’ Lol ~ ~TRUE STORY ~

This book brought back that moment with such clarity and understanding. My little rebellion does not compare in any way to the extremes in Don’t. Don’t … is pretty a damn genius look into dysfunctional disobedient minds.

The thrill of Don’t has its own constant thumping heartbeat magnified and floodlit with real fear, anticipation and intense trepidation. There are three players in this game and of course the unknown player. The unknown whose voice carries through walls and has eyes and ears everywhere, watching and waiting… whispering. Don’t…

“Don’t …FEAR […]
Fear Encourages Aggressive Rebellion, in which case, yes. Do…FEAR. The unknown. Wholefuckingheartedly.”


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Now meet Jack..
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It’s all about Jack. This breathtakingly gorgeous man has so many facets it boggles the mind. The humble garage owner and mechanic with a hard exterior and gentle touch.
Jack seems to ooze a chaotic appeal that will consume your every thought for days. He is an enigma and an open book all at once, a sadist and a masochist, a caged dark kinky devil, always fighting fists-first against reason and order.
He scares the hell out of me! And I f@cking love him!

The second player is Jan.
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Jan walks into Jack's garage after a breakdown and the attraction between them fires insta lust. These guys just sizzle together, you can feel it like goosebumps on your skin. They are so hot together...so hot!

On the surface Jan seems like a normal city guy, suit and tie, smooth long lines, a vanilla romantic who doesn't do casual. Don't...forget he's a player too. His appearance, the timing his whole purpose is a mind fuck.
I was freaking out, screaming just who are you Jan...

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The writing flip flops from both Jack and Jans point of view giving the reader only the slightest of clues along the way. My mind was a constant mass of swirling what if's, what the hell's and holy shit's.
It is very well executed and creates a throbbing tension that stays with you even when you stop reading.

I suggest reading this book when you have no interruptions and no long breaks. It needs all of your attention, nearly every word might have a double meaning, every nuance of a character may be a clue or hint at a serious motivation.

Up until this point the whole thing is such a buzz and then BAM throw in more danger, the greater danger in the form of Gray Raoul. The instigator, the antagonist, the Dom
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...the one who seems to hold all the cards, makes the rules and enforces them. Older with that slow sexy Richard- Burton voice, all commanding and fierce in presence.
Good god, how I would love to display my sins to him.

So without giving away too much, it's safe to say that the game played between the three are not as clear cut as it seems. None of it goes the way you think it will.
The last 25% really didn't go the way I thought and it took a while to adjust to the new evolving situation. I'm still not sure if it was a believable scenario or not. But that's a personal opinion.

So why only 4 stars? I admit that I am a greedy fussy reader, so it's no surprise when I say I want more. I want Gray, his point of view, more understanding of HIM and his past, his motivations. There was only one thing I didn't like even though it was almost believable...almost. It was this

"MINE, I growled."


Urgh...not the MINE again, please no! Not the reason for it, just that word. No just NO to that word, but then what other can word can be used to describe that kind of possessiveness? I don't know, I'm not the writer.

That being said, I really liked this book a lot. I certainly recommend it. This author is an insta buy for me now. Gripping, intense mindfuckery with the most incredibly deliciously erotic sex scenes ever!