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3.96  ·  Rating details ·  1,290 ratings  ·  306 reviews
(2019 Re-edited Edition)

“Don’t… bleed for me.” ~ the Unknown.

Saying Don’t around Jack Harrison always did lead him into dangerous grounds on London streets. But now someone knows Jack’s head inside and out, and they’re about to twist all perception and lead him into an underground depravity that nearly sent him down in his youth. As Jack slips further into a dark psycholog
Kindle Edition, 2019 re-edited Edition, 399 pages
Published February 28th 2019 by Jack L. Pyke (first published December 12th 2012)
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What an amazing and talented Author! ...Jack L Pyke is a new Author, that will not only be an auto-buy but I will be salivating in anticipation of her next piece of work. This is going straight on the shelf where I keep my most treasured reads, those that demand 5+ Stars… EXCELLENT!!...


Jack Pyke keeps us constantly on a knifes edge, there is not a moment of complacency in this book, I was captivated and engrossed! We are led down a tortuous path where nothing is predicta
4.5 kinky and erotic stars.****Review completed December 9, 2013

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"The bondage, the whips, the scenes; they…they don't turn me on. Gray--Gray turns me on with his patience, his self-control, his ability to just glance in my direction and hold me still. Mmmmm. He's…he's behind it all, and so long as I know that, I know I can calm myself enough to follow any order, feel any (view spoiler) without feeling as though I lose control, or feeling like I need to stay in control and
May 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Shile by: Jan
3.75 stars

Well! This was different and different is good sometimes.


So many amazing reviews have already been written, i will try keep this short and spoiler free.

I enjoyed the story telling and the writing. It started a bit shaky for me but i stuck with it, and it did get better. There was some humor too. I found myself laughing so hard.


The story revolves around 3 men Jack, Jan and Gray, and told in the POV of Jack and Jan.

I liked Jack a lot, the guy has ISSUES and i want to be here to see hi
Lyn❤Loves❤Listening #AUDIOBOOKADDICT
I have to call it. I really, really tried, but Dnf @ 76%

It’s completely me and not the book. I don’t have the brain to understand and enjoy the story. Just when I think I’ve taken a step forward in understanding, I take two back into confusion. Maybe one day when I retire and can get consistent 7 to 8 hours of sleeping daily, I’ll come back to this with a less muddled brain.
Lisa Arbitrary - AttentionIsArbitrary M/M Blog
Feb 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lisa Arbitrary - AttentionIsArbitrary M/M Blog by: monique musings

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…WANT MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For the first chapter I had to relearn my British a bit, then I was off and running. I can’t really tell you if I was more into the thriller or the sex content. Both equally, I guess. Hot, sexy, thrilling, edge-of-your-seat stuff here.

Believe it or not this was my first m-m-m ménage read and I loved it. I know that’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but, well,
Thrilled to hear that Jack L Pyke has gotten her rights back and will be releasing a re-edited version of the story in early 2019!

Third read, the revised and redited version starting 1/22/19

I love Jan even more after the editing! Still a must read book.

Re-read starting 5/8/14 Wonder if I'll warm up to Gray?

I think I even enjoyed it more the second time around when I took my time. I do have a greater appreciation for Gray and the way the relationships turned out, but
The last night was very short for me, because I got my hands on the audiobook for my beloved "Don't" series. What do you think? It really is the greatest thing that can happen when an author gives voices to the most beloved characters.
And Jack has chosen very carefully. They are her guys and she knows these men by heart. It's therefore no surprise that Jack H speaks the typical accent already described in the book. Cockney. And it's like I'm back in England..... a bit of a challenge for non nati
Jan 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rach by: Monique
Thank you gorgeous V for reading this one with me- even if you did leave me behind!! :P

Where the heck do I start with my review????

The suspense in this book definitely added to the excitement and mystery of the story. I was gripped wanting to see how the story played out. I swear at one point my nails were digging into my palms so bad they left marks behind!!

DO NOT READ THIS STORY WITH THE LIGHT OFF- like I made the mistake of doing :S

I LOVED the relationship which progressed between Jack and Ja
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
I realize the forthcoming statement is oft used on this website, so much so that's it's quickly reaching cliche status however…


Three important words you should keep in the back of your head while reading this...
▪ Control

This book made me feel annoyed, confused, borderline disgusted & pissed off but it made me feel & more importantly think. Rare occurrences & should be treated with an appropriate amount of deference to Jack L. Pyke. It got under my skin

This book tried to cover too much ground, to tackle too many things and failed on most counts. It wants to be a crime thriller and isn't, to be a romance and it delivers an unlikely HFN without a real lovestory, a case study of several personality disorders in which it partially succeeds, and some erotic fantasy based on BDSM which fails on both fantasy and BDSM, and for me on erotic content.

This book is a case study of what happens when an author tries on too much and isn't curbed or set
To me, this book had all of the characteristics of a Five star book. MM - check; Hot sex- check; BDSM - check; Dark Subject - check; Suspense - check; Romance - check: Ménage - check; HEA - check.

So, if you DON'T like hot, dark MM erotica, DON'T read this book. No, it's not the darkest book ever written but there is enough darkness to wet my appetite. It definitely starts you off with a, "WHO IS THAT VOICE?" All through the middle it's, "What the f*ck? DON'T do this to me!" You rapidly progress

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

i can't believe the day actually came, for her to do a buddy read with her minion :)))))))

I don't know how to rate this book... I don't even know how I really feel about this story.. my feelings are literally everywhere!!!!!

Only my beloved JACK deserves 5 brilliant stars!!!!!!
Oh how I love that man! I love him to bones! Seriously one of my favorite main characters I have ever read!


But when it comes to the story....well that is different....

I thou
Emma Sea
Jan 16, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
So . . . Pyke's been doing some narriculture: splicing a pretty standard BDSM scenario onto a really very good thriller root stock.

Up to 37% this was a 5-star. At 42% it dropped sharply to a 2, however it slooooowly started to pick up through out the rest of the book, until it was back to a 3. Then suddenly at 94% Pyke resorted to one of my least bloody liked plot devices. Curse you Jack Pyke. Why why why? It didn't make sense!!!!!! Goddamn it why ruin a good book this way? I fucking hate how t
Danny Tyran
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I will do what the guy on the cover suggests - not revealing anything.
The book is a huge fucking tease and I think it should stay that way.

Just some technicalities and thoughts...
Don`t... is not a mystery/who-done-it. For readers who love to figure out who the bad guy is...DON`T even try - that`s impossible.
A lot of crumbs through the course of the story but they are all misleading. E-reader-bitingly so...
Character AND plot driven the story is complicated, twisted and requires`s wo
It's a good thing this isn't a new release now because I don't think I can find words to review it properly.

It was recommended to me as a dark read. It is dark, but it's also rather unique.

I thought it was a bit slow to ramp up, but once it did, it kept me in a bundle of nerves, jaw hanging on the ground for the rest of the 354 pages. I couldn't put it down, yet I didn't want it to end. I don't want to leave these characters. Lucky for me, I started reading this series really late so I have the
True Loveislovereview
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5+++ stars
This was an amazing story. I was somewhat floored by it. At every turning point I was stunned by the unpredictable twist, it was exquisitely done, I just couldn’t believe my eyes.

Jack is a mechanic with his own garage, also working as a martial art teacher at a dojo.
When a gorgeous guy with soft brown eyes brings in a broken car, Jack is more than interested.

Jan is a financial consultant with a broken car and is intrigued by Jack’s personality and even more when he feels Jack’s caged
Bey Deckard
This is going on my favourites shelf.

On to the next book!
Jan 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adults of erotica, BDSM, kink and includes gay romance readers.
Recommended to carol by: Noted a comment in BDSM group threads.
Without giving too much away there are aspects of this story I loved and adored and others that raised my ire at times and got me upset and angry. It certainly plays on your emotions. I doubt anyone could read this without going through a whole gamut of emotions. In this the writer of
Overall Don't.... Jack L. Pyke has written an amazing debut novel.
IMO one of the best debut novels I have EVER read. So much so that this will be a BDSM BOM this coming June 2013 and hope many of you come and join
Jun 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Edit: Full Review!

I needed the weekend to think this one over. I knew it was amazing but I had to give myself some time to process. The main plot of this book, IMO, was so thick and so different from anything I've ever read, I felt I should give it more attention.

For once, I'll make this review SPOILER FREE just because I'm recommending it to a lot of people and don't want to ruin it...

First off, this book is bat-shit crazy. Like I have no idea how Pyke thought up this scenario.. but seriously,
Dec 03, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
DNF @ 48%

My first issue with this book is the insta-love. Now don't get me wrong - some instances of insta-love are alright if done right. Perhaps guy A witnesses guy B saving kittens, or helping an elderly person across a busy street. Or guy A accidentally save guy B's life while guy B's on the run from some shady bad doers. Just...something.

But here? All guy B (Jan) ever did was show up with a broken car. And all I can attribute guy A's (Jack's) attraction to guy B was all superficial (because
Jan 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I almost didn't finish this one. I hit a wall somewhere around the half-point and was furious. Curiosity, being my greatest weakness, ensured that I persevered. I'm glad I did, but it still doesn't make me less upset about what happened.

This is a suspense and the way it is set up is kind of like playing Pin the Tail on the Donkey--you go round and round mostly blind, occasionally peeking out, and trying to take a stab at where you think things are. That part I got. I actually, imagined worse an
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Looking for BDSM, dangerous men and suspense? Don't... is the book to read. This new author mixes some hard edgeplay with romance and then adds a dash of suspense. This book almost goes in two different directions yet Ms. Pyle still keeps it together – speeding down a risky path.

This sexy suspense story generates mixed feelings for me. I’m both confused and aroused. The subject material is definitely something I adore – BDSM. This is harder BDSM scenes loosely using old guard leather protocols a
Awilk -never sleeps-
4.5 Peachy stars

I Don't know what to write about this amazing book.

I Don't what it is about these characters that touched me so much.

I Don't know how to explain how much Jack broke my heart.

I Don't understand why at times I wanted to hate Gray for the things he did.

I Don't know why this book hasn't been read by everybody who likes a darker m/m read. It grabbed hold of me and didn't let go.

This was unlike anything I had ever read. The twists and turns never stopped. I was compelled to keep readi
Intense, dark, disturbing, sexy and hot... Yes, that's how this book is to me!

Jack is a very complex character, and I had some difficulty following his head and his attitudes! But I felt enthralled by this story, and eager to know more about all the mystery surrounding Jack and Gray! I love Jan's tenderness, and how much he fought to be what he thought Jack needed!

I love Jack, Jan and Gray and I can't wait for Antidote!

Still buzzing from the high that is this book!

Where to start? Okay. I really liked Don’t...

Much of the book, especially the first half, completely messes with your mind, and there are twists and turns to almost the very end. There were a few places early on where I wanted to give up. (It drives me bonkers to read a book where it seems the MC might be loony…joke’s on you, reader!) Anyway, thank goodness I stuck with it! Super-hot chemistry between the three MCs. Did I mention hot? Sigh.

I feel
Dec 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone who loves a darker, intense read
Recommended to Macky by: Monique
DON'T : A statement of what should not be done: a contraction of do not : a single word title for a book that just blew the fuck out of my mind!!!

" Don't...
The unknown.
Fear Encourages Aggressive Rebellion, In which case, yes.
Do ... FEAR. The Unknown. Wholefuckingheartedly.
Don't ... FEAR Me
Don't ... Reply to This E-mail
Don't ... Turn Me On
Don't ... Control it
Don't... Bleed
Don't ... Come
Don't ... Leave
Got you Jack!

Wow...just...WOW! I'm not even sure how I'm going to r
Lynn Kelling
Dec 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone, BDSM fans
Shelves: m-m, favorites, bdsm
Heart-pounding, panty-melting, mind-blowing BDSM fun. That's Don't... in a nutshell. It's going down as one of my favorite books of all time, for many reasons, including the rich, layered character portrayals, the zipping, labyrinthine plot, the scorching lust and the fact that you become so intensely engaged in the story that you can't stop reading without finding out what happens next.

This is the story of a young mechanic named Jack that has fought hard in life to survive bad decisions, tough
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