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Video footage of Jack Harrison sleeping with Cutter, a man who has mutilated teenagers, should have stayed dead and buried with the man who had filmed it. Yet when footage to Jack’s past starts appearing on Internet porn sites, Jack’s whole world is again turned on its head. At first the porn links are done to unsettle, to disrupt Jack’s fire and ice world: all the sexed-up adrenaline of being caught between the pleasure to Gray Raoul’s BDSM kink, and the gentleness of Jan Richards’ vanilla touch. But when the content of the porn sites force even Gray to turn his back on Jack, leaving Jack isolated and away from the full protection of the Master’s Circle, Jack is left at the mercy of a group of men who are out to alter Jack’s whole perception on his BDSM lifestyle.
As brutally as possible, Jack’s sex life is now live webcam feed for a whole new audience.
That’s what comes to mind when I try not to think back about my feelings on this book. Too much darkness, too much rape, too much sickness, too many psychological head games, too much sadness, too much anger, too much defeat, too much violence, too complicated, too many people in a bed, too much drama, too obscene … just too fucking much!
I’m the last one to shirk away from non-con or a dark deplorable read but somehow on a deeper level this was too much for me. I didn’t cry, I didn’t scream, I didn’t even leak a watery tear …I just didn’t want to look anymore. I felt angry at the words and the scenes playing out in front of my eyes, in my head. I just wanted it all to end and when I thought the worst was over it was only beginning… it was too much. And too much of anything can be poisonous and … I feel poisoned by Antidote (yes, the irony is not lost on me). My tolerance for what I was able to accept was toyed with like the marker on a snakes and ladders game, by the end my heartfelt emotions shut down and I was left feeling exhausted, angry, uncaring, bitter and …defeated.
I didn’t enjoy any of this book, I didn’t even like the beginning which explores the best of this happy triad. I always felt Jan was very much the third and that Jack and Gray would use Jan – unintentionally – too frequently to get what they wanted from each other. I never felt or believed in their fiery need for Jan, it was always Jack and Gray … and that hurts. I don’t like the dangerous motivation behind the non-con either. The author was very brave to tackle this …scenario (?) I just hope and pray that only safe and sane readers pick up this book as it holds some terrifyingly insane – but thoroughly convincing – ideas in psychological reform.
I have major issues with the content of this book, I’m not denying that. I didn’t like how it made my skin crawl and I found it poisonous to the point where (at this time) I don’t want to read another non-con or BDSM book ever again. For me this was too much. BUT as far as psychological thrillers go, it was very good – even though I guessed who was behind it all. The writing and editing is excellent, the pacing is spot on, the dual POV are perfectly placed and I cannot fault this beyond how it made me feel. As far as stars go, I cannot award stars for something that affected me so negatively and well, I just didn’t like it. So here I have my very fist Me-Not-You rating. I suspect most, but certainly not all Don’t … lovers will love this book.
Title: Antidote (Don’t …#2)
Author: Jack L Pyke
Publisher: Forbidden Fiction
Pages: 140 000 words
Release Date: 14 May 2014
Purchase Links: Fantastic Fiction