Blog Tour: Monster by Francette Phal




Synopsis 72

Accidental Gold digger.

Circumstance forced Eden Mercer to sell herself to Dominic Armstrong for half a million dollars and in return she is to play the dutiful wife in public and submit to him completely behind closed doors.

The Tyrant.

Dominic is Ruthless, manipulative and sadistic but Eden is determined not to break under his cruelty. But how does one persevere when in the clutches of a Monster?

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Review 72

Stephanie: ★★★★★

Eden is in a marriage that she never expected. It started under a rediculous premise and for all of these years she has been living in this nightmare. She never expected this from a marriage. But she certainally didn’t expect anything more considering how it all started. Knowing she has been left no choice but to find a way out, she devises a grand plan… And it worked. She was finally free from him. Free from his torment and abuse. Free from all the things she knew she needed to be away from.

Dominic was not a great husband, he paid heavily to have his wife by his side, his beautiful arm candy and completely sumissive wife… but he never expects her to leave. Dominic doesn’t lose. He will not lose her. It doesn’t matter where she has gone, he will find her. He will bring her back.

Wow… this is one relationship that really threw me for a few loops. First, I absolutely hated Dominic in the beginning. He was mean and cruel and subjected Eden to so many cruel things. He used her for his benefit, and why not, he paid for it right? But I don’t think I was prepared for all the reasons behind everything that happened.

No, Eden wasn’t perfect, she thought Dominic was a means to an end. She thought the money could fix the problems and for a while it did. But when she needed more than the money could buy, Dominic couldn’t be that person for her. He wasn’t built for that. And if his past is anything to judge a character by, I am not sure I would have been able to do it either.

But through the discovery of his wife’s new-found strength and independence, the rules are changing and in order to keep up, Dominic must learn to play the game in a whole new way. But no matter what, he is playing to win. But what the heart wants can’t be denied. But the question is can it be pushed aside?

This book was a very emotional read. In the beginning I absolutely hated Dominic and the way he treated Eden and I wanted her out of the situation that they had created together. I wanted her to start over and to be able to put the past behind her. What I wasn’t expecting was the reason she ran from him. But ultimately when she returned, everything needed to change and the biggest change had to be made by Dominic. I wasn’t sure if his character would be able to accept all of the changes needed.

This book was not sweet, it was not a beautiful love story but, it was their story and considering where this couple started, they really didn’t have too many ways to go when they came to the ultimate fork in the road.

It is hard to describe why I liked this book without giving away too much of it, but I found all of those redeeming qualities in a character and I really wanted so much more when it was done. Knowing that behind all of the pain, there is still so much beauty is what kept me turning the pages.

This book was emotional and touching but that didn’t come without the ultimate struggles. In the end, there was nothing I wanted more than to keep reading. I wanted so much more of this story after the ending. And once I was done reading it, I just wanted to go back and start it all over again knowing that the emotions that I felt the first time would be just as strong, but for completely different reasons. This is a remarkable book and I was not expecting it but I am glad I read it!

Excerpt 72

****The following excerpt is for 18+ only****

“Soon, sweetie, I promise,” he soothed. She moaned softly as he licked her ear, dropped soft warm kisses across her shoulder blades, he moved down her back, a wet tongue and hot mouth traced and kissed each vertebrae, making a slow and steady progress down her spine. It was a torturous progression that boiled the blood in Eden’s veins as she waited in bated anticipation. Breath stilled in her lungs, eyes widening when he drew apart her butt cheeks and ran his tongue down the wet crevice, from clit to the puckered rosebud of her hole and back again. It was undoubtedly one of the most erotic things he’d ever done to her body, and Eden didn’t know how to breathe properly. She gripped the sheets beneath her hands and bit down hard on her bottom lip to keep from screaming.

It was like a shot of adrenaline straight into her vein. It was blood vessels dilating, her heart galloping uncontrollably in her chest, it was gasping for breath when the air she drew in wasn’t enough. He owned her body, ate it like sun ripened peaches and drank the flowing juices of her weeping womanhood with his rapacious tongue. There were fingers there, slipping between the folds to dive deep into her blistering heat, while his thumb worked at her puckered hole, his wicked, wicked mouth showing Eden exactly how very little she knew her of own body. There was nothing but the explicitness of this act, the hyper awareness that made her feel like each inch of her body was struck by lightning, that killed her and gave her life all in one electrifying jolt. He was merciless and perfect, inviting her to shove her hips back and ride his face.

Death was imminent, sweet cataclysmic death seduced her into the gaping, welcoming arms of her orgasm. She plummeted, shattered into delicious little pieces on his tongue and fingers. Recuperating wasn’t in the stars for her as he gripped her hips and plunged into her depths in one long stroke. Pulling her arms and folding them at the small of her back, he held them there with one large hand as he sank in deeper, so deep that it hurt so good. Ass high in the air, face down in the sheets, Eden was at his complete mercy, filled to absolute capacity with his cock, and she whimpered, the vulnerability of her position giving her a sweet high.

“I’m going to beat this pussy, Eden, and you’re going to scream my name.”

And she did, a promise made completely true as he fucked her like a porn star. She screamed like the world was falling, his repeated strike against her G-spot making her see stars. It was too damn much, his jarring thrusts so deep that she could taste him, spurred her fall and she orgasmed on every inch of his cock.


The Author 72

Francette lives in Massachusetts with her amazingly supportive husband of ten years and her darling two year old son. Reading amazing books has led her to writing and she’s dabbled in fan-fiction before self-publishing her own works. She’s constantly thinking up new stories to write and does her best work when music is playing in the background. Romance is where she’s most comfortable but she hopes to one day venture in mystery novels. She has a weakness for coffee ice cream, tropical fruits and a good glass of wine.

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