Blog Tour:Review: Monster by Francette Phal

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?


I don't really have words to define the impact that this story had over me.... Really Christian Grey is a child compared with Dominic Armstrong (Not about the BDSM part, because this story doesn't involve something like that- it's about his dominance, the power that he has, that he likes to have in the bedroom over Eden, but more about that later). So... this story begins with Eden trying to commit suicide in the Grafton Highlands, a party that she didn't want to go, but but his Master voice it's all that counts, not her. Yeah, you heard me right- I just said Master, you may ask yourself why I would use such a word to define her husband?

Well, she is his pet, figuratively speaking, because that's his endearment word. Lovely, right? I was disgusted by his manner in witch he treats his own wife. Own wife...let's talk about this... he really owns his wife, because he paid a half million dollars for her to be a rich man's blow up doll. The agreement was to be the dutifully, loving wife, let's say an arm candy for him in the public places, but a whore in the bedroom, to act exactly like he said, whenever he wants.

It sounds horrible and a pretty awful agreement, that shames all the women in this wold, but Eden had to agree to, shad debts to pay after her mothers death and more debts because high school's years. But, I don't try to make her seem like the innocent woman here. No, because she was attracted by his diamond ring, by his wealth that she accepted this fate with a smile on her face. But you also must understand that she was a dancer on Crazy Pussy's club, a STRIP CLUB. She didn't have money in her pockets, because of her debts and she didn't want to have the same fate like her mother had- a drive-by shooting in the ghetto of South Rochester and- so Dominic's proposition is exactly what a girl like her would dream. 

But he wanted her just to be his mistress, so he would save his half- brother from this gold digger, but also because he was attracted to her like the moth to a flame, but, maybe this comparison would be more true in her case, because, despite his icy demeanor she's incredibly attracted to him, in the beginning of their relationship, but once their marriage starts, he reveals his true colors, and she knows that she's married to a monster. 

So, this is how it all starts and now she wants out of this situation, like right in this moment, but Dominic wouldn't have none of that- he just paid a large sum of money to have Eden, and he won't let let her go so easily, let me reformulate this, he won't EVER let her go. 

So... what can Eden do? She sold her jewels and with the help of  the wife of Dominic's best friend, she runs away from him, I really applaud her courage to do such a thing, not many wives  can escape her fate, and others don't even though their husbands beats them to death. Really, I HATE, HATE, HATE the abusive relationship, and nothing can justify such a treatment, not all the money in the world, not the kids and certainly, not the sex.

So, Eden runs from her husbands with a secret- she's pregnant and it's Dominic's child . Now she must start all over again, find a job, a new home and try to bring on this world an innocent creature, when she's still running from the child's father...

But, all this changes when Dominic hires a PI to find his wife and he discovers her on a date with another man. Then all Hell broke loose...


Eden- she's strong woman who knows what battles to fight, and what ones to give up, but when it comes to Dominic, this situation changes, and she's just his pet, but that's in the story's beginning, because we see her grow up and find her backbone, find herself in the middle of all this chaos, and be a strong woman for her kid, Liam. And when she's reunited with her husband, she's like momma bear who will do anything for Liam's security and comfort. But Liam is also her weakness, and Dominic is the master of this lying and pretending game. He knows what buttons he must push to make her loose her control and give in to him...

Dominic- he's a bastard, literally speaking, a child who has been born as a result of his father's rape. He had a horrible childhood with his mother, until she sold him to his grandfather. Then, he's educated to be a cold and calculating man, and he learns this lesson all to well... 
He's attracted and obsessed with his wife that he bought and will do anything to posses her mind, soul and body, because the heart doesn't matter. He just wants her to be his pet, that explains the nickname. That's his purpose in his marriage until he meets the boy, than all changes for him... he changes, and with him, also his marriage...

Final Verdict- I admit it... I'm a sucker for the tortured hero, with a god complex, and for the accidental gold diggers., but really it's a love story that reminded so much of one my favorite movies: 'Indecent Proposal', where the husband plays the buyer's role...

Because I loved it so much... I'm going to give 6/5 as my rating.

Happy reading!    

****Warning 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.
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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