Friday, March 28, 2014

Review ~ Monster by Francette Phal

This is an adult post! If you are not age 18 or older, please come back another day! 


**Warning the following excerpt is for adults age 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.

About the author: 

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.


My Thoughts:

I'd like to mention first and foremost that this book is only meant for mature readers. The overly sensitive should steer clear of this one!

I started this book intrigued with how the author could make a "Monster" of a character and have the heroine love him. I was skeptical to say the least. I thought for certain that it would not, could not work. I WAS WRONG!

Dominic was a very rich man. He basically used that wealth to "buy" Eden's affection when she was down and out and then proceeded to lord it over her. To say that he was unkind is an understatement. He never hit her or physically abused her but he left much to be desired when it came to anything other than material possessions. He didn't show any emotion other than anger.

Eden was a very strong woman emotionally She was like Super Woman!

There was a major turning point in the book and then slowly but surely I began to despise Dominic less and less. I actually liked him by the end of the book. Near the end it was very touching. 

I cried a few times, laughed a few times, and was indignant and angry a good many times through out it. 

This book was erotic and grippingly intense. It was a story about a woman's strength and a man who fights to overcome his demons in order to be worthy of his woman. ;-)

There is so much more that I want to say but I am trying not to spoil anything.

If you like characters with issues and books with lots of sexy scenes, this is one you should read.

I received an ecopy in exchange for my honest opinion. I liked Monster. It was unexpected, raw, sexy, brutal and yet tender in parts too.


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  1. Woo that excerpt was steamy! I always find it kind of intriguing with the characters that are kind of damaged or like the "bad" guy and make them the main love interest. The stories usually are very emotional but end up really good. I mean look at 50 shades. I think its such a big of a hit is because he had all those "demons" and she kind of helped him through it. I'll add this to my list. :)

    1. steamy^^ even more than that i think^^;; read with caution^^
      i'm glad it end well but yes the road to that result is highly emotional

    2. Amber,

      This book is so not in the realm of Fifty. Christian was possessive but not demeaning. The mean attitude is Dominic though in the end he overcomes it, read it, you'll see! ;-)

  2. Really hot excerpt and i understand why readers under 18 couldn't read today ( though this month a lot of post weren't for tem ^^)

    i will pass for this oen as you guessed i'm sure but i think it's great the story evolved so at teh end you could love or at least appreciate the " monster"

    1. Yes there have been more than usual. I guess there are just more book of that genre making an appearance this month????

      Yes, by the end I understood and accepted, maybe even encouraged her love for him. :-)

    2. don't worry it wasn't a criticism just a constatation^^ and yes ^^ perhaps spring make authors want more steamy^^