Monster

Monster

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by Francette Phal
     
 

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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

Overview

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149481583
Publisher:
francettephal
Publication date:
03/12/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
314,471
File size:
623 KB

Meet 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.

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Monster 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
micharch More than 1 year ago
Eden meets Dominic and marries him under some pretty unusual circumstances. Throughout their marriage, Dominic treats Eden terribly.  He demeans and humiliates her every chance he gets.  Eden takes off and tries to find a new life for herself.  Dominic finally finds her and finally understands that he has to make amends for how he has treated her throughout their relationship.  Eden finally develops a backbone after she leaves Dominic so she is not an easy sell on his new found epiphany.  Overall a decent read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great read love them both but (Dom) says it all but it turn out to be true love
PoohBearNY More than 1 year ago
Excellently written novel about a love story that started out pretty awful. This story shows that someone can change despite their upbringing and hate-filled past. You can see and appreciate the male's journey from being a "monster" to someone worthy of love. Would have given 5 stars if there were less spelling errors, but definitely well worth your time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this riveting tale of love that went very wrong and the struggle to redeem their romance. I stayed up most of the night to finish the story. The writing was awesome and the characters felt authentic. I look forward to more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
romancenovelsincolor1 More than 1 year ago
A totally different stratosphere story Francette Phal is one of my favorite authors. She also wrote “The Bet Series” and the “Concubine,” all of which I have read and thought were excellent reads. However, Monster is in a totally different stratosphere, as far as I am concerned. The book is extremely well written and is her best book so far in my opinion. This is Dominic Armstrong and Eden Mercer’s story. Dominic is truly a tyrant, for sure. He is oppressive, a dictator, bully, ultimate alpha male and truly damaged because of his background. In short, he is a very hard and complex man. This does not mean he is unlovable and cannot be redeemed. He needs the love and understanding of a good woman. He has that but does not recognize what he has until it is too late. Eden starts out submissive, totally dominated by Dominic, but there is chemistry between them. Eden does not know her own internal strength and power to master Dominic until something unplanned and totally unexpected happens. Eden uses her intelligence and out smarts Dominic at this point in the story. Eden is a loving, forgiving strong woman who is resilient enough to love a man like Dominic, which makes her kick ass in my book! This story captivated my attention from page one. This book is in my top 5 of what a great read is supposed to be. It is totally engrossing, jaw dropping, intense and an emotional roller coaster of a story. There is a scene in this book where I literally read it with my mouth hanging open because I could not believe what Dominic asked Eden to do and she did it! At this point I was like you have got to be kidding me. I actually have difficulty to find the words to describe just how great this story is. At first Dominic will absolutely make you want to slap him, but if you hang in there with him, you will come to love him as I do. He is totally worth it!!! I highly recommend this read! -Reviewed by Marcia
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Crazy in the beginig but all love at the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. excellent writing, editing, intriguing and very satisfying at the end. could not put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the first couple of chapters of this book, i did not think i would enjoy it because it seemed sexually abusive and dark. Howver, as i continued to read it, i discovered it was a love story of two damaged people through discovering who they were and the reasons for their flaws they were able to heal. If you are able to hang in there, you will begin to enjoy the charactera and their stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didn't know what to expect from this book but was extremely surprised. Definitely recommend.
EllenLikesToRead More than 1 year ago
The psychology of this story doesn't flow 100% but it's nicely written. A fun afternoon's read. I loved the bit where Jenna is in the pool, half-trying to seduce Dominic. It was incredibly real, as was Eden's reaction. But it's a pity that the Eden/Dominic relationship was less crafted. The gorgeous-loving-wonderful stripper thing was a bit overdone. Why did Eden sell herself? How come she has no failings? And Dominic coming all out with his horrible childhood and then magically turning into a wonderful man... it just didn't work for me. What kept the story going was the writing. It's nicely paced and the sex scenes are well done. I'm just dying to take this story apart and tweak it! A 3 and a half so I'm rating it a four.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the complexity of the chracters, not to mention the steamy sex scenes. Will definitely be looking for more ftom this author. Can' t wait for Carver's story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could of been so much better
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Sunshine_80 More than 1 year ago
Darra's Review: The first thing I thought about the first 30 pages was OMFG! I don’t think I blinked for at least 30 minutes. Speaking of, I need new contacts. Right from the first page, it slaps you in the face and gets your attention. I felt for Eden in the beginning. And Dominic, let us just say I will not forget him as a main character. I am sure he will make one of my lists. But you have to read more to find out which one. It was a really good plot that was unexpected. Both characters were cunning, deceitful but appealing. There are life transformations that occur in this book and continued till the end. I truly liked the book and it is one I will remember. Which is huge because I can’t remember any name of the books I read. Surprising I still remember Sunny’s name. I give the book a 4.5. Interesting all the way till the end. The expectation I had in the start of the book completely changed when I finished the epilogue. Read the book and find out why. Sunny's Review: This book had my mouth dropped from page one. I could not put the book down. You start out hating both characters and not knowing if they will ever redeem themselves. I realize most people will want to be on Eden's side from the beginning but I just didn't get on board with her. She was just as much to blame for her circumstances as Dominic was. As you go along you think ok I am going to be Team Eden but then you realize that she is just as deceitful as Dominic and can actually hold her own. Dominic is overbearing and cruel but Eden can be cold and manipulative too. I do like that she did take control of her life and did stand up to Dominic when it counted. I was on the edge of my seat through this whole book. I mean I literally could not put it down and the whole time I kept thinking please let these people redeem themselves. I did stop reading when I had about 20% left because I knew what I wanted to happen but I was not sure the author was going to give me what I wanted. I am not going to tell you if it worked out the way I want it. I am giving this book 4.6 stars out of 5. I can't tell you enough to go get this book. I will say it is not all sparkles and sunshine but you will be floored.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
True to it's title but very good book. I love how she grows as a woman and how he lets go of his demons
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read! Worth the purchase. JaKai
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable read!