Author: Francette Phal
Release Date: March 11. 2014
BLURB ~ 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?
4.5 Dark and Twisted Stars
March 10. 2014
Copy provided by Author for Honest Review
Sometimes there are those who use our disadvantages against us. Dominic is just that sort of man.
The story starts at the perfect place. Years have passed since Eden has sold herself to Dominic all as a way to clear her debt and hopefully be happy. Unfortunately for Eden, Dominic is cold, uncaring and not the type of man to love anyone. Eden is tired of being his sex-doll and wants back her freedom regardless of the cost.
This was an amazing story. I loved the character of Eden and the progress she made was really enlightening to witness. She went from being controlled, manipulated and belittled to strong, independent and on her way to fearlessness.
Dominic is nothing like Eden. He’s nothing like a normal and sweet guy either. In fact I loathed Dominic pretty much till the very end. He doesn’t have a nice bone in his body and sure doesn’t care about that fact. He verbally abuses Eden and uses her whenever and however he sees fit. She’s his and there is nothing in his way, until Eden decides to be good or be gone, what will Dominic do then.???
Both Eden and Dominic had crappy pasts but that certainly excuses no one’s behavior. Eden refuses to take his crap anymore and after years of it, the money means nothing to her anymore but something else does.
It’s hard to review this without giving away plot points but it was a very emotionally turbulent read. Even with Dominic being a world class DICK I loved this story. I wanted to see how Eden got out of such a twisted situation, what made her give up her life in the first place and to see if there was anything Human even in Dominic.
This was a ride unlike any other. If this is what Francette Phal’s books are like, I need to move some up on my list. I loved every moment in this book from the angst and utter disbelief to the passion and resurrection. Overall I would definitely recommend this book. Fans of dark reads will enjoy it as well as ones who don’t mind their book-boyfriends with control and anger issues. Be prepared to be filled with many emotions, in my case it was rage, anger, hate, loathing, and hope…
Is she a gold digger? Is he a tyrant? How can this have a HEA? You’re just gonna have to read and find out.
****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.