Friday, April 25, 2014

Dual Reviews: PHENOMENAL X by Michelle A. Valentine

By Michelle A. Valentine
Release Date: April 22, 2014
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Book #1 in the Hard Knocks Series

Good Girl. Notorious Bad-Boy. One Phenomenal Love. 

From the mean streets of Detroit rises the newest superstar of professional wrestling, Xavier Cold, better known as Phenomenal X. His muscular physique makes men cower before him and women lose their minds with desire.

Anna Cortez is fresh out of college and naive to the harsh realities of the real world. Tired of living under the thumb of her conservative family, she defies them when she accepts a job as the assistant to wrestling’s most notorious bad-boy. Phenomenal X has an animalistic nature that even good girl Anna finds hard to resist.

One night forced to share a bed in a sold-out hotel, lines blur between them and they quickly learn that one lustful night changes everything and neither one of them will ever be the same.



I think this has to be my all time favorite book by this author. The storyline was brilliant and I loved how fast I connected with the characters.

X is strong, demanding and when he sees something he wants he won't stop until he gets it. I fell in love with him right away. Anna was the perfect match for him. She didn't fall at his feet like all the other women have in the past.

There were parts to this story that quite frankly ripped my heart out. Seriously, I just wanted to scream because it was so painful to read.

Overall I loved it and can't wait to see how X and Anna's story ends. 4.5 Stars   ~Christy


Where do I begin? How about telling you how much I freaking LOVED this book. Even that sentence seems weak compared to how I feel right now. This is by far the best book Michelle A. Valentine has written. I love all her work, but this one grabbed me and didn't let go. The tension inside me from 60% until the end was incredible. I was not prepared after seeing the teasers for this epic story. I have always been a wrestling fan and I'm married to an even bigger one, so I was more than elated to start this book. I just wasn't prepared for Xavier Cold! 

Xavier wants to hide his past from everyone, even himself. He doesn't want to face his demons and sure as Hell doesn't want Anna to see them. "Believe me, beautiful, I'm bad fucking news. A nice girl like you should run away from me as quick as you can." If only it was that easy. 

Anna is running from a sheltered life with an overprotective father. What she didn't expect to find was X. Xavier Cold is different than she expected, but she has only seen the huge heart he has, she doesn't see the darkness he hides inside. He tells her that they can only be friends. She tries fighting her feelings in the beginning. But jealousy sometimes rears it's ugly head even when we don't want it to. Can she break down that huge wall he's built to protect himself and her? 

This book had me enthralled the entire time. I cried at the halfway mark when she wrote Xavier's past from his POV. My heart was breaking for him every time she took us back to his past. I wanted to reach into my Kindle and hug him. I love Anna, she is strong, territorial and a truly lovely female lead. I was cheering for her and Xavier the entire time. This book has some amazing moments. I was grinning like a Cheshire cat and I think I giggled a handful of times. Xavier is my book boyfriend of the year! I can't wait, and I mean CANNOT wait for the next book in this series. I'm on pins and needles waiting to see what happens next. Michelle A. Valentine, you did a "Phenomenal" job on this book. I love it so much that 5 Stars isn't enough. To satisfy the rating system, I give this book 5 Stars! ~Jen

"You're my addiction" ~Xavier Cold aka Phenomenal X 

About the author...

Michelle A. Valentine is a Central Ohio nurse turned New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of erotic and New Adult romance. Her love of hard-rock music, tattoos, and sexy musicians inspired her erotic BLACK FALCON series.

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