Friday, 25 April 2014

Phenomenal X by Michelle Valentine

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 woman 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 stare into his eyes and trace the scruff along his jawline. “It’s okay to be vulnerable sometimes, Xavier. You can be that with me. The past is just that—the past. I base how I feel about you on the man I know you are today. You’re protective and strong, and above all else, you have an amazing heart.”
He closes his eyes and leans into my touch. “You don’t know what you’re asking for. I’m so fucked up, Anna.”
I bite my lip and cradle his face in my hands. “You’re not. I wish you could see what I do.”
I know we’ve had problems, and our relationship is nowhere near perfect, but right now I don’t care about any of that. Every inch of me craves him. I want him to know that me matters to me—that I’m not going anywhere.
I lean in closer to him and he closes his eyes again before resting his forehead against mine, resisting my kiss. “If we smash these fucking friendship rules there’s no going back. Once I have you—that’s it, you’re mine. I won’t allow another man to take what’s mine. Do you understand?”


Right, I finished Phenomenal X a few days ago and I've needed time to gather my emotions. I've been a huge fan of Michelle since I first picked up Black Falcon series so this book was high on my 'can't-fucking-wait-need-the-book-like-yesterday-reading-list'. 

Let me tell you, Michelle NEVER disappoints! Phenomenal X is her best book yet. What? you say. Yeah, you heard me,! 

I never read a book and compare it to another book. Never ever. BUT with Phenomenal X I was in a way comparing him to my ultimate fighter (actually he's my ultimate everything, full stop). My ultimate has always been Remy 'riptide' Tate. I never thought I'd find another to come close to him. However...

I feel like Phenomenal X has just got into the ring with Remy, stood toe-to-toe, nose-to-nose with him and said 'I'm Phenomenal X, fucking bring it' It's a match I wouldn't bet on because I honestly believe my Remy has just met his match. I no longer have an ultimate. I have two. Michelle has managed to do what I thought would never be done, she's given us someone who not only stands up to my ultimate but may very well surpass him.

Xaviar Cold. he is just everything swoon worthy. His fierce loyalty and love just adds to everything I love about him but that growl. My God I can hear him growl in my head.

Anna is a great character. Very sweet, funny, and just innocent in so many way. There is emotional baggage with the both of them in a way which adds to their building relationship. Michelle has created something very special with these characters. I've been known to say I would cut off my own boob for Michelle's signed books... hint hint hint, you need a trip over the pond, Michelle. I need to meet you!! haha... but with Phenomenal X aka Xaviar Cold, I would gladly cut both boobs off!!

One word of advice: make sure your partner is available and on 'hand' when you're reading this book. You're gonna need him/her! The hotness is of the charts. Holy shit man, Phenomenal X definitely deserves the name he's been given. He truly is PHENOMENAL!! mmmm you may also need a couple a pairs of clean panties. And B.O.B.

I really am not going to tell you anything about this book. You HAVE to read it. It's a must read. The characters are great. The storyline is great. It's smoking hot. It will get your blood pumping!

5 Phenomenal stars!!!

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Author Bio:

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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