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.
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Jennifer's 5 Star Review!
Ok so I have been a fan of Michelle Valentine for a while now and when I heard she was working on a new book I just had to read it. Then I found out that this book was going to be about a guy that is a professional wrestler and I started seeing teasers for the book and I thought I was going to die waiting for it to be released. Just as soon as the ARC of this book hit my Kindle I wanted to jump up and down and scream. I could finally get my hands on X!!!! OMG Michelle Valentine did not disappoint with this book! However as much as I am loving X I am also having a huge love/hate relationship with this book right now. There was one point where I seriously considered throwing my Kindle across the room and said a few things that should never be repeated. But regardless of that Phenomenal X is beyond amazing!!
I am not gonna give away any spoilers in my review, but I will say that X is my new favorite book boyfriend. He is hot as hell and over the top sexy. Anna is strong in her own way and is finally able to get out from under her father’s rules and have a life of her own. I am also loving Quinn, Anna’s cousin and Quinn’s mom, Dee. I would also love to get my hands on Deena and show her a few things; I can’t stand a jealous vindictive bitch. And I will gladly take Anna’s place by X’s side any day if she ever gets tired of him!!!!!!!
I will now be stalking Michelle Valentine’s fan page on a daily basis waiting for a release date for book 2 in this new series. I might even need a little bit of therapy before it comes out because I think I am seriously addicted to X now. LOL This book is way more than a 5 star read but since 5 is the most any site will let me put I guess I will be clicking 5 stars everywhere that I can!!!!!!
Some of Jennifer’s Favorite Quotes
“Have you ever felt a connection with someone without even knowing them? When I look at you, I see goodness. I've not had a lot of good shit happen to me in my life, so when I see something pure, I'm drawn to it.”
“I could do things to your body that most women only dream about while reading their dirty, porn romance novels, and I promise you’d f****** enjoy it.”
“There’s something about him that makes me crave to be wild and out of control. He’s like freedom, wrapped up in one sexy package. A package that has me thinking about things that I shouldn’t.”
“I love you, Anna, no matter what happens next,” I whisper. “And I always will.” Tears continue to flow from her beautiful green eyes, but she gives me a slight smile. “I’ll love you forever.”
“Do what you want, not what you think people want you to do.”
“No one should be forced to live their life in any way other than how they choose.”
“I haven’t even kissed you yet, and I’m already f****** hard. Spend the night with me. Let me show you just how good I can make you feel.”
“Anna, so help me, if you don’t grow a pair of lady nuggets right now and admit out loud how you really feel, I will ship you back to Uncle Simon tonight.”
“We all have things that haunt us- things we’d like to forget. The key is to not allow then to get in the way of our happiness.”
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.