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Phenomenal X (Hard Knocks Book One) (Hard Knocks Series 1) by [Valentine, Michelle A.]
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Book

New York Times
#21 ebook bestseller May 11th 2014

PHENOMENAL X, by Michelle A. Valentine. (Michelle A. Valentine.) One lustful night changes everything between a superstar wrestler and a naïve college graduate.

USA Today
Bestseller May 1st 2014, #49
 and May 8th, 2014, #86

Anna Cortez mixes business and pleasure after she takes a job as the assistant to Xavier Cold, a.k.a. the wrestler Phenomenal X
MORE BOOKS FROM THE AUTHOR:

The Black Falcon Series
ROCK THE BEGINNING
ROCK THE HEART
ROCK THE BAND
ROCK MY BED
ROCK MY WORLD
ROCK THE BEAT
ROCK MY BODY
Hard Knocks Series
PHENOMENAL X
XAVIER COLD 
The Collectors Series
DEMON AT MY DOOR
COMING SOON--DEMON IN MYBED
A Sexy Manhattan Fairytale
NAUGHTY KING
FEISTY PRINCESS
DIRTY ROYALS (Releases: June 7th)
Wicked White Series
WICKED WHITE
WICKED REUNION 
WICKED LOVE

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Product Details

  • File Size: 1413 KB
  • Print Length: 335 pages
  • Publisher: Michelle A. Valentine Books, LLC (April 22, 2014)
  • Publication Date: April 22, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JS9YJPQ
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,644 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I really enjoy all of Michelle A. Valetine's books and .while I admit that I was sceptical about liking this one, I really did. I didnt really like the idea of the male lead being a professional wrestler, but I have to say Michelle proved me wrong.
Xavier and Anna meet on a plane. Anna is escaping her oppressive family and Xavier is heading to his home town after being gone for two years. Xavier immediately finds Anna's indifference to him very attractive. They become fast friends but Xavier insist that he isn’t good for Anna and Anna is not really looking for a relationship.
I really found it interesting that both Anna and Xavier suffered abuse at the hands of religion. Xavier having been punished harshly by his crazy religious grandmother and Anna being oppressed by her family because of their strict religious beliefs. Also, Anna is all things good while Xavier considers himself all things bad. Like she is the light to his dark. Their story really is a sweet one. Anna is experiencing that she doesn’t always have to be perfect and she is helping Xavier realize that he isn’t a horrible person in the process. The sex was really steamy in this book, when it finally happened. Seventy percent in on my kindle and let tell you, I was like, finally! Whew! The writing was fantastic as usual but let me warn you now; there is a huge cliffy at the end of this book. I was left feeling really pissed off. I am literally dying for the next. Thanks, Michelle! LOL
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My rating: 4 of 5 ⭐️

After twenty one years of following the rules, Anna Cortez finally finds the courage to defy her father's wishes and flies off to Detroit to stay with her much more liberal aunt and cousin. Scared and excited with the prospect of starting a new life of her own design, she settles into her economy seat. But a slight mishap has the gorgeous man with the pretty eyes in first class offer her the seat next to him. Having lived in a very controlled and protected environment, Anna has no clue she has caught the eye of professional wrestling superstar, Phenomenal X.

It isn't often that Xavier Cold returns to the city he grew up in. He doesn't have very many good memories, although there are some good people in Detroit he likes to visit whenever he is back in town. A week off before he is back on with the wrestling tour and then the drive for the championship. A week he wouldn't mind spending with the gorgeous little brunette he manipulated in the seat next to him, but he knows she is not that kind of girl and he is not about to ruin her.

The attraction is almost instant but their boundaries are clear. Xavier needs an assistant and Anna needs a job, so friendship is as far as this will go. But if the week they spent getting to know each other as 'friends' wasn't enough temptation, finding themselves assigned to one and the same hotelroom due to a booking issue, was sure to push them right over the edge!!

****

Bad news is.... It's a CLIFFY!!! Good news is....There is MORE COMING!!! Yes, this is only the first book and it is open-ended, HOWEVER, it is a semi-happy ending, with a clilff-hanger twist. I know it doesn't make sense now, but if you just go out and read it, you will know exactly what I'm talking about!!
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I have been really excited about this book for a while, so as soon as I saw it I one-clicked away. It was just the same regurgitated New Adult themes thrown together.
1."Good" girl meets "Bad" boy with mommy issues. He is obviously going to be a man whore who is instantly reformed by his instant, and I mean instantaneous, connection with this stranger.
2. The only original part was that he was wrestler, like fake WWE wrestling, not a UFC fighter. This just made it lame. Extremely lame. How can you have an actual badass then put him in a man soap opera.
3. Cliffhanger. You think you have at least another chapter when....Bam the first chapter of her new book. *face palm*

I will not be wasting anymore of my time or money on this series, that I didn't know was going to be a series.
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I'm sorry but this was one of the stupidest things I have read. No story line what's so ever!

Here we have Anna, 20 something, that pratically ran from her daddy, because he is some controlling freak.. and then we have X - the alpha male, the wrestler WHO HOWEVER is not really a wrestler but a fake wrestler. Still don't get it? He doesn't really wrestle, he fake wrestles for TV.. Pathetic, the both of em. After a work of friendly hanging out, she is in love with him and he can't love because he is not capable...but not even 10 hours later he is professing his love to her.
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Okay. Okay. I realize it mentions that he's a wrestler in the book description but I was invisioning like an Olympic wrestler or a guy who moves to MMA fighting with a background in wrestling. I did not invision a long haired, steroid, WWF wrestler. Is that hot? Not for me.

What's also not hot, the writing, again, like so many new books out there... The characters are seriously immature. I'm not interested in reading this type of book that sells you in this "hot" "bad boy" romance and instead leaves you... Wishing you never read it.

I didn't even make it half way. Glad I didn't. Reading through reviews I found out its a CLIFFHANGER. Awesome. A badly written book with no end.

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