4 star review of Phenomenal X by Michelle A. Valentine



Phenomenal X

Author:  Michelle A. Valentine

Genre: New Adult & College, Romance



New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Book!

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.

*** New Two Book Series from NYT & USA TODAY Bestselling author, Michelle A. Valentine***

Book Two, Xavier Cold, is LIVE!!

“This book goes straight into the favorite list and will be re-read during the wait for the next part of Xavier and Anna’s story.” Kim, Alphas Authors and Books Oh My!
“This book has it all, romance, action, suspense, and angst. I never could have predicted the ending and I think that was what was needed though. The kind of relationship that X and Anna have couldn’t be finished in one book without it feeling rushed. I am now eagerly waiting for book 2.” Heather, A Book Whores Obsession
“Phenomenal X is Michelle’s best work to date. She gives us a headstrong feisty heroine; a broken yet lovable alpha male, and a tension filled love story that will have you fanning yourself from the moment Anna first lays eyes on Xavier. Phenomenal X will have you rooting for this couple and begging for more.” Holly, Holly’s Red Hot Reviews
“This book was a perfect blend of romance and action that I would recommend to anyone who loves a very dominant man with that softer side that makes you fall in love with them.” Tasmin, Loves Books, Loves Romance
“This book was fantastic! The plot was well written, the characters were lovable, the villains made you want to throat punch somebody and the romance was off the charts!!” Reanell, Book Babes Unite
“I have been a fan of Michelle Valentine since I first started reading her rock star “Black Falcon” series, and now a fan of her Hard Knock series. She has drawn me into the world of Xavier and Anna, and I don’t want to leave.” Janeane, BJ’s Book Blog
“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.” Jen, Winding Stairs Book Blog

My Review:

Rating:  4/5 stars

This book got a lot of hype from my fellow reader friends, so I finally got on the ball and read it. Now I can see why everyone talked it up.

Xavier Cold is a professional wrestler (think John Cena) who “rescues” Anna Cortez from a bad seatmate on a plane ride from Portland to Detroit. Anna is running away from her life and her controlling father, desperately seeking to be her own person. Xavier is running away from a whole lot of bad childhood, but something about Anna gives him peace. Over the course of a week, they find this deep connection. Eventually, Xavier asks her to be his personal assistant because she needs a job and he needs her.

This is kind of a deep book. The feels are there. Xavier is hot, moody and deep. Anna is all goodness and light. Together they make a combustible couple that heat up the pages.

Warning: this book ends on a cliffhanger.


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