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Phenomenal X (Hard Knocks Book One) [Kindle Edition]

Michelle A. Valentine
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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.

Look for XAVIER COLD Early Summer 2015

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

“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!
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“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
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“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
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“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
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“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
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“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
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“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


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About the Author

New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author Michelle A. Valentine is a Central Ohio nurse turned author of erotic romance and New Adult novels. Her love of hard-rock music and tattoos inspire her sexy novels.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1408 KB
  • Print Length: 335 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1499190433
  • Publisher: Michelle A. Valentine Books, LLC (22 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JS9YJPQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #27,953 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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New York Times Best Selling author Michelle A. Valentine is a Central Ohio nurse turned author of erotic and New Adult romance.Her love of hard-rock music, tattoos and sexy musicians inspired her BLACK FALCON series.
Book teasers and excepts can be found on her website: http://www.michelleavalentine.com

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 25 April 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I absolutely love Michelle's other books. I feel short changed that this book finished at 90%. Perhaps Phenomenal X was hyped up too much....I don't know. What I do know is that I really wanted to love this book but I found it just ok. This hurts me to say this. I will buy the next book but please, at the very least make it a full 100%
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected...... 22 April 2014
By Vicky
Format:Kindle Edition
Was looking forward to this book for a while, I think the anticipation built up for me because of that and the hype surrounding it but the storyline didn't live up to it. It was more or less a predictable New Adult book with a possessive alpha male with problems and the sweet innocent girl that seems to pop up all the time, it would of been nice to have more of story about Anna's background, not just the bare minimum which was enough to plant her in Xavier's path and for her to 'relate' to him.....but don't worry you have the usual evil ex that's always hovering and the nemesis who's out to ruin the hero for stupid reasons. It's a two part series; I'm disappointed from the read so I don't think I'll finish it off. Don't get me wrong it was alright and most people like these type of plot lines, I was just expecting something different which this book wasn't.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal X 24 April 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I so wanted to like this book but I found it fell very short, for me it was too similar to other better written books ( Real) and the cliff hanger at the end was to unbelievable. I'm not sure I'm even tempted to buy the second book unless it's considerable better priced. I did have real high hopes for this book but it just didn't hit the mark.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not sure...... 2 May 2014
By Deborah TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
This is the first book I've read by this author and I must admit I have mixed feelings about it, some of the reviews mentioned that it was similar to Real and yes in a lot of ways it is but what really spoilt Real for me was Brooke, she annoyed me in the first, annoyed me more in the second so I never bothered with the third whereas in this book I really liked Anna, Xavier Cold, odd name bugged me all the way through, I liked Xavier as well faults and all, despite his name, he's an interesting character and what woman seriously doesn't love a bad boy.
The main issue I had was the wrestling, with Real, MMA fighting is hot, wrestling not so much I just couldn't picture it and yes I knew before I started reading he was a wrestler but the cover is seriously hot and I read a review which had me really wanting to read it but I couldn't take it seriously, I've never watched wrestling and never wanted to but the fact that it's scripted just takes away from it for me and the only wrestler I could think of was The Rock, so, and I know this is so wrong but in order for this book to work for me I pictured him as a MMA fighter, only way I could get my head round it.
Will I read the next book, I don't know but if I'm being honest I expected more from this book I liked not only the two main characters but Quinn as well but it didn't offer anything new.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just ok 28 April 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'd been looking forward to this one for months but for me it didn't live up to the hype. I felt the story had been done before and didn't believe the relationship between Anna and X. I'm also peed off that it finished at 90%. What's all that about? I've been short changed somewhere. I really wanted to love this but it was just ok.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely..Phenomenal!! 23 April 2014
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OMG it can't end there!!! I need Book 2 like now!! 5 stars just doesn't seem enough, if I could rate it higher I would. WOW!! This is one of the best books I have read..ever. I LOVED it!! Phenomenal X or Xavier is HOT HOT HOT!! I fell head first in lust as soon as he appeared on the page. Not only is he tall, dark, two hundred and sixty five pounds of pure muscle and covered in tats. He is also a wrestler with a very protective nature when it comes to his lady.

Anna Cortez meets Xavier on a plane when a drink is split on her and he offers her the seat next to him. From the second they lock eyes there is a connection between them. That just builds the more they are around each other. They agree to be "friends" because Anna doesn't do casual sex and Xavier doesn't know anything else. When Anna gets fired from her job, Xavier offers her the position of being his PA. Knowing if she doesn't accept, she will never see him again, she agrees. Being thrown into the wrestling world Anna has to woman up and leave her own life behind. Giving in to their feelings X and Anna begin a relationship but it's not all a bed of roses. They have Xavier's bitter ex PA/F'Buddy watching their every move and Xavier's ultimate rival trying to do everything he can to destroy his chance at winning the championship. Knowing that the only way to hurt Xavier is to strike at Anna, Rex goes to the writers and gets them to write a love triangle into the story which includes Rex kissing Anna. Xavier won't stand by and let it happen, he will kill before he allows anyone to touch her. The ultimate show done between Rex and Phenomenal X starts but will Xavier be able to stop before his temper and the demons from the past make him lose everything he has worked so hard for..including Anna.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ohhhh wow. 26 April 2014
By LIL
Format:Kindle Edition
The title got me and then i read what the book was about and I was like hmmm sounds like my type of book.
Then i read the reviews...... its here i saw a few of the writers fans were dissapointed with this book and it was in the reviews that I found out its a cliff hanger ending.
Two things that make me think twice about buying a book - I hate to wait for the next book!!!
Anyway I am so glad I put those two things aside..... this book was fantastic (ok apart from the cliff hanger ending).

cant wait for book two.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars A lot like Beautiful disaster meets fifty shades
Very familiar story here. A lot like Beautiful disaster meets fifty shades. I did enjoy the story and i'm looking forward to the next instalment.
Published 3 days ago by Stravvyswife
4.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal X
I adored this book. Celebrity with unaffected woman Anna who is running from her life, who he can't s stop thinking about. Read more
Published 10 days ago by KYM GROSSO
3.0 out of 5 stars Strong start, daft ending
This started so well, I was really into it.

Anna meets Xavier on a plane. She's moving away from her crazily strict father. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jacqueline showdog
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool
Awesome book
Published 2 months ago by Kim Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Amazing book must read!!
Published 3 months ago by Jadeleigh
5.0 out of 5 stars What a brilliant read!
OMG. What a brilliant read !! I can't wait for the next book. This author is brilliant. I've loved reading all of her books.
Published 3 months ago by P. J.
5.0 out of 5 stars ... could give this book 10 stars I would the best book ever
If I could give this book 10 stars I would the best book ever!!......Joan Readsalot
Published 3 months ago by joan
5.0 out of 5 stars not an emotional wreck but loved every minute of reading this story...
I can't wait for the next book in this series, not an emotional wreck but loved every minute of reading this story and need to know what happens next!!!!
Published 4 months ago by shannan
4.0 out of 5 stars I hate the cliffhanger books and there was no warning that
I would have given this book a 5 star rating, if you had not left me on such an awful cliffhanger, I hate the cliffhanger books and there was no warning that, it was going to... Read more
Published 4 months ago by suzie baxter
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read
What a great start!! I can't wait for the next book.. Read the synopsis and times of by ten for character and feeling.. I good read ;)
Published 5 months ago by Lnott7
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