Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Phenomenal X by Michelle Valentine Review & Giveaway

 
 
 
 
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 na├»ve 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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~ Kim's Review ~
 

Admittedly I know NOTHING about the world of professional wrestling. So going into Phenomenal X the only thing I had going through my mind was......




Yes, that's what I thought about. Admittedly, there was a time or two while reading the book I seriously considered standing on the back of my couch as if it was the top rope of the ring and fling myself off. Alas, I'm not really into broken bones so I refrained. That's a guaranteed one way ride in .....



and that my friends would interrupt my reading time and NOTHING interrupts my reading time.

Michelle did a fantastic job developing the characters of Anna & Xavier "X". Anna is the quintessential good girl that's branching out by herself, expanding her wings and leaving home. She comes from a controlling environment which leads to her "growing" once she is out from under her father's control.

Xavier well he's a bad boy and once he meets Anna, in quite an unusual way, he just knows..



He admits to it but he can't give up the little bit of good Anna brings into his life. You will see when you read this one exactly how their relationship develops.

I experienced quite a range of emotions while reading Phenomenal X. Our first glimpse of X through Anna's eyes made me want to .......



Oh this bad boy is HOT!!!! and he also is quite endearing in his own unique way. I loved the fact he couldn't stay away from her despite what he "thought" was for the best. I also had a few moments where I...



There were a couple parts in this book where something's were misunderstood and some things were just plain ......



even with an explanation I felt like that. As with any good book there's always a character you just can't stand and if we're lucky there's two. Well there were definitely a couple ladies that I wanted to smack around but then I thought....



why waste my energy on them... When Michelle delved deeper into the character of Xavier there were points where I thought...



there were so many....



There's a time in the book where something comes up and what it was had me....



and I kept telling Anna just.....



and.....



I was so really angry at this point of the book. I saw what could go down and knew it would be a recipe for disaster. Let me just say what I thought would go down didn't and what did left me....



Oh boy!! It was about this time I noticed that I didn't have that much more left to read of Phenomenal X. I would have to say I started to...



and when I got to the end I realized okay there's an ending but I need more and I want ....



What's going to happen next? I have this deep rooted feeling that Anna & Xavier's journey has just started and that it's going to be a very bumpy road for the two of them. There are definite issues these two well need to work out and face and I'm praying they face these together!

Phenomenal X was a 5 star read for me. I love to watch a character grow and become in charge of themselves and take a stand. I loved how beautifully the relationship developed between the two. Nothing is supposed to be easy and it definitely wasn't that. X recognizes Anna for who she is, good, and it just broke my heart that he doesn't recognize who he is. His image of himself is one that was formed as a result of his past and when you learn his reasoning's behind why he wrestles professionally for a living, besides money, I swear it will break your heart.

I have to say for an author who just wrapped up a fabulous series that I immensely loved she has really showed me that she can bring it! There is depth in this book. It's not all about the.....



sex and believe me there is PLENTY of that! I think in the end we are going to find two characters who find themselves, each other and the opportunity to break free from horrific pasts. I can't wait.....



An ARC was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. I also purchased the book because this one I highly recommend and if you don't read this then Killa Kim is going to...



HA! Just kidding :)


~ 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, tattoos and sexy musicians inspired her BLACK FALCON series. You can connect with Michelle via the following links:
 
 
 
~ Giveaway ~
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13 comments:

  1. Music of the heart <3

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  2. Rock the Heart!

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  3. This review rocked.. My fav...hmm I loved them all, since it is fresh in my mind, Rock the Beat...I so want the ebook of Phenomenal X though.. fingers crossed.

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  4. I love my Kimmy aka Stick Girl!!!

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  5. Rock the Heart is probably my favorite! Thanks for the giveaway!

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