by 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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I force my mind to think about my upcoming match, and after a couple of seconds my dick calms down and I’m able to function like a normal human being again.
“I won’t be long. You can take the bed. I’ll make a spot on the floor.”
She shakes her head. “Don’t be ridiculous. You have a match tomorrow, you need your rest. I’ll take the floor.”
“Anna,” I warn. “There’s no way in hell I’ll allow you to sleep on the floor.”
She sighs, knowing I won’t give in on this. “Fine. We’re both adults—we can share the bed.”
I raise my eyebrows. “You’re okay with that?”
“Of course I am, silly. We’re friends, and I trust you.” She tries to play it off as a joke to make it seem like sleeping in the same bed with me isn’t a big deal, but I know her better than that.
I want her to know she can trust me. “You don’t have to—”
“No arguing. It’s a king-sized bed, so it won’t be an issue.”
“You sure?” I quiz her.
“I trust you. I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t.”
I’m pretty sure I break the record for the fastest shower known to man. The idea of lying inches away
from her all night sends a thrill through me. I roll my eyes at myself as I realize that I’m thinking like a fucking teenage girl excited of the possibility of touching someone I have a crush on. I scrub my hands down my face and attempt to convince myself to chill the fuck out.
I’ve got to get a handle on this thing because if this keeps up, I’m going to scare her off with my psycho obsession.
If she could ever see inside my head, she’d surely run away screaming.
GAHHHH!!! simply amazing. Michelle has blown my mind. I have read all her books and loved every single one. But this, this is on a whole differen't level of amazingness. Michelle blew me away with all the details about the story and the wrestling life.She captured Xavier's story beautifully. We meet a broken girl on the run from her over protective , overbearing and overly Christian family. She is trying to escape her planned out life. She is on a plane headed to her aunts place, to stay with her and try to find her way in the world and a fresh chance to start over . Little does she know, her life is about to be turned upside down and never will be the same. She meets Phenomenal X. She has no idea who he is and events lead up to her sitting beside him. They talk and hit it off. They leave the plane and she realizes he has her stuff. She contacts them and from the moment they meet up, things change. She is insanely attracted to him, but she will not be that woman. They start a friendship while he is on vacation and they fight their feelings for each other. In the end he has to go back to his career and she decides to take him up on his offer of being his personal assistant. Over time the barriers start to fall and they get to know each other more. They cannot help falling for each other. But will Xavier's past demons and his enemy get in the way of his title shot, the woman he is falling madly in love with and his freedom? you will have to read to find out. It was simply AMAZING! best of Michelle's books to date! I cannot wait for more! I need it NOW!!!!!
"When are you going to finally hear me? You're everything to me. I'd trade my very soul to protect you, because you're worth it. I'll never let anyone hurt you, ever, and no one is going to take you away from me. No. One."
"You have too much light to be clouded by the dark."