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review 2016-11-15 12:23
Xavier Cold (Hard Knocks) by Michelle A. Valentine (2016-01-20) - Michelle A. Valentine

Because everyone deserves a Happily Ever After!

After reading Part 1 of this story in the previous book, I couldn't wait to see how it ended!

Anna and X were forced into an arrangement that would test their relationship, and boy, did it ever! Michelle set this up so beautifully, and I was filled with anxiety about how this would play out.

Not only the arrangement with Tension, but it seemed that everyone was laying down a challenge for Anna and X, from X's childhood enemies to Anna's family.

I enjoyed reading X's transformation throughout this book, and was really rooting for him in the end. Anna, too, seemed to transform, and I was happy with the people they became.

These two definitely got the HEA they so desperately needed!

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review 2016-08-21 04:00
But what was his signature move?!
Phenomenal X - Michelle A. Valentine

I call foul on there being no real entertainment wrestling until the 70%! We learn that his entrance song is X Going Give It To Ya by DMX but never learn his signature wrestling move. Come on, give the people what they came here for!!!!

 

Look, middle school me who gasped when Stephanie McMahon decided to stay with Triple H, cheered for the Hardy Boyz, and named a gold fish Lita, kept reading this book and rated it. This honestly read like middle/high school entertainment wrestling fan fiction with its syurp-y sweet heroine and over-the-top damaged background, lacking much of a personality (we do get three or four povs from the hero), and borderline scary possessive big sexy dude. The protection of a grizzly but mostly acts like pooh bear; his personality was definitely off kilter.

 

This was so over-the-top and dreamy girl fan fiction-y and it's a book one, as in the heroine and hero's story doesn't end. This was fine for a slight nostalgic trip to my old WWE fan days (no mention of this in the story, just with it staring a wrestler it made me think back to those characters) but I'll be stopping here and not continuing with their story.

 

For a Kindle Freebie, not bad at all :)  

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text 2016-08-21 00:24
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Phenomenal X - Michelle A. Valentine

"Ready, beautiful? Let’s get you home before you turn into a pumpkin.”
I take his hand and laugh. “Did you just reference a princess story? Macho guys like you aren’t supposed to do that.”
He pulls me up against his side and wraps his arm around my shoulders. “We do if we’re hoping to be a woman’s Prince Charming someday.”


Y'all. I'm getting tipsy.

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text 2016-08-20 23:08
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Phenomenal X - Michelle A. Valentine

Luckily for me, he fills in the gap.

“You can call me Xavier.”

Things begin to click for me. “Is that where the X comes from?”

“It is.”

I lick my lips before I wonder out loud, “How about the ‘Phenomenal’ part?”

His eyes flick down to my lips and then back up again. “I could tell you, but I think it’d be a whole lot more fun if I showed you where that portion of my name comes from.”

 

 

Starting to wonder what kind of wine this would pair best with. 

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text 2016-08-20 22:34
Reading Update: Page 1
Phenomenal X - Michelle A. Valentine

Ye, gods! Where is my Kindle Freebie month taking me?!

I freebie downloaded this and with a fair amount of trepidation I shall honor the Random Number Generators choice....

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