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.
Release Date: April 22, 2014
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Book #1 in the Hard Knocks Series
A girl running away from her past troubles and a man constantly battling the darkness of his past come together in this story of friendship, lust, alpha male protection and fighting for what you want.
They meet by chance on a plane…
Anna is instantly attracted to this fine specimen of professional wrestler.
He smiles and a tingle erupts in my belly before spreading though the rest of my body. He’s got a great smile, and paired with those gorgeous eyes of his, it’s deadly combination of sexiness. I imagine many women have lost their ever-lovin’ minds because of that smile.
Xavier is confident and demanding to the point of being arrogant, but he still somehow makes it sexy.
Anna is a flustered mess but she finds the time to settle in with her family before enjoying a night out. She is young and naive and finds herself in a bit of trouble. WHo better to save her than Xavier….he knows how to intimidate and he uses it to his advantage.
“Whether you realized it or not, you were leaving that bar with me tonight.”
Anna and X become friends, they have an arrangement that works for them. They are both trying to do the same thing, protect Anna.
“I don’t want you to become jaded down the road when the world’s cruel realities set in. You have too much light to be clouded by the dark.”
Anna can’t help but be intrigued by Xavier, she is not only physically attracted to him but she wants to know who he is, where did he come from.
Xavier Cold is one bad man I pray I get the chance to know better.
But there is always something to hold them back and keep them in the friend zone (they seem to be perpetually stuck in this zone and reminding themselves and us of that fact.)
They realize that there is something more there…the attraction is strong and they can’t deny it. They also have developed this relationship along the way where they don’t take crap from one another, they can’t get away with anything with each other.
She’s not like any other woman I’ve ever met. The fact that she calls me out on my shit confirms her realness, and that’s what I crave more than anything in this world.
Anna and Xavier explore what it would be like to be with each other. They begin to open up to one another and fall into a comfortable pattern of existence. These two are on fire together and just when you think you know where it’s going…BAM you have NO idea what you are in for!!
Michelle A. Valentine is a Central Ohio nurse turned New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of erotic and New Adult romance. Her love of hard-rock music, tattoos, and sexy musicians inspired her erotic BLACK FALCON series.