Friday, April 25, 2014

Phenomenal X - Hard Knocks Book #1 - by Michelle A. Valentine

Phenomenal X (Hard Knocks, #1)Phenomenal X by Michelle A. Valentine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Xavier is a wrestler with a troubled past.

Anna is a good christian girl running away from a father who wants to control her.

Xavier wants Anna and she wants him but they try to keep their relationship in the friends zone.
Events unfold that push these too damaged souls together.
Anna wants to save Xavier from his demons and Xavier wants to protect her at all costs.

I enjoyed this book but to be honest I didn't get to the can't put it down feeling until about 50% into it. The beginning was a little boring, I love Xavier he is hot, sweet and that guy who doesn't know how good he is until he sees himself through the right girls eyes. It just takes awhile for him to start to get there.

Anna fell a bit flat for me in personality but again picked up about 50% through the book I started to like her and root for her.

I was not expecting a cliffhanger ending, was surprising don't know if I liked it but I am curious as to where the author will go from here in book two and how she will close up the story.

I gave it 4 out of 5 stars because I believe the character of Xavier was really well developed and was the major part of why I wanted to know what would happen next. Hopefully in book two Ms. Valentine will give us more of Xavier's point of view.

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