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Anna Cortez mixes business and pleasure after she takes a job as the assistant to Xavier Cold, a.k.a. the wrestler Phenomenal X...follow them as their story finishes up in XAVIER COLD.
“Figure out how to control all the rage inside you before it destroys us both.”
After reading Phenomenal X last year, I was dying for it’s sequel. It’s felt like the wait has been forever, but I was so happy to get the conclusion to Anna and Xavier’s story!
Due to the events that took place at the end of Phenomenal X, Xavier and Anna have a rocky few months ahead of them. It’s not an ideal situation, but it’s nothing they can’t handle. Or so they think. Being back in X’s childhood ...more
This is the final book for X and Anna and I wish I could say it was as good as the first one but it breaks my heart that I can't. It's still a good story....it's just that the plot is a bit overused and cliché and I really wanted something unique and fresh for these two.
It starts out with X getting bailed out of jail for his assault on Rex in the ring. He doesn't have to go back to jail but he still has repercussions...one being to stay away from the "wrestling" company, Tension, for ...more
(ARC provided by author)
(BR with Sharon)
In the second book in Xavier Cold & Anna Cortez's story, it begins with the couple dealing with the consequences & aftermath of Xavier losing his temper. Another wrestler knows just how to push his buttons, & when Xavier finally snaps, it lands him in hot water with Tension. His job is now at risk, & he is worried he has ruined his chances of becoming the World Heavyweight Champion. He is put on suspension & this not only ...more
Like many tedious fans awaiting bk2's arrival, YESSAH, I got my copy! Hehe, *Hallelujah!*
Xavier Cold is all we could want and more. Xavier is really put into a hot spot as he feels his life--past and present, his career, and his need to protect Anna from his demons come full term.
With how things ended in the first book, I'm sure everyone is biting their finger nails as to what will happen to Xavier as he is being ...more
I must admit I was a bit disappointed with the continuation of Xavier & Anna’s love story. The overall story was good, just not as great as I was hoping for. This picks up right where Phenomenal X left off, I found the multiple storylines a bit dramatic at times and there were just too many obstacles thrown in X and Anna’s way, along with too much self-doubt for both of them and X’s self-loathing was sad, I missed the confident, cocky alpha that he was in Phenomenal X !! ...more
It picks up right where the first book finished which was good as I hate it when authors spend loads of time going back over what happened previously, and while I fully expected Rex and Deena to still be a thorn in Xavier and Anna's lives. I didn't expect so much drama from so ...more
Note: If you haven't read Phenomenal X just yet , then you might want to read it first before starting Xavier Cold. The book continues right where the first book ended.
It only took one moment for Xavier to lose control, and now he is on the verge of losing his career as a professional wrestler. After beating the hell out of his oponent, the company decides to suspend Xavier from the following...more
Please don't release too quick as I have over 100 books on my kindle I've yet to read!!!!
The ultimate alpha with the whole package, I absolutely love Xavier Cold! Gorgeous with dark hair ...more
Title: Xavier Cold
Series: Hard Knocks, #2
Author: Michelle A. Valentine
Age Group: New Adult
Characters: Anna Cortez, Xavier Cold "Phenomenal X"
Point of View: Dual First
Happily Ever After: (view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)]
Release Date: January 20th 2016
Date Read: January 14th, 2016
Overall Rating: 2.5 Stars
Usually I love anything that Michelle writes I even enjoyed ...more
This book totally ruined my book crush for Xavier Cold T.T
Anyway, I rated this one with 3 stars: all in all, it wasn't that bad, I still couldn't put it down, since I was totally hooked. I feel like watching WWE, because wrestling guys... they're sooooo hot.
Xavier Cold is #2 in the Hard Knock Series by Michelle A. Valentine. I was looking forward to this one after the way #1 Phenomenal X ended. Anna and Xavier now find that they both have to fight harder than before for each other as demons from the past and those around then try to cause problems and pull them apart.
The conclusion to Anna and Xavier’s story it was not going to be an easy one for them. They had to deal with a lot, ...more
After the crazy cliff-hanger that we had in Phenomenal X, I have been waiting on pins and needles for this book, and it did NOT disappoint! Xavier Cold picks up right where Phenomenal X ended, and we are thrown for so many twists and turns in this book, that I wasn’t sure at times if Anna and X could ever be together without problems.
I really enjoyed how we got to see more of the struggle of X trying to figure out how to tell Anna about ...more
It took awhile to reach us, but the conclusion to Xavier and Anna's story was worth the wait! Xavier Cold picks up immediately after the final pages of Phenomenal X so if you didn't read book 1, stop here and go dig into Phenomenal X now. For everyone else, let's get to it :-)
"Our love— it’s unbreakable."
Now, Anna should know that making a statement like that is basically throwing down the gauntlet for the universe to prove otherwise, don't you think?
X is still reeling from the ...more
The story, for me, picked right back up. Michelle A. Valentine does a great job with helping us fill in any blanks we might have, but really once I was a chapter into ...more
3.75 Angel Stars
When Xavier's temper gets the best of him, he has to decide if he can control himself, keep Anna safe and fight off his past demons... especially when some of those demons are real human beings who are bound and determined to drag him down.
At the same time, Anna had to decide if she's strong enough to wether Xavier's moods, anger and secretiveness, as well her family and her ex trying to bring her back into the fold.
Will family, friends, ...more
"I stared into the eyes of the man I love without a doubt, and there's no question that this is who I was made for, the man I was supposed to spend the rest of my life with. Our love--it's unbreakable. "
Xavier Cold is finally here!!! I can not even begin to tell you how excited I was to get my hands on this book. I have been waiting and I mean waiting a long time for this book to get into my hands. And now that it's finally here, I couldn't be happier.
Xavier Cold picks ...more
~ 5 Stars ~
Xavier Cold is the much anticipated conclusion of Anna and Xavier's love story. This book is NOT a standalone. Phenomenal X must be read first to understand this book.
This book takes off right where book 1 ends. Xavier Cold is told in Dual POV and I was so happy to see that. We still get more of Anna's POV but we got so much more of Xavier's!! That was the one thing I was missing from book 1. I wanted to know what ...more
Xavier Cold was the long awaiting ending to the GIANT cliffhanger that was Phenomenal X. Having been awhile since I read the first book I took the time to reread the first book and boy am I glad I did. Not only did it remind me how much I loved that book but there were so many important details I had forgotten. Xavier Cold picks up right where Phenomenal X left off and quickly surprises start happening.
“What are you doing to me, beautiful? You’re changing ...more
When I saw that we were finally getting book two in this series, this was my reaction ---
Let me tell you It was an excellent read!! Xavier Cold and Anna take you on a journey that picks up exactly where book one ended, so yes you need to read book one. These two together are explosive and sometimes I wanted to reach into the book and slap Xavier but Anna always kept him in place so all is well. This books let's you into the background of Xavier, how he grew up, what he endured, what he ...more
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.
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