Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Phenomenal X-- Michelle Valentine

As if I didn't already love Michelle's other work already-- here she has gone and made me an even bigger fan with X!! What can I say about Xavier Cold except-- OMG!!! Love this man!!

I fell hard for X and Anna's story, right from the beginning- I rooted for X the entire time, even when I was rooting for Anna to make him work for it. The two of them had me hooked- there wasn't a moment that I didn't feel that way.

My heart broke when theirs did, and I laughed and cried with them as well. I felt it all- that's what Michelle did- she made me feel the story. It truly was awesome.

I knew I would love it because of the fighter story line, as I have loved all previous books with that type of hero, but this one really sits high up there for me. I wasn't crazy about the whole professional wrestling aspect of it, but the fact that the drama was deeper than that- that is really what drew me to the sport I think. I did feel as though there were some similarities with this book and Katy Evans' Remy-- but totally not in a negative way. I loved that book as well!!

Now for that ending, what can I say--- Michelle, you are killing me!!!! I cannot even describe the despair that I felt- such was their heartbreak. I need the next book, like yesterday!! I actually finished this one months ago, but have still been nursing a hangeover from it, so I am just now getting to write my review. It was just that good.

This book receives an absolute 5 stars from me, and I cannot wait to get my hands on the continuation of X and Anna's story!! Please girl, don't make me wait long!!!!


I stare into his eyes and trace the scruff along his jawline. “It’s okay to be vulnerable sometimes, Xavier. You can be that with me. The past is just that—the past. I base how I feel about you on the man I know you are today. You’re protective and strong, and above all else, you have an amazing heart.”

He closes his eyes and leans into my touch. “You don’t know what you’re asking for. I’m so fucked up, Anna.”

I bite my lip and cradle his face in my hands. “You’re not. I wish you could see what I do.”

I know we’ve had problems, and our relationship is nowhere near perfect, but right now I don’t care about any of that. Every inch of me craves him. I want him to know that me matters to me—that I’m not going anywhere.

I lean in closer to him and he closes his eyes again before resting his forehead against mine, resisting my kiss. “If we smash these fucking friendship rules there’s no going back. Once I have you—that’s it, you’re mine. I won’t allow another man to take what’s mine. Do you understand?”


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