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While I'm happy i finally got to find out what happened with X and Anna I'm not impressed. We waited what felt like FOREVER to get the rest of this story and it was seriously so meh i can't even force myself to shrug. Anna was a total basket case. one minute she's telling X she's there for him and they can work through whatever and the next moment she needs space. this went on for a good chunk of the book and got very tiresome with the back and forth. by the end of the book i was just happy it was over.
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It's been a little while since I listened to book 1 in this awesome Duet so, for me to recap, get the full background and powerful impact of this book I eagerly went back and relistened to Phenomenal X all over again.... which was no hardship at all!! And, after it was over, I was more than ready to hear what life's going to throw at X and Anna next.... so buckle up and hold on coz it's a crazy ride.
Sadly, Xavier (aka X) is still his own worst enemy because he's tormented with constant doubts about himself being worthy of Anna.... which is understandable and deep rooted coming from his tragic, heartbreaking and torturous childhood.... a childhood that still haunts him today. Told in various flashbacks in time and my heart ached for what he went through and witnessed. Then, just when he thinks that he and Anna can finally work things out life throws various vicious curveballs at them which results in Chapters filled with drama, angst, anguish, secrets, heartache and very real danger too because X suddenly comes face-to-face with someone from his past that threatens everything. Then the twists just keep coming and X and Anna's newly found happiness is destroyed by X's need to protect Anna from everything... including himself - which leads to mistrust, secrets, heartbreak and unanswered phone calls. However, there's some unexpected shocking news that finally has X living for the present instead of dwelling in the past.... but the past isn't quite finished with him yet as a long-dead, insane and evil truth is uncovered and revealed.
Great second part to this very enjoyable Duet - there were some unlikely and unbelievable manipulations by the WWF Writers..... but it certainly didn't interfere with my enjoyment of this book one bit. X is a sexy, dirty talking, vulnerable and damaged Hero who you just want to hug (well, maybe more!!) and make his world a better place but alas he doesn't need me, he has Anna for that, and she grew much stronger as time went on and circumstances demanded more from her. There was character growth, heat, sizzling chemistry, passion and hot sex as they both loved each other fiercely, protected each other despite any consequences and they were eventually rewarded with a much deserved HEA together with a happy family reunion. Dual POV's, not a standalone listen and the narrators were absolutely flawless bringing the whole storyline, and its many characters, to life making this a perfect listen.
Worth a credit? Ms Valentine really packed so much into this Duet and she had me emotionally wrung-out but very happy after this phenomenal and very addictive listen that was so worth the credit.
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If you could sum up Xavier Cold in three words, what would they be?
wrestling, champion and sex .... yeah
What other book might you compare Xavier Cold to, and why?
reading this book all i could think about is WWE... kinda sad but they made Xavier's story intense and Anna's troubles with her father was hard to get past
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Yeah Anna's cousin is amazing specially the way she speaks to her mother and that Anna Sweets punch to Rex's face was amazing
Any additional comments?
Honeslty do love the series wish it was longer