Friend-Zoned by Belle Aurora



Nikolai Leokov never thought he'd fall in love with the only girl he's ever befriended. 

Valentina Tomic has issues with commitment after the ultimate betrayal. 

When Tina decides to make broody Nik's day better, she never thought she would end up friends with the hard man. 

Nik has never had a woman be so affectionate to him without expecting something in return. 

Nik and Tina cordially invite you to read Friend-zoned. 

A story of friendship, humour and love.


Wow Friend-Zoned surprised me in a very good way. Someone had recommended it a while ago, so I downloaded it and promptly forgot about it. Then I saw something today about the author and thought well let's give this a try. I mean the synopsis just doesn't sound amazing. Well I start reading and next thing I know I am scrambling because I have wasted my whole day sitting with this book! I had so many things to accomplish today, chores, homework, cleaning, eating, drinking, none of which got done. I don't know how but this book managed to suck me in so much I forgot everything else. I don't think I moved until I finished it (and then noticed it was dark outside and I REALLY needed to get dinner started). Wow. It has been a while since I have read a book this good. It seems like most of them I have read recently have been not so good and very frustrating. Thank you Belle Aurora for writing this fantastic book and breaking my bad book cycle!

So why did I love it? Well right from the start you can't help but love Tina. She has a lot of bad events in her past, but she has to be the nicest, sweetest, kindest, most selfless and caring person ever! She is just amazing and generous and every kind thing you can think of! If she sees someone needs help she does not hesitate for a second to drop what she is doing and help them. It was so nice to read her story. She is one of my favorite female characters ever. She is also a total goofball which I love. I love how she sends Nik a bag of candy wax lips to break the ice. Who does that? It is awesome. Then when after they meet in person it is just over for him. I mean how can he keep up with the silly, goofy, fun and sweet storm that is Tina? Every time he turns around there she is being so cute! She just invades all of their lives so much, and you can't help but love her. 

I liked Nik a lot as well. He is a player, but they are just friends so it is all good. Until he falls for her, and how could he not? They get along so well together and they are just perfect! I loved them so much. Nik tries to help and protect Tina as much as he can. Do screw up sometimes? Yes. Does he realize it and apologize and try and do everything he can to make it up to her? Yes! He was so sweet with her. You can really see how much they care about each other and I was just waiting for them to realize they both like the other. Man there were times when you just want to yell at Tina to shut up about being just friends! Every time Nik goes to say something about being more she would pull the well we are just friends thing and make him back off. I hated it and loved it at the same time. It made it so sweet when they finally did get together. They were perfect for each other. 

While reading I looked to see how much I had left and realized I was only halfway through the book. At that point I thought what in the world? What else is going to happen?? Well something else did happen, Omarr happened. At first I thought really? You are going to add this storyline in here? I thought it would be lame, but it actually ended up being pretty entertaining. Plus you have the ex who is not too happy about being dumped (even though she wasn't really Nik's girlfriend ever) and that was done well. Really it was very entertaining, fun, funny read. I am so glad I gave it a try. I am definitely going to be reading more from this author. In fact I might just go download the next book in this series now...Maybe I should wait until tomorrow to start reading it. I do have to be up early tomorrow morning...

Rating: 4.5/5


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