Published April 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Humor
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.
This book by Belle Aurora is a breath of fresh air. It differs from other books in the same sub-genre in so many ways.
Valentina Tomic the heroine has an upsetting history and negative experiences with the male lover in her past. She is however the role model for women who pull up their big girl panties and get on with life. She owns her own clothing store and has befriended the two sales girls that she works with. She loves life and loves the people around her. This up-beat character trait lifts the reader through out the story. You must love this lady. When her girlhood friend arrives to live with her the laughter doubles.
Nikolai Leokov, a night club owner which is located right across the street from Tina’s store. He had some serious and momentous decisions to make when his father died. He chose to walk the path of honour as much as possible.
It isn’t long before Tina has befriended not only Nik, but his brothers and cousin as well. The four girls from the shop and the four guys from the nightclub are soon a tight unit. Then Nik’s past comes back to haunt him at the expense of Tina.
As the friendship builds so does the love. The author skillfully pens the changing thoughts and emotions of each of the main characters. The unwavering loyalty of family and friends is also conveyed in a meaningful way.
You fell in love with the characters as they fell in love with each other. Chuckles and head shaking abound as you read. You can’t believe the words or ideas as they spill from the fun loving mind of Tina. This was a page turner that became a friend. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.
Belle Aurora is twenty six years old and was born in the land down under.
At an early age she fell in love with reading. Boredom one summer had her scouring the bookshelves at home. She stumbled across Sandra Brown’s Breath of Scandal and fell in love with romance.
Having been brought up in a loud and boisterous family of Croatian descent, she developed a natural love for dramatics and humor. Only some years ago had she discovered a new love.
Humorous romance novels.
Kristen Ashley and R.L. Mathewson had opened a brand new world where she could lose herself yet feel safe and at home in their stories. Belle has been known to become a screeching banshee while anxiously awaiting their newest titles.
Belle never thought she would write. It had never interested her until recently. Friend-Zoned began to form and in February this year Belle typed the words Chapter One. And she fell in love.
With a creative imagination she never knew she harbored.
Friend-Zoned is the first in the Friend-Zoned series. Keep an eye out for this cheeky author. (from Goodreads Profile)
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Review by ☼ Sunny
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