Friend – Zoned by Belle Aurora

Title: Friend – Zoned

Author: Belle Aurora

Publication Date: April 12, 2013


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.

Top 5 Reasons Why Love Between the Sheets loves Friend-Zoned and why you will too
  1. Tina and her man magnet ass. Sweet and strong, funny and feisty she is the perfect female lead all wrapped up into the perfect package with a great ass that no man (or women in my case) can resist.
  2. Nik and his um *clears throat* very large member. My reaction to such a sight may have been a little different than Tina’s but hers was certainly highly entertaining.
  3. Cupcakes and candy, need I say more. Yum!
  4. Tina’s BFF Natalie. I mean come on, everyone knows that all Natalie’s rock!
  5. Max *total swoon*. As much as I loved Nik I am holding out hope that Max can somehow morph from a fictional character into a real human who will sweep me off my feet (just don’t tell my husband).

Natalie’s 4.5 Star Review

I am totally in love with this book. I cant even begin to tell you how happy it made me, from my head to my heart and dare I say it? my lady bits. Who knew that something as simple as a small bag of candy wax lips could bring two people so perfectly together. And if candy isn’t enough for you this book comes with a whole cast of amazingly entertaining characters and just the right combination of laughs and sarcasm, drama and suspense, sadness and heartbreak and sex and love that will have you hooked from the very first word to the end. Then leave you desperate for the next book.

Friend-Zoned was such a refreshing read. Bella Aurora is my new hero. Finally an author who understands that we don’t want insta-love, we want real characters who fall in love just like real people. Granted some of the story line may have not been totally realistic but I didn’t care, I was completely entertained to the point that I could overlook such things.

So if you are looking for a fabulous friends to lovers story with perfectly scripted sexual tension and witty dialogue, paced just right than stop here and look no further. Take my advice and buy, read and enjoy!

Top 5 things Belle Aurora loves about Nik
  1. Nik is a family man and loves his niece, Ceecee, more than words. Such a turn on. **Wink**
  2. Nik is honest. So honest he risks losing Tina as a friend pretty early in Friend-Zoned. **Sigh**
  3. Nik is hot. As in HAWT. A tall, strong, sexified package of a man with amber eyes and a warm heart. **Double Sigh**
  4. Niki loves kids. He wants lots of kids. Enough to make a soccer team. =)
  5. Nik would do anything for a friend in need. Whether it’s needing money, protection or having a problem eliminated. Eeeek! The thing about Nik is he’s someone you want on your side because his bad side is, well, bad.


Author Interview

Top or bottom?

Bottom…I’m lazy. LOL


Touch or be touched?

I love to touch and see a person’s reaction.


Naughty or nice?

Both. Depends on the day. **wink wink**


Someone that can make you laugh or someone that can make you moan?

LOL. Both! I can’t have one without the other. I love people who can make fun of themselves and enjoy humor as much as I do…but a person who can make me laugh AND moan is my perfect man.


What’s the closest thing to you that’s blue?

My Toshiba laptop is blue!


Favorite book when you were a kid?

A Little Princess movie adaptation novel.


Boxers or Briefs?

Boxer briefs. Especially on a guy who has muscly legs. And a great butt.


Plain vanilla, or do you like something, ahem, darker?

Vanilla is just a little too…Vanilla. I like something more, not so dark though. Let’s say Cookies and Cream 😉 Speckles of darkness throughout the Vanilla.


If you had to eat only one dish for the rest of your life what would it be?

Sushi! **jumps up a does a really bad karate kick and chop** Yummeh!


Best book to movie adaptation?

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban or Order of the Phoenix. I’m a huge Harry Potter fan. I told my husband I would leave him for Harry Potter. But I also loved The Lovely Bones. That made me cry like a bitch.


What three books (new or old) are on your must have summer read list?

Knight by Kristen Ashley (that is one book I never delete off my ereader)

Willing Victim by Cara McKenna

Playing for Keeps by R.L. Mathewson.


What is the one book you think everyone should read?

Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan. I’m still not over how this book made me feel. So powerful. Loved it.


What color are your toenails painted right now?

French, baby!


Fictional character you would love to spend the day with?

Didier from Curio by Cara McKenna. He is a beautiful but strange man. Affected by agoraphobia and a form of dyslexia which means he can’t navigate his way on the street because he gets muddled up and lost. I’d love to watch him tinker with his clocks and locks and just get into his head for a day.


What fictional girl character do you wish you could bring to life and force to be your best friend?

Indy from the Rock Chicks series.


Best sex scene?

Knight and Anya’s first sex scene in Kristen Ashley’s Knight. Remove your panties prior…Just a warning.


Favorite gift you’re ever gotten from a fan?

No material gifts so far but I’m very private and don’t have a PO Box to send things to. Plenty of compliments though which are gifts enough for me. =)


Best compliment you’ve ever received?

Getting told by a very tough book critic that Friend-Zoned is on her favourites list. That’s too freakin’ awesome. I may have squee’d…and pee’d a little.


About the Author

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 words.

With writing.

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.




  1. hazelnut/chocolate

  2. sea salt dark choc. caramels!!!

  3. Anything Chocolate lol

  4. Peanut M & M’s

  5. Salted Caramel! But it has to be made just right!

  6. dark chocolate, sea salt, and caramel or peanut butter M & M’s

  7. Red vines!

  8. Fannie May dark chocolate non-pariels

  9. Godiva anything white chocolate.

  10. Dark chocolate is my favorite. I also love 3 musketeers, mounds and kit kats. Thanks for the giveaway. The story sounds really good

  11. whatever I have! lol.

  12. I love MARS BARS and they’re hard to find

  13. Caramel turtles… Love them. Cannot have them very often but oh so good.

  14. CHOCOLATE!!!!

  15. all kinds of junk candy- skittles, starburst etc

  16. I love Cadbury milk chocolate!

  17. peanut butter and chocolate twix

  18. Chocolate and everything else that’s sweet

  19. Chocolate!!

  20. Chocolate!!! <3<3<3

  21. M & M’s! haha

  22. almond joy

  23. I love gummy worms…especially the red/clear ones (cherry/pineapple)

  24. Its kinda kiddy but I love gummy candy.

  25. Andes mints!

  26. Gummy bears!

  27. CHOCOLATE!!! I can’t get enough!

  28. Twizzlers and Take 5’s!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. Swedish Berries.

  30. hands down one of my favorite reads this year. So much so it got one of my very very very rare five star reviews.

  31. My favorite type of candy is peppermint patties! Yum! Cool mint, chocolaty and low in fat! Gotta love chocolate that is low in fat!

  32. Almond Joy.

  33. Skittles in the purple wrapper.

  34. Anything! opps

  35. Anonymous says:

    I dont discriminate..i love all candy! 🙂

  36. Anything Chocolate or caramel. MMmm 🙂

  37. Thank you for the giveaway!!! 🙂

  38. OHH and my favorite is Twix!! I told my husband that when he looked at a model in a magazine and told me she was ugly, then promptly hand me a twix bar, I would marry him!!! 🙂

  39. Toblerone & gummy bears

  40. I’m 33 and still hooked on cherry and watermelon NERDS.

  41. I love gummy worms! It varies, honestly. But right now I’m on a gummy worm kick. :p

    Thanks for the chance! (:

  42. Reese

  43. Milky Ways!

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