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Sugar Rush

(Friend-Zoned #3)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  8,889 ratings  ·  692 reviews
Max Leokov has watched the people around him find love.
At one point in life, he not only wanted that, but lived for it.
He loved once. He loved with all his heart.
His heart broken, he was left to care for his young daughter.

He deserves a second chance.

Helena Kovac has spent years studying.
She has worked her ass off to get her degree.
She doesn't have time for love. Hell, she
ebook, 347 pages
Published November 21st 2014
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Belle Aurora
Jun 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Cover and blurb are now up!
No release date just yet. Stay tuned x
Nov 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 CUPCAKE stars!
Not all families are bonded through blood. Some have been sewn together by love and laughter.

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Sweet, sexy and hilarious! This book was wonderful! This entire series has been full of winners for me!

Max’s story is the one I’ve been waiting for. Fun and flirty guy, awesome dad, I mean, what’s not to love about Max? When Helena (Natalie’s sister) moves to the city, Max is the guy she’s most excited to see. Even though she won’t show it on the outside. Helena see’s Max’s flirty way
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤

"I've got all day, girl.
We're gonna get this out of the way."

OMG I'm so happy right now!!I can't stop smiling!!!Such an amazing book, I couldn't put it down!! I enjoyed it so much!!It was such a sweet,funny,sexy and intense story,like all the books of these series!!There were moments that I was laughing out loud and some moments that I wanted to cry!What made this book great was not only the romance between Helena and Max but the amazing supporting characters.It's li

We got a blurb!!! And a cover!!!!

Just imagine how happy I'll be when the book actually comes out!


AWwwwww I could really use some of my Friend Zoned peeps right now!

Anyone know when this is coming out??

Yup, that's me patiently waiting for it to be released.. Don't worry Ms Aurora, it's not like this boat is gonna sink or anything..

Wait it does??

Well you best get to written' so's I don't drown!

Ya but seriously I wanna read it...

*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time

With the limited amount of reading time I have these days, I have to know when to cut my losses! I'm a big fan of this series but this one just didn't work for me!

Reason #1:

Helena was

And sadly, she annoyed me from the get-go and I just never could connect to her. I thought she was childish, her initial disliking of Max was unwarranted and at times she was just dumb!

Reasons #2-5:

In no particular order....

"And my vagina swoons in a cold, dead faint."

" vagina jumps off of a trapeze,
5 Cupcake Stars.

Helena (Nat’s younger sister), just finish studies and came to NY to practice medicine and that puts her closer to her sister and her crazy “borrowed” family. That includes Max, the single father and amazing guy that everyone loves.
They didn’t have the best start (most of it Helena’s fault, that holds a stupid grudge) but Max is determined to make her like him. And eventually they get closer and trough Ceecee (Max daughter that Helena’s helping) they develop a friendship and so
Dec 23, 2013 rated it really liked it

Her eyes narrow down at the little white box. She places a hand on her hip and points at it with the other. Feigning boredom, she asks, "What's that?"
I grin, "A cupcake."
Her eyes flash. She quickly masks her excitement and shrugs dismissively, "And?"
I hold it in one hand and tap my fingers on the top of the box that holds the delicious treat. I tilt my head. "Well, if you don't want it..." I open the box to reveal the most decadent looking double fudge caramel brownie cupc
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
Oct 27, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
3 stars

Max was a pretty decent nice guy. Helena was a bit OTT, didn't like her assumptions about Max. Story was super sickenly sweet. The humour felt a bit forced. I wasn't invested in their story enough to like them but I did feel the story got better after halfway.

It was just the book I was looking for, really sweet and low in drama! But I didn't like it enough to 4 star it. I would recommend if you are already a fan of the series.

Standalone, multiple first person POV
Vrsha (PeekAtMyBookReview)
Sep 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
4 ‘Cupcakes are tastier in books' description Stars


I was really glad to start this one, especially the prologue my God it promised great things but the first in this series will always be my favorite…If you are looking for something really sweet that might give you diabetes then I’ll say let the Sugar Rush get to you description

I love how even though this is the story of Max and Helena, Miss Aurora writes about all the characters that we have known in the previous books. She did a fantastic job showing the relationsh
Nov 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book didn't disappoint

I read this book after a pretty roller coaster emotional book, and this was perfect for something that relieved me of that tension.

I laughed from the first chapter, and throughout the book.

I loved the relationship Helena has with her sister Nat, their just a crazy duo, I love it!!!!

And Max and CeeCee, bless their hearts, they are amazing characters.

I don't mean to be pushy, but........
* Meli Mel *

♥♥♥ 3.75 'Cupcake' STARS ♥♥♥

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"Why don't you ever flirt with me? You never did, right from the beginning."

"Because I think you deserve better than that. A woman like you deserves real words, not pretty words that don't mean nothin'."

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What a cute, funny, sweet, and sexy story. It was wonderfully entertaining. It seemed like I had been waiting to get Max's story for freaking ever. I have loved Ma
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I really liked Max but Helena drove slowly but surely nuts.
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
HOLY MOTHER OF SWEET GOD!!!! It's just gets better and better. I freakin loved this book. Max was so sexy, so funny and so cute. And I'm officially fell in love with a fictional character. hahaha :-D

Ladies pls trust me, you have to give a shot this series!!! This boys will blow your mind and your body too. :D You just have to meet Nik, Asher, Max and Trick asap. ;)

Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
ARC provided by author in exchange of honest review.

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Belle Aurora...thank you for writing such an adorable, sweet, fun and sexy book!!! I could not stop laughing and smiling while I was reading Sugar Rush. Truly it was a gem that gave me a warm fuzzy feeling of love. How could you not love a book that had a group of closely knit friends who treats each other like family. And then to top it off, a story that chronicles two friends becoming lovers. Belle Aurora, you have definitely fi
Jun 30, 2014 rated it it was ok
I am le sad.

You see? This is what expectation does to you. It makes you more prone to disappointment.

I really liked book 2 of Friend-Zoned. There was a lot of history and character development there, and the chemistry of Ash and Nat was undeniable. I was hoping that Max and Helena would equal that.

Obviously it failed to please me.

Mostly, I am annoyed at Helena's immaturity. And ignorance. Character development—almost nada. Whyyy, gurl? And what's the deal with James? I don't get that dude. Why
Duchess Nicole
Loved, loved, loved! Belle Aurora is good stuff. I'd forgotten how much I love her brand of romance/humor/levity. She blends it all so well. Five stars and going on the favorites shelf. I lapped this sucker up in one day.

Except that I made time. I didn't even realize it was passing because I was so sucked into this passionate, hilarious, sexy story.
Zakirrah BookBlogger
Nov 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-or-netgalley
4 Brilliant Stars!

Have I mentioned that I flove Belle Aurora? If you haven't read her books you are really missing out..BIG TIME! SO grab any one of her books and get reading. Okay yes, its been a long wait but Bella always makes it worth it.Another awesome book that made me smile so hard and even get a little emotional.

This is book 3 in the 'Friend-Zoned' Series and this one is about Max and Helena. You can read these books as stand-alones but why would you do that when you can start from boo

Genre: Sweet & Funny Romance
Cover: 8/10
Writing: 8/10
Heroine: 7/10
Hero: 7/10
Humour: 7/10
Hotness: 5/10
Romance: 8/10
Extra book Details: Heroine & Hero POV; 1st person. Approx 330 kindle pages.

'Sugar Rush' just didn't work for me. Ironically, it's biggest flaw was that it was just too freakin' sweet. It really needed something raw, or dirty, or some real conflict to even it out.

I just felt that the great things that this series is known for, had gone too over the top. The silly hum
May 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books
Max and Helena!!!

I think Max found in this book the one he was waiting for and didn’t expect it at all.

Helena on the other side, had a crush on him from the beginning, but was to shy to go for it.

Besides that Helena is a gorgeous girl, Max fell in love with her kindness and tenderness…

And what I like the most is that the love scenes were as much as it should have been!!

Nice, fresh and easy read… Enjoy!!

I have only one word to describe this book AWESOME !!
Lady Heather
May 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of sassy-smart-ass-intelligent women and alpha-loyal-dom men

5 Shiny laugh-my-ass-off for AMAZING humor and colorful characters stars!

I LOVED this story!

My God, this author has a wicked sense of humor!
There is a part of the story where I was literally crying, I was laughing so hard. I actually re-read the scene to see if it would still hit me as funny.. and it did!

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The Novel Lifestyle
Nov 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing

"Oh my God. It's finally happened." She fans her face, blinking rapidly. "Someone took the flirt out of Max Leokov."

WELCOME to the third book of one of my favourite book series, ever! Belle Aurora has written an amazing series filled with love, laughter, family, romance, passion and a whole lot of sexy. I could not put this book down. It was laugh out loud funny, hot, romantic, sweet, and it even had me tearing up in parts. A perfect addition to an incredib
Melissa *Pervy*
Sep 23, 2014 rated it really liked it

This book was like a breath of fresh air. No drama...not much anyway. Just a down to earth sweet, funny, cute and sexy book. It warmed my heart.

I’ve been waiting to read Max and Helena’s story for what feels like forever. I loved the first two books in this series, but Max was a favorite from the beginning.

Helena was a fucking hoot. She cracked me up so hard, especially in the beginning. Her love for Johnny Depp was hilarious. She’s such a loving, foul-mouthed lady. I freaking love it!

I loved t
Nov 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Even with just the cover it makes me so excited.

What will happen if I have the book already?

I want it now.

But I'm willing to wait. 'Cause I know this will be good.

Nov 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: talk-dirty-to-me
I liked this one! It's not my fav of the series but it was still pretty good.
I think the fact that it took them until 60% of the book to get together put me off a bit.
Jan 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Max Leokov... I kinda love you, like super love you, like i want you to be my baby daddy & do dirty things to you while eating cupcakes of your body.

Is that super creepy enough? hahahahaha... i dont care cause he is totally my new book bf "sugar rush".

Helena Kovac... 3 things you need to know about her:
1- she has a awesome personality, and her banter with her sisters CRACKED ME UP the whole book
2- i need her as my bff
3- is my kindred book self... chic hates heels. YES. score 1 for me!

Nov 21, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
DNF 50%.

Well…. I just gave a two stars rating to the book I was the most excited about this month… What the hell happened ?

First of all, at the 45% mark, the two main characters had barely had any scenes together… I felt like Helena was meant to fall in love with her boss, not with Max. And that’s just not ok with me… If I don’t have a beginning of a relationship at the 50% mark, how do you expect me to believe in their love story ?

And the characters… DEAR LORD. Let's begin with Max. He was s
Jan 06, 2014 rated it liked it

Overall rating: 4 Cupcake stars!!!

Cheating: (view spoiler)
Love triangle: (view spoiler)
Sex with om/ow: (view spoiler)

HEA: (view spoiler)

My review:

If you know me, you know I LOVE single parent romances. This one was very cute, but the story kind of fell flat for me at times. I can't really explain it. It was a v
Dec 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved the sugar rush Max brings! ❤❤ ...more
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