Consider this a friendly word of advice: whenever you choose to read this book, or any of the books in this series, be sure to have at least a dozen cupcakes on hand. At LEAST.
What’s it About?
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 doesn’t have time to mess around, even. Books and work are her life. Everything else comes second. When Max and Helena join forces to help his daughter, Ceecee, they are shocked at the spark between them. A cynic. A workaholic. When love hits, it hits hard. And sometimes, love hurts.
Max is the ultimate flirt, and Helena has had the biggest crush on him for a while now. But when, for some inexplicable reason, Max failed to flirt with Helena at a party, her opinion of him quickly soured. When Max finds out that Helena isn’t his biggest fan he makes it his personal mission to change her opinion of him. Remember that ladies and gents. You start to ignore a flirt, and you’re just asking for the smolder.
This book definitely had some hilarious moments, and Helena herself had a few interesting mannerisms. She would have rather funny conversations with herself, as well as her Johnny Depp poster, which basically acted as her live-in boyfriend. Honestly, that sounds like something I would do. Well…would have done. When I was 12. She also equates delicious food to tasting like Jesus/unicorn tears. I can’t say I’ve ever done that one.
Despite their rough start, Max and Helena eventually give-in to their sexual chemistry. They both want sex, but neither wants to get involved in a committed relationship. So they basically decide to be horizontal mambo partners, and tell everyone they know that they’re dating, including Max’s daughter CeeCee, even though they technically aren’t dating. Silly rabbits, you actually think that’s gonna work? Pardon me whilst I giggle at their ludicrous plan. Combine that with the fact that she’s helping his daughter CeeCee with her physical therapy, and you just know that emotions are gonna get involved pretty damn quickly. Don’t fight the love!
This book was similar to the previous two novels in the series in that there were a lot of laughs throughout. There were also quite a few detailed and sexy sex scenes, as well as the same lovable characters that were presented in books 1 and 2. However, the one thing this book lacked in comparison to the first two was that element of suspense. There was some drama surrounding Max’s ex-wife, not to mention another bitch who had a crush on him, but it definitely wasn’t on the same level of intensity. I mean, we had death threats and shootings in the other books.
Series: Friend-Zoned, book 3.
Should you read it? All in all this was probably my least favorite of the series so far, but that’s not to say I hated it. I still loved Max and his interactions with his brother Nik, who was the male lead in book 1. Helena’s quirkiness also reminded me of myself at times.
Smut Level: Delightfully sexy.
Get it on Amazon: Click Here. $3.99 Kindle Price. Amazon Digital Services, Inc. 347 Pages.