If someone were to ask Jasmine Santos to describe the last few years of her life with a single word, it would definitely be a four-letter one.After seventeen yearsand countless broken bones and broken promisesshe knows her window to compete in figure skating is coming to a close.But when the offer of a lifetime comes in from an arrogant idiot shes spent the last decade dream...
|Title||:||From Lukov with Love|
|Number of Pages||:||493 pages|
From Lukov with Love Reviews
So, on Feb 2, 2018, I HAVE SAID:
on Feb 3, 2018, I'm kinda speechless...
This was the fastest long slow burn romance book I have read by Mariana Zapata, and I have read them all...so, i would know *wink*
This was as equally or even more beautiful as the rest of her stories, but more closely this story is closer to the cult status KULTI & The Wall of Winnipeg and me have in my heart.
And most of all, after reading it, I feel this tremendous joy and fulfillment.
Yeah, you might even say It made me ...more
4 Being Enough Stars
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2018 Best Romance Semifinal Round Nominee
UPDATE: I have been so fortunate to have read many of these Semifinalists. If this review helps in deciding your voting choice, then I have done my job. Happy Reading
If you read a Mariana Zapata novel, be prepared to dig in, become invested in the people and their quirks, lives and inner dialogue. Know there will be detailed experiences which could be part of anybody's life... and it will be used to ...more
1st DNF @ 53%
2nd DNF @ 55%
NOT because of the slow burn, and the writing was good!
Alex just couldn't stand the H
And then she just couldn't...
Love to me was honesty.
Knowing someone’s best and worst.
Love was a push that said someone believed in you when you didn’t.
Love was effort and time.
Jasmine hates quitting.
But she’s alone now. Her partner and her coach left her some time ago.
It’s hard training for partner skating if you don’t have a partner.
She thinks that maybe she doesn’t have a choice. She needs to give up.
But then her frenemy Ivan Lukov, big brother of her best friend and owner of the skate center ...more
Review at Of Pens and Pages.
I LOVE LOVE LOVED IT. Make way, The Wall of Winnipeg and Me and Kulti, From Lukov with Love is joining you in my 're-read all over and over and over again' pile. This book had Mariana Zapata's signature slow burn that I can't get enough, characters I can't help but absolutely love, and fantastic banter that made me laugh out loud, all the while set in a sport world I don't usually encounter in romance novels (If you know more figure skating/pair skating romanc ...more
I don’t know if it’s just my personal opinion or not, but I think one of the best compliments you can give an author consists of two things. Number 1: try and leave a review if you can. The second: wanting to pick up the book the second you put it down. Needing to experience the book immediately after having just finished reading it is MAJOR. The instant I put FROM LUKOV WITH LOVE down, I wanted to read it again. And again. I think you’ve won me over AGAIN Mariana Zapata, and I already was a for ...more
the romance in this book was so slow burn it literally gave me a stomach ache.
God, yes. My soul needed this book.