Book Reviews

From Lukov With Love by Mariana Zapata

My edition: Kindle Unlimited (soon physical copy)
Pages: 493
Genre: Slow Romance, Sports, Figure Skating
Rating: 5 Stars


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 years-and countless broken bones and broken promises- she 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 she’s spent the last decade dreaming about pushing in the way of a moving bus, Jasmine might have to reconsider everything.

Including Ivan Lukov.



If any of you have read Dear Aaron, you might remember Ruby’s little sister Jasmine. This is her story. I didn’t like Jasmine in Dear Aaron but this book made me reconsider her. She’s funny and loyal. Getting her look on life helped with understanding her in Dear Aaron.

For Jasmine life is figure skating, so when the opportunity comes up to skate with Ivan she doesn’t turn it down. I loved these two together. They are hilarious. Plus the tension at times between these two can be cut with a knife.

Zapata is one of the few authors I have read almost every single book. Now Wall of Winnipeg and Me will forever be my favorite. I’m serious. I named my kindle after Aiden Graves. This book is tied for second favorite with Kulti. Just thinking about these three books makes me want to reread them.

If you like the slow build romance with much character detail Zapata is the author for you.

I’m seriously debating on rereading this even though I have an enormous stack of books I need to read.