From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata

From Lukov with Love

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...

Details From Lukov with Love

TitleFrom Lukov with Love
Release DateFeb 1st, 2018
GenreRomance, Favorites, Contemporary, Sports and Games, Sports, Contemporary Romance

Reviews From Lukov with Love

  • Val ⚓️ ShamelessBitchySKANKY ⚓️ Steamy Reads
    Have you ever seen the amazing 1992 movie that was The Cutting Edge?No?Well, I loved this movie growing up. LOVED it.ADORED it. So much in fact that I had it on VHS - for you youngun's, that was like a big tape cassette that played movies. Oh wait, young people might not know what a tape cassette is either. Here's a visual:Those were the days, folks. Such amazing clarity...Such clear and concise user instructions...But anyrewind, as I was saying....
  • Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
    "If I can’t skate with you, I don’t want to skate with anyone else.” Well this is awkward...This started off as a solid 4 star read for me, and it all went downhill from there. Not to say that this was not a fun read - because it was. I was just expecting more*ahem* Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce you to one of the slowest slow burns in the history of slow burns. ____________ Here's what I think's going to happen This was a unique r...
  • Bibi
    A conversation between ignorant Bibi and slightly less ignorant Bibi, let's call them B1 and B2B1: Five stars? Really? After all the bitching and moaningB2: *smiles at her e-reader*B1: But you hated Jasmine at the beginningB2: *widens smile*B1: You also said and I quote "what kind of fuckery is this? No 30-yr-old man speaks like this"B2: *ignores bitch1 B1*B1: *wrings hands* dislike slow burn romanceB2: *casts a pitying look at B1*B1: ...
  • Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
    5 stars!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 (I...
  • Tweebs♥️
    ✨4.5 stars✨ “My mom said I had serious trust issues, but honestly, the more people I met, the more I didn’t want to meet.” I don't know what's more sad:1) finishing this book2) my love life3) or this gif If I were to become the Prime Minister of Canada; every citizen will be required to read all of Mariana Zapata's books. I heard reading at least one book written by Mariana Zapata will clear your skin, make you hear colors, bring world...
  • Snow
    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, 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 fu...
  • bella ϟ✨
    5/5 starsit's no real surprise that I loved this one, although I did go into it a little more apprehensive than I usually do with MZ books. I knew nothing about figure skating other than I wasn't particularly interested in the sport, but it only took me a few chapters before I was completely in love. rtc (also I just know I'm about to binge reread all of MZ's other books, because that's just the way of life. her writing is addictive).
  • lucie
    I LOVED THIS SO MUCH! 'No shit.' From Lukov with Love is hate-to-love story about Jasmine and Ivan that features figure skating. You can feel the hate between those two from the beginning. They throw sarcastic and hateful notes at each other like it would be an olympic sport. But in pair (figure) skating you have to trust your partner if you want to win and they both know it. So they have to do something about it. Step by step. From haters to b...
  • Jennifer Kyle
    3.75 Stars Mariana Zapata gifts an ice skating slow burn romance. This novel does deliver on the banter, family, puppies, however for me fell a bit short feeling the love. Nevertheless, it was an entertaining read!
  • Lucia
    I love slow burn romances and I was looking forward to reading this novel. Then surprise happened. Not only whole story was too slow, but there was no burn and definitely no romance for almost whole book. To say the truth, real romance didn’t start until last 15% of the book. I expected enemies-to-lovers trope and hot chemistry but all I got was not so special, slow-paced self-discovery story with juvenile banters and distant romantic undertone...
  • Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
    ⭐⭐⭐ 2.5 STARS ⭐⭐⭐ From Lukov With Love was... like : The Wall of Winnipeg and Me—on ice, Wait For Me—on ice,Kulti—on ice. And Kulti was my least favorite book by Zapata.From Lukov With Love wasn’t necessarily bad, just a copy carbon of situations and scenes from the author's previous books, only transposed to the figure skating world.There were really golden moments in From Lukov with Love , the banter and bickering between ...
  • Kristen
    THIS BOOK WAS EVERYTHING. It's 2am and I just need to share my love for another fantastic Mariana Zapata book. “If I had to choose anyone to help me bury a body, eat dinner with, or watch television with, it would be you, every time for everything.” “Are you two ever going to get along?” Ivan said, “Yes” at the same time I said, “No,” giving him a dirty-ass look as I said it. I absolutely LOVED IT. I was never worried that ...
  • Jemima
    As I write this review, I have officially binged watched something I never thought I'd be ever interested in- ice skating. Yup. I place the blame on Mariana Zapata's from Lukov with love. I'll tell you something, there's a reason why Mariana Zapata's books are a one-click / no brainer for me...I'd read just about anything she ever writes...and yes, even if there were toilet papers in collaboration with her, I'd buy it. I don't know how she does i...
  • Jess
    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 w...
  • Jessica Gadziala
    God, yes. My soul needed this book.
  • Wendy'sThoughts
    4 Being Enough Stars* * * * Spoiler FreeIf 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 show more then you ever thought...and that is her gift. You are seeing a life through Zapata's eyes and they are showing all the good, hurt, determined and wanting in Techni...
  • Warda
    I'm considering myself confused here. I wanted to fall in love with this book, because who doesn't love a slow-burn romances?! I was expecting something along the lines of ACOMAF or The Hating Game, but the characters and the plot had little substance and neither was their relationship convincing to me. It took place in a span of a year (I think) and jumped from season to season. Was that meant to be the slow-burn aspect? I mean, this is close to...
  • Wendy
    I was so freaking excited to read this one !! I love this author's work, and "Kulti"  is one of my all time favorite MF books.Now I have got to be honest though...I liked this one, but I didn't love it. Not as much as all the others I have read by Marianna..... sorry.This one started out really awesome. I liked the hero, I loved the heroine and the sports aspect was great...but then...nothing.Jasmine is a professional figure skater...or well sh...
  • Manju
    the first time i read about this book i knew i was going to read it, after all it's Mariana Zapata. she is one of my favorite romance author. hence i started reading it as soon as i came out. and i was quite disappointed. while reading it, I enjoyed it but once i finished, and started thinking about it I found that this was not something that i haven't read before. I have read this same thing from this same author with just different set of chara...
  • Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
    The most I’d ever seen out of him was a smile or two around his family, specifically Karina.But that was it. I hadn’t even known he knew how to laugh….Unless he was doing something shitty, like taking people’s souls and stuff. There are very few things in life I love as much as I love the books my favorite authors write. Even fewer still are the moments where I can’t even finish a page because I can’t seem to find the breath to suppo...
  • Daiane
    "It was when you started taking the most basic things for granted that life decided to teach you that you're an ungrateful idiot" In a nutshell: Jasmine grew dreaming about winning competitions with her figure skating. And she worked damn hard for it. Specially with her learning disability. Her family supported her dream and helped her how they could and even though they didn't have a lot of money, she was able to be a great figure skater. Until ...
  • Brenda «I'm a Bookwhore(m)»
    5++++ I Want a Hug from Vanya (and other benefits) Too Stars IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT I need someone, a very skilled and agile someone (so, not me). Someone, who's not afraid of getting their hands dirty. Someone who is okay with kidnapping.You heard me.I need someone to kidnap Mariana Zapata and make her, even under threat, write all her books, again, with the heroes' point of view. I don't know, tell her we are all going to chip in and give her ...
  • Zain Otoom
    I had fun reading this book; mainly because my BR partner, Warda, is awesome. But I was still disappointed with this book, and here's why:-Their relationship feels planned and unnatural. It reads like what it is, a romance novel, where the author sat and planned every single scene. So ridged. -The development of the relationship seems chopped and stilted.-The relationship wasn't well explored and therefore stilted any actual tension that might ha...
  • Whitney
    5 cans of whoop-ass STARS! Our slow burn queen is now earning another title - a sports romance goddess! Seriously MZ, is there anything you can't write about? She is joining my favorite authors list. It is to the point if she wrote about a trip to the DVM or grocery store - I would read it! Her writing is just so captivating and effortless. It is witty and emotional. It. Is. Perfect. |sigh|Jasmine was on the verge of giving up her dream. Twenty-s...
  • ✰♊ Angie ♊✰
    Perfect read during the 2018 Winter Olympics!Another stellar slow jam from Mariana Zapata.
  • Kindling Micky
    4.5 starsIn a rare move on my part, I started on release day and rode the growing hype-wave, hype that was warranted. If you’re a Zapata fan, FROM LUKOV WITH LOVE will slow-burn your brains out in the best way. It started just a little slow for me but by 20%, I was all in, over my head and in the Lukov-zone.Lukov and Jasmine are assholes...together. This is hate to the factor 10 and I highlighted the heck out of this book. The dialogue was some...