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From Lukov with Love

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  35,923 ratings  ·  4,503 reviews
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
Paperback, 1st edition, 493 pages
Published February 1st 2018
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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
Have you ever seen the amazing 1992 movie that was The Cutting Edge?



Well, I loved this movie growing up.

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...

I had it on VHS.

And when those went out, I go
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


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 romance novel. I would even go as far as saying th
I give up. And I feel like a traitor.

Maybe one day, many, many years from now, when I retire, I will decide to finish this book while I wait for my georgeous future grandkids to wake up from their midday nap. Maybe. Not today, though.

The thing is, right now I don’t have time nor patience for this story and this heroine. I can't spend one more second in her head. When you've got a lot of shit going on in your real life, you don’t need annoying heroines with their overblown problems.

I still cr
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites

A conversation between ignorant Bibi and slightly less ignorant Bibi, let's call them B1 and B2

B1: Five stars? Really? After all the bitching and moaning

B2: *smiles at her e-reader*

B1: But you hated Jasmine at the beginning

B2: *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 romance

B2: *casts a pitying look at B1*

B1: You said Ivan and Jasmine were too old. I was ther
4.45/5 ⭐

Full review on my Blog: The Dacian She-Wolf 🐺

I honestly was far from expecting this book to make me tear up a bit at the end. But it happened. And it was more like a tiny wet something in my eyes though…but hey, no one is crying here, okay? Mind your own business.

From Lukov with Love , huh?

I would definitely not lie if I told you that I have heard about this book multiple times a couple of years ago when everyone around me was reading it and I was just sitting there with my Crime a
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 (If you know more figure skating/pair skating romanc
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars!!!

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I am obsessed with Mariana Zapata's audio books. I'm kind of just obsessed with her books, period, but I love listening to them. They have the amazing narration and make my heart happy. From Lukov with Love was the best enemies to lovers/friends to lovers/slowburn/sports romance.

Ivan Lukov and Jasmine Santos have been in the same ice skating circuit for many years. Not only that, but Jasmine's best friend is Ivan's sister. Still, these two have not had the best relationship. On
i have seen nothing but good things about mariana zapata, so i was really excited to finally read one of her books. and knowing that this was a goodreads finalist in the romance category only got me even more hyped. so maybe my expectations were a little too high because ughhh! this was a massive let down.

and thats mainly because i wouldnt consider this a romance book (which is what i was in the mood for). i honestly would just call it contemporary fiction or even new adult. nothing romantic ha
Jun 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
A slow burn hate to love SPORTS ROMANCE!? UGH! This was everything.

... I simply love it.

Note: This is an enemies to lovers, sports romance.

Dear Ivan and Jasmine,

When Jasmine started the story by stating that she was jealous of you, it completely got my attention. I laughed at the names that she used to describe you. Jackass, jerk, devil, and worse Satan. I understood why she was jealous of you. It's because you were always remembered and she's not. That you often won and she never had. That she did all her best but only for nothing.

But, s
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 book
2) my love life
3) 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 peace basically no more trump and prolong your life but s
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 fulfillment.
Yeah, you might even say It made me happ
Whitney Atkinson
some people might say this is slow burn. i would just say it's slow.

i wasn't a fan of the writing at all so i don't think i'll be returning to zapata's work. the figure skating plot was what hooked me, even though i think 200 pages of this could be reduced of the main character's super extended inner monologue. also only one sex scene? a scam
Jan 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
1st re-read
... and I fell in love with Ivan Lukov once again. 💚

'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 b
bella farren
5/5 stars


reread comment 27/06/19: instead of studying for my exam, I fell into a youtube black hole of figure skating videos, which of course meant I had to reread this. So there you go, an insight into my unfailing thought process.

it'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
May 08, 2021 rated it liked it
I think this will definitely be my last Zapata book for real this time..

Whilst I enjoyed reading about the ice-skating, the family relationships, Ivan and Jasmine's hate to love friendship and loved Jas's personal growth, I just couldn't buy into the fact that she was meant to be 26 and him 29! I kept thinking they were 15/16?! I've never spent so much time in the head of such an immature, insecure drama queen! I really didn't like Jasmine, the heroine for most of the book; she was rude, obnoxio
"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."


I have laughed, cried, fumed, cringed, swooned, and had every other reaction in between while I was reading this book. Mariana Zapata has been so good to me - gracing me with such wonderful writing - that I actually feel guilty that my first impression of this story and these characters was:

Because, confession time.

It was a litt
Melanie A. *mostly on hiatus*
4.5 STARS!
"You're always going to be my favorite person."
This was me while reading this book:
==> 0 to 80% 😍😍 5+ STARS!!
==> by 85% 🤔 4 STARS!!
==> by 95% 😬 2 STARS!!
==> by the epilogue 😍😍 5+ STARS!!
Yeah, I know, I'm a weirdo. But I think most of you know that already.

Anyway . . .

I love the way MZ painstakingly builds up her relationships and sets the stage, but then (with the exception of Kulti) they always fizzle out for me near the end. I need OOOMPH in my romance, dammit!

chan ☆
“Because I’m okay with you having ten other people be your favorite. But you’re always going to be my favorite person. Always, no matter what.”

CUE THE BIG SLOPPY TEARS. I fucking loved this. I can understand why people don’t love it, Jas can be annoying and this was a true slow burn.

But damn if I didn’t relate to Jas’ passion and her attitude and her need for support and validation. And it didn’t help that Ivan’s quotes were basically ripped directly from my bf’s mouth.

Idk this just resonated
Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Love to me was honesty.
Being real.
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.

Story 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
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 cente
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog•• by: Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
First things first, if you love slow burns, you know Zapata is your go to. And this book will definitely leave you with a burn. I burned. Holy shit did I burn reading this book. I not only burned for the love, I burned to get Ivan’s POV. I wanted in his head so fricken badly. Again slowwww burn...

We are gifted with getting to know the ever lovely and beautiful lost soul of Jasmine. She’s a professional Ice Skater that hasn’t had luck on her side. She had devoted everything she has to ice ska
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 1-2-stars-read
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. Disappointment!

And what was with all that blinking
Jennifer Kyle
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!

Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was one of the best enemies to lovers book that I read. I have no words to discribe it.
Even though the slow burn romance killed me the last chapters were amazing. If you like this kind of books I highly recommend this one.
♛ may
excuse me while i hyperfixate and obsess over figure skating for the next 9243 years

also ivan and jasmine?? they own my heart. goodnight

buddy read with my fav romance stan, menna ❤️
✰ Liz ✰
“We both know you love me.”

From Lukov with Love is a unique sports romance with complex characters and a lot of heart! With love and skating in the mix, what could be better?

“Give me all your competition dates in advance. It’ll be the Hunger Games on ice. I’ll buy everyone in the family front row seats,”
Jasmine Santos is a competitive skater who has spent her whole life striving to be the best. When her partner suddenly drops her for someone else, she continues to train. When her arch
Ⓐlleskelle - That ranting lady ッ
⭐️⭐️ 2 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 both main characters was truly entertaining, Zapata did a great jo
Dec 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
4.25 stars

Marian zapata has taught me patience and discipline. I feel like a well trained dog who has to be such a good little puppy to get his treats.

"Because I’m okay with you having ten other people be your favorite. But you’re always going to be my favorite person,” he finished. “Always. No matter what.”

This was an enjoyable enemies to lovers story that got me so hooked! I loved jasmine’s family and her relation with them so much. Jasmine and Ivan’s banter were so fun! Or I’m just a silly pe
Jul 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: book-bfs, 2020

First of all thank you to everyone who convinced me to read this. Second of all enemies to lovers I AM NOT READY FOR THAT. Third, ehem IVAN LUKOV. Fourth, the audiobook is so good. Lastly, AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!

that's it. That's the review thank you very much. It's nice to be back here. And even better because Im back with a new fave and a new book boyfriend. IM FINE EVERYTHING IS FINE. AAAAAAAAAAAH!!
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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 500 pages!!! There could've been so much more bet
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