From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata

Summary of book: Jasmine Santos as spent her entire life competing in figure skating. As her time to achieve her ultimate goal is slowly closing, an offer of a lifetime pops up in the form of 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.

“I love you so much I spend all day with you, and it still isn’t enough for me,” he kept going. I stopped breathing. “I love you so much, if I can’t skate with you, I don’t want to skate with anyone else.” Holy. Fuck. “I love you so fucking much, Jasmine, that if I broke my ankle during a program, I would get up and finish it for you, to get you what you’ve always wanted.”

Similar to all if Mariana Zapata’s books, you get the aspect of a perfect slow-burn, a tribulation, and one of the best love stories you couldn’t think to ask for. From beginning to end, this will have your attention, your heart, your brain, every fiber in your body. Her words and the story will slowly enter into your heart, so slowly that you don’t even notice it until it’s there to stay forever.

“I believe in you. In us. Regardless of what happens, you will always be the best partner I’ve ever had. You’ll always be the hardest working person I’ve ever known. There will only ever be you.”

Zapata is one of the best authors I’ve ever read, Sarah J Maas being in the first place of course, though if we’re going to split them up in terms of genre, Zapata has the crown of being the best slow-burn author that I have ever read. Anything that she puts out I read within a few days. It’s not only filled with a slow-burn romance so special that it cant even be put into words but the humor in this is one of a kind. There’s nothing about this that I didn’t like and that’s saying a lot because I’m really picky.

“I was honestly worried you were going to do some John Wick shit with the comb I left on the counter.”
— Mariana Zapata (From Lukov with Love)

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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