5 Star Review – From Lukov With Love by Mariana Zapata

5 Star Review – From Lukov With Love by Mariana Zapata














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.















I binged this book last night… I am now in my second reading and I still love it to pieces!
This is my first 5 star read of the year and, dare I say, solidly planted at the top three of my favorite Mariana Zapata books. I would actually go as far to say that Ivan, Aiden, and Rey are my MVPs.

Jasmine is the kind of heroine that I can connect with. Her blunt crassness resonates in me for some reason. Couple that with Ivan who is annoying and a bit snooty (which I found delightful!) and you have the recipe for a FUCKING AWESOME story.

Ivan’s and Jasmine’s interactions were so funny that I just couldn’t stop from chuckling.
They have ‘so much respect and admiration’ for each other that you have to wonder how either of them hasn’t killed the other yet.
Mariana sticks to her one-sided POV so we don’t get into Ivan’s head, but he is a rude and sarcastic bastard so I loved everything he said and did.
On another note – Jasmine’s thoughts were so relatable that they could have been picked straight from my brain.

“I stared at that clear face with its perfect bone structure… and imagined myself wrapping my hands around his neck, and squeezed the shit out of it. I wouldn’t even be able to tell anyone about the amount of restraint I was showing, because they wouldn’t believe me. Maybe I was growing up. Then I stared at him a second longer and thought, I’m going to spit in his mouth the first chance I get, and decided maybe the growing-up thing was a stretch”

Yeah… I fricking loved this story!

Bonus: there are cameos by Ruron. The only thing that could have made this tale even better, would have been a get-together of all my beloved MZ characters.

























Mariana Zapata began writing love stories soon after she learned how to spell. She probably shouldn’t admit that she started sneaking romance novels from her aunt’s bookshelves way before she was old enough to even understand what it meant when a man flipped up a woman’s skirt… don’t tell her mom. Luckily, she stuck to stories about princesses and princes for a while.

In her teens, she wrote boy band fanfiction (there’s still a website up somewhere on the internet with those masterpieces), and in her early twenties, she picked it back up again with Sookie Stackhouse and Twilight. Eventually, her significant other finally told her to do what she wanted to do and she began working on her original work. Her novels tend to include potty humor, bodily functions, and bad words.

Mariana lives in a small town called Pagosa Springs, Colorado with her husband/best friend, Chris Letchford, and their two well-beloved (and emotionally manipulative) Great Dane children, Dorian and Kaiser. When she’s not pretending to write, she’s reading sci-fi, fantasy, steampunk or historical romance novels. You can usually find her harassing her dogs, being a hermit at home or cracking jokes at the expense of her family members.



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