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From Lukov with Love
From Lukov with Love | Mariana Zapata
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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.
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Romance Book Haul 💜💞💜

mcipher The Hating Game is so good!! 1mo
chlolovesbooks @mcipher I‘m excited to read it! 1mo
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This is probably a 3.5 star for me. I loved the way Ivan and Jasmine were unafraid to give each other crap. I didn‘t like how Jasmine hid a situation that was actually a big deal, and then totally freaked out about something that shouldn‘t have been a big deal. It was annoying. But their developing friendship/romance was super sweet.

(Also this is the 5th Mariana Zapata book I‘ve read in 6 days. Who even am I???) 😂🤷🏼‍♀️ #howjessreadsin2019

ScientistSam I really enjoyed this one despite the lack of communication (which normally drives me nuts) and wish the library had more by the author! What's been your favorite so far? 3mo
howjessreads @ScientistSam Kulti and Wait for It. Kulti I got at the library; but almost all the rest are in Kindle Unlimited! I have a free trial right now. So I‘m bingeing allll the books. 🤪 3mo
CoffeeK8 I love MZ, this book was great, I think my favorite was The Wall of Winnipeg and Me 3mo
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Jeanne_S
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Good

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MellieAntoinette
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Not at all what I was expecting (I know read the book summaries, silly!). But absolutely adorable!

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Dogearedcopy
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❤️ I read 77 Romances last year (I read one every Friday night and long weekend) and, surprisingly, despite my general preferences otherwise, I *love* this long, slow-burn, single-POV romance between two ice-skaters. ⛸⛸

It‘s a stand-alone though it has a connection to ‘Dear Aaron‘

#romantsy
#2018faves

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Anitareads
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Loved this one! If you liked her previous books, you will also like this one. It's slow burn romance with age difference trope.

#romantsy #romance

That-Bookish-Hiker I‘m reading this now! I love her writing. 11mo
Anitareads @That-Bookish-Hiker me too! ☺ 11mo
Nessavamusic I loved it too! So good! 11mo
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CoffeeK8
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I adore all of MZ‘s books and the most recent one was no exception. Slow burn #romantsy 💕

Nessavamusic Yay! This is next up in my tbr 11mo
Anitareads I loved it! Can't wait for her next book ☺ 11mo
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Purrfectpages
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If you enjoyed The Cutting Edge as much as I did you might want to check out the tagged title. It‘s the story of two figure skaters, sworn enemies for life, who reluctantly pair up as a team. Somewhat predictable? Sure. But with surprisingly more depth than you‘d expect. In fact, there might have been a little *too* much redundant detail, but the narrative itself still grabbed me. Then again, I‘m a sucker for a good love/hate love story.

BookNerd9906 @Cinfhen thought of you 12mo
Cinfhen Ha😂Robbie Benson is my jam 🙌🏻⛸thanks for the tag @BookNerd9906 might need to check out this book💕 12mo
Cinfhen I‘m more of an Ice Castles girl but Cutting Edge was good too❤️ 12mo
Purrfectpages @Cinfhen @BookNerd9906 I loved Ice Castles, too! Albeit, that movie had a very different vibe. 12mo
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Purrfectpages
From Lukov with Love | Mariana Zapata
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This is me this morning. Stayed up late, but I still need to finish. Can‘t wait to dive back in!

Ddzmini Isn‘t that a great feeling though 🥴😋📖 12mo
Purrfectpages @Ddzmini yes! The best! 12mo
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Purrfectpages
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A romance that‘s giving me The Cutting Edge vibes? Count me in!

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Despite 120+ (ONE HUNDRED TWENTY) ableist slurs, this was fun and funny, and I enjoyed it a lot.

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Starting my blind date with a book, courtesy of @Rabidgummibear !

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ScientistSam
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A definite #blameitonlitsy!

Slow-burn romance going from enemies to friends to lovers, this book focuses around world-class figure skating and our heroine's journey to overcome the self-doubt that has negatively impacted her career. I like that her family is such a strong presence. Normally, I'd have a hard time with the amount of angst going on in the protagonist's head, but this book worked for me. I'm looking forward to reading more.
#romantsy

EloisaJames I loved this one! 1y
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I don‘t understand it myself: I‘m not really a fan of single POV romances, slow burn romances, long romance novels, or even ice skating but I saw this on KU and decided to go for it.

I read it in one night and *loved* it! And I cried (the good kind of crying) and I don‘t even know what‘s happening to me so I‘m heading over to my zombie stax now!

Owlizabeth 😂 1y
ScientistSam LOL! Just finished it and also really enjoyed it even though I sometimes have a hard time with protaganists who cause plot issues by not communicating. But this worked. 1y
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EloisaJames
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If you‘ve read Mariana Zapata‘s The Wall of Winnipeg, then you know that she‘s a brilliant writer of slow burn enemies-to friends-to lovers plots. Lukov is among her very best, second only to Wall. It‘s about two Olympic skaters. The heroine is stubborn, talented, mouthy, hostile, fantastic—she‘s completely fresh and original. The hero‘s an arrogant, surprising Russian. Do not miss this one! #romantsy #contemporaryromance #keeper

CoffeeK8 This one was awesome! 1y
ScientistSam Ooh sounds great! 1y
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Nessavamusic
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A little late!
1. San Heughan
2. Blue
3. From Lukov With Love - 493 pages
4. Kate Daniels, Eve Dallas, Roarke, Harry Dresden
5. Will do! 😍😘
#friyayintro @jesshowbooks #glorytotheguild

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DGRachel
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#unpopularopinion It never got better. I don‘t mind slow burn novels, but I like them to be well written and engaging. The writing felt juvenile and stiff. Ivan was mostly tolerable, but the entire novel is from Jasmine‘s POV and I abhorred nearly everything about her, from her attitude to her thought processes, and found myself constantly rolling my eyes at her whining. Maybe I need a slasher book. Romance as an escape isn‘t working.

YouReadMyEyes Final Girls was a decent escape/palate cleanser. (edited) 2y
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DGRachel
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Y‘all I‘m struggling here. I‘m 40% through and I don‘t know if I can take another page. I feel like something must be wrong with me. This has a 4.4 rating on Goodreads. Penny Reid‘s Facebook fan group LOVES this author and I love Penny. I feel like I‘m reading whiny Bella in Twilight (and for the record, I hate the Twilight Saga).

LeahBergen It sounds like you need to bail! 2y
CoffeeK8 I support the bail, i loved it, but I think this is an author you have to be in the mood for. Life is to short to read books you don‘t enjoy (I forget who I stole that quote from) 2y
DGRachel @LeahBergen @CoffeeK8 But it seems to be so loved. I keep thinking it has to get better and I don‘t want to bail, but I think I‘ll put it down for the night and try again in the morning, maybe. 😔 2y
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I love slow burn romances and Zapata writes them so well. I can understand why others don‘t have the patience for her books but they are totally my catnip. I knew that this book would take an entire an entire day to read and that I wouldn‘t be able to put it down so I saved it for the perfect lazy day. A figure skater fearing her career might be over ends up partnered with a man she cannot stand. This ranks in my top three of her books. #romantsy

That-Bookish-Hiker Loved this book! And it got me in the Olympic spirit right on time. 2y
Crystalblu What is your number one? 2y
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Nessavamusic
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I loved this! I really enjoy Zapata‘s slow burn romances; where it‘s about the building of a relationship and watching people fall in love. Ivan Lukov is my new favorite book boyfriend. #romance #sportsromance #glorytotheguild

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LaurenReads
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From Lukov With Love- this book was just awesome. She is the queen of slow burn romance and I loved this book. Ivan 😍 Ranks up there with Wall and Kulti!! #romance #romantsy #kindleunlimited #pop18 #sports

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Mariana Zapata has this way of spinning tales that really show the love between characters instead of just stating the sentiment. From Lukov With Love is one of my favorites: absolutely strong characters who constantly support each other, witty dialogues, a slow-burn romance. Zapata writes somewhat lengthier stories than what is the norm, but I can truly say that I enjoyed every little bit - a fabulous read indeed. #marianazapata #romantsy

Jaya Is it New Adult? I like her slow burn style but somehow struggle with it in her NA romances, like Rhythm, Chord, and Malikhin 2y
s-b I struggled with that one too. I wouldn't categorize From Lukov With Love as New Adult. If I remember correctly, heroine is around 25 years and hero around 29. Adult I'd say. This one is definitely worth the read - if you still have doubts you can check the reviews on Goodreads. 2y
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LaurenReads
From Lukov with Love | Mariana Zapata
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Zapata‘s new one just got released!!! #weekendplans #romantsy #romance