by Mariana Zapata
Release Date: February 1, 2018
Source: Kindle UnlimitedIf 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 have been on a Mariana Zapata marathon lately, so this is my third book by her in a month. I have heard so many people raving about Lukov and now I definitely understand the hype!
I am a huge fan of the movie The Cutting Edge, so as soon as I started this book with the enemies to lovers skaters who have to partner together, I was HOOKED. I absolutely loved how Jasmine was so in love with skating and made so many sacrifices just so she could compete. When this opportunity was offered, she couldn't say no, no matter how much she hated Lukov. And just like Jasmine, I fell so hard for Lukov as the book went on. Um, the animals!? Made me fall for Lukov right then and there. I loved how they bickered so much with each other and how that bickering blossomed into an adorable friendship.
I also loved how close Jasmine was with her family and how important they were to the story. Jasmine hung out with them a lot and their banter was so cute. I am also so excited to read Dear Aaron now after seeing those characters in this book!
What more is there to say? While this book was long, I never felt like it was slow and I was swooning so much all throughout the book. The romance is definitely slow burn, but the pay off is SO WORTH IT. This has easily become a new favorite from Mariana and I'm so happy I finally read it!