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.
Seriously, I don’t know why everyone isn’t reading this book.
I don’t know why everyone doesn’t read all of Mariana Zapata’s books immediately because they are awesome.
Her characters are fully fleshed out people who feel like they are real. Like they are friends and you’re watching their lives play out ala the Truman Show and you never want the show to end because then you’d have lost them… And you don’t even care that your obsession with them is slightly creepy because FRIENDS!
I just… I can’t describe how much I love this book! This book is everything I want in a book. It has realistic and likable characters. A romance that grows slowly. It’s friends to lovers. It’s dedication and chasing your dreams. It’s beautifully written. The characters swear a lot and I swear a lot… And it made me laugh.
It kept me up reading all night and left me with only 3hrs sleep before work the next day and I didn’t even care because it was worth it and when I finished, I had to start it again because I wanted more!
I need more…. More, more, more!
Oh! And as a nice bonus, Jasmine is the sister of Ruby from Dear Aaron so you get to catch up with Ruby and Aaron!
Please, if you haven’t read this book, read it.
If you haven’t read any other of Mariana Zapata’s books, read those too.
If I was going to be stranded on a desert island with only one author's books to keep me company forever then I have to say that these books, Mariana Zapata’s books, would be a top contender.
(Hey, look at that! I apparently did have the words! I had lots of words!)
This cover is not a favourite but it does represent the book very well.