Love & Olives

Love & Olives

Santorini felt like an island holding its breath. As if it were keeping in a secret... Liv Varanakis doesn?t like to think about her father much, which makes sense?he fled to Greece when she was only eight, leaving her with just a few painful memories of their shared love for the lost city of Atlantis. So when teenage Liv suddenly receives a postcard from her father, who ex Santorini felt like an island holding its breath. As if it were keeping in a secret... Liv Varanakis doesn?t...

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Title:Love & Olives
Author:Jenna Evans Welch
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Genres:Contemporary
ISBN:Love & Olives
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:506 pages pages

Love & Olives Reviews

  • Annie
    Aug 31, 2020
    I was excited to see another look in the Love & Gelatos series because this is such a sweet and charming series. I especially enjoy reading it during the summer, or just when you need a refresher. Much like the other books in the series, it is written in first person an...
  • Michelle
    Nov 16, 2020
    4.5/5 stars Love & Olives is the third book in the young adult contemporary romance series called Love & Gelato by author Jenna Evans Welch. Each of the books in the Love & Gelato series can be read as standalones, and I think they are the perfect books for anyone looki...
  • Nikki S
    Nov 08, 2019
    **EST 11/08/2019** How did I not know this was a thing?! I LOVED the other two! And this one is in Greece?! Cool! **12/23/20** This one was good, but it wasn't my favorite. That title still belongs to Love & Luck. Real review to come. **EDIT 12/27/20** You can...
  • Jillian Reynolds (Jillian Loves Books)
    Jun 08, 2020
    THIS IS NOT A DRILL. I NEED THIS ASAP. It comes out so close to my birthday, SURELY this is a gift from the book gods. ...
  • Jenna
    Jul 20, 2020
    ?? ?? ?? ?? I really enjoyed this book! I have been a fan of Jenna Evans Welch since the debut of the first book in this series- Love and Gelato ?. I adored Love and Gelato. I liked Love and Luck. ( It was set in one of my favorite countries. Ireland ? ) L...
  • abigailscupoftea
    Jan 10, 2021
    This story was a magical, one-way ticket to Santorini, Greece. I felt the heat of the sun and the chill of the waves. I saw the beautiful buildings and the breathtaking sunsets. I was charmed by the bookstore and by Theo. I laughed, I unexpectedly cried, and I finished the book smiling...
  • Janae
    Oct 22, 2020
    Olive is heartbroken so she has become Liv. She has created a new life for herself. Liv has great style, enjoys creating art, and has a great boyfriend. She doesn't need the dad who left her when she was eight. How is it that she is now heading to Greece to see her father. The...
  • Christy
    Nov 16, 2020
    *This review contains spoilers* I loved Love and Gelato... as in my first book boyfriend (for contemporary because genres have genres and I don't want to make it seem like I haven't been a simp for all of my 23 years) was Ren. Love and Luck... was a bit of a disappointment...
  • jessica
    Nov 29, 2020
    goodness me. is it getting misty in here or is it just my eyes?? lol. i honestly did not expect this story to pack such an emotional punch. i already knew JW could delve into some deeper topics, but she tends to do it in a light, carefree way. while this did have that airy quality t...
  • The Candid Cover (Olivia & Lori)
    Feb 24, 2020
    This series has been so much fun to read so far. I am really excited for a Mamma Mia inspired story. The Greece setting also sounds like the perfect backdrop for a YA romance novel. ...
  • Irena BookDustMagic
    Feb 07, 2021
    Actual rating: 2,5 Love and Olives is the third book in the series, but it can be read as standalone, because books are companions, and not continuations. The story follows Liv who spends 10 days in Greece with her father who abounded her and her mother when she was 8, and didn&a...
  • chloe ♡
    Dec 02, 2020
    - set in santorini (i've always wanted to go!!) - cute, slow burn romance - this made me cry - set in santorini (i've always wanted to go!!) - cute, slow burn romance - this made me cry ...more ...
  • Lindsay (pawsomereads)
    Oct 08, 2020
    As if I didn?t already want to visit Santorini badly enough, this book made me want to go even more! Love & Olives transports and immerses you into the breathtaking shores of the island. This was the perfect setting for a story about finding yourself and finding your family. Ol...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Oct 26, 2020
    Rating: 4.5 Stars Nine years ago, Olive's father left and never looked back. That's when she reinvented herself as Liv. But recently, he reached out, and now Liv was on her way to Greece to help her father in his search for the lost city of Atlantis. Though she was struggl...
  • Amanda Belcher
    Jul 08, 2020
    (4.5) I really enjoyed this installment of the Love and... series. The tension in this book was really well written and I thought some of the more serious themes like abandonment and mental health were handled with grace. I know lots of people have complicated relationships with the...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Nov 27, 2020
    Have you read Love & Gelato or Love & Luck? Both have been comfort, easy reads for me, and I was so happy to see there?s an additional one, this time set in Santorini, Greece. Love & Olives also touches on mental health and abandonment, and I appreciated the way the a...
  • Poonkuzhali
    Jun 02, 2020
    Wait... WHAT? Jenna Evans Welch How are you doing this? Love & Gelato- Italy, Love & Luck- Ireland and now Greece, specifically SANTORINI !!! Damn, you seem to read my mind and write books featuring the places I'd love to visit. I can't wait for this book to...
  • Jenny Jo Weir
    Dec 23, 2020
    It wasn't horrible, I just wish she wasn't so closed off. I understand that she is young and such, but I feel she could have been a bit more willing to ask questions or listen. Overall, it was an OK read. It wasn't horrible, I just wish she wasn't so closed off. I underst...
  • amily :)
    Dec 02, 2019
    I LOVED LOVE & GELATO SO MUCH I CANT WAIT :D ...
  • Cory Marie
    Nov 30, 2020
    Sometimes the soul needs a book like Love and Olives. Jenna Evans Welch has a way of transporting me to wherever her novels are set. Love and Gelato singlehandedly made me long to travel to Italy, and Love and Olives offered the same sort of longing for Greece. There is such a charming...
  • Zoe Stewart (Zoe's All Booked)
    Sep 17, 2020
    I loved Love & Gelato so much, and I've been meaning to read Love & Luck, but I'm so excited for this one! I just really need to know if Theo is Greek too, or if he's from a different country. If he's Greek imma be pissed. A Greek naming their son Theo is li...
  • Anna Clark
    Dec 21, 2020
    Continuation of my 2020 road trip listens. So cute, so fun. Maybe a little too long (??), but so enjoyable! ...
  • Sowmya (bookishelflife)
    Nov 19, 2020
    3.5 stars I have been religiously reading all the books from love and Gelato series as they come out. I love how vividly detailed these books are, given that they are travelogue kind of books I feel like it is quite important that the reader has to have a clear mind's eye pictu...
  • Ellie
    Feb 13, 2021
    ?What was lost is now found? Another book with an adorable bookstore ? Theo was my favorite. Santorini was the perfect backdrop for this Atlantis adventure. I LOVED how vivid the descriptions of Santorini were and all the Atlantis info, it made you feel like you were there se...
  • I'm All Booked Up  YA
    Jan 28, 2020
    *We received this book in exchange for an honest review.* Liv Varanakis pretends to be something she?s not. She wants people to like her without knowing much about her life. After all, she pretends that her life in Seattle is perfect. She has her boyfriend Dax, his friends and a l...
  • Nursebookie
    Jan 14, 2021
    Santorini is calling... A long lost father A long lost city of Atlantis What will Olive ?Liv? find and discover This was such a fun read that immersed and transported me to this gorgeous island in the Aegean Sea, in Greece. I loved how Welch wrote Liv?s character and going...
  • Katie Prouty
    Aug 24, 2020
    An adventure book! ? Greek myths and the lost city of Atlantis. 26 Things My Dad Left Behind, by Indiana Olive. Except she isn't Olive anymore. She goes by Liv. Liv Varanakis and she doesn't ever, ever talk about her absentee Atlantis hunter father, Nico- he fled to Gr...
  • Kristi (taleswithtrix)
    Dec 30, 2020
    If you read and enjoyed Love & Gelato or Love & Luck, you will not be disappointed by this one! Love & Gelato is still my favorite; however, this one is a close second. Liv, Olive, Kalamata, Indiana Olive (nicknames on point!) heads to Santorini to help her father, who s...
  • Roaringwave
    Nov 13, 2020
    I think that of all of the books in this ?series? this was my least favorite, which was disappointing because I was really looking forward to it. I felt that the missing dad trope was repeated, although it was altered a bit. Overall it was a fun enjoyable read. ...
  • angelina
    Nov 14, 2020
    Asafjaksa. That ending. That ending made the whole 500 paged book (which did go a little slow) SO MUCH BETTER. First of all, yes I rated it five stars. Yes, each book that she wrote I gave five stars. No, I promise you they all do not follow a similar plot line. They are so unique and ...