Love & Olives– Published 2020
“Liv Varanakis doesn’t have a lot of fond memories of her father, which makes sense—he fled to Greece when she was only eight. What Liv does remember, though, is their shared love for Greek myths and the lost city of Atlantis. So when Liv suddenly receives a postcard from her father explaining that National Geographic is funding a documentary about his theories on Atlantis—and will she fly out to Greece and help?—Liv jumps at the opportunity.
But when she arrives to gorgeous Santorini, things are a little…awkward. There are so many questions, so many emotions that flood to the surface after seeing her father for the first time in years. And yet Liv doesn’t want their past to get in the way of a possible reconciliation. She also definitely doesn’t want Theo—her father’s charismatic so-called “protégé”—to witness her struggle.
And that means diving into all that Santorini has to offer—the beautiful sunsets, the turquoise water, the hidden caves, and the delicious cuisine. But not everything on the Greek island is as perfect as it seems. Because as Liv slowly begins to discover, her father may not have invited her to Greece for Atlantis, but for something much more important.” – Goodreads
A huge thank you to @Netgalley & Simon Pulse for the free copy of the ebook ARC. I adore this series and this author so much!
If you love a low-stress, adorable YA contemporary, most definitely check out this series. They each have different main characters, so they could be read as standalones, but they all have a female MC going through family struggles, trying to find herself, and finding unexpected love along the way. Each is set in a different country (Italy, Ireland, Greece). They’re each funny, witty, and easily read in a quick sitting or two.
This one was more emotional for me than the other two, especially at the ending. I actually teared up a bit! I found myself a bit annoyed with the search for Atlantis, and that being such a big part of the plot, but it really was tied together well at the end with a neat little bow, and it made sense.