Olive Juice (Lili’s Review)

Title: Olive Juice
Author: TJ Klune
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: April 26th 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary
Page Count: 121 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 0 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

It begins with a message that David cannot ignore:

I want to see you.

He agrees, and on a cold winter’s night, David and Phillip will come together to sift through the wreckage of the memory of a life no longer lived.

David is burdened, carrying with him the heavy guilt of the past six years upon his shoulders.

Phillip offers redemption.

I don’t know what to write. Olive Juice by TJ Klune shattered me. As TJ mentioned in his blog post, this book is one that a reader must go into blind. No spoilers, no expectations- just go in and experience. It reads like a poem, one that no matter how painful it becomes you won’t be able to put down; you’ll feel compelled to see it to the end. It’s a bittersweet story about life and second chances. I don’t have much more than that. A few days after finishing it and I’m still digesting. I keep wondering what was going through his mind when he was writing it?

The only thing I can say is that this is a brilliant piece of literature. I’m kind of in awe honestly.

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Galley copy of Olive Juice provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.


I’m a romance junkie, who loves when books make her cry from heartbreak and happiness.

A few of my favorite tropes:

-Friends to lovers
-Age gap

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