The Unhoneymooners – Christina Lauren

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Olive Torres is used to being the unlucky twin: from inexplicable mishaps to a recent layoff, her life seems to be almost comically jinxed. By contrast, her sister Ami is an eternal champion . . . she even managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a slew of contests. Unfortunately for Olive, the only thing worse than constant bad luck is having to spend the wedding day with the best man (and her nemesis), Ethan Thomas.

Olive braces herself for wedding hell, determined to put on a brave face, but when the entire wedding party gets food poisoning, the only people who aren’t affected are Olive and Ethan. Suddenly there’s a free honeymoon up for grabs, and Olive will be damned if Ethan gets to enjoy paradise solo.

Agreeing to a temporary truce, the pair head for Maui. After all, ten days of bliss is worth having to assume the role of loving newlyweds, right? But the weird thing is . . . Olive doesn’t mind playing pretend. In fact, the more she pretends to be the luckiest woman alive, the more it feels like she might be.

Review by Mara

The Unhoneymooners is a light and cute contemporary by Christina Lauren. The novel follows sworn enemies Olive and Ethan, who coincidentally avoid food poisoning at their respective siblings wedding. To avoid losing the honeymoon tickets, Olive and Ethan are
forced to take their places as pretend newlyweds and spend a week together in Hawaii.

This fake marriage and enemies to lovers story is a perfect beach read. I actually flew through it in one sitting because I couldn’t put it down. The vacation ended halfway through, so it has some drama after they get home as well. I enjoyed reading about live’s family ties, and her relationship with her twin sister. Not only is this a romance, but Olive also discovers herself, which I found just as important in this novel. Ethan is definitely swoon worthy and book boyfriend material.

The banter between these two was definitely what made it so enjoyable! Their cute interactions made this novel so much better, and the ending was very cute. I give this lighthearted, laugh out loud novel 5/5 stars. And recommend it for lovers of The Hating Game.

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