Monday, May 13, 2019

Review: The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

The Unhoneymooners by Christina LaurenThe Unhoneymooners
by Christina Lauren
May 14, 2019
416 pages

Goodreads      Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
Olive is always unlucky: in her career, in love, in…well, everything. Her identical twin sister Amy, on the other hand, is probably the luckiest person in the world. Her meet-cute with her fiancé is something out of a romantic comedy (gag) and she’s managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a series of Internet contests (double gag). Worst of all, she’s forcing Olive to spend the day with her sworn enemy, Ethan, who just happens to be the best man.

Olive braces herself to get through 24 hours of wedding hell before she can return to her comfortable, unlucky life. But when the entire wedding party gets food poisoning from eating bad shellfish, the only people who aren’t affected are Olive and Ethan. And now there’s an all-expenses-paid honeymoon in Hawaii up for grabs.

Putting their mutual hatred aside for the sake of a free vacation, Olive and Ethan head for paradise, determined to avoid each other at all costs. But when Olive runs into her future boss, the little white lie she tells him is suddenly at risk to become a whole lot bigger. She and Ethan now have to pretend to be loving newlyweds, and her luck seems worse than ever. But the weird thing is that she doesn’t mind playing pretend. In fact, she feels kind of... lucky.


We have another hit from Christina Lauren! After falling head over heels in love with this duo's previous work, My Favorite Half-Night Stand, there was no way I was going to pass up on reading The Unhoneymooners.

With their signature humour and effortless writing style, Christina Lauren brings together an unlikely pair of rival on a whirlwind trip of their lifetime. The Unhoneymooners was every bit delicious and fun as I expected. So very addictive as I read it in one sitting.

Olive is the kind of character I respect. She was responsible and honest to a fault which didn't always work in her favour but she kept true to herself. I'm especially touched by her unequivocal love and loyalty to her twin. Even at her lowest, Olive was thinking of her sister. It was so meaningful to see her dispel the negativity (from both herself and others around her) and realize her potential. Instead of just moving along in life, Olive redefined herself and found her passion.

In addition to our excellent female lead, The Unhoneymooners features a dynamic cast of supporting characters. Olive's twin, Ami couldn't have been more different and her new husband was the very definition of a douchebag. Most of all, Olive's gigantic family was lovable from start to finish. I dare you not to love them after meeting them!

Ethan wasn't the perfect gentleman but a fair love interest. I wish the romance could've been just a tad steamier but the banter between Olive and Ethan was sexy and cute. Even when they hated each other you could still feel the pull between them. I love how they purposely kept calling each other by the wrong names~ So snarky and amusing.

Christina Lauren have yet to fail at making me laugh (and cringe)! I can't wait to see what they put out next! Their romcoms are seriously the best.
4.5 Cats
*I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book from the publisher and Indigo Books & Music Inc. in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and not affected in any way. All quotes were taken from the ARC I received.

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