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Title: The Unhoneymooners
Author: Christina Lauren
Release Date: May 14, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
For two sworn enemies, anything can happen during the Hawaiian trip of a lifetime—maybe even love—in this romantic comedy from the New York Times bestselling authors of Roomies.
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.
With Christina Lauren’s “uniquely hilarious and touching voice” (Entertainment Weekly), The Unhoneymooners is a romance for anyone who has ever felt unlucky in love.
*****What I Loved About This Book*****
- Drew me in from the start
- Fast paced
- The enemies to lovers trope
- The pretend husband trope
- Comical from the start
- Moved from comical to downright laugh out loud (multiple times) hilarious
- Ethan’s grand gesture – swoon
- The epilogue!!!
- Even the happily ever after is hilarious!
- The book was totally addictive – could not put it down!
- I got a lot of chores done while listening to the audio because I just couldn’t stop!
What I Didn’t Love
- The female narrator of the audiobook. Something about her voice was distracting.
- It took quite a while to get a taste of Ethan’s character
- The timing of the sex between them. It seemed weird moving from enemies to sex to feelings to relationship. The order just felt off. They have sex and then say it’s too soon to talk about a relationship after they’ve been slowly growing on each other.
- Ethan seemed a little too hung up little to hung up on his ex at times
- Took too long for Ethan to see his brother was a scumbag
While that is quite a list of things I didn’t care for, I still give this book 4.5 stars just because the good was sooooo good!
Have you read The Unhoneymooners? What did you think???