Book Review: The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren


Title: The Unhoneymooners

Author: Christina Lauren

Publication Date: May 14, 2019

Number of Pages: 400

Format: Trade Paperback

Publisher: Piatkus

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Chick Lit, Romantic Comedy, New Adult


Olive is always unlucky: in her career, in love, in…well, everything. Her identical twin sister Ami, 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.

Personal Thoughts:

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Enemies-to-lovers? Fake dating? Forced proximity? Geez, this book was everything I am looking for in a romcom and I’m so glad that it did not disappoint! ♡

In this novel, we follow Olive Torres as she deals with her unlucky life. Her twin sister, Ami, on the other hand, is her complete opposite. As Ami marries her dream man, Olive is forced to play it cool with her sworn enemy, the groom’s best man — Ethan Thomas.

This is my first Christina Laurend and I totally adored it as it totally captured my attention since page 1. I immediately fell in love with her writing-style and I didn’t even need the time to get used to it because it’s just so easy to read.

I love how I can relate to Olive’s character and I most definitely love Ethan’s cool demeanor. I also appreciate how their relationship wasn’t annoying at all and that they always communicated with each other.

Overall, I highly recommend this to everyone who’s up for a good romcom and a fast-paced read. ♡


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