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Book Review: The Unhoneymooners – Christina Lauren

Rating: 4/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Rom-Com


I picked this book on a whim. It sounded like a nice romantic comedy and a fast read. It was a romantic comedy but it was so much more. I was pleased to find it was better than I’d expected and I’d had no expectations really.

Meet identical twins, Olive and Ami. Ami had all the luck, everything going for her, big fairytale wedding including winning the honeymoon trip to Hawaii, while Olive had all the bad luck, loss of a job, lack of a good love interest. In her mind she’s unlucky in everything. When the entire wedding party gets food poisoning except for Olive and the groom’s brother, Ethan, Ami and her new husband being too sick to go on their honeymoon, they offer the tickets to their respective siblings, Olive and Ethan, who hate each other but neither is willing to give up an all-expenses-paid trip so they put aside their issues with each other and go on the un-honeymoon.

At first, I didn’t warm up to Olive and Ethan looked like a total jerk. As I got to know them better, I understood what made them tick. Olive was a good, strong character and I liked how she viewed herself and how much she loved her twin sister. Her whole family was pretty hilarious.

As for Ethan, when they say there’s always two sides to every story, boy are they right. He was kind of cute and it was funny to see how he was with Olive, and it was quite obvious he was clearly smitten with her. It was sweet the way they were together without their misunderstandings about each other in the way.

I loved the interactions between Olive and Ethan. And the ending was fantastic, especially Ami’s part. Holy cow, you go, girl. She was pretty terrific in the end. I have never read a book by Christina Lauren so I had no idea what I was getting into. And now I’m hooked and want more of her books.

Blurb: 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.


I'm a die-hard bibliophile and I'm also an introvert. My blog's about books, books and more books. (yep, that was easy) I might, from time to time, write about life and its vagaries. I like taking pictures of books and doing origami.

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