Title: The unhoneymooners.
Author: Christina Lauren.
Publisher: Gallery books.
Page count: 400.
Release day: May 14th 2019.
Genre: Adult, contemporary.
Rating: 5 stars.
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
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 currently very grateful that I challenges myself to read the winners and contenders of the GoodReads choice awards of 2019! I probably would never have picked this book up for any other reason. But boy did I love this book! I never put any interest in reading any Christina Lauren book, but now I definitely need to look into more of them!
Already from the start I loved the sass between our two main characters!
Enemies-to-lovers is one of my favourite tropes, which this one definitely contained! Another trope I love is fake dating, which this boo also contained. So I guess I was bound to love this book!
I love the characters and the character development in this book! I liked that Olive was ‘curvy’, but it wasn’t mentioned too often, it just was.
I loved the relation between the main characters and their siblings and the rest of their families, and to see what they do for each other!
I loved the writing! And I often found myself just sitting and listening to the book, since I just did not want to stop! I just found myself smiling and laughing quite a bit while listening to this!
Besides the romance, I also really enjoyed the rest of the plot! I really liked how Olive was discovering her work place, and her learning to do what she likes. I do feel the plot besides the romance was more focussed on Olive than Ethan. Since in his life not that much was changing.
I know this review is just me listing things I love. So the take home message here is that I freaking loved this book! (also I don’t really know how to review romance haha)