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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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Nobody does beach-ready romantic comedy like Christina Lauren, and this book is no exception. When Olive’s twin sister and her new husband get food poisoning from the seafood buffet at their wedding reception, Olive gets to go on their luxurious, nonrefundable Hawaiian honeymoon in their place. Unfortunately, so does Ethan, her longtime nemesis and brand-new brother-in-law. Together they suddenly have to maintain the fiction that they’re happy newlyweds. Filled with awkward coincidences and tart will-they-won’t-they banter, The Unhoneymooners is a hilarious, effervescent read about finding love in the unlikeliest places.
This dazzling standalone contemporary from Lauren (My Favorite Half-Night Stand) is a hilarious comedy of coincidences. Olive Torres is a notoriously unlucky woman, but her luck seems to change after her twin sister Amelia's wedding ends with almost everyone sick from food poisoning. The only ones who dodged it are Olive and Ethan Thomas, the brother of Amelia's new husband. Olive and Ethan can't stand each other, and when Amelia insists that the two of them enjoy the prebooked Hawaiian honeymoon, which would be wasted on the unwell newlyweds, Olive is sure this will be the worst vacation ever. Instead, she finds herself having fun and rethinking her enmity with Ethan, who slowly reveals himself to be a genuinely decent guy. Lauren brilliantly wields familiar rom-com tropes enemies to lovers, fake marriage, even height differences to craft a delightful romance that will have readers hanging on every word.
I loved it!
I loved the Hawaiian vacation vibes and I actually did like the characters. The only thing that was weird was there were way too many coincidences going on. And I also didn’t like when they came back home and there was a ton of bad things happening. But the book was funny and had a romantic dynamic that I personally loved and it kept me coming back to read more. The book also ended extremely satisfyingly and there’s nothing I would change!
Had some funny parts but seemed very predictable.
Loved this book!
So happy I read this! I loved the back and forth sarcasm between Olive and Ethan… the insults were hilarious. If you want romance, comedy and a feel good story you’ll love this!