The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren | Book Review

1 June 2019

I have read two of Christina Lauren's Books, Roomies and Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating, and I loved them. Josh and Hazel is one of my favourites reads so far of 2019 and I highly recommend starting with that book if you are new to Christina Lauren. This book has had nothing but rave reviews, that I have seen a least, so I knew I had to buy it!
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
Blurb

''For two sworn enemies, anything can happen during the Hawaiian trip of a lifetime. 
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 fiance is something out of a romantic comedy (ugh) and she's managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a series of online contests (double ugh). 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 just has to get through twenty-four hours of wedding hell before she can return to her comfortable, unlucky life. But when the entire wedding party - except for Olive and Ethan - gets food poisoning, 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 becomes a whole lot bigger. She and Ethan now have to pretend to be loving newlyweds. But the weird thing is that she doesn't mind playing pretend. In fact, she feels kind of . . . lucky.

The Unhoneymooners is a heartwarming and hilarious romance perfect for anyone who has ever felt unlucky in love.''

My Review

Going into this book, I had really high expectations because of all of the reviews I had read and seen. I wish I hadn't looked at reviews as much as I did with this book because I definitely think I would have loved it even more. That's not to say I wasn't obsessed with it, it was a 4.5-star read and I can't wait to read it again in a few months. For the most part, all I have read in the last couple of months has been rom-coms and this book really is fantastic. It's such a great summer read, I felt like I was on holiday reading it! 

I fly through Christina Lauren books, they are always a lot of fun and I read this book in two sittings. I love a good hate to love romance so I knew I would be a fan of this and I wasn't disappointed. I loved that the conflict didn't involve Olive and Ethan directly, it was something a little unpredictive which I am always a fan of with rom-coms. The way that the conflict was handed was brilliant, I am going to keep it spoiler free but it was exactly something I would do! There are some truly hilarious moments in this book, I knew that everybody got sick at the wedding and that's why Olive and Ethan got the free holiday but it was so much funnier than I thought it would be!

The only reason that I didn't give this book a full five stars was because it was only told from one perspective. I didn't connect with Ethan as much as I wanted to and I do prefer dual perspectives in my rom-coms. That being said, I loved that the epilogue was told from Ethan's perspective! I am usually not a fan of epilogues but this one was perfect for the couple and I loved how everybody got a happy ending. 

The Unhoneymooners is available - HERE

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