REVIEW: The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren


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

Obviously my opinion of Ethan Thomas is: he can bite me. With the exception of today (wholly because of this dress), I like my body. I’m never going to let someone make me feel bad about it or about cheese curds.


The Unhoneymooners is probably one of my favorite books by Christina Lauren, after Beautiful Bastard. This book is pure Rom-Com gold! I haven’t laughed this much while reading a book in a while.

This book is an enemies to lovers/fake romance story. Olive and Ethan are forced to go on their siblings honeymoon after an unfortunate incident at a wedding. Olive, twin of the bride, claims to be unlucky. Especially compared to her twin sister. Despite getting to enjoy some time in paradise (which I would claim to be lucky), she has to spend it with one person she can’t stand. Her brother-in-laws brother, Ethan (aka the man she can’t stand).

While enjoying time in Hawaii, Olive and Ethan run into people they know back home and pretend to be newlyweds enjoying their honeymoon, of course they still can’t stand each other. Olive is still hurt about how Ethan treated her when they first met and Ethan, well he just thanks Olive hates him. There is an attraction between the two of them and they have great chemistry. Their banter is great throughout the story.

I absolutely love Olive and Ami’s family. They had me cracking up anytime they were involved throughout the entire story. Ami’s husband, not a fan of the man. AT ALL. I couldn’t stand him from the very beginning. He and Ethan are COMPLETE opposites of each other, but then again so are Olive and Ami.

If you are new to Christina Lauren or even if you’re not this book is MUST READ and a perfect read for the summer of 2019.


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