The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

the unhoneymooners


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.


The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren is not bad at all. Ethan is Brother of the groom, and Olive’s arch-nemesis. Olive is twin of the bride and has been unlucky her entire life. The day of the wedding takes a turn for the worst and everyone gets sick from the seafood buffet. Well except Olive who’s allergic to seafood and Ethan is just damn fussy when it comes to sharing food! So there’s nothing else for it they both have to go on the free honeymoon that Olive’s sister has won.

Is an all exclusive, all expenses paid trip to Hawaii worth spending 10 days with someone you utterly despise? 

I can treat this trip like an actual vacation on a tropical island.
Yes, it’s with my nemesis, but still, I’ll take it.

The back and forth and banter in this book was great. There’s a thin Line between Love and Hate! So entertaining and heart-warming funny. Very enjoyable read for me and I had more than a few Laugh-out-Loud moments throughout. This is my first Christina Lauren and these two authors really know how to click when writing. It will definitely not be my last read. I’m off to the library to pick up more titles.

“That’s the point of luck: it happens when and where it happens.”

5 stars!


You can reserve a copy online at South Dublin Libraries’ Catalogue here.

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