The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

For two sworn enemies, anything can happen during the Hawaiian trip of a lifetime . . .

Olive is always unlucky; her identical twin sister Amy, on the other hand, is probably the luckiest person in the world. About to marry her dream man, her entire wedding has been fully paid for by winning a series of competitions. Meanwhile, Olive is forced to play nice with her sworn enemy: the best man, Ethan.

But Olive’s luck may be on the turn . . . 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 holiday, 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 threatens to spiral out of control.

Forced to play loving newlyweds, she and Ethan find themselves in much closer proximity than they ever expected . . . The problem is that soon, Olive finds that maybe she doesn’t mind pretending. In fact, she’s beginning to feel kind of . . . lucky.

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


I’ve read quite a few Christina Lauren recently, I absolutely adore this author duo, and it had been a while since I’d read their work, so I’m reading all the ones I’ve missed over the last few years. The Unhoneymooners did not disappoint, this fun and flirty enemies to lovers romance was a great read, I thoroughly enjoyed this read, and flew through it in just a few hours.

The Unhoneymooners follows Olive Torres, who takes her twin sisters place on her honeymoon, after the couple can no longer go,  Olive’s twin sister Ami persuades her sister to take her place so that the honeymoon won’t go to waste. However, the only other person not affected by the disaster at the wedding is the grooms brother and Olive’s nemesis Ethan.

Ethan and Olive have supposedly hated each other from the moment they met, they both agree to disagree and go on the honeymoon together. What starts as a fake marriage and an excuse for a free holiday soon turns into many misadventures, misencounters and misunderstandings. Soon, Olive and Ethan start to realize that they have immense chemistry between them and maybe they were wrong from the start, there might be something more between them.

I love the enemies to lovers trope, and this book has evidently shown how electric it can really be. It truly was such an easy and fast-paced read that had little bouts of sexual tension that made me want to keep reading and reading until I was done.

The romance between Olive and Ethan was electric, it really sparked, I loved reading the romantic scenes.

I could feel their hate but I could also feel how slowly that dissolved into liking each other, and more…

The characters were great, Ethan was funny and sarcastic, with a bit of a serious edge to him, he made a really great love interest. I really enjoyed that Olive was so strong and learns her self-worth and sticks up for herself throughout the story.

The family dynamic was really admirable too, I loved Olive and Ami’s relationship, they come from a big family who are all very close too, I really enjoyed the funny moments with the extended family, it was really refreshing.

With a romance like this, there were bits that would be considered far fetched and unrealistic, but that didn’t take anything away from how much I loved the read, and how fun it was.

The ending, of course was great! I found myself swooning and rooting for the pair.

If you love a cute romance, or anything in my review perked you’re interest, I highly recommend giving this one a go, or any of Christina Lauren’s books, so many of them have a similar feel to this one.

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