The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
Series: Standalone Novel
Published by Gallery Books on 5/14/19
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.
This story was fun and different, sweet but peppered with a good dose of angst and heartache. It swept me away from the polar vortex of NY to the sultry Hawaiian sands in an unexpected enemies to lovers romance that was packed full of humor and delicious sexual tension. I seriously couldn’t get enough of this book. Everything from the characters to the story felt fresh and unexpected and I loved every second.
The Unhoneymooners doesn’t release for quite a while, so I debated on whether or not I should read it right away or not. But Christina Lauren is GUARANTEED to captivate this reader with an unputdownable, refreshing romance and those types of reads have been so few and far between these days… so it’ll come as no surprise that I just couldn’t wait to dive in.
Well, captivate they certainly did with The Unhoneymooners. This story was fun and different, sweet but peppered with a good dose of angst and heartache. It swept me away from the polar vortex of NY to the sultry Hawaiian sands in an unexpected enemies to lovers romance that was packed full of humor and delicious sexual tension. I seriously couldn’t get enough of this book. Everything from the characters to the story felt fresh and unexpected and I loved every second.
I absolutely LOVED Ethan and Olive. They are perfectly imperfect characters, riddled with flaws and assumptions that make for a roller coaster dynamic. Their families are fascinating, their banter is sharp and hilarious, their course is unique and different and complicated. I was consumed. I can’t say enough good things about this one. The Unhoneymooners is a delightfully sharp enemies to lovers romance and I couldn’t have loved it more.
About the Author
Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of longtime writing partners Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. They are New York Times, USA Today, and #1 international bestselling authors of the Beautiful and Wild Seasons series, Sublime, The House, Dating You/Hating You and the critically acclaimed Autoboyography. Roomies (released December 2017), has been optioned for film by Jenna Dewan’s company Everheart Productions, with Christina and Lauren set to write the screenplay.