by Christina Lauren
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren is the perfect summer romance to pack in your beach bag. It delivered a feel good “haters to lovers” romance that will have you laughing, swooning and falling in love.
Coffee Dates with the Unhoneymooners
- First Date: The story begins at the wedding of Olive Torres twin sister, Ali. Olive is the maid of honor, and the groom’s brother, Ethan Thomas is the best man. Olive can’t understand why Ethan dislikes her, but the two trade barbs as easily as siblings with enough spark to ensure you they are not. Despite, her hideous bridesmaid dress all goes well until everyone who partook in the seafood buffet ends up horribly sick. Everyone except Olive and Ethan. When Ali talks Olive into taking their ten-day honeymoon in Hawaii with Ethan..fate puts them on a plane posing as the married couple. Humor, snark and wicked chemistry have me all in….
- Second Date: Welcome to Hawaii! Can I just take a moment to say I am jealous. I would gladly share the honeymoon suite with my enemy. The two work towards being amicable and even help each other out when they run into new acquaintances and past lovers. I loved what unfolded during their ten days in the sun. I laughed and fell hard for Ethan. I enjoyed seeing Olive happy and watching her loosen up. We learned some things that kept me flipping the pages.
- Third Date: The honeymoon is over! The last third of the book dealt with the continued growth of their relationship, which is complicated by family and careers. The drama was realistic and I felt for all sides. Ethan finds himself in a difficult position. I ended up feeling sorry for him even if I expected more. I loved the pacing and buildup. The relationship felt genuine, and I needed an HEA. I admit I wasn’t letting anything interrupt me as I finished their last date.
I closed The Unhoneymooners smiling like a fool. I love when an author(s) allows me to fully connect with the characters. We even saw development and resolution for secondary characters without taking away from our primary couple. Fans of enemies to lovers, delightful banter, snark and swoons will love Olive and Ethan’s story.#NewRelease The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren is the perfect summer romance to pack in your beach bag. #romance Click To Tweet
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