The Unhoneymooners Book Review
“Look at this. Somehow we ended up naked again.” - The Unhoneymooners, Christina Lauren
Hopelessly tragic Olive Torres is unlucky in her career, her life, and her relationships. Her identical twin sister, Ami, seems to have all the luck that Olive is missing - the perfect fiance, a practically free wedding, and an all-expenses paid honeymoon in the books.
Unfortunately, luck isn’t everything for the Torres twins. The seafood buffet that Ami won in a sweepstakes for her wedding sent everyone at the reception to the emergency room with food poisoning. Everyone, that is, except Olive and her least favorite person in the world, the groom’s brother, Ethan.
Ami and her husband, Dane, insist that Ethan and Olive take their honeymoon so the free trip wouldn’t go to waste. The only catch, the trip is non-transferrable, so Olive and Ethan had to pretend to be the happy couple.
Ethan and Olive head off to the island of Maui for 10 days of pretend marital bliss - promising to spend as little time together as possible. Things are going as planned until unexpected resort guests from Olive’s future and Ethan’s past force the two out of hiding.
All this forced togetherness makes Olive realize that Ethan isn’t so bad after all. In fact, she finds him rather delightful. Can the magic of Hawaii break Olive’s streak of bad luck or will too many secrets ruin her chance at love when she returns to the mainland?
Chick-lit to it’s core, The Unhoneymooners will bring you all the beach-y good feelings. This book is easy, breezy, fun. Will it shake up your beliefs about the world around you, challenge you, or teach you something new? No, no, and no. But it will probably make you laugh and smile. It the kind of book you can read while simultaneously scouting for dolphins from your towel in the sand.
I have a feeling this will be the chick lit book of the summer. Pick it up* here. Maybe you’ll get a little lucky, too.
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