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Book Review: The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

Genre: Fiction/Romance

BUG Rating: 4/5

Overall: This was my first Christina Lauren read – I was so intrigued by the book after realising it was actually two authors, I’m always curious to see how authors manage to pull this off (they really managed to!). This book was just so much fun. Given the plot – two now in laws that can’t stand the sight of each other, find themselves on a two week romantic honeymoon because the whole bridal party came down with food poisoning – this was obviously going to be hilarious. The main characters personalities (Olive and Ethan) are great, and I love how effortlessly Christina & Lauren have created the perfect love-hate relationship between the pair of them. I enjoyed many laugh out loud moments during this read, and it really is the perfect book for your beach/summer TBR list.

“Is this comfortable?” he mumbles. “No” I am acutely conscious of every doughnut I’ve ever eaten in my entire life.


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

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 (ugh) and she’s managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a series of online contests (double ugh). 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 just has to get through twenty-four hours of wedding hell before she can return to her comfortable, unlucky life. But 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 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 becomes a whole lot bigger. She and Ethan now have to pretend to be loving newlyweds. But the weird thing is that she doesn’t mind playing pretend. In fact, she feels kind of . . . lucky.

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