The Unhoneymooners

The Unhoneymooners

Book - 2019
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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 fiance 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.
Publisher: London, England :, Piatkus Books,, 2019.
ISBN: 9780349417615
034941761X
Characteristics: 400 pages ; 24 cm.

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JanetPDX
Jul 19, 2019

Fun and hilarious, and a fast read, even at 400 pages, this being a light romcom, and nearly double spaced 😁. Not life changing in any way, but five stars for enjoyability.

ArapahoeDagmar Jun 30, 2019

Witty, romantic comedy. From enemies to lovers, main characters' lives are complicated by their relationships to their siblings. Great summer read!

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Suellen1111
Jun 29, 2019

Funny, smart, a great storyline, snappy dialogue, some laugh out loud scenes, loving sex. Great fun!

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acornsandnuts
Jun 26, 2019

The perfect amount of humor, charm, heartbreak, and sass.

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RosaReads2
Jun 11, 2019

What a fun story. Lots of great laughs and fabulous banter. Maybe not the most swoony of this author duo's work, because let's face it, CL has mastered the art of swoon. But watching this antagonistic couple navigate an unexpected Hawaiian vacation together was romantic comedy gold. Another highlight was Olive's family dynamics - a lovingly intrusive and supportive extended family. Overall, The Unhoneymooners was a great read that was hard to put down.

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mjwiggins
May 17, 2019

Two-thirds of a perfect romcom and one-third of a merely good one. This didn't quite stick the landing, but I still enjoyed it a lot.

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AConsolver
May 16, 2019

4 Stars - I highly recommend if you enjoy contemporary romance, especially with a lot of humor.

When Olive's twin sister contracts food poisioning during her wedding, she has to take her place on her (free) honeymoon. The only catch? It's nontransferable, so Olive will have to pretend to be her sister, and that she is married to the groom's brother. Who just happens to be the rudest man on the planet. Ethan and Olive expect to give each other space in Hawaii, but when they run into Olive's new boss and Ethan's ex things become more complicated. Where does pretending begin and end?

This book was SO. FUNNY. I loved Olive and Ethan, they were so funny and bantery. I also liked that the both had more fleshed out personalities than the characters in the last CL book. It cracked me up that they kept calling each other by the wrong names, and all of their hate-to-love sparring was so funny. I thought all of the situations that they ended up in throughout the book were incredibly comical and/or cringe worthy as well. Plus, a fake honeymoon and a vacation-centered romance novel is just pretty darn fun. I could have dealt with it being a bit more of a slow burn, and I felt like the dramatic turning point was a little drawn out, but overall I really liked this book. I think it was probably my second favorite CL book so far after Josh and Hazel. Highly recommend if you enjoy contemporary romance and humorous women's fiction.

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darladoodles
May 14, 2019

The cover itself deserves at least one star and the trip to Maui is pretty darn inviting, too. This book would make a perfect beach read. Olive and Evan can't seem to be in the same room without arguing and they plan to vacation separately once they arrive to claim the trip that has been gifted to them by the ailing bride and groom. Just as in your favorite romantic romcoms, people pop up to complicate things. This is a fun read that reminds us to be wary of making snap judgments of others and ourselves.

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Mar 27, 2019

I think Christina Lauren's romances are so fun and charming and smart, and this was no exception. I found the hero's behavior at the end to be a bit more frustrating than I was hoping for -- though also totally believable [insert eye-roll here] -- but overall I really enjoyed this and tore through it, and also -- anyone want to go to Hawaii? Because after reading this, I totally do.

IndyPL_MarianneK Mar 23, 2019

This is a fun, sweet, and sexy enemies to lovers, with a great supporting cast of characters.

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