Author: Christina Lauren
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Gallery Books (May 14, 2019)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 4 Stars!
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.
I made the foolish mistake of thinking that once I received a copy of The Unhoneymooners I would be able to wait closer to it's release date before starting it. After all, I cherish all Christina Lauren's reads and I always want them to last as long as possible, I mean who doesn't? Their characters are engaging and oh so relatable but of course, I completely forgot that, well, I really do not have the best patience in the world and I, in fact, can NOT wait to start one of their books.
Hence, my sleepless night and my whole, sorry, not sorry attitude about starting it way earlier than I should have and even losing sleep over it. I mean, this is Christina Lauren we are talking about and add in a enemies to lovers trope and I am so all over it.
Oh how I was sucked into the storyline from the very first page. I loved not only the love hate relationship between Olive and Ethan but the whole family dynamic and of course the unbelievable tension between, well, just about everybody.
Truly another hit from Christina Laurens and one I won't be forgetting soon.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the authors or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*