THE UNHONEYMOONERS BY CHRISTINA LAUREN - BOOK REVIEW

Do you ever read a book synopsis and know that you're going to love it? That was this book for me. And thankfully, it was so true!

Hello everyone!

I am back with another book review, today it is The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren. Thanks so much to Simon and Schuster Canada and NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book for an honest review, as always, all opinions are my own.



This story follows Olive, twin sister of the newly-married Ami. For most of her life, Olive has been convinced that bad luck follows her. Her sister wins everything, from colouring contests to an all-inclusive honeymoon in Maui. After a bought of food poisoning takes down most of the wedding attendees, including Ami and her new husband, Dane, Ami insists that Olive go the honeymoon - and take Dane's brother, Ethan - the only two people of the wedding who had different food. The only problem is that Olive and Ethan are sworn enemies. And when Olive runs into her new boss on the trip, she has to decide whether to tell the truth or dive headfirst into the lie. As the trip goes on, however, maybe pretending to be in love with Ethan is less difficult as it was at the beginning.

This was my first Christina Lauren book, and I can guarantee you it won't be my last! I absolutely loved this one. Enemies to lovers is one of my all-time favourite tropes and they did such a great job of it in this novel. We only got the story from Olive's perspective, so we couldn't tell what exactly Ethan was thinking but didn't mind. I think if we did, the story wouldn't have been as interesting. Only having the one side made it seem like they were whole-heartedly both enemies, not something else.

I wouldn't say this was a particularly fantastically written book - it was definitely good - but, by no means, was it lyrical. My enjoyment of it wasn't in the writing itself but in the story and characters. I felt like I really knew who they were and what their dynamic was throughout the book.

There were also some moments that weren't solely just about the romance, Olive deals with career problems, there is a bit of family drama, etc. though I would still call this a romance.

Overall, I would highly recommend this one as a quick, funny, exciting summer read.