5 star reads - Courtney

The unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren



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 (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.


This was an absolute riot of a book. Unhoneymooners is my first Christina Lauren book. Gasp 😮, yes I have never read anything by them but own 5 or 6 of their books.

Unhoneymooners is about olive and Ethan. Olives twin sister is getting married to Dane (Ethans Brother) when everyone at the wedding gets sick and Aime and Dane can not go on their honeymoon they both offer there trip to Olive and Ethan since it is not refundable.

When Olive and Ethan get to Maui they do there best to stay separated and enjoy their time as much as possible. When they meet two couples they know back home they now have to do everything together to cover up their lie. See the trip is in Aimees name and if anyone finds out that olive is not Aime they will be caught and have to pay the full price of the trip.

Unhoneymooners is a better version of hating game in my opinion. I found myself laughing out loud while reading this. The writing and everything was so adorable. Olive and Ethan making cover story after cover story while also getting to know each other and uncover family lies was amazing.

One aspect I appreciated was olive talking about her weight and how insecure she was. I felt that. I’m no small girl and curves just like Olive, to she her struggle back and forth with it was so relatable and I appreciated it.

Overall I absolutely adored this book and it was a cute hate to love story. I’m a sucker for this trope. I’m also a huge Christina Lauren fan now and will be picking up all their other books.

Courtney 💛

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