Monday, June 24, 2019

Julie's Review: The Unhoneymooners

Author: Christina Lauren
Series: None
Publication Date: May 14, 2019
Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages: 416
Obtained: library
Genre:  Romance
Rating: 4/5
Bottom Line: Delightful fun
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Summary: Olive Torres is used to being the unlucky twin: from inexplicable mishaps to a recent layoff, her life seems to be almost comically jinxed. By contrast, her sister Ami is an eternal champion . . . she even managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a slew of contests. Unfortunately for Olive, the only thing worse than constant bad luck is having to spend the wedding day with the best man (and her nemesis), Ethan Thomas. Olive braces herself for wedding hell, determined to put on a brave face, but when the entire wedding party gets food poisoning, the only people who aren’t affected are Olive and Ethan. Suddenly there’s a free honeymoon up for grabs, and Olive will be damned if Ethan gets to enjoy paradise solo. Agreeing to a temporary truce, the pair head for Maui. After all, ten days of bliss is worth having to assume the role of loving newlyweds, right? But the weird thing is . . . Olive doesn’t mind playing pretend. In fact, the more she pretends to be the luckiest woman alive, the more it feels like she might be. ~amazon.com

Review: You don't read Romance books because there's going to be some twist and the two protagonists don't end up together. You read them because you know they will but you want to see how the journey goes for them. How do they deal with life obstacles? So when Olive declares her hate for Ethan, you just know that they'll end up together. It seems to take Olive a little longer to realize that her hate fest was just one sided. That she was seeing things through darkly covered glasses as she has most of her life.

I wouldn't say that Olive was in competition with her twin, Ami but there was a definite feeling that she was the "unlucky" twin because Ami was always the lucky one. Ami and Olive were as different as night and day and according to their mom it's been that way since day one. So when a bit of bad luck hits her sister and she can't take the honeymoon she planned, she makes Olive take it but there's a hitch it's with Ethan her now brother-in-law's brother.

Although it starts to occur to Olive that maybe Ethan isn't as bad as she thought especially with that rockin' body of his. As they start to spend time with each other and actually talk they find out that they aren't so different.

This is the perfect pick me up book when you need a little light and laughter in your life. I mean some days, who doesn't. Plus that cover is like sunshine all by itself!


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