This book has been on my TBR for a couple of months and I am glad I finally got around to reading it. It is my first book by the author so I came into it with very low expectations.
‘The Unhoneymooners’ is an “enemies to lovers” romance where Olive and Ethan fall in love after hating on each other for as long as they have known themselves. Ami (Olive’s twin) gets married to Ethan’s younger brother and on their wedding day, everyone except Olive and Ethan are plagued with food poisoning. Due to the strict nature of the honeymoon package Ami won to Maui, the dates can not be changed so they both ask Olive and Ethan to go in their place. This trip to Maui is what turns things around as they discover that they may have been looking at each other from the wrong perspective.
This story was everything and more. It was funny, relatable and also heartwarming. I loved Olive’s character and I could see myself in a lot of the things she did and said which made the experience really enjoyable. I also enjoyed the bickering that went on between her and Ethan even after they had fallen in love. Another thing I loved was their large family and the dynamics around how they supported each other. It was interesting to read. Finally, the twist towards the end also added more to the plot and was a welcome addition.
This was a great read to say the least and I highly recommend especially if you like the “enemies to lovers” theme in romance novels. I look forward to reading more books by the author.
P.s I loved the cover too!
Rating: 5 stars
Published: May 14th 2019 by Gallery Books
Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates/brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced fourteen New York Times bestselling novels. Their books have been translated into 30+ languages. (Some of these books have kissing. Some of these books have A LOT of kissing.)