The Unhoneymooners

The Unhoneymooners

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Named a "Must-Read" by TODAY, Us Weekly , Bustle , BuzzFeed , Goodreads , Entertainment Weekly , Publishers Weekly , Southern Living, Book Riot, Woman's Day , The Toronto Star, and more!

For two sworn enemies, anything can happen during the Hawaiian trip of a lifetime--maybe even love--in this romantic comedy from the New York Times bestselling authors of Roomies .

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.

With Christina Lauren's "uniquely hilarious and touching voice" ( Entertainment Weekly ), The Unhoneymooners is a romance for anyone who has ever felt unlucky in love.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2019.
Edition: First Gallery Books trade paperback edition.
ISBN: 9781501128035
Branch Call Number: ROMANCE LAUREN C
Characteristics: 400 pages ; 21 cm


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When the bride and groom fall ill at the wedding, Maid of Honor Olive and Best Man Ethan - sworn enemies - take their places for a nonrefundable trip to Hawaii, where they realize not everything is as it seems.

When the bride and groom fall ill at the wedding, Maid of Honor Olive and Best Man Ethan - sworn enemies - take their places for a nonrefundable trip to Hawaii, where they realize not everything is as it seems.

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Sep 02, 2020

I’ve read a few books by this author team and I’ve really enjoyed all of them, including this one. It was funny and romantic. I loved the banter between the two main characters.

Aug 11, 2020

This was one of my favorite summer reading!

Jul 14, 2020

There are so many good romances out these days. This little rom-com was funny and charming.

ArapahoeKati May 18, 2020

Hate-to-love romances are my new favorite romance subgenre. The banter was excellent, the sexual tension was hot on the page and the characters were equally lovable and infuriating (like real life!). Highly recommend this standalone novel from Christina Lauren.

May 05, 2020

Loved this audiobook!

Apr 08, 2020

I enjoyed reading this novel. It was a quick and easy read. While I wouldn't categorize it as thought-provoking, the banter between Olive and Ethan was amusing and the situations in which they found themselves were often funny or touching or both. I preferred this title to some of Christina Lauren's more recent books, but still wouldn't recommend it over their earlier titles. They have a nice way of including the male point of view (although being female, I can't speak to its veracity!) Their books provide a nice escape from day to day life.

Apr 06, 2020

I loved this book so much! I fell in love with Olive and Ethan, their dynamic was so fun to read and I enjoyed it so much. It's full of drama and intrigue, and a twist at every turn. This book will keep you turning pages and gasping at what happens next. I would definitely read another book about Ami, Olive, and Ethan. This cast of characters is hilarious and heartwarming.

ArapahoeFelicia Mar 10, 2020

An adorable and fun read.

Feb 16, 2020

Literally laughed out loud while reading this book...LOVED IT!

Feb 03, 2020

The Unhoneymooners was a sweet novel with a cute concept. In my opinion, I thought it's most endearing quality was the way the supporting characters were written. The ending was just a bit too easy for my liking, but still a good read.

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Apr 06, 2020

CORI D. MORRIS thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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Oct 07, 2019

Kristen MERKE thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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Jul 22, 2020

“Ethan, I’m a terrible liar.”
“Really? You hid it so well.”
“It’s never been my strength, okay? Those of us who aren’t summoned by the Dark Mark consider honesty to be a virtue.”


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