The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

Synopsis: Olive is always unlucky: in her career, in love, in…well, everything. Her identical twin sister Amy, 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.

Review: I was really curious to discover this novel! I loved several of their books, so I was all the more curious to see what they would present to us.

Olive is out of luck. But like really unlucky. On the other hand, her twin sister is completely the opposite. So, on her wedding day, she doesn’t expect everyone to get sick from a dish at the buffet. The only ones who aren’t? Olive and Ethan. Ethan is the groom’s brother and he and Olive hate each other! So when they leave together to enjoy the honeymoon, they don’t expect to discover that they actually like each other. Maybe even a little more than fine!

I really had a great time with this novel and I must say that Olive has no equal in finding herself in complicated situations! Her relationship with her sister is touching and her relationship with Ethan is explosive. Yet, little by little, they will discover that they are much more than they thought they were. It won’t be easy, but I really enjoyed seeing them connect gently and open up to each other. Well, it’s true that Ethan still pissed me off towards the end, just like Amy, but hey, you have to have some too, right? Fortunately, they quickly make it up to you!

It was a very nice new novel to discover with characters you appreciate and I look forward to the next novel from the authors.

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