Book Review: “The Unhoneymooners” By Christina Lauren

I read this book for a buddy read that I am hosting at the end of this month and to be honest I have a lot to talk about with this book! With that said you should come join in on this buddy read and join in on this conversation.

I apparently tried to read this book back in August and only read the first two chapters before my mood swapped from romance to thriller. So this book has been on my back burner for awhile and I am pretty upset that I hadn’t picked it up sooner. Keep reading to see my thoughts!

“I knew he was a book lover, but to be the same kind of book lover I am? It makes my insides melt.”

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About The Book

Author: Christina Lauren

Publisher: Gallery Books

Published Date: May 14th 2019

Page Count: 400 pages

Main Genres: Romance, Contemporary and Fiction

GoodReads Rating: 4.01

“I can appreciate my body in a bikini and still want to set fire to the patriarchy.”

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Olive is the complete polar opposite of her twin sister Ami. Olive is just unlucky in all aspects of life where as her sister who is getting married to a nearly perfect guy can now get married for practically nothing when she wins contest after contest to help her plan her dream wedding.

However, on the wedding day everyone comes down with food poisoning except for Olive and her arch nemesis Ethan, the grooms brother. This leaves the Honeymoon up for grabs and there is no way unemployed Olive is going to sit and mope in her lonely apartment while her enemy gets to enjoy an all paid trip to Hawaii.

The catch? They have to put all hatred aside to put on the perfect show of a happily newlywed couple so they don’t get caught committing fraud. Can these two put their hate aside to enjoy a once in a life time vacation or will they get caught in all their lies?

“You don’t get to choose the circumstances. That’s the point of luck: it happens when and where it happens.”

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

“It’s so exhausting pretending to hate you.”

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Once I started this book it was pretty hard to put it down! It took me three days to read this book. Now to some of you this might seem like a long time but for me I average one book a week, so to finish this in three days I know I must have enjoyed it!

It started off kind of slow, it picked up around page 80 or 90 and once I past that I was reading until I had no choice but to put it down. I think the writing was gorgeous! I loved each character individually and even though the trope feels over played I didn’t care. It was a book that just kept giving!

I know I stated I liked the characters individually but lets talk about Olive and Ethan as a couple. I hated them as a couple! I do not ship them, boot them off the island! Their relationship was soooooooo exhausting. Sorry for all the o’s back there but I need you to fully understand how I feel. Every chapter they were off and on and I just wanted to strangle them both! The arguments every other page felt pointless. I just wanted to fall in love with them but they made it so hard! Now with that said the few steamy scenes in there were really what made me root for them in the end.

Something I took away from this book is that it is important to find a partner who fully trusts you and understands your feelings. Don’t let anyone make you feel like your feelings are invalid! You are worthy of so much more!

Even though I hated Olive and Ethan as a couple I liked the story and the characters alone enough to give this a decent rating. This book also had a lot of humor that made up for the parts that had you screaming. Over all this was a pretty cute and fun book. definitely worth the read!

“It’s the strangest feeling to be proud simply because I’m taking care of me and mine. Is this what it’s like to grow up?”

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Come join us!

Don’t forget to come join my buddy read for this book! We have a few weeks left for you to catch up before we fully discuss the book! Just let me know to get you added!

QOTD: Do you have characters who you just hate as a couple?


  1. Great review! Can’t wait for the discussion!!


  2. Er, she (the bride) couldn’t explain the situation to the trip people and postpone the honeymoon? Just wondering. I know, then there wouldn’t be a book, lol.


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