At midnight I finished reading the book by the female authors Christina Lauren called, “The Unhoneymooners.” I’ve been wanting to read their books since I heard rave reviews about them especially “The Unhoneymooners,” and “In a Holidaze.” “The Unhoneymooners” did not disappoint. The book reminded me of romantic comedy films from the good ole days of the 90s and 2000s.
Olive Torres always see’s herself as the unlucky twin and her twin sister Ami is the lucky one. On Ami’s wedding day though, the wedding party gets food poisoning except for Olive and the grooms brother, Ethan. Ami tells Olive she must go on the free honeymoon to Maui and pretend to be her. Ethan’s brother Dane, tells him the same. So although Ethan and Olive can’t stand one another, they agree to a truce to pretend to be a couple so they can enjoy a free vacation. While on the trip of course they get to know one another and realize there could be a spark there after all. For someone whose never been to Hawaii, I would probably jump at any opportunity to go on a new adventure. Plus its Hawaii!
I like that the point of view was from Olive’s point of view and she’s the one telling us the story. The characters are likeable. The chemistry between Olive and Ethan is very believable. I actually laughed out loud a few times while I was reading. The writing was descriptive I felt like I was at the resort, or going snorkeling or riding along the coast line of Maui. The book made me feel as though I was in Hawaii despite the fact that its February and where I live we currently have a lot of snow on the ground and were expecting more.
There wasn’t much that I disliked really. I might have disliked how Ethan and Ami didn’t believe Olive about Ami’s husband Dane. Then again no one wants to believe the worst about someone you love. The sex scenes might have been a bit much for me but all in all this book deserves all the praise its getting.
Overall I enjoyed this book. I can’t wait to read more from Christina Lauren. Both ladies know how to write humor, likeable characters and make you feel as though you are right there in Hawaii where the novel takes place. It also encourages me to work extra hard at monetizing my blog and writing my own material so I can travel and go on adventures once this dang covid is gone forever. If you need an escape to a nice warm island but can’t go there right now, check out “The Unhoneymooners,” by Christina Lauren. Not only is it an escape to an island there is romance and comedy mixed in, which is icing on the cake.