The Unhoneymooners

Book Review

Title : The Unhoneymooners

Genre : Romantic Comedy

Author: Christina Lauren

Publisher: Piatkus

Date of Publication: May 14th 2019

Number of Pages: 288

My Rating : 5 out of 5

The Unhoneymooners features Olive Torres “Ollie” and opens with her twin sister’s wedding. Amelia “Ami” is the lucky twin, who manages to win all raffles and promotions whilst Ollie is the not-so-lucky twin.

When Ami is unable to go for her nontransferable nonrefundable honeymoon, she suggests that Ollie should go on the all-inclusive trip to scenic Hawaii. Ami’s new husband, Dane, likewise offers the trip to his older brother, Ethan.

The only problem is that Ollie and Ethan can’t stand each other. The reason may have something to do with fried cheese…………. or it may not.

This is a delightful story that I loved right from the beginning. The good thing is that it kept on going at the same pace and not once did I want to put it down. The chemistry between Ollie and Ethan is unmistakable and their banter is witty and engaging.

Given that they were on a honeymoon in picturesque Hawaii (someone else’s, but still), was there any way that they would not fall in love?

Even knowing that these two would end up together, I still found myself eagerly following along to see how it would happen.

I also found myself wondering how the conflicts in the story would be resolved, given that this is a story of twins falling in love with brothers. I wondered if maybe it might be a bit weird?

To their credit, so did the characters, but the authors managed to overcome this and make the story endearing enough for me.   

There are many romantic comedies that promise to keep you engaged and are described as ‘laugh out loud’ but somehow fail to keep my interest. Some begin well then falter at some point. This is not one of those!

The characters in this book are lovable and easy to relate to.  The authors are the writing duo of Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, writing under the name Christina Lauren. I have not read any of their books before, and I’m glad to have found them. I really like their writing style and will check out their other books.

This book is best read on a sunny day by the pool or on a beach – preferably with a fruity cocktail by your side!

I rate this book 5 out of 5 and recommend it to lovers of romantic comedies.  Many thanks to the authors for providing us with this lovely gem of a book.

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