Review #105

Title- The Unhoneymooners

Author- Christina Lauren

Rating– 5/5

Genre- contemporary romance

POV- first person

Trope- If you like “fake relationships,” “forced to be together,” and “enemies to lovers” than this is a great book for you.

Cover- I don’t like bright colors since they clash with my natural/neutral décor at home. I wouldn’t buy this book off the shelf from the cover if I hadn’t heard anything about it beforehand.

My emotions- fully entertained

Characters– These characters came alive- vividly. I was working and organizing the house and randomly wondering if I could text Olive a question or wave to Ethan across the street. I gotta say- that’s not normal for me lol. So I’m either turning more insane than I’d like to admit or these characters popped into reality.

Prose– The writing was witty, refreshing, cute and memorable.


Page 35- rough and hard to read about the food poisoning catastrophe
Page 54- I smell a foreshadowing disaster
Page 68- great personality quirk
Page 108- awe, sweet
Page 115- few too many coincidences
Page 132- omg I may not have ever laughed that hard from something in a book before
Page 148- I love the witty banter between them
Page 152- OMG. seriously. I’ve never read a romcom this funny
Page 221- abrupt switch in mentality

Final thoughts- I was feeling on edge when I had to stop reading right before the climax scene. Speaking of, I don’t like when the grand gesture is actually told to be a grad gesture and labeled in the narration.
The epilogue in a different character’s POV was interesting. I’m unsure if I liked that style or not. Though I do the same thing in you novels.


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.

Best part- the bathroom scene

What I’d change-

I wish the sex scenes were a little more “pazazz!” So consider this a clean read. Highly recommend to any “sweet” romcom fan.

Pacing- fast

Published by CassieSwindon

Fiction author

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