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The Unhoneymooners

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  198,280 ratings  ·  25,091 reviews
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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 thi
Paperback, 432 pages
Published May 14th 2019 by Gallery Books
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AB I would say no. Although the sex isn't graphic, it's explicit enough. Also the book deals with more adult themes than YA themes. It may be hard for a …moreI would say no. Although the sex isn't graphic, it's explicit enough. Also the book deals with more adult themes than YA themes. It may be hard for a teen to relate. The main character is in her early 30s.(less)
Jenna Schering The hating game is similar, and SO good, though a little more graphic sexually.

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Emily May
Mar 24, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, 2019, romance
I can treat this trip like an actual vacation on a tropical island.
Yes, it’s with my nemesis, but still, I’ll take it.

Guys, I don't think it's working out. I'm trying so hard to get on the Christina Lauren fanwagon, but there are just lots of little things that aren't floating my boat.

The Unhoneymooners is not bad at all. It's quite funny and enjoyable for the most part, actually. It's just... well, I'll start with the first thing I noticed. This is only the second Christina Lauren book I
chai ♡
me, normally: the concept of romantic love is nothing but a marketing scheme for greeting card companies, a lie sold by the government, a-

me, after reading this book: [through an oversized megaphone] CAN SOME ROMANTIC SHIT HAPPEN TO ME ALREADY DAMN
Jul 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So so so good!!! The only reason why it gets a 4/5 is because I wanted MORE! I wanted more emotional conversations between the two characters and also for a romance it wasn’t very 👀 steamy 👀 if you catch my drift. Genuinely really loved this!!
Feb 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was cute as heck!!
A humorous enemies-turn-lovers romance fills out the first half of The Unhoneymooners. It's engaging, funny, and sexy. But the co-written aspect of this novel makes itself known as the storyline morphs into a more dramatic second half with several climaxes related to career, trust, family, and relationships. In my opinion, this reading experience felt like two different books were placed under the same cover, and I quite liked the fun one more. However, overall, The Unhoneymooners is indeed enjo ...more
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Melanie by: Gabby

ARC provided by Gallery Books in exchange for an honest review.

“That’s the point of luck: it happens when and where it happens.”

This is my favorite Christina Lauren book since Roomies! I’ll be honest, I wasn’t too in love with Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating or My Favorite Half-Night Stand, but this felt like the famous duo was back and resecured that special place in my swoon-worthy romance heart. This was so funny, this was so heartwarming, and since I’m leaving in a few weeks
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
never in my life have i read a book that had the same sense of humour as me - until now. this is honestly one of the funniest books i have ever read. i was giggling like a dweeb pretty much throughout the entire thing. gosh, its such a depressing thought to know i will never be as funny as olive and ethan.

the charming humour aside, this might be the best execution of the enemies-to-lovers trope since ‘the hating game.’ is everything in the story convenient? sure. is it super emotionally compell
Here are two true statements about me:
1) While I have never actually liked a Christina Lauren book, I really want to, and I keep trying to.
2) I love The Hating Game.

Here is a statement about this book I believe to be true:
1) It is just a worse The Hating Game.

To be fair, most Christina Lauren books are just a worse The Hating Game. (In my opinion, that is. Because for reasons unknown I love The Hating Game.)

I mean. Here, we have Olive, the adorkable, cringey heroine who Doesn’t Know She Is Beaut
There’s no getting around it, so I’m just going to get it over with and put it out there. The Unhoneymooners is not my favorite of the dynamic duo’s rom-coms. Truth be told, this is the only Christina Lauren to date that has earned less than four stars from this reader. And believe me, as someone who’s been a longtime fan of their work, it would be so much easier to gloss over the things that bothered me, as opposed to confessing this didn’t work for me in its entirety, but it is what it is. So, ...more
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
4.5 stars. This is my new favorite Christina Lauren book. I'm OBSESSED. I do wish the plus-size rep had been a little more... definitive? But other than that I ate this UP. If you're looking for something to fill in the Hating Game sized, enemies-to-lovers hole in your heart, look no further. THEY EVEN GO PAINTBALLING. Fuck, I loved this. ...more
Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
“It sounds dangerous.” This makes him laugh. “Dangerous, like we’d end up either naked or dead?”



This was such a cute rom-com filled with glorious belly-aching laugh out loud moments. I finished it in one sitting, and the pages just flew by! It really does play out like a movie, and you can practically see it on the widescreen while you are reading. Completely a feel good book with all the fluffy romance and sexy tidbits you'd want in one.


The Story

The Unhoneymooners foll
So, I just reread this book and it was just as great the second time and I noticed more things that I love about it. Yes, I read this book twice within one year and yes it still makes me smile and giggle and feel all the warm fuzzies. I adore Olive and Ethan so much and I'm a huge fan of the trope when a pessimistic person gets paired with an optimist, and I think I love this book especially because Olive is more of a pessimist, realist personality whereas Ethan is the optimist. I feel like it's ...more
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars - I stayed up later than was probably wise reading this and I have no regrets (yet.. ask me in the morning).

Enemies to lovers. Fake dating. Misunderstanding that isn’t completely irrational. Bickering couple. Protagonist that’s a bit bitter but trying her best. Thanks I love it.
↠ 5 stars

Have you ever read a book so romantic it hurts? This left me with an ache in my chest that I can only attribute to Olive and Ethan. Good job guys, now all I want to do is fly to Hawaii and try to recreate your whirlwind romance. The Unhoneymooners takes fake dating, and says, "Lets level this all the way up to fake marriage, except they hate each other" and I love it so much. After Olive's twin sister's entire wedding party comes down with food poisoning, she and the brother of the groo
Chelsea Humphrey
Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Chelsea by: Simon & Schuster Goodreads
"When I signed up for this honeymoon, I had no idea it would involve so much nudity."

Raise your glass to another winner from Christina Lauren! *clink* This writing duo features my go-to gals when it comes to romantic comedies. Seriously, I can't remember the last time an author consistently made me chortle so hard or forced me to sustain multiple gut busters in a row. Last time I checked, we could all use a few more good vibes all over the world, and if you're looking for another feel good time,
myo (myonna reads)
first read may 18: this book made me cry because they are so cute that i started to feel lonely so 5 stars i guess

second read jun 16: lol cried AGAIN, i am pathetic
Loved this sexy, sweet and snarky book! It's the perfect escape read! 😍

Admittedly I'm a Christina Lauren fan! I'd been looking forward to this book with its Hispanic representation and it didn't disappoint. Curvy women, laugh out loud hilarious family members and the amazing, never let you down extended family that is as close (if not closer) as the one living under your roof. It reminded me so much of my family growing up - everyone knowing each other's business, constantly making fun of e
Dilek VT
Total waste of time…

* A couple with no chemistry or no connection whatsoever.
* A hatred for two and a half years for no reason at all - or a stupid one that is not understandable.
* A story that is not even funny at all other than a few good jokes but they cannot save this book.
* A boring and lame relationship that never feels like romance. It doesn't make you feel.
* A heroine who is quirky and a hero to hate! They make a couple like cartoon characters.

Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
3.5 stars

Fun Escape!

When all but two weddings guests contract food poisoning at a wedding in Minnesota, they help out the bride and groom by going on their honeymoon for them. It just so happens that the two guests are the bride's twin sister, Ollie, and the groom’s brother, Ethan. Of course, Ollie and Ethan hate each other. Of course, both are extremely attractive people. Of course, under all of the hatred they really do like each other. When forced to share a hotel room for 10 days, the
✨    jami   ✨
man idk if I just don't like romances in general or if I just find straight horny people to be incredibly boring or what it is but these hyped up romance novels keep letting me down

The first half wasn't bad - it follows Olive, who's twin sister Ami is getting married. When everyone falls sick after the wedding from eating shellfish, everyone except Olive and Ethan, Ami's new husband's brother. Olive and Ethan don't like each other but in the interest of getting free shit they decide to pretend t
✨ A ✨
Ah. The classic enemies-to-lovers trope. AKA --› my Achilles heel.

Christina Lauren's standalone rom/coms have just been improving. I always know I'm going to love it, that I'm going to adore these characters. That they're going to make me laugh and probably make me cry.

This was no exception.

Olive has always had shitty luck. But when all the guest at her twin sister's wedding end up horribly sick with food poisoning, for once Olive is the lucky one. With the bride and groom sick and none refun
Larry H
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
4.5 stars, rounded up.

So there I was, feeling a bit of withdrawal since it had been more than two months since I'd read a Christina Lauren book (I read four of their books in 2018, and one in 2017). Then, like a bolt out of the blue, I saw that NetGalley was offering advance copies of their newest book, The Unhoneymooners , and I literally pulled my car over into the first parking lot I saw and submitted my request. (True story. And I kept to my no NetGalley requests while driving rule.)

Of co
Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Every living being (Bacteria, humans, etc. We don't discriminate here.)
Recommended to Tucker by: Gallery Books

Many thanks to Rachel at Gallery Books for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review

“That’s the point of luck: it happens when and where it happens.”

Me: Yes, hello! Thank you for having me tonight. Can you all hear me alright? Great.
Me: *pulls out a copy of The Unhoneymooners* Tonight, we will be reading the entirety of the Unhoneymooners. No, don't leave. I see you in the back row. Don't try to leave. The doors have already been locked. You will sit in this room u
Oh, this was just downright charming! I actually caught myself laughing out loud so many times!

Olive and her sister Ami are identical twins who couldn’t be more different! Where Ami is confident, Olive is most comfortable under the radar. Where Ami is sleek and thin, Olive is a ‘curvy girl” Where good luck always seems to sway Ami’s way - well, you get the picture.

Ami is getting married! She’s managed to finance her entire wedding with winnings from numerous raffles and giveaways! Rather industr
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


pre-reading preview.

This sounds disastrous and hilarious.
Farrah (on a short hiatus!)
A rom-com that actually IS romantic and comedic?! Er my gawd what a treat!

This book is just like it's cover. Bright, pleasing and tropical.
I'm glad to have discovered the writing duo of Christina Lauren and the next time I'm looking for a fun, light story I'll be knocking on their door 4.5⭐
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance-adult
Gah you want a steamy,summer romance? Look no further!
Susanne  Strong
5 Sweet, Endearing, Laugh-out-Loud Stars!

Christina Lauren: You Make Me Smile!

Are you in the mood for a book that will make your heart soar and will have you laughing almost from the get go? One that will have you breaking into a smile with all of the humorous sarcastic back and forth comments, but won’t make you “cover your eyes?” (lol). If so, “The Unhoneymooners” by Christina Lauren is for you! I thought it was Pure Perfection!

Olive and Ami are identical twins. Ami is about to get married to
Jun 06, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

My thoughts in a nutshell
The Unhoneymooners is all around Booktube. Everyone is reading it and love it. I was curious, is it worth the hype? My short answer is no.

The story is about…
Skip over this point if you don't like the sneak peek.
Ami and Dane are getting married. At the wedding, every guest gets indigestion, including the bride and the groom. They can't go on a honeymoon, but the travel isn't refundable. Finally, Ami's twin sister Olive and Dane's brother Ethen take the nonrefundable
Elle (ellexamines)
“The problem with lying about relationships is that humans are fickle, fickle creatures.”

Sometimes a fun & heartwarming romance novel, even one with a few problems, is exactly what I need. Honestly, this is around a 3 1/2 but I’m not even going to pretend it didn't make me so exceptionally happy I might have melted my cold dead heart. This was my first dude read in a while with Chaima, and I'm so glad it was a good one.

After lead character Olive’s sister Ami and her fiance Dane are
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Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/best friends Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced seventeen New York Times bestselling novels. Their books have been translated into 30+ languages. (Some of these books have kissing. Some of these books have A LOT of kissing.)

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