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The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
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bookshelves: 2019, arcs

***ARC received for an honest review***

Having to do this sucks. But what the hell? This book....Had fantastic funny parts. Sweet parts. A cute couple. A little misunderstanding that tried desperately to be romantic and adorable.

And it also had gas-lighting. And really really unfair treatment of the heroine. A woman with a PhD is dismissed, mocked and belittled by those that should have been protecting her. Her acceptance and forgiveness was depressing. Why was Olive okay with this? That giant question loomed over the entire story for me.

In the beginning it was mildly aggravating - her family was awfully quick to belittle her. The hero was mean - and the reason you later get for it was pathetic. I don’t see how you can build a relationship out of the embers of that dumpster fire. But the treatment Olive received at the hands of the hero and her own sister near the end of the book was just gross. There’s a phrase that Ami uses to Olive in a vulnerable moment that made me stomach tighten. Why say that to your sister? How truly awful to you have to be to say that? What kind of mess must you be to accept it?

I read it quickly. Easily. And sadly. This was not okay.

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Reading Progress

March 1, 2019 – Shelved
March 1, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
March 1, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019
March 1, 2019 – Shelved as: arcs
April 16, 2019 – Started Reading
April 16, 2019 –
7.0% "I’m curious to see how this plays out."
April 16, 2019 –
April 16, 2019 –
23.0% "I don’t think I like this sudden plot thing."
April 16, 2019 –
36.0% "What is up with this guy? I’m not sure how this is redeemable."
April 16, 2019 –
40.0% "Some parts make me LOL."
April 16, 2019 –
65.0% "I like this more than I’d expected. And also kind of don’t. For reasons."
April 16, 2019 –
84.0% "Troubling"
April 16, 2019 – Finished Reading

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Sam (AMNReader) I'd already committed to not reading this one. Sherry to hear it didn't work for the most part

*The Angry Reader* Sam (AMNReader) wrote: "I'd already committed to not reading this one. Sherry to hear it didn't work for the most part"

I am so hit or miss with this author combo. And at least I wasn’t bored...

Sam (AMNReader) Also. Sorry. Not Sherry.

Sam (AMNReader) And not bored is a start

Hollis dude we are seriously twinning this weekend.

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