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For two sworn enemies, anything can happen during the Hawaiian trip of a lifetime—maybe even love—in this romantic comedy from the New York Times bestselling authors of Roomies.

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.

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The Unhoneymooners
By Christina Lauren

Review: The Unhoneymooners

A girl’s luck turns with an all-expenses-paid trip to paradise, unexpectedly finding love along the way in the irresistible enemies-to-lovers romance, THE UNHONEYMOONERS.

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

Jobless and single, Olivia Torres has always been the unlucky twin—her sister Ami succeeds at everything she does, including winning a bunch of contests to finance her upcoming wedding. On her sister’s big day, she’s stuck wearing a horrible dress and is forced to interact with the groom’s brother, Ethan Thomas, her nemesis.

He’s arrogant, rude and fussy, despite his annoyingly good looks. He’s the best man, she’s the maid of honor, but she’s determined to play nice so her sister has the wedding of her dreams. But as it turns out, it’s more like the wedding from hell. The entire wedding party is struck with a horrible bout of food poisoning… except for Ethan and Olive.

Before too long, these two enemies find themselves en route to Hawaii, to enjoy a honeymoon meant for their siblings… if they can only survive each other and play a little pretend, that is.

What Olive doesn’t expect, however, is to see a side of Ethan she didn’t know. To fall for a man she’d only ever hated. And just as her luck seems to turn, complicated truths come to light that threaten to ruin everything.

With irresistible charm, wit and heart, Christina Lauren once again delivers a story that is a delight to read. The story primarily unfurls through Olivia’s perspective, and although I would have loved to see Ethan’s POV in the mix to amp that hate-to-love drama, the overall narrative still works.

There were so many things I loved: the verbal banter, the moments of emotional depth, the Mexican-American characters, and the imperfect, relatable relationship hiccups. It’s a great book to escape into, and definitely one to devour poolside.

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