The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren (Book Review)

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren.

This book had me giggling and trying to explain jokes I read to my hubby in the middle of the night!

Just a quick note, I have not shared any spoilers for this novel! This is purely just my take and recommendation.

If you have read this novel, please don’t post any spoilers in the comments, just in case there are new readers for this novel that haven’t finished or started reading it just yet.


Olive is always unlucky: in her career, in love, in…well, everything.

Her identical twin sister Ami, on the other hand, is probably the luckiest person in the world. Her meet-cute with her fiancé is something out of a romantic comedy (gag) and she’s managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a series of Internet contests (double gag). Worst of all, she’s forcing Olive to spend the day with her sworn enemy, Ethan, who just happens to be the best man.Olive braces herself to get through 24 hours of wedding hell before she can return to her comfortable, unlucky life. But when the entire wedding party gets food poisoning from eating bad shellfish, the only people who aren’t affected are Olive and Ethan. And now there’s an all-expenses-paid honeymoon in Hawaii up for grabs.

Putting their mutual hatred aside for the sake of a free vacation, Olive and Ethan head for paradise, determined to avoid each other at all costs. But when Olive runs into her future boss, the little white lie she tells him is suddenly at risk to become a whole lot bigger. She and Ethan now have to pretend to be loving newlyweds, and her luck seems worse than ever. But the weird thing is that she doesn’t mind playing pretend.

In fact, she feels kind of… lucky.


The book steals you in exactly how a movie would from the get go. Sometimes with books I will need to re-read a few paragraphs back to understand what is happening, as the plot can advance very quickly before your own eyes. This was not the case, I feel like this book had a wonderful pace that left me comfortable and encouraged.

It was hilariously funny, I found parts where I was smiling uncontrollably or giggling outloud and confusing my husband. The book had really lovely moments, and I loved the confidence I felt reading it just by being a woman and not being the perfect stick thin model. I really liked how relatable Olive is.

I would read this again as I feel like there will be time where I just need to feel that warm, humorous feeling where you feel like you’re reading a book about a friend.

Overall Rating: 6/10

Fiction: ✔️
Nonfiction: ❌
Action/Adventure: ❌
Classic: ❌
Crime/Detective: ❌
Drama: ❌
Fantasy: ❌
Horror: ❌
Mystery: ❌
Romance: ✔️
Sci-Fi: ❌
Suspense/Thriller: ❌
Good plot?
Yes: ✔️
No: ❌
Yes: ✔️
No: ❌
Read again?
Yes: ✔️
No: ❌

Where can I buy it? Here.

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My name is Jessica. I'm a twenty something year old woman with a beautiful husband, a crazy cat and a bub. You can find me on Instagram/Twitter @daysixtyfive.