Happy Publication Day to The Unhoneymooners!
Summary: 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.
My Thoughts: Sweet, funny but ultimately forgettable. For me, this one wasn’t my favorite book by these authors. It doesn’t pack the emotional punch of Love And Other Words. I didn’t quite fall in love with Ethan and Olive as much as I loved Josh and Hazel in Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating.
I did laugh at some of the silliness in the first part of the book, but there just wasn’t enough character development for me to really enjoy this. However I kept picturing the story as a romantic movie with the beautiful location of Maui as a backdrop. And the beautiful book cover is certainly an invitation to a reader looking for a light, romantic read. I enjoyed the witty banter between Ethan and Olive and it’s pretty light on the sex scenes, which was refreshing. I would recommend this for anyone who is going through a rough time in their lives. Or this is just the perfect beach read. It’s light, frothy, and fun.
We’ve had nothing but cold, rainy, horrible weather here in Pennsylvania and this book is the perfect anecdote to the rainy day (week, month) blues.
🍹🍹🍹 1/2 tropical drinks out of 5.