The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren – A book review

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren – A book review

What kinda books pull you out of a reading slump? A while ago, I read The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren when I was in a kinda slump and believe me, it worked. So let us get on with the review of The Unhoneymooners, shall we?

About the book

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Book Name: The Unhoneymooners

Author: Christina Lauren

Genre: Fiction – Romance

Characters: Olive and Ami Torres, Ethan Thomas

Setting: MinnesotaMaui, HawaiiThe USA

The plot

When her identical twin Ami, her husband and her entire party gets food poisoning, Olive is given a chance to use her all expenses paid honeymoon package. It sounds great except for the fact that she would have to share it with Ethan, her nemesis and brother of the groom.

To complicate matters, Olive bumps into her future ex boss and Ethan’s ex and they decide to pretend to be the married couple. They stop pretending after a while, but do they ever get back together after their unhoneymoon ends? Read The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren to know what happens next.

My initial thoughts

The Unhoneymooners is my first book by the duo Christina Lauren and I should say I am sold. If their other books are any similar, I would definitely read them. I loved the hilarious writing, especially in the first half. I liked the protagonists, even though I felt Ethan was not really developed deep enough. 

And maybe it had to do with the entire plot being written only from Olive’s POV. That is different from the usual ‘enemies to lovers’ trope writing style, where we usually see the feelings of both the protagonists. But again, that is not a big negative on my radar.

Things that worked for me

  • I love the deeper parts beyond the romance and the fluff (which I enjoyed too).
  • The family/friendship bonding was well written. 
  • The writing is hilarious and witty and is perfect for a fun read. 

Things that didn’t work for me

  • I expected a little more groveling in the end. She forgave them too quickly, in my opinion.
  • I wish we had a bit more about Ethan than his facial expressions. 


It is a perfect book to pick out of a slump or brighten your dull afternoon, which are incidentally what happened to me. 

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