I get the BookGorilla email daily. The Unhoneymooners was listed as an Amazon Daily Deal so of course, I snapped it up. I had heard many good things about Christina Lauren, but had never read a book by them.
Olive Torres is the twin sister to Ami. Ami seems to have all the luck. She wins sweepskates and contests. Ami won her wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses and wedding so they didn’t pay for much of anything. Olive, on the other hand, seems to have gotten all the bad luck. She lost her job and hasn’t been able to find one in months. Yet, her luck seems to be turning around.
Ethan Thomas- brother to Dane Thomas, who is marrying Ami Torres. We only get Olive’s view on Ethan until the epilogue. Ethan acts like a jerk to Olive. He never calls her by her name. Olive thinks that Ethan goes out of his way to be argumentative with her.
Brief Summary (while trying not to give everything away)
In The Unhoneymooners, at Ami’s reception, Olive can’t have the shellfish, due to allergies. Ethan refuses to eat from a buffet. This turns out to be a blessing in disguise as everyone else gets food poisoning. But then Ami insists that Olive go on Ami’s honeymoon to Maui. Ami had won it in a contest and it was non-returnable and nontransferable. Luckily, Olive and Ami are identical twin sisters.
Ethan goes with Olive on the unhoneymoon. What happens as they spend 10 days in paradise? Okay, so it’s not paradise- it’s Maui, but to me, it’s paradise! Read it and find out!
With The Unhoneymooners, it took some time to get involved in it, but once I did, it completely enraptured me. I felt for Olive (it was all from her point of view) with everything that happens. There are definite ups and downs, but well worth the read.
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And in case you hadn’t figured it out, my plan for 2021 is to write a blog post for each book I read. Last year, I read 150 books. We’ll see how I do this year.