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The Unhoneymooners, by Christina Lauren

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jaynovara's review against another edition

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emotional tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0


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onefineelephant's review

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adventurous emotional funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

10/10. This book has instantly become one of my top 5 favorite romcoms. It gives such an early 2000s movie romcom feel (think 27 Dresses, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and 10 Things I Hate About You) with all of the animosity, sexual tension, and wacky antics. I love the "I hate you but actually we were perfect for each other all along" trope and man does this book deliver. This book made me laugh, cackle, giggle, cry, and scream - the concoction that creates a perfect book to me. It definitely gives soulmates vibes. Highly recommend.

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nehanaomi's review

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emotional funny fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

why were they always growling

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I really enjoyed the "enemies" to reluctant friends bit of this, love that cheesy shit. I hate Ethan's refusal to believe his brother is not a good guy despite his obviously sketchy behaviour, that he pressured Olive into not telling her twin about his brother's lies, and that he only admitted he was wrong when it was too late. 
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fromjuliereads's review

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funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

I was surprisingly pleased with how much I enjoyed this book! I loved the characters, the premise, the way that some of the plot was dealt with - fantastic. Can I just say that Ami and Olive are my heroes!? Anyways, fantastic enemies to lovers with some serious and great topics, and I definitely laughed out loud multiple times. Now, can we get a story about Diego??? (Not sure if this already exists, I haven't looked yet...)

TRIGGER WARNING FOR HP REFERENCES

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kaitlinjkim's review

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funny hopeful lighthearted sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

review coming soon

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laurataylor's review

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funny reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5


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baearles's review against another edition

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lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5


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saeruh's review

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adventurous emotional hopeful lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.75

Writing was good and I throughly enjoyed this book. Sort of fat positive romance (I personally pictured Olive to be closer to my size than the midsized description given to her) especially since she completely moved on from him when she thought that he judged her based in on her eating preferences. Ethan Thomas is a sexy himbo!
SpoilerHowever hated that he refused to accept Olive telling him that his brother was not a good guy when she had multiple reasons and receipts on Dane but the writing helped me understand he couldn’t until it was right in front of his face due to his faith in his brother.
Honestly not that big of a deal to me, though, simply because I so throughly enjoyed Olive’s character. From her fatal flaw of honesty and all the growth she did over the book, I adored how she found how to stay true to herself. Love the groveling scene in the restaurant. Probably did not need the epilogue part but it was cute.

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ems_rxlibrary's review

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emotional funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75


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jessgreads's review

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adventurous funny hopeful lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⬜
Title: The Unhoneymooners
Author: Christina Lauren
Genre: Romance
Setting: Minnesota & Hawaii, USA
Month Read: March 2022
Book Type: Paperback
Publication: 2019
Publisher:  Gallery Books
Pages: 400
*Buddy read with @readwithme.katie on Instagram <3



TRIGGER WARNING- 
Sexual Content / Vomit / Food Poisoning / Cheating 




"It's the strangest feeling to be proud simply because I'm taking care of me and mine. Is this what it's like to grow up?"







No Spoiler Summary:
The Unhoneymooners is a romance novel about Olive Torres: Unlucky in love, unemployed, and recently left to pay full rent in an apartment since their roommate moved out. Did I mention also single? This all comes to a head when her perfect, very lucky twin sister Ami gets married. The unlucky part? The entire wedding comes down with food poisoning, sparing only Olive & Ethan, the Groom's brother, and also Olive's nemesis. 


It turns out the honeymoon is non-refundable, and Olive and Ethan are sent on the next plane pretending to be their newlywed siblings, and what can go wrong? Sure they hate each other, but it's a free vacation in an absolutely beautiful setting, and no new bosses or ex girlfriends will be able to ruin this trip. 


...But what happens when you realize you don't hate the person you're pretending to be married to? 







Review:
I'm a sucker for a really silly enemies to lovers rom com and this gave me EVERYTHING. Stakes just high enough to keep you invested, 100% knowing where most of the plot was going, warm and sandy beaches and unlimited alchohol? This book had so much that I'm invested in, and I really loved reading it with Katie over the span of a few days for our buddy read. <3 


The plot and the characters were really great, and even left quite a few surprises to be had. I was pleasantly shocked to find out that some things I had guessed were way off, and the last third of the novel or so had a really nice tension running through it that you don't always find in a romance. 


I loved Olive's spunk, and mixed with Ethan's tenderness made a really nice combination. I'm not sure if there is a sequel or spinoff in the works for this, but I'd realllllly love to see Ami's love story. I just don't feel done with these characters yet. 





"I want to say something sassy, but the only thing that comes to mind is how insulting it is that eyelashes like his were wasted on Satan's errand boy."



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