TITLE: The Unhoneymooners
AUTHOR: Christina Lauren
READ DATE: June 29, 2019 to July 9, 2019
RATING: ★★★★★ // 5.00
At this point is there anything that Christina Lauren can’t do and I won’t fall in love with their characters so freaking much? I mean, I really am asking since this is the second book I’ve read from them and I love it so much!
I did go into this book knowing that it was an enemies to lovers trope and that’s it. I highly suggest the same if you plan on picking up it! It makes it that much more enjoyable.
Things I loved:
- Olive. I love Olive. I love everything she stands for and just the way that she is a total mess, but tries so dang hard to not be a total mess and in control of things. Which to be honest, she really isn’t in control most of the time and panics over almost everything. Hello, I do too!
- Ethan. I tried really hard to hate Ethan from the start. But from the moment he and Olive have their first interaction, you are literally rooting for them to kiss. But Ethan has this shell around him that you can’t help, but feel every single emotion he feels once Olive is able to break through and you figure out how Ethan really is.
- Enemies to lovers. HANDS DOWN THE BEST VERSION OF THIS TROPE EVER. BYE!
- Fake dating + marriage. I thought the whole fake marriage thing would totally ruin the story for me. It didn’t. Honestly, it made the story feel more real and genuine than anything else. Cause it came from a “oh shit people are here we know and now we have to pretend we’re married before we lose everything.” It made the story THAT much better!
- The smut. We got those little hints of what was happening, but it was never in detail and nothing more than you imagination (and sometimes Olive retelling things), but it worked for this romance story and I LOVED IT!
- The ending. I will forever love the way Olive calls Ethan on his grand-gestures before he has chance to do them and calls them cheesy only for her to take them back when she realizes it’s for her. Fight me on this one, but this ending was everything this story needed more.
Things I disliked:
- Dane and Ami. I couldn’t stand Ami when she was around Dane and I couldn’t stand Dane from the start, but put both of them together and…is it acceptable to keyboard smash in the middle of a review from annoyance?
- The argument. Okay, I know this was supposed to happen for “tension”, but ugh….ugh. I didn’t like the way it was done and how things somehow felt forced in certain parts. Obviously, we all know how Dane is, but I also didn’t like seeing Ethan and Olive argue and my heart broke. It also felt forced at times and everyone just turning their back on Olive being Olive instead of actually caring about what she was thinking.
- Ami’s revenge. Can we even call it that? I don’t know if I disliked this as much as I was saying “Oh shit, she really did it.” I feel like there were so many other ways to go about finding out about what Dane was doing besides that. So, it’s like I loved it, but I didn’t love it.
This book had me laughing out loud so many times. The perfect balance between being serious at times and downright funny in others. If you’re looking for a good romcom, then I highly suggest this one.