The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

reading at beach


Dear Fellow Reader,

I seem to have lost track of time again! I apologize. I have been reading but not writing about it. Although I will admit that while I was WAY ahead on my goodreads goal for the year, I am down to being just three books ahead. (Do you set a goal with for the year? I started a few years ago and am glad that I do. Now I keep track of the books I have read. Not always the number but mostly the titles. It is easy to forget that you read a book when you read frequently. I think it is a great way to push yourself to read AND to keep track of what you have read.)

This week’s book is a book that I received as an ARC (advanced review copy) and it was published on May 14th. I like to do the review on the day the book comes out to try and give the author a boost on that day but somehow getting this review out got lost. (This also means that I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. And once again I ask the question, “Can there be an unbiased review?”)

UnhoneymoonersThe Unhoneymooners is a good beach read. It has all the elements that make it a good beach read. The main character is a bit unsure of herself, she must face conflicts and has a man in her life that drives her crazy and makes her feel terrible about herself.

Olive Torres is a twin. Her twin, Ami, does everything right and, in Olive’s eyes, has all the luck. Her sister will work to win contests. As a matter of fact, her sister is about to get married and has financed most of the wedding through her winnings. She even has a fabulous honeymoon trip to Hawaii that she won. The only issue at the wedding for Olive is that the groom’s brother and best man, Ethan, seems to hate her. She isn’t sure what it is that has made him so set against her, but he doesn’t seem to hide it. On top of that, her dress for the wedding is just awful. She trusted her sister’s impeccable taste, but she underestimated the dress her sister would win for the wedding. It is just awful. She compares herself to a 7-up can. Except that a 7 up can doesn’t have boobs that are about to fall out of the dress. So, not exactly feeling her best, she proceeds with her maid of honor duties. One of which seems to be to make sure the best man (her nemesis) is going to get his special meal at the buffet. It seems that he won’t eat buffet food. He finds the concept repulsive. At the same time, it is a seafood buffet and Olive is terribly allergic to seafood, so she also has a special meal. (You guessed it; Ami won the buffet meal.)

Not long after dinner, the guests all start getting sick. The seafood was tainted, and people are terribly sick. Olive and Ethan are the only ones who aren’t sick. The bride and groom are so sick that they cannot possibly go on the honeymoon. Enter Olive and Ethan to take the trip. Olive has no desire to go with Ethan and he isn’t warm to the idea either. But off they go.

Now, since I have said this is a beach read, you might have an idea as to what happens next. But while I’m not going to say you are wrong, I will say that there are some twists that might not be expected in the rest of the book.

So, you can read the book to find out what happens on the trip and beyond.

Thanks for reading!

About Carol Early Cooney

I love to read. I love to share my thoughts on books and hope to hear what you think also. Looking to see what books I read beyond those I write about? Check out my Goodreads!
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