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A Top Romance Read of 2019
May 16, 2019
The Unhoneymooners is a new favourite. The enemies to lovers trope set in a tropical locale paired with Christina Lauren’s signature humour makes this a top summer (or dreaming of summer) read.
The storyline starts at the wedding of Olive’s twin sister where everyone, except Olive and the best man Ethan, are felled by a bacterial-laden seafood buffet, leaving the non-refundable Hawaiian honeymoon up for grabs. A free vacation in Maui is exactly what Olive needs, except for the fact that Ethan is coming along, and they can barely tolerate each other. A low budget flight to Maui is the start an awkward and unforgettable trip for the two, where witty banter and undeniable chemistry keeps you hooked, cheering on their transformation to lovers.
While the sex is hot, it isn’t the focus. Olive & Ethan’s journey from enemies to lovers brings the realization that there may be other aspects in their lives where their perception is off, bringing forth new dilemmas and opportunities for growth.
As with all their books, Christina Lauren doesn’t disappoint, building realistic characters with a romance that is sigh worthy, yet sensical. Their love of location shines through their words, describing Maui and its scenery with careful detail. The Unhoneymooners is entertaining and endearing, earning its spot as one of my top reads of 2019.