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“The Unhoneymooners” by Christina Lauren

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren is a romantic comedy about two people who find love in an unlikely place. Olive and Ethan find themselves forced to take a free honeymoon trip to Hawaii, and their relationship develops from there. It’s a lighthearted and entertaining read that will keep readers smiling from start to finish.

Plot Summary

Olive Torres is having the worst day of her life—her sister’s wedding has been ruined by an outbreak of food poisoning and she’s been stuck with the honeymoon instead. To make matters worse, her sister’s best man, Ethan Thomas, is forced to come along due to his own medical issues.

As the two reluctantly set off on the Hawaiian vacation, they soon discover that they have a lot more in common than they think. Despite their differences, they can’t deny the chemistry between them and it isn’t long before they’re falling for each other.

But when secrets from their pasts come back to haunt them, it threatens to tear them apart. Can they find a way to make things work or will it all be over before it even began?

Character Development

Olive Torres is struggling with her own insecurities when she meets Ethan Thomas, and this helps her grow into a confident woman who doesn’t let life get her down.

Ethan is charming and kind but also deeply flawed—he has his own struggles that he must overcome before he can be with Olive for good. Both characters are flawed yet likable, which helps make them relatable and easy to root for throughout the story.


The romance between Olive and Ethan is what drives the plot of The Unhoneymooners forward and it does not disappoint! They have amazing chemistry from the moment they meet, but as their relationship develops we see how much deeper their feelings run for each other. It’s sweet yet realistic as both characters learn more about themselves through their interactions with one another.

Writing Style

Christina Lauren has crafted a wonderful story with The Unhoneymooners that blends humor and heartache in equal measure. The plot moves quickly enough that readers won’t get bored while still allowing time for character development and romantic moments between Olive and Ethan. It also has plenty of laugh-out-loud moments that will keep readers entertained throughout.


The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren is an enjoyable read that combines romance with comedy in perfect balance. It follows two very different people on an unexpected journey of self-discovery as they learn more about themselves through one another on their honeymoon trip in Hawaii.

With its witty writing style and endearing characters, this novel is sure to be loved by fans of contemporary romance everywhere!

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