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by Christina Lauren
Olive Torres is used to being the unlucky twin: from inexplicable mishaps to a recent layoff, her life seems to be almost comically jinxed. By contrast, her sister Ami is an eternal champion . . . she even managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a slew of contests. Unfortunately for Olive, the only thing worse than constant bad luck is having to spend the wedding day with the best man (and her nemesis), Ethan Thomas.
Olive braces herself for wedding hell, determined to put on a brave face, but when the entire wedding party gets food poisoning, the only people who aren’t affected are Olive and Ethan. Suddenly there’s a free honeymoon up for grabs, and Olive will be damned if Ethan gets to enjoy paradise solo.
Agreeing to a temporary truce, the pair head for Maui. After all, ten days of bliss is worth having to assume the role of loving newlyweds, right? But the weird thing is . . . Olive doesn’t mind playing pretend. In fact, the more she pretends to be the luckiest woman alive, the more it feels like she might be.
Quotes from The Unhoneymooners
“Don’t threaten me with a good time.”
“I don’t think I’ve ever liked myself more than I do now. 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?”
“You don’t need him to like you. Or, you know, know that you continue to exist.”
About Christina Lauren
Christina Lauren is the pen name of writing partners Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. Together they have written fifteen novels, including Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, Twice in a Blue Moon, and The Unhoneymooners. Lauren Billings has a PhD in neuroscience and is a mom of two kids. Christina Hobbs was a junior high counselor before becoming a writer. Visit the authors’ website →