THE UNHONEYMOONERS BY CHRISTINA LAUREN
Published: May 14th, 2019 by Gallery Books
Genre: Adult | Fiction | Romance
Recommended to: those who love enemies to lovers romance
I haven’t laughed this much while reading a book in such a long time.
Like literally laughing out loud and not just in my head. The Unhoneymooners was that funny for me.
Technically, this isn’t my first Christina Lauren book. I tried Beautiful Bastard but unfortunately, it wasn’t for me. But when I saw the great reviews for this, I just couldn’t resist. Enemies to lovers? We all know I’m trash for it.
What I loved most about this book is how the characters were not really mean towards each other. I love good enemies to lovers romance but when one of them is abusive towards the other, that’s where I draw the line. Ethan and Olive hated each other’s guts which resulted in this awesome and witty banter. It’s what made this book so good for me. I loved both of their characters and they were perfect for each other. I got so invested in their relationship that I breathed a huge sigh of relief when everything went well in the end.
This book, although one I would consider a light read, also had some drama. However, it didn’t seem unnecessary or cliche. I admit I was very frustrated but instead of putting me off, it made them seem real. Their actions made sense and if I were in their shoes, I would definitely do the same.
But the best thing about this book is the epilogue. I really, really wanted to hug Christina and Lauren for it. My common complaint about romance novels is that after the conflict gets resolved, it always ends abruptly. I mean, after all that suffering, we deserve to be happier for a bit longer. 😫 The epilogue of this book was just sooooo sweet. It was written in Ethan’s POV which was nice and unexpected. Seriously, after reading it, my heart was just so full.
To anyone who loves sweet and funny enemies to lovers romance, this is definitely worth the shot.
“I can appreciate my body in a bikini and still want to set fire to the patriarchy.”
READ THIS IF:
- you love enemies to lovers romance
- you just want to laugh and be happy
- you like flawed characters
- you are looking for a swoon-worthy book boyfriend
- honestly, just read this