By Christina Lauren
Source Received from the publisher
Published by Gallery Books
on May 14, 2019
Received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Olive is always unlucky: in her career, in love, in…well, everything. Her identical twin sister Ami, on the other hand, is probably the luckiest person in the world. Her meet-cute with her fiancé is something out of a romantic comedy (gag) and she’s managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a series of Internet contests (double gag). Worst of all, she’s forcing Olive to spend the day with her sworn enemy, Ethan, who just happens to be the best man.
Olive braces herself to get through 24 hours of wedding hell before she can return to her comfortable, unlucky life. But when the entire wedding party gets food poisoning from eating bad shellfish, the only people who aren’t affected are Olive and Ethan. And now there’s an all-expenses-paid honeymoon in Hawaii up for grabs.
Putting their mutual hatred aside for the sake of a free vacation, Olive and Ethan head for paradise, determined to avoid each other at all costs. But when Olive runs into her future boss, the little white lie she tells him is suddenly at risk to become a whole lot bigger. She and Ethan now have to pretend to be loving newlyweds, and her luck seems worse than ever. But the weird thing is that she doesn’t mind playing pretend. In fact, she feels kind of... lucky.
This book was all over my social media. I saw so many other bloggers talking about how much they enjoyed it, and I was definitely intrigued.
I think that this is my favourite Christina Lauren book! I loved the setting (especially because it feels like warmer weather and sun will never arrive here where I live, so I at least enjoyed reading about it), and it was total fun to read about Olive and Ethan’s fake honeymoon.
The banter between them was so good! And I really liked seeing them go from enemies to friends to something more.
Sometimes in romance, I struggle to buy into the conflict that threatens to get in the way of the characters’ HEA, but I totally got into it here. The issue between Olive and Ethan was pretty major, in my opinion, and I was very interested to see how they would work through it. (Also, Olive’s sister Ami’s story was super interesting, and I’d like to see her get her own book!)
This was a sunny, quippy, fun read. Add me to the list of bloggers and readers recommending this book!