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The Unhoneymooners

Narrated by: Cynthia Farrell, Deacon Lee
Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
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Summary

For two sworn enemies, anything can happen during the Hawaiian trip of a lifetime - even love - in this witty and swoon-worthy romance from the New York Times best-selling duo who “hilariously depict modern dating” (Us Weekly) and authors of Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating and Roomies.

Olive is always unlucky: in her career, in love, in...well, everything. Her identical twin sister, Amy, 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.

With Christina Lauren’s “uniquely hilarious and touching voice” (Entertainment Weekly), The Unhoneymooners is a fun and charming romance that is perfect for anyone who has ever felt unlucky in love.

©2019 Christina Lauren (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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Not my cup of tea.

I am hearing a lot of good review from my friends over at bookstagram about how swoonworthy this book is and that's the main reason why I decided to download this book.

But this book is problematic. Main characters are self-centered and the toxic masculinity present in the entirety of the storyline is too much to swallow. And this is coming from me, a man who knows the line and what's in between.

I hate Ethan for being the enabler of his brother's misogyny and how he view Abi and Olive. From that specific moment, I knew that whatever happened in the end will not be enough to justify the wrongdoings of the brothers.

Overall, I love the beginning of the story and how this was built until *that part* happened. Sorry, this is not my cup of tea.

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Dissapointed

This is so boring and uneventful.
I dont want to be mean. I finished it in a day because I found it so boring that I listened most of it in full speed.

This is meant to be an enemies to lovers story but they never hated each other. In the narration they say they did but it's so obvious they absolutely didn't.

I think if you liked this you should definitely check out "Red, White & Royal blue" which was brilliantly written and had a much better plot. Especially with the elements enemies to lovers and forbidden romance.

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Disappointing

I foumd it disappointing. I,m probably in the minority, but it didn’t,t live up to expectations before rgoimg into this book. I found it hard to believe the relationship between Olive and Eithen. Also, it’s a bit misleading; as this is narrated by only 1 narrator instead of two.

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  • Amanda Kyle
  • 18-05-19

Cute, fun story. PG-13 sex, like a rom-com movie.

I loved Cynthia Farrell, but I couldn't get into Deacon Lee. I like enemies-to-lovers stories, and I liked that this spent more time on the sexual tension and romance between the characters than the sex.

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  • Susan 🎧Audible-a-holic🎧 Crowe
  • 16-05-19

Cute, in a creepy way.

I am not a "romance" reader. I do have the Audible romance package. Weird, huh? I don't mind a good story with some romance thrown in. A book with a story that can hold it's own without trash talk and erotic sex to get it through. This book was just that. It was a great book! I laughed! A LOT!!
I highly recommend this book if you are in the mood for some humor, and a little fun chick-lit. The narrators were great too!

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  • 🎧Pam Audio-Fanatic🎧
  • 03-09-19

The Unhoneymooners

I loved it, everything about this book I loved, I loved the characters the fact that they are twins. The brother, the family the lucky or unlucky storyline.

I felt terrible for Olives sister but it was a great twist and it really got the story off on the right foot. Ethan stole the show for me he really is an awesome character, I was rooting for him right from the get-go.

How it all plays out and the epilogue freaking fantastic, I really enjoyed this book can you tell?

The narration was great I enjoyed it and since most of the book was narrated by Cynthia it was interesting I don’t believe I have listened to any of her books before but I will be looking for her from here on out. Also, Deacon’s performance was grand.

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  • Esther Cunningham
  • 07-07-19

Cute, but Tiresome...

This is an adult romance, but it’s written more through the eyes of teenagers. There’s a great deal of self-doubt, on-going negative comments and a general sense of immaturity. Cute, but predictably tiresome.

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  • Barb L.
  • 13-06-19

Fun but predictable

I was looking for an easy summer read and thought The Unhoneymooners would be perfect. Even though the story was predictable, overall I enjoyed it. The only issue I had was with the narrator. As soon as she did her voice for Ethan she lost me. It was so bro-ey (surfer frat boy?) sounding I was immediately put off by his character. Who talks like that?! I was distracted by the voice for the first half of the story and cringed every time she did his voice. I got used to it toward the end, but I felt I would have enjoyed the book more if I read it.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 30-07-19

Fun story..

it was fun to listen 2 but i have come to like a male and female voice and thay was missing until the end and then unfortunatly the voice for ethan was just NOT good. i kept waiting to hear it and then ick...the voice wa NOT sexy not strong it just killed the whole thing for me.

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  • Anna Moon
  • 19-06-19

Fantastic!!!

This has been my favorite book of 2019!! Loved it! The story was fun the narrators did a great job. You will not regret getting this one!!

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  • Susan
  • 08-06-19

Not my favorite by this writing duo

Christina Lauren books are an automatic download for me, but I've found the last couple to be less than stellar, this one included. It wasn't bad, just not great. I didn't feel very invested in the characters and found the "hating" over one moment from years ago was overdone and went on far too long. Even when Ethan had proven to be a decent guy, the enemy role kept creeping in, which became annoying, rather than a build up with fun banter. When an entire story is built on simple misunderstandings, which seem easily resolved, it reaches a point of being tiresome. I didn't love the drama with the secondary characters - the siblings - which also seemed to be a stretch to add another layer to the story.
Certainly provided some entertainment for a long commute, but not what I'd hoped for.

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  • Jill
  • 07-02-20

3.5 Stars

I liked this book and recommend it but I was never completely in love with it. It is really entertaining and has some really funny parts. It is a hate to lovers contemporary fiction book. There is no hanky panky on page. Nothing further than a kiss.

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  • K G
  • 18-09-19

The narration ruins it.

I had high hopes after reading rave reviews of this title by Christina Lauren but couldn’t get through the first chapter because of the disappointing lackluster narration. What was to be a fun, fictional selection in my library turned out to be very monotone presentation of a story ripe with potential. I’ll try physical copy to give the book another shot, but unfortunately I don’t recommend this narration of it.

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