Book Reviews

Audiobook Review: The Unhoneymooners

As many of y’all know, I have been loving audiobooks lately. I used to love listening to music and podcasts on my long drives back and forth to my boyfriend’s family’s house, but audiobooks have been a total gamechanger! This month I listened to The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren on my long rides and I LOVED it.


Twin sisters Olive and Ami could not be more different. Ami wins Internet giveaways and gets almost her entire wedding paid for, and Olive has a running streak of bad luck that hasn’t let up in, oh well, probably her entire life. But when everyone at Ami’s wedding gets food poisoning, Olive’s luck seems to change when she is sent on her twin sister’s all-expenses-paid (thanks, Internet giveaways!) honeymoon in Hawaii. Well, except for the fact that she has to go with the groom’s brother and her enemy, Ethan. Olive and Ethan are set to ignore each other for the entire vacation until important people from their future and pasts start showing up on the island and the two have to pretend they are newlyweds in love. But are they really acting? Has Olive’s luck actually changed for once in her un-lucky life?

Why I chose this book:

Bookstagram made me do it!

Honest Review: (SPOILERS AHEAD!)

Y’all. I absolutely ADORED this book. Sometimes I get really stressed out when I am driving, especially at night, but this book just made me feel so calm and happy and HOPEFUL.

I love a good enemies turned lovers storyline, and this book does not disappoint. (I told you there were spoilers, I don’t want to hear it if you kept reading!) Personally, I loved everything about this book. The character development was top notch, the storyline was relatable and realistic, and who doesn’t want to dream about a fake honeymoon in Hawaii?

Olive’s humor was at the perfect pitch for me. Have you ever listened to or read a book and caught yourself smiling in the middle of it? That was me, during this entire book. Also, I could absolutely picture myself in Olive’s shoes with the whole Dane situation. I would not know how to deal with that with my own sister, and I am definitely more of an Ami so obviously I was in awe of the way she handled that entire situation.

Overall, this is a perfect read/listen when you’re in need of a feel-good something to remind you why you love books and love and all the good things in between. I could not recommend it more- and p.s., get it on Libby! Listening to it was just as fun as I would imagine the reading being. (Not an ad, I just love Libby and want to know why my parents’ local library isn’t hooked up with them yet- thank god for being a NYC law student and maintaining by NYPL membership!)

The Bookish Bronde Rating:

Honestly, add me to the Christina Lauren fan-wagon (bandwagon? who knows, I’m probably tipsy).