By: Christina Lauren
Published: May 14th, 2019
From the Cover:
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.
Ok, this book was fun. It was lighthearted and provided some balance in my reading list. I honestly read most of this book while running on a treadmill, which is an indication of how easy it was to read. I don’t consider myself a picky reader and I don’t consider myself “too good” to read any type of book. I love my easy to read romance novels just as much as my historical fiction, memoir, thriller, and science fiction novels. So for me, this book was perfect. I found it funny, charming, and engaging; it’s the well-known enemies-turned-lovers trope and I fall for it every time.
I liked how the authors wrote the characters to be unapologetic about their own personal “flaws”. It’s a trend that I’ve started to see in this particular genre, and I think it is a good example of the way authors should be writing romance novels. There’s nothing I dislike more than an unrealistic romance novel.
The review for this one is simple: if you are a fan of romantic comedies and chick-lit, this book will be right up your alley. If you don’t, stay away. This is a good beach or pool book, or you can zone out and read it to make the monotonous treadmill miles fly by. No matter how you decide to read it, I can assure you that you’ll have some fun.