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 was sweeeeet! This is now my third book from Christina Lauren and they never disappoint. Ethan is a super nice character, definitely a boyfriend material, he’s got all the good stuff we’d want in a man, he’s sweet, kind of mean, he’s cute when he’s drunk and he’s good in *cough* in the *cough* bed.
This is the kind of romance you’d want to read while hanging out at the beach, OR while hanging out in your room wishing you were Olive, like me. Good stuff.
So when I started reading this I just thought that they’d go to this trip and pretend to be together, but they actually meet people there (if you’re really scared of spoilers, don’t read this, but it’s not such a spoiler, don’t ya worry) like Olive’s boss and Ethan ex girlfriend, who’s there with her fiancé (I believe) so they really have to pretend that they’re together, it’s so cute and so fun!
Olive and Ethan have always been enemies, they never liked each other, but aaaa! I wish I could tell you something, but unfortunately that’d be a spoiler, I suppose, so I’m not able to, but it was nice to know! I also guess you guys know this about me already, but it’s really easy to surprise me, I never guess the twists and there was a twist here, too! And I did NOT see that coming, which is so weird, because this is a freaking romance book, you’d think ”what kind of twists can it have?” but it did! And I didn’t see it coming, so that was cool!
Can I talk about Olive’s family for a tiny bit? I mean, she’s got a huge family, ok??!! I mean huge! And they’re so sweet and so supportive and just amazing people in general. And funny. Like that scene with the dildos? Oh, geez…
Yeah, we did have a lot of characters, and they were so fun, all of them! I’m so not ready to say goodbye to them, I want more, just when I’m starting to like everyone bammmmm, the book ends.
But whatever, my rating is four starts, I can’t give it five just because it took me quite some time to actually like the characters and the romance between them, but this is really the only reason, other than that this book was super cute, super entertaining, so if that’s what you’re into, I’d recommend you pick this book up because it’s great!
Okay, clearly I loved it as expected, I’m gonna finish this review here, thank you for reading, see ya next time (gays and lesbians and everyone else in-between.)