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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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Predictable, not the best performance

I had to really persevere with this book to finish it. Cynthia Farrell had a very robotic-esque, monotonous voice which isn't very engaging. The story is predictable from the get-go. Seems to be written by someone who doesn't particularly like men.

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Fun

If you’re looking for an intellectual well-written book this one isn’t it. I usually don’t enjoy cheap romances like this one but The Unhoneymooners really surprised me. I was caught up in the story from start to finish. It was mood-lifting and light. I particularly enjoyed the dialogues, they felt like a TV show and made the book exciting and engaging. The only downside is that the narrator spoke like Google Translate.

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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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easy read

Nice easy read. Narration was very robotic - might have enjoyed it more with different narration

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I LOVED THIS

Ok I have listened to a fair few chick lit romances on audible now and this is up there. It was predictable sure, but it was fun. I found myself laughing out loud and crying (because I’m dramatic ofc, not because it’s heart wrenching) to this one and loved a lot of it .
HOWEVER, I hated, hated, hated the narration. Normally I try cut some slack but this was just bad. How could you be a narrator if you’re that monotonous? Farrell just lost so much emotion in this book to the drawling sound of her voice. And at the very end, Aaron’s voice was weird. Not what I expected.
And my one real criticism of the book was Olive. I know that’s addressed but she was just SUCH a bitch, especially at the start. Like shut up! It annoyed me.
Other than that it was PERFECT

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Absolutely Enjoyed It

loved the narrator, characters, loved it all. amazing book, loved it being read to me

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  • 02-01-22

So brilliant and funny

Loved this book, saw lots of people recommending it on instagram I thought I would try it and it was such a wonderful witty surprise I listened to it in one sitting! Great narration too!

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Loved loved loved this book so much!!

I had an idea of what was going to happen but I didn’t expect all of the curve balls and I felt so much emotion towards all of the characters!! Definitely worth a listen or read.

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Predictable chick lit

Unoriginal plot, characters that began to grate an hour in. I do wish for some good quality so called chick lit that didn't fall into the same old cliches.Was glad to finish.

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  • 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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  • 03-03-20

Predictable, AWFUL MALE READER

While this was mildly entertaining, it was insanely predictable. Story was half baked, fine, but not great. Cynthia Farrell did a great job of reading Olive’s part- she would get 5 stars, but the entire relationship between Olive and Ethan was ruined by Deacon Lee. Deacon would get zero stars for his narration. Deacon was slimy, short, and did not convey Ethan’s personality the way Cynthia did. The overall story idea was “cute” but that’s not enough for me to want to listen again.

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  • whatcha.listening.to
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mariah
  • 30-11-20

Great Story

Honestly this might be my favorite book. However, the female narration was rough to get through. At times I though Siri was reading me this book. Overall though great book!

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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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  • CHAS
  • 02-05-20

don't waste a credit

this was cheesy, predictable, and ridiculous. too many coincidences. the narrator's male voice impersonation is painful to listen to. I'm so angry I listened as long as I did and wasted a credit on this.

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