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.
Author: Christina Lauren
Publication Date: May 14, 2019
Publisher: Gallery Books
Genre: Adult, Romance, Comedy, Contemporary
I really liked this book! I nearly laughed out loud when it was the 5th book in a row that I read where the main character’s name was either Olivia or Olive, but I can’t hold that against it.
This book had a great conflict. Even though it made me so mad, it was well thought out. Ethan was put between a rock and a hard place so it was tough, but I respect the way things were handled.
The romance was nice. It has a fake marriage trope which is amped up by the fake honeymoon and exes. I really liked the humor around the romance. So many unfortunate circumstances took place which made all the nice, romantic ones that much better. And honestly, I really liked Ethan.
Overall, I thought this was another great Christina Lauren novel! I can see why people really loved this one.