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.
I have read and enjoyed other books by Christina Lauren in the past so I was really excited to get the opportunity to read this one early.
From the moment this one starts I like that Olive and Ethan already do not get along. It makes for a great enemies to lovers story and I have not read one of these in quite some time.
The thing I really loved about Olive and Ethan together is they each have an impression of one another from over the years that they have been forced to interact at family events. I also really loved how they were so wrong about each other. I feel this book really excels with the banter that Olive and Ethan are constantly exchanging with one another. They have these witty exchanges that are on the border of flirting that I just fell in love with. These sections feel close to my heart because my husband and I still to this day banter like this and pick on one another so I really loved watching a couple come together in the same way.
Apart from the banter in the story I really loved the two main characters just how they were. Each one of them had this unique personality and they both thought they knew what they wanted. I loved seeing the sweet moments and the harder ones where they had to figure out difficult relationship decisions. The plot of this one moved at the right pace and never felt like things were left unsaid or underdeveloped.
Overall if I had to have one gripe about this book I would say I wish Olive and Ethan could have had more of their sexy moments on the page. There are a few times were the scenes fade to black and I would have enjoyed watching them interact more in bed since this is a romance novel and we were teased with the prospect for so many pages. Aside from that small gripe I really did love this book, I was tearing through the pages as fast as I could and I never wanted to go back to real life.