“I can treat this trip like an actual vacation on a tropical island. Yes, it’s with my nemesis, but still, I’ll take it.” – 3.75/5 stars!
Attention! This book contains: cheese curds, a seafood buffet, “free” everything, airplane turbulence, a lucky penny, Skittle-bright-green dresses, trust, identical twins, mai tais, lasagna, great massages, scuba diving, tropical weather, cheating, mango tattoos, red bikinis, pharmaceutical companies, job hunting, very small bathrooms and bad luck.
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 super fun and summery! I don’t usually read adult fiction and chick lists, but I really liked the main plot and the romance. Also, the cover is absolutely beautiful!
My only complaint is that I wished this was a longer slow-burn romance. When I first picked this up I also thought this would be a steamy read, but it’s overall a clean book. Still, I’m a sucker for hate-to-love romances so this was definitely a treat.
The book definitely slowed down on the romantic aspect when they came back from the fake honeymoon, but the authors did a great job keeping the story interesting with the secondary plot.
Not the best romance I’ve ever read, but it was still a very good one. Without a doubt, this is a perfect summer book! Nothing says “Summer” like a trip to Hawaii. I highly recommend it for a beach read.