By: Christina Lauren
Plot (Author’s Summary):
Olive Torres is used to being the unlucky twin: from inexplicable mishaps to a recent layoff, her life seems to be almost comically jinxed. By contrast, her sister Ami is an eternal champion… she even managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a slew of contests. Unfortunately for Olive, the only thing worse than constant bad luck is having to spend the wedding day with the best man (and her nemesis), Ethan Thomas. Olive braces herself for wedding hell, determined to put on a brave face, but when the entire wedding party gets food poisoning, the only people who aren’t affected are Olive and Ethan. Suddenly there’s a free honeymoon up for grabs, and Olive will be damned if Ethan gets to enjoy paradise solo. Agreeing to a temporary truce, the pair head for Maui. After all, ten days of bliss is worth having to assume the role of loving newlyweds, right? But the weird thing is… Olive doesn’t mind playing pretend. In fact, the more she pretends to be the luckiest woman alive, the more it feels like she might be.
This was a book of anticipation. I have been wanting to read this book for months but had to wait until this past week because I wanted to get it on Audible so I can listen to it while I am studying or multitasking.
First of all Olive is a pretty cool chick. I can totally relate to her in the beginning with the dress situation. My bust will not fit anything at my age. I still can’t find a bikini top.
The writing was amazing and one of my favorite parts was the boat scene. I told my friend about it and she just about died. They were so cute when they were both honest with each other. I actually felt disgusted when Ethan was being rude and disrespectful.
You know, I thought the book would just end with two sets of siblings getting married. Um. No. That did not happen. You know why? Because Dane decided to be the dumbest guy on the planet. Yes, I know that there are many secondary characters that suck and are constantly trying to tear the main couple apart, but lets be honest: Dane is on my top ten most-stupid-men-in-the-world list. He will never beat Parker (“Beautiful Disaster) but I mean seriously who cheats on their wife and tells everyone a bunch of different lies. I’m pretty sure he thought that the word wouldn’t get around or people wouldn’t talk to one another. And then this pig man had the audacity to hookup while engaged, five months before the wedding. The fact that Ethan didn’t believe Olive had me thinking he would make the list, too.
But in the end, Ami was fine and I love how she handled the situation and how she exposed him. It kind of reminds me of the back and forth exposing between Tati and James. But I have my own opinions on that for another time.
The epilogue is something that really makes the book for me. Ex: “Beautiful Disaster”, “Five Feet Apart” (they didn’t add the epilogue in the movie and I’m still pissed after months), “Watched”, etc. It’s really the fact that I have the knowledge of someone’s future and it’s a happy ending. This epilogue was just as good as the others and it shows a fun way of getting engaged. I felt really bad for Ethan while I was laughing at the situation.
Like seriously, I was waiting for Olive to find a job she was happy with and I felt like she was just giving in to having a career that she had a degree for. I almost did that and it could’ve been the worse choice of my life. But then I found books so we’re good.
This was a rather long post so I will end it here. I didn’t think I would have a lot to say but I should’ve seen that this one was going to be long with four stars and a very much anticipated read.
I almost didn’t post today but then I was like, No. I can’t do that. I would be very cruel. If I didn’t post today I would be as evil as my 7th grade history teacher. Man, he was a piece of work and I am glad I had the personality to fit the class way back when. Did that sentence make sense? Probably not. Like I said in previous posts, I am in a reading slump. I’ve only read a few books so let me know if you still want a May Wrap-up.
Love you all ♡