Unique romance novel captivates readers to believe in fate through unusual story devices

By Elly Herrick, Editor-in-Chief

                      Elly Herrick

Imagine the perfect tropical vacation. Toes in the sand as waves brush against your ankles. The warm breeze blows through your hair as you finally relax. Now, imagine that on this vacation, you’re stuck with your enemy.

In the romance novel The Unhoneymooners, by co-authors Chritsina auren, you follow a quirky and confident woman named Clove and her twin sister Ami as Ami gets married. After the bride and the groom, Dane, walk down the aisle, an eventful after party commences. Unfortunately, the fish provided gave all the guests food poisoning, causing an unexpected and hilarious mass puking scene. Clove, with a fish allergy, and her apparent enemy, with a distaste for buffets were the only ones not affected.

After discovering that Ami won a honeymoon with strict rules, Clove and Ethan embark on a trip to the Bahamas as fake husband and wife. While on the trip, the two learn more about each other and learn that maybe they don’t need to be enemies.

I finished this book in less than 48 hours. With the two writers’ creative and clever writing, you are sucked into this world of how fate really works.

Throughout this book there are so many twists and unique anecdotes that keep you saying “just one more chapter”.

All of the characters in this book are all thought out and each serve a purpose in Cloves’ development and growth. The best part about this book is that there are little to no classic romance clichés. The Unhoneymooners is a tasteful and immersive romance journey that makes you feel like you’re there with them and is perfect for an easy beach read.

I give this book a 5 out of 5 for its imaginative and relatable writing style with interesting plot lines and twists that get you hanging onto every word.

While a mass puking scene is not typically an introduction to a romance novel, it takes you on a trip of self discovery and makes us learn that everything is not what it seems. Overall, this book made me believe in fate again.