The Accidental Honeymoon Catastrophe by Hayden Hall (Frat Brats of Santa Barbara #5)

The Accidental Honeymoon Catastrophe is a sweet best friends to lovers, between two clueless guys who've actually been in a relationship without benefits all along... 

From the blurb:

Remember not to get drunk married to your best friend. It’s not rocket science.


It was supposed to be a fun weekend trip with all my friends. The next thing I know, a splitting headache is waking me up on a plane to who knows where and there’s a ring on my finger.


Next to me is Marco, my best friend in the world, my favorite person, and… My husband? His ring matches mine and the marriage certificate in my handbag definitely has both our names on it.

But this is ridiculous. I’ve seen a marriage go sideways; I’ve seen my parents destroy each other with hatred. And I swore never to be like them. Never marry, never fall in love. Especially not to the best guy ever because he doesn’t deserve to get hurt like that.

Marco and I have a perfectly functional arrangement. We do whatever we feel like, but we never ever become boyfriends.

It’s just safer to separate a relationship from having fun with each other.

And, as we find ourselves on a romantic – and fake – honeymoon, I start to ask myself: have we been dating all along?


Stefan made me promise never to fall in love with him. And the thing about me is that I always keep a promise. We have a deal; we fool around, but we don’t let our feelings get involved. And it’s better that way.

Stefan doesn’t believe in happy endings and I don’t deserve him. Or anyone. I’d already lucked out once in my life when a wealthy family adopted me. How much more could I ask for?

Except, having to spend a week with him in the most romantic place on the planet is making all the lines blurry. Are we just messing around like we always do or is there something more? Is one week enough to convince Stefan that not all relationships end in flames?

And is a week enough to convince myself that I should love myself before letting someone else love me, too?

The more I think, the more I see: this marriage is a total joke.

The Accidental Honeymoon Catastrophe is the fifth novel in the Frat Brats of Santa Barbara series. While it can be read on its own, it’s just more fun to read them in order. Dive into a world of pining, steamy accidents, and two best friends who are perfect for each other, but refuse to see it.

Janet's Review:

The Accidental Honeymoon Catastrophe is the fifth story in the Frat Brats of Santa Barbara series. I was o excited to get Stephan and Marco’s story. I’ve been anxiously waiting for them since the first book. Their story was such a fun read. It felt a little lighthearted that the others in the series. They’re in a relationship of sorts and didn’t even realize it. Everyone seems to know it but Stephan and Marco. I fell a little more in love with them! Overall, a fantastic read! Well written with catchy pacing that kept me engaged.

Rating: 5 Stars

Heather's Review:

I've always had a soft spot for the clueless guys who have been in a relationship forever without benefits, but who finally see the light... or in this case, the Vegas Marriage and honeymoon of their dreams...

Stephan and Marco have been in the background of the first four Frat Brats of Santa Barbara stories and I've been waiting for them to get their HEA!  This was a beautiful, mostly low angst story that flowed well and kept me engaged... with Hayden Hall's signature humour and a light-hearted kick in the rear from the friends who knew what they didn't, as they pined for each other but didn't pull the trigger until they were married....

If you're looking for a sweet story about two guys who've been best friends forever and need a push to see that they both want more, you'll want to add The Accidental Honeymoon Catastrophe to your tbr.

Rating: 5 Stars

The Accidental Honeymoon Catastrophe is currently available as an e-book and paperback and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited Subscription