Friday, December 7, 2018

Review: My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren

My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina LaurenMy Favorite Half-Night Stand
by Christina Lauren
December 4, 2018
400 pages

Goodreads      Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
By the New York Times bestselling author who “hilariously depicts modern dating” (Us Weekly), My Favorite Half-Night Stand is a laugh-out-loud romp through online dating and its many, many fails.

Millie Morris has always been one of the guys. A UC Santa Barbara professor, she’s a female-serial-killer expert who’s quick with a deflection joke and terrible at getting personal. And she, just like her four best guy friends and fellow professors, is perma-single.

So when a routine university function turns into a black tie gala, Mille and her circle make a pact that they’ll join an online dating service to find plus-ones for the event. There’s only one hitch: after making the pact, Millie and one of the guys, Reid Campbell, secretly spend the sexiest half-night of their lives together, but mutually decide the friendship would be better off strictly platonic.

But online dating isn’t for the faint of heart. While the guys are inundated with quality matches and potential dates, Millie’s first profile attempt garners nothing but dick pics and creepers. Enter “Catherine”—Millie’s fictional profile persona, in whose make-believe shoes she can be more vulnerable than she’s ever been in person. Soon “Catherine” and Reid strike up a digital pen-pal-ship...but Millie can’t resist temptation in real life, either. Soon, Millie will have to face her worst fear—intimacy—or risk losing her best friend, forever.

Perfect for fans of Roxanne and She’s the Man, Christina Lauren’s latest romantic comedy is full of mistaken identities, hijinks, and a classic love story with a modern twist. Funny and fresh, you’ll want to swipe right on My Favorite Half-Night Stand.


As a big romance reader Christina Lauren is a name I've heard many many times before. I've always kept an eye out for their (CL is a writing duo) books but nothing really caught my eye until My Favorite Half-Night Stand. Let me jus say- taking my time for the right one 100% paid off!

My Favorite Half-Night Stand had everything I love in a friends-to-lover story. It's sweet, sexy, funny and relatable. The story touches upon the usage of modern dating apps, the ease and hardship of a friendship between different sexes and the importance of being true to oneself and others. With plenty of hilarious moments and no shortage of serious discussions, every single aspect was on point.

I adore the friendship between Millie and the four guys. Their group dynamic was perfect. Their unique personalities brought different things to the group. Whether it was cracking (friendly) jokes at Ed's expense or gossiping about Alex's player ways things were never dull. I wish they could go on and on and on!

Millie and Reid might be my favourite friends-to-lover couple ever. I love their friendship as much as the romance that bloomed between them. Their secret affair was so delish. Despite not being completely truthful to one another anybody could see they cared deeply for each other. Millie messes up big time but her growth was evident in the way she owns up to her mistake and tries her hardest to repair things. That's character growth. And Reid is just a giant sweetheart!

I'm so glad I waited to read a Christina Lauren book. My Favorite Half-Night Stand is one of the best romances I've read to date and trust me when I say I've read a lot. Honest, sexy and witty I'm itching to reread it already!

5 Cats
*I received an eARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and not affected in any way.

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