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My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren Book Review

My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren Book Review Really Into This Goodreads

My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren Book Review

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Publication Date December 4th, 2018

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.

My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren Book Review

Friends to lovers; well, maybe!
Christina Lauren is quickly becoming my go-to for hot, hilarious romances It’s no wonder why so many people love them.

Quirks for Days

Throughout the story, we get to know this cast of fabulous characters. It’s a Big Bang Theory type of vibe with 4 guys & a girl. Can I just say how much I love these characters? Like, seriously, can we have a spin-off with each character in this book?

For Your Consideration- A Spin-Off with Ed

Much like movies, the supporting actors sometimes steal the show. For me, Ed is a total scene stealer in My Favorite Half-Night Stand. First, we learn he is 90% alcohol and 10 % Cheeto dust. How could I not love him? Then, his mother has to head over to clean his kitchen. Ed always says the craziest things & even better, he does them. How about running nude in his friend’s family vineyard? Honestly. this paragraph is my endorsement to Christina Lauren that we need more Ed in our lives! Please, can we get more of him?

Vulnerability Hangover

My Favorite Half-Night Stand is not only sexy & steamy, but it’s also a fulfilling love story. Christina Lauren taps into why it’s often easier to be open & vulnerable to those who don’t truly know us. This is a real thing, right? Bartenders know what I’m talking about. Often, people will spill their guts to strangers, but then casually forget to mention your closest friend that you slept with your ex (again).
Being truly open & vulnerable with someone we care about is as scary as hell. Just ask Brene Brown! This is a central theme in My Favorite Half-Night Stand & I loved it. Behind the mask of the dating app, Reid & Millie are able to open to one another.


I am Really Into This book! The story is heartwarming, sexy & memorable. I just can’t get enough of Christina Lauren.

Special thanks to Christina LaurenGallery Books & NetGalley for providing our copy in exchange for an honest & fair review.

Be sure to check out our review for Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren.

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Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The #1 international bestselling coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced fourteen New York Times bestselling novels. They are published in over 30 languages, have received starred reviews from Kirkus ReviewsLibrary Journal and Publishers Weekly, won both the Seal of Excellence and Book of the Year from RT Magazine, named Amazon and Audible Romance of the Year, a Lambda Literary Award finalist and been nominated for several Goodreads Choice Awards. They have been featured in publications such as ForbesThe Washington PostTimeEntertainment Weekly, People, O Magazine and more. Their third YA novel, Autoboyography was released in September, followed by a contemporary romance, Roomies in December, and their first Women’s Fiction, Love and Other Words in April.

Momma, wife, baker, reader & smart ass. I am Really Into doughnuts, inside jokes, trash TV, pizza, 48 Hours & George Michael.


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