Release Day * My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren * Book Review

Posted December 4, 2018 by Maria in Book Recommendation, Book Release, Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Release Day * My Favorite Half-Night Stand  by Christina Lauren  * Book ReviewMy Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren
Also by this author: Sweet Filthy Boy, Beautiful Beloved, Beautiful Secret, Dark Wild Night, Wicked Sexy Liar, Beautiful Boss (Beautiful Bastard #4.5), Beautiful, Dating You / Hating You, Roomies, Love and Other Words, Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating, The Unhoneymooners
Published by Simon and Schuster on December 4, 2018
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Humorous, General, Women
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
ISBN: 9781501197413
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four-half-stars

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.

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#NewRelease MY FAVORITE HALF-NIGHT STAND by @ChristinaLauren @GalleryBooks is NOW available! #mustread #romanticcomedy #dynamicduo 

 

Maria’s Review

My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren is another fabulous friends to lovers RomCom with a quirky cast of characters that are warmly endearing, zany and laugh out loud funny! These are characters I would hang out with.

Millie and Reid stole my heart. Their friendship is such an important relationship, despite Millie being a bit closed off when it comes to sharing details about herself. Yet she knows him and all the guys so well. But things change between them one night. They say it won’t be weird. They say it won’t be awkward. They say it won’t change things. We know that’s so untrue! So begins the dance!

The push/pull is intense. The banter is witty, sarcastic and fun. I especially love the group chats and texts. So funny, relevant and relatable! Enter the online dating app, personal profiles, along with an accidental secret profile and hilarity ensues along with enough angst to have me a bit anxious at the outcome when it all comes to light.

Authors Christina Lauren never disappoint. My Favorite Half-Night Stand (a term I love) is a wonderful addition to their amazing collection. It is funny, sexy, sweet with just enough angst and surprises that will keep you laughing and turning pages to the end. Definitely recommend. Although it is a stand-alone, I’m hoping some of the other characters end up getting their own book.

 

 

four-half-stars

About Christina Lauren

Yes, there are two of us! Lauren (on the left) and Christina (on the right).

Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates/brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced eight New York Times bestselling novels. Their books have been translated into 24 languages.

Lauren Billings (but everyone calls her Lo) has a Ph.D. in neuroscience and before she made writing her full-time job, would spend her days doing nerdy research-type things wearing a lab coat and goggles. She is silly Mommy to two littles, wife to one mountain biking homebrewing scientist, bestie to a shoe-stealer, and an unabashed lover of YA and romance.

Christina Hobbs (but you’ll always hear Lo call her PQ) used to spend her days in a junior high counseling office surrounded by teenagers. These days you’ll probably find her on tumblr. She is married and absolutely not old enough to be the mom of a 14 year old (right??), thinks she’s the luckiest person in the world to write books with her best friend, and is an unapologetic lover of boy bands and glitter. She also likes to steal Lo’s shoes.

You can follow their shenanigans at:

@lolashoes (Lauren) & @seeCwrite (Christina) on Twitter. On Tumblr! where we post kissing gifs and writerly stuff and Wattpad for short stories and sneak peeks!

For official information about their books, events, interviews, movie news and more, follow @christinalauren.

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