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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

REVIEW: My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren @gallerybooks @christinalauren #allthebookreviews

My Favorite Half-Night Stand
by Christina Lauren

Thanks so much to Gallery for these free books! 

Publisher: Gallery Books
Publish Date: December 4, 2018
384 Pages
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

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 Review:

This book is adorable, sparkly, delightful and giggly all rolled into one.  As a girl who has always been one of the guys... I related a lot with Millie.  I legitimately want to be in this group of friends!  The wit, love, loyalty and all around fun they have is heartwarming.

Listen, clearly we know how this book is going to end.  There's no doubt about it.  I've never had romance bloom from a friendship but it seems logical that the best ones come from these.  You should be able to be you fully with the one that you love.. and the one you love should also be your best friend!  I do know what it's like to be the only girl is a group of guy friends and it's easy, fun and completely different than what you get with a group of girls.

The dynamic in this group is a pure thing to witness.  Each one brings their own unique personalities to the group and there are some seriously hilarious scenes. Told in various formats such as group chats and direct messages, this is a perfect one to pick up when you need something light that gives you that nice cozy, warm feeling inside.

Christina Lauren is a definite go to for contemporary romance.  I will be looking for more buy this duo as I enjoyed this and Josh & Hazel's Guide to Not Dating immensely.


Jessica's Review:

Do you ever read a book where you instantly know it's exactly what you needed? Well, MY FAVORITE HALF-NIGHT STAND by Christina Lauren was exactly that! This is perfect for those that want a quick and fun contemporary romance novel. This writing duo made these characters all feel so authentic and real - definitely a group of people I would love to know!

Millie is the only girl in her friend circle, one of the guys. I think we all know girls like this or we are that girl - my three best friends in high school were all guys. This book was incredibly predictable from the start, we all knew how this was going to end, but that didn't take away from the experience. Who doesn't love the stories of a friendship blossoming into a relationship? Don't we all want to be in love with our best friend?

Overall, if you're looking for a fun, cute, light read with great characters, then I highly recommend picking this one up. Perfect to cozy up with over the holidays!

4/5 stars

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