#BookReview: My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren @ChristinaLauren @GalleryBooks #rom-com #6bookbestiesmyfavoritehalfnightstand

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My Review:

This was my first Christina Lauren book and it was definitely a witty, amusing page-turner.

The story revolves around a circle of best friends with some major flirting going on between two of them and a question of whether honesty is the best policy.

Millie Morris is the only female in the group that includes four platonic guys- Reid, Chris, Alex and Stephen. They are all looking for dates for a work event and come up with a group plan to sign up with an online dating service.

I really enjoyed the format with the avatars of the friends text messaging each other and the alternating point of views.  I was curious about the fake dating profile that one of the friends created and whether it would ultimately blow-up in their face or open doors to what could be their happily ever after, but I won’t tell. (shhhh its part of the story).

If your looking for a fun romp of a story, check it out!

Thanks to Gallery Books and NG for my arc to read/ review. Blog post on 12/04/18


Book Description:

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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  1. Not a book I would go for right away but I’m happy I still clicked and read your review.. I like that it’s flirting and not all-action ;-). I’m not sure how I would feel about the format though, it’s original but I’m afraid it wouldn’t flow as much as a standard book? I’m actually getting more and more curious about it by the minute, I love a fun flirty novel :-). Great review Holly!

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    • Some didn’t really like the fishing trope, but I thought it worked in this one. I’m wanting to read another one by them soon.


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