Review – My Favorite Half Night Stand by: Christina Lauren

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.

Super cute modern love story. Riddled with work, cyber-dating, and friend-zones My Favorite Half Night Stand is a quick, quirky and fun read.

I loved the quintuple of friends, they were definitely my favorite part of this book. I honestly think Ed was my favorite. I loved his humbleness but perfect ability to still crack jokes. Then there’s Reid who is the all-around adorable best friend who you want to wife you up. With Millie, I had to grow to love her. She was quirky and even though closed up, forward at the same time. For some reason I just couldn’t connect with her. However, watching the group banter reminded me of all my guy friends and I loved seeing it.

Unfortunately I had to knock this book a little in the stars department. I feel like a lot of the scenes were rushed or there were not enough details. Plus, there were so many moments when I would say to myself, isn’t Reid the good-guy? Why is he acting like a player? I mean I get it… online dating is tough and very real in the world right now. I just couldn’t get behind the lying parts between him and Millie.

Other than that, I will say it’s an adorable friends-to-lovers romance that helps two people in ruts absolutely get out them. It’s an easy quick read and one that’s definitely worth reading if you need a light, fun romance.

– 3 out of 5 splatters –

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