My Favorite Half-night Stand

My Favorite Half-night Stand

Book - 2018 | First Gallery Books trade paperback edition
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"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 spent 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2018
Edition: First Gallery Books trade paperback edition
ISBN: 9781501197406
1501197401
Branch Call Number: F LAURE-C
Characteristics: 371 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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Jan 10, 2019

4 Stars - I recommend if you enjoy contemporary romance. This one has a bit more emotional depth to it.

Millie has been one of the guys for as long as she can remember, one night she starts to see her friend Reid as more than just a friend. When they end up sleeping together they quickly decide that it won't happen again, and their whole group decides to try a dating app. As Reid and Millie start chatting with potential dates within the app, their friendship gets more complicated.

Overall I enjoyed this book, I read it in an afternoon/evening. I liked the "found family" aspect of the book, and the quirky characters. I wish that Millie and Reid's personalities would have been just a bit more apparent. I loved that she was into True Crime and serial killers, but it seemed like such a small part of her personality, despite it being her profession. This book was a bit more emotional than some of the other CL books that I have read. There is a lot of character growth, struggles, and some tough issues. In addition to it being a bit more emotional, it also wasn't quite as comic as some of their other books. While I did enjoy this one, Josh and Hazel has not been knocked from the top spot for me.

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jac523
Jan 03, 2019

Another winner from Christina Lauren! This is a delightfully adorable romance - one of Lauren's best.

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Dec 27, 2018

I love Christina Lauren’s books because they feel so relevant to modern dating in the real world, and the characters always feel like people you actually know, or have met, or could possibly meet next week. This one grapples with the woes of online dating, but I found more interesting than that to be the heroine’s difficulties with being emotionally open – it’s so refreshing to see that flipped from the traditionally gendered ways that issue typically plays out in romance novels. This might just be my favorite Christina Lauren book to date.

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