Book Review: My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren

As a long time fan of Christina Lauren, I can honestly say this writing duo never ceases to amaze me. From the unique characters to the witty banter and the perfect emotional moments, they always create a brilliant, well-rounded story! My Favorite Half-Night Stand is a winner!


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My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren 


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.


5 out of 5 stars

Witty, sexy, and so incredibly entertaining! My Favorite Half-Night Stand was crazy, awesome laugh-out-loud fun with the perfect amount of emotion mixed in. So fantastic! I never wanted it to end!

Reid and Millie were the best, I loved these two and their friendship. The bond they had was priceless. I love the tension and chemistry between them and this unique situation they’ve gotten themselves in. Reid and Millie had this underlying chemistry between them, I loved seeing that, feeling that, and watching it all play out. It was sweet, flirty, and playful. Throw in a dating app, a bit of tension and angst, and of course, Millie's persona of Catherine and things get out of hand. But it was fun and so entertaining, I couldn’t stop smiling.

I loved learning about both Reid and Millie. I loved watching her open up and grow and I really felt for her. I loved Reid and totally understood what he was going through and what he was thinking. I loved all the emotion that started to come out in the midst of this great humor as feelings really come into play. The ending just about killed me but I love how it all played out.

All the friends together were amazing! This little family they’ve created full of ribbing and camaraderie. It was so entertaining. I can't even tell you how many times I laughed. I really enjoyed the group dynamic and friendships, everyone had such distinct personalities and brought a lot to the story and made it fun to read. The story had a great flow, I loved that it was told from dual POV’s and how the texts and emails were set up, it made it engaging and exciting to read.

Hilarious, sexy fun for the win! I'm not sure what I loved more, Reid and Millie or the group dynamic of the four friends. It was all so wonderful and I loved everything it made me feel!

Complimentary copy received for honest review.



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Christina Lauren

Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners and best friends Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The #1 international bestselling coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced fourteen New York Times bestselling novels. They are published in over 30 languages, have received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal and Publishers Weekly, won both the Seal of Excellence and Book of the Year from RT Magazine, named Amazon and Audible Romance of the Year, a Lambda Literary Award finalist and been nominated for several Goodreads Choice Awards. They have been featured in publications such as Forbes, The Washington Post, Time, Entertainment Weekly, People, O Magazine and more. Their third YA novel, Autoboyography was released in 2017 to critical acclaim, followed by  Roomies, Love and Other Words, Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, and the Publisher’s Weekly starred My Favorite Half-Night Stand, out in December.

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