Author: Christina Lauren
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Gallery Books (December 4, 2018)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 4 Stars
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.
There are so many things I love about Christina Lauren's books, the great romance, the swoon worthy leading men, the quirky heroines, but one of the things I love the most are the friendships. Their books have some of the best friendships.....ever. And My Favorite Half-Night Stand has to be, hands down, one of my absolute favorites.
The dynamic between these rag tag group of nerds was truly to die for. I adored them all. Their relationship, the way they interacted (both in person and through chats/texts), the witty one liners and pranks and truly the love they have for one another was just so wonderful and one of the things I loved most about this read.
In fact I would go as far as to say it was what I loved most about this read. While I didn't always feel the sparks between the love interests, I did feel them between the friends and that made the whole story worthwhile for me and one that stuck with me and made me think about all the wonderful people in my life that just "get" me.
Truly a fun story that you will quickly devour in a sitting.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*