Monday, November 19, 2018

Review: My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren

Title: My Favorite Half-Night Stand
Author: Christina Lauren
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Contemporary
Published By: Gallery Books (December 4, 2018)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 4 Stars



Book Description:
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.*

38 comments:

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    1. It is a good one. I really do love the friendships between them all.

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  2. I didn't like this one unfortunately. I just hate the catfishing trope and thought it was taken too far here. I did like the group dynamic though. Glad you loved it!

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    1. I can see why you didn't like it Nick, it wasn't my most favorite of all their books but I really did love their friendship.

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  3. I love books with great friendships. Glad you enjoyed this one.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  4. I had a good time with this one as well

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  5. That sounds like a fun one. Great characters make a book great.

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  6. Sounds like a fun love love story for modern day. I saw that Julie Kagawa retweeted your Shadow Fox review. That's awesome.

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  7. I love their books so much. I really enjoyed this one too!

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  8. It is the first I am hearing of this one, but it does sound like a fun read.

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    1. All their books are, you should check them out for sure if you haven't read any of them.

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  9. Christy loved this, I am going to order from the library. I am booked until February! LOL

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    1. I hear ya! I have so many books already to read for 2019, it isn't even funny!

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  10. I haven't read her Kindlemom but the title looks interesting :)

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    1. I bet you would love the romance in their books Debbie. ;)

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  11. I love the bright cheery cover! Looks fun. :) And the relationships sound great- glad this was a good one!

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  12. I really enjoyed this one and all the characters. I didn't like aspects of the cat fishing thing, it just went on too long. Otherwise, I thought it was pretty great.

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    1. I agree about the catfishing, which is why I think it wasn't a favorite but I definitely liked everything else as well.

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  13. I could use a laugh if not a smile. Thanks for sharing the review. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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    1. I am always about books with humor for sure! They are a must sometimes. ;)

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  14. i don't think this book is my cup of tea, but I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    Elle Inked @ Keep on Reading

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  15. I have this coming up soon. I like that it is more focused on friendships that romantic relationships.

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    1. There is romance for sure like all their books but I really did love the friendships most. ;) Hope you enjoy it as well.

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  16. I do love quirky/nerdy characters, and this sounded like a lot of fun in spite of the romance maybe not being a favorite. I need to read more Christina Lauren. I have Josh & Hazel on hold at my library. Can't wait. Wonderful review! :)

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    1. So glad you have Josh and Hazel, it is one of my favorites and I think you will really like it as well.

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  17. I am so behind on Christina Lauren books, but I hope to catch up soon. This one sounds so fun. Great review!

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    1. I still have a few I need to read as well. ;)

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  18. I love rom com! And my, this one sounds like up my alley. Awesome review :)

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    Vanessa
    Blushing Geek

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  19. I'm happy to see you enjoyed this one! I've been looking forward to it and really liked Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating. Autoboyography was great, too! "...rag tag group of nerds..." sounds like something I'll love! <3

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. I know it wasn't a lot of people's favorite but I did like it so I hope you do as well.

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