My Favorite Half-Night Stand

By Christina Lauren

Rating: 4 out of 5.
Recommend? yes!
Buy or borrow? buy

“Here tit is.”

Christina Lauren -My Favorite Half-Night Stand

Synopsis (Goodreads)

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.


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Honestly, there are better and more meaningful quotes from this book but this one was so hilarious. I literally make typos all the time when I’m messaging friends and this is one is pretty up there for me 😂 

It’s so bad that one of my friends has a catalogue of “Gabrielle typos” that she’s keeping for a rainy day. Sometimes, I’ll type something that is so poorly misspelled and catch myself, thinking that I’m ahead of the game. My friends either catch it first or they just know what I’m trying to say because they’re used to my tragic display of spelling.

Anyways, enough about my spelling woes. Full disclosure, this was my first Christina Lauren book. I know, I know, I see them all over the place and somehow it took me this long to pick one up! And I LOVED it! It was just what I needed as something light and fun to read in the middle of some pretty heavy stuff. 

I love that the characters were all in academia (since I am too!) and worked at a university. It was oddly comforting reading about them doing their research or seeing the term postdoc. I laughed much longer than I should have when they were joking about how to get fired from a tenure position and proceeded to tell both my boyfriend and friend who are both also in grad school. 

I don’t usually gravitate towards romance books, although I do enjoy the ones I’ve read, but this one really got me. I loved the friends-to-lovers trope and couldn’t get enough of i. I’m about to go grab all the Christina Lauren books! 

Feel free to share your favourite romance books with me! I’m officially in the market for some new ones!


4 thoughts on “My Favorite Half-Night Stand

  1. I enjoyed this one – it’s one of the books by Christina Lauren I’ve enjoyed the most so far. Glad you enjoyed it too 😀

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      1. I almost read them all from Autoboyography forward, all of their standalone novels. My favorite is Love and Other Words, and Josh & Hazel was pretty great too, Hazel is one quirky heroine 😍

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