My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren | Book Review + EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT & Paperback Giveaway

My Favorite Half-Night StandChristina LaurenRomanceGallery BooksDecember 4th, 2018Paperback400 Pages

From the New York Times bestselling author that “hilariously depicts modern dating” (Us Weekly) comes a sexy romantic comedy about online dating, and its many, many fails.

With a world-famous speaker at their university, Mille Morris and her four woefully single male colleagues make a pact that they’ll all find dates. Unfortunately, Millie has more success helping them make matches online than she does navigating the onslaught of lewd pics in her own feed. But when she creates a fictional name for a new account, Millie finds herself vying for the online attention of a man she sees every day in the flesh.


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My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

➳Friends wanting much more, letting temptation and attraction get to them in the best of ways making you want more of Reid and Millie’s undeniable friendship and charisma…

➳When Christina Lauren writes a new novel, there is no denying it that I will be hoping to get to read it as soon as possible. Sexy, witty, charismatic, and fun, that is what CLo has to bring in every single one of their novels. This one is no exception of course because everything about Millie and the boy gang is one thrilling ride that I want to be a part of. All individuals whom have been best friends for a long time, and are now professors at the same college dealing with college professor issues that are indeed a hoot to read about. After one drunken night, Reid and Millie learn that their physical attraction is one that cannot be diminished or taken away from since they are just meant to be with each other. Viewing each other as only friends, Reid and Millie slowly learn to realize that there is no way of diminishing their attraction towards each other.

➳After going through different online dating profiles, Millie is stuck in a pickle when she encounters herself with a match towards Reid with a fake username that she created just for fun. As she goes along with it, she soon realizes that Reid truly does like her fake “person”. Millie needs to find the honest truth as to how to continue with this fake friendship and her real friendship with Reid, in which she wishes it were more.

➳This review is being kept short and sweet because this is a novel that is MEANT to be read and thoroughly enjoy to the fullest. Every twist and turn, every emotional aspect of it, every reaction towards an action is simply meant to be read because Christina Lauren will never stop disappointing their readers with their marvelous romance novels. I am indeed keeping my fingers crossed that we get more romances of the other characters that were mentioned in this novel, since I am missing how much into different series CLo has written in the past. Thank you to Gallery Books and Kristin for providing me a copy of this beauty. Everyone will enjoy and devour this witty romance!

➳ARC kindly provided by Gallery Books, in exchange for an honest review…

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About Christina Lauren:

Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties 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 ReviewsLibrary 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 ForbesThe Washington PostTimeEntertainment Weekly, People, O Magazine and more. Their third YA novel, Autoboyography was released in September, followed by a contemporary romance, Roomies in December, and their first Women’s Fiction, Love and Other Words in April.


Kicking off the counter, she walks to the fridge, opening

it with comfort and pulling out a bottle of white wine. I

don’t even need to tell her where the glasses are; she finds

one in the cabinet near the stove, fills it unselfconsciously,

and then returns the bottle to the fridge.

It trips an old memory, one of how Isla came here

again and again with me, but even on her tenth visit,

needed Mom’s permission or prompting for nearly everything.

Come on in.

Make yourself comfortable.

Would you like something to drink? Water? Wine?

Here, honey, sit next to Reid.

You two’ll be sleeping in the room down the hall.

Yes, honey, you can stay with Reid, you’re adults.

She never felt at home.

That isn’t Millie. It’s not that she’s presumptuous or

callous in any way, it’s that she heeded the cues from her

first visit here—the unspoken communication from Mom

and Dad that my friends should all genuinely make themselves

feel at home (except for racing naked in the vineyards).

And here she is. She stretches, one arm over her

head, then switches the hand holding the wineglass. Her

torso elongates, breasts press forward.

Here she fucking is.

She’s watching me watching her now, leaning back

against the counter and sipping her wine. “What’re you

thinking?” She knows what I’m thinking. She knows I’m thinking

about the sex we had.

“Just watching you.” I know her so well, and yet in

some ways she’s such a mystery to me. Even though what

happened between us was fun, and hot as hell—in my

opinion—I realize I still can’t really know how she views it.

As something fun we did, or as a mistake we made but

managed to smooth over without incident. But since it’s

Millie, it occurs to me that she could be full of horrified regret,

and I might never know, because she’s shoved it so far

below the surface.

Excerpted from the book MY FAVORITE HALF-NIGHT STAND by Christina Lauren. Copyright © 2018 by Lauren Billings & Christina Hobbs.  Reprinted with permission of Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. All rights reserved. 

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  1. I read the description and review and thought oh this sounds so interesting, online dating, the inner workings of young college professors and then I read the excerpt. That blew my mind on a different level all together, cannot wait for the release!

  2. I love Clo and all their books😍😍😍 and after reading this review I can’t wait to read this one!! And this is one of my favourite troupes too♥️♥️♥️

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