Thank you NetGalley for providing me with an e-arc of this book! All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Title: My Favorite Half-Night Stand
Author: Christina Lauren
Publication Date: December 4, 2018
My Rating: 4 stars! ⭐️
With a world-famous speaker at their university, Millie 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.
You can probably imagine how over the moon I was when I got the email from Netgalley saying that they approved this book…especially after me just finishing Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating!
And once again, Christina Lauren did not disappoint!
In this book, we follow Millie and her 4 male best friends as they slowly introduce themselves into the world of online dating. Yes, they all share a totally platonic relationship together, but it’s always been a little different with Reid—her first and best friend of the bunch. After one night of too much wine and carefree thoughts, Millie finds herself attracted to Reid and the two end up sharing the night together.
Deciding to keep things between them the same, the pair goes back to normal, until Millie, using a fake persona, finds herself matched with Reid on a dating app. What started as a fun little prank ensues into something more as Millie finds herself opening up to Reid online, much more than she ever did in person.
I had such a fun time with these characters. At first, it did feel a bit overwhelming since we get introduced to a whole range of people right off the bat, but thankfully I got familiarized with each of them over time, and I loved all of Millie and Reid’s interactions with the side characters.
Millie was such a relatable character for me. She finds it very hard to open up to others due to the death of her mother and strays away from making a big deal out of anything. It was nice to read about how intuned her friends were in her life that they all picked up on her refusal to divulge into her personal life. The author really makes the reader feel a lot for Millie and there were plenty of times when I started to feel a little emotional!
Reid is also such a great love interest. He understands Millie the best, and there’s this ease to their relationship that I can’t help but envy! They are so comfortable around each other and it was interesting to see Reid sort out his feelings for real Millie, as well as the online Millie.
I definitely think this book was a hit. I had a great time reading it and the romance sat really well with me, (I’m a sucker for the friends to lovers trope!) I think my favorite of the two Christina Lauren books that I’ve read is still Josh and Hazel’s, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy this one! It’s perfect for someone looking for something cute and fluffy, as well as a little steamy. It also has some hilarious one-liners thrown here and there!
Be sure to add this book to your TBR, it comes out December 4th!
Thanks for reading!