My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren

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.

My Favorite Half-Night Stand – Christina Lauren


My Favorite Half-Night Stand – Christina Lauren


My Favorite Half-Night Stand

by Christina Lauren


Paperback, 400 pages
Expected publication: December 4th 2018

My Favorite Half-Night Stand – Christina Lauren


My Favorite Half-Night Stand – Christina Lauren



One of the things that Christina Lauren excels at is writing characters that are utterly adorable, likable and so easy to connect with. I would have given anything to be part of this group of friends. They had so much fun playing boardgames, meeting for lunches, going out for a drink or celebrating intimate birthdays. Since they were such a tight knit group, they also decided to go online dating to get themselves a date for an upcoming event – which ended in all kinds of emotional turmoil.

It was entertaining to see the differences between Millie’s take on dating and the guys. And of course it didn’t take long until ‘Catherine’, Millie’s secret persona, complicated everything. I understood where Millie was coming from. !I also commiserated with her on why she was the way she was. lI just could have told her from the very beginning that lies never end well, and much of the heartache she went through could have been prevented. (That’s were my pragmatic and logical side comes into context.)

I also must mention that CL has a knack for writing incredibly charming and swoon worthy heroes. Reid, as well as Josh in JAHGOND, were characters I would have loved to call my own. I’m impressed and awed by how dreamy all of CL’s heroes are, because Reid was all kinds of awesome!

My Favorite Half-Night Stand was a wonderful friends to lovers novel with lots of laughter, witty and smart dialogues and a cast that I would have loved to know in RL. So, if you love the friends to lovers trope, and you love to laugh – grab this book asap!! And any lover of CL won’t regret picking up My Favorite Half-Night Stand. I’m already looking forward to the next book.

ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.

My Favorite Half-Night Stand – Christina Lauren


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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Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates/brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced fourteen New York Times bestselling novels. Their books have been translated into 30+ languages. (Some of these books have kissing. Some of these books have A LOT of kissing.)

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11 thoughts on “My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren

    1. YES!!! I’m glad you did!!! I really loved the entire group of friends. 😀 And I definitely wouldn’t have said no to Reid either – lol!!

    1. Thank you so much 😀 Not all of their books are as amazing as the next but they are all solid, entertaining, and I really enjoy their style. I’m a happy camper reading a book by CL, can’t wait to see what’s coming next…

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