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My Favorite Half-Night Stand

My Favorite Half-Night Stand, December 2018
by Christina Lauren

Gallery Books
Featuring: Millie Morris
400 pages
ISBN: 1501197401
EAN: 9781501197406
Kindle: B07CLFYBCT
Paperback / e-Book
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"A modern, sexy romp that will delight!"

Fresh Fiction Review

My Favorite Half-Night Stand
Christina Lauren

Reviewed by Patricia (Pat) Pascale
Posted November 30, 2018

Romance | New Adult

Heading the top of my favorite authors list is the writing team of Christina Lauren. They never fail to amuse me and make me fall in love with the hero of their books. MY FAVORITE HALF-NIGHT STAND is no exception. Reid Campbell had me swooning and laughing out loud at his banter with Millie Morris. He is sweet, he charms, he listens, he is gorgeous... he is PERFECT!

Millie Morris is a lovely College professor at UC Santa Barbara and her hangs-out with four best guy friends: Reid, Chris, Ed and Alex, all professors at the university as well. Too much wine for Millie as they are discussing the upcoming dean's banquet, a black-tie event with Obama as keynote speaker. The invite calls for a plus one as there will be "dancing and couples stuff." This will be a Big Deal. None of the guys or Millie is dating anyone special so they decide to go online to a dating service to find dates. The guys get immediate positive and quality responses but Millie's are "dicks." She decides to change her profile and becomes "Catherine." Guess who responds and the chase is on. Yessiree, it's Reid, and their journey to find forever love is full of twists and turns and what a joy to watch.

Reid is a science nerd and a workaholic. He is obsessed with work, friends, and family and has no time for dating. He does watch Millie and after their sexual encounter, it is not long until they move from friends to lovers. Their connection is super HOT and SPECIAL!

Christina Lauren tells a sweet story with a zany twist about the current dating scene. I loved all the characters in the boy gang and Millie and Reid's story is delicious! A non-stop read that I truly enjoyed and look for more from CL in the near future. MY FAVORITE HALF-NIGHT STAND is a fun, contemporary romance that pulls out all the stops to keep you turning those steamy pages filled with humor that will have you laughing along the way. Another winner, I loved it! And Oh! how I love Reid!

Learn more about My Favorite Half-Night Stand


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.

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