Hi Everyone! It’s Becky. I have been a fan of Christina Lauren for years and have reviewed several of their books on this blog (Autoboyography, Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, Love and Other Words, and Roomies). I was excited to listen to their newest book My Favorite Half-Night Stand. I had high hopes for this book and it almost lived up to them.
Title: My Favorite Half-Night Stand
Author: Christina Lauren
Note: I listened to the audio book.
Summary: Millie Morris is happy with her life. She has a great job as a professor at UC Santa Barbara, she has a great group of guy friends, and a book deal. However, when the university announces a black tie function Millie and her friends realize that they need real dates for the event. The group turns to a dating app to try to find their perfect matches. Millie is immediately bombarded with married guys and obscene photos and in a desperate moment Millie creates a fake persona to try to find a good guy…and she does. Millie is matched with her best friend Reid. The same best friend with which she just had a very memorial half-night stand. Can Millie give up her fake persona and make herself vulnerable or will she loss her best friend and her chance at happiness?
Review: This book was a mixed bag for me. In some ways it was a great rom-com of a book. Millie, Reid, and their friends had fabulous laugh-out-loud moments that made the audio endlessly entertaining to listen to. Also, Millie and Reid’s friendship-or-maybe-more was adorable and flirty and lived up to the high standard of Christina Lauren’s other books. However, I had a problem with Millie. I never warmed up to her the way I should have if she was a great female protagonist. Her personal growth came a little too late and just wasn’t enough for me. I enjoyed this book and I will happily keep reading everything these authors release but My Favorite Half-Night Stand definitely wasn’t my favorite of their books.
Final Rating: 3.5 out of 5