My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren

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.

38357345.jpgTitle: 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


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