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. (Goodreads)
I received My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review and I give it 5/5 stars.
My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren is the second CL book that I’ve read and finished. I tried Roomies and Dating You/Hating You, but neither clicked. Then I read Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating and fell in love. I’m so happy to say that MFHNS was even better—in my opinion, of course.
The narrative voices and characters of MFHNS were distinct and likable. I loved the premise and the moral grayness of what both main characters, Millie and Reid, were doing. While the side characters don’t get as complex story lines, they were still fleshed out and had their own arcs, even if they were small.
The humor and emotional depths were also very compelling, and they reached a nice balance. It all felt real and messy and wonderful. I totally bought the wishy-washy relationship Millie and Reid had as friends, and then more.
I could be biased in my opinion of this book, because I like when characters mess up (it’s like watching a car wreck where no one gets physically hurt) and I like catfishing stories (also like a car wreck where no one gets physically hurt), but it was fun, heartbreaking, anxiety-inducing, romantic, sexy—all the things.
My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren comes out December 4, 2018.