My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren

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After absolutely loving Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren, I knew I needed to pick up another one of their books. Enter My Favorite Half-Night Stand. 

In this story, Reid and Millie are best friends. When an opportunity for a fancy event requiring plus-ones arises, they immediately decide to go with each other. But then they end up sleeping together, and suddenly the chance to go to the event as just friends is out the window. When one of their other friends suggests a dating app for all of them to find dates, Millie and Reid are reluctant but go along with it. And when Reid matches with Catherine, Millie's secret profile, things get really complicated really fast.

This story was definitely cute! I loved the relationship dynamics, not just of Millie and Reid, but with all their other friends: Ed, Alex, and Chris. I also loved how they were all working in academia as professors and researchers. This book was interspersed with pseudo-multimedia in the form of dating app messages, online chat messages, and text messages which was a nice touch. I also really appreciated that this story addressed family dynamics, especially with a sick and elderly parent. This is a hard topic to address, and the authors did a good job of showing how difficult this can be.

I'm not generally a fan of "romance" and smut makes me squirm, but this book was very tame and the sexy bits were done well (and not too frequently!). 

I will say I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Josh and Hazel because it was super predictable. It was very easy to tell what was going to happen so even though it was adorable, there were times where I just wanted to skip to the end since I knew how it would all play out. That being said, I did still really like this read and can't wait to pick up another Christina Lauren book. The Unhoneymooners is next on my list!

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars


  1. Omg this sounds like a really cute book! I haven't had the chance to just sit and read a good book, but I am definitely going to put this one on my list. You summarized it really well(: I have no problem with romance novels as long as they are not to cheesy lol


  2. This sounds like a great book which is nicely in-between something quite tame and something more sexual, and it's great that it's well written.

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿

  3. Great review. Another book I'd not heard of until now. I do like the sound of it.

  4. I had heard about this book but passed on it.

  5. Ohhh this sounds quite good! I haven't read a storyline involving a fake dating profile but it sounds interesting, so might add this one to my TBR. I get bored with predictable stories as well but I think if the characters are engaging enough then it doesn't matter so much.

  6. I've been on a personal development books kick over the past few months but I've been thinking of adding some light novels to the mix! I'll be adding this to my wishlist, thank you!

  7. Ahhh this sounds like a really fun read! I'm not usually into romance or light hearted things (I'm pretty morbid hahaha!) but on occasion, something like this is exactly what I need!


  8. This sounds like a fun, light read. I usually opt for something a little heavier but it's nice to break that up with something cute every now and then. The dynamics in this book sound really interesting even if it is a bit predictable x


  9. This sounds like the perfect book for summer, a nice, easy read with a cute plot and good characters. I love the idea of the secret dating profile plotline! I'll need to try some of Christina Lauren's books!
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

  10. I neeeed some good new books to get my teeth into!! This sounds right up my street!