'Stop what you are doing and go get Christina Lauren's My Favourite Half-Night Stand!' That's Normal
The perfect friends to lovers romcom from the bestselling queen of romcoms, Christina Lauren!
Millie has always been one of the guys. A professor at a respected university, she's great at witty backchat but terrible at getting personal. Like her four best male friends, she's perma-single. So when a routine university function turns into a black tie gala, they all make a pact to join an online dating service and find plus-ones.
There's just one hitch: after making the pact, Millie and her best friend Reid secretly spend the sexiest half-night of their lives together, before deciding the friendship is better off strictly platonic.
But online dating isn't for the faint of heart. While the guys are inundated with dream dates, Millie's profile attracts nothing but creeps. So she invents an alter ego in whose make-believe shoes she can be more vulnerable than she's ever been in person. But when Reid and her alter ego hit it off, Millie finds herself struggling to resist temptation - both online and off. Soon, Millie will have to face her worst fear - intimacy - or risk losing her best friend for ever.
Find out why readers LOVE Christina Lauren:
'Pure, irresistible magic from start to finish' Emily Henry
'Witty and downright hilarious . . . perfect feel-good romantic comedy' Helen Hoang
'Pure joy' Sally Thorne
'What a joyful, warm, touching book! This is the book to read if you want to smile so hard your face hurts' Jasmine Guillory
'A sexy, hilarious rom-com . . . Perfect for fans of Jasmine Guillory and Sally Thorne' Booklist
'Christina Lauren hilariously depicts modern dating' Us Weekly
Lauren's delicious newest standalone rom-com (after Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating) captures some of the perils of online dating by focusing on the alternating points of view of Millie Morris and Reid Campbell, two members of a small, insular group of friends who work at UC Santa Barbara. After the two of them enjoy the titular sexual encounter, Millie, using a half-obscured profile picture and her middle name, matches with Reid on a dating app. The two friends wind up entangled in an unexpected sexual and romantic relationship in the digital realm that threatens to destroy their offline friendship. The majority of the novel is told in prose, but text messages, group chats, and emails sent through the dating app solidify the world that Millie and her friends live in and shows the steady deepening of the romance between Reid and Millie's alter ego. This is a messy and sexy look at digital dating that feels fresh and exciting.
Not as good as their others
Personally, I didn’t find this as good as their other books.
It was difficult to get into and actually empathise or even like the main protagonists as much as with other books.
It took a while to get into the story and then the end felt very rushed.
A good concept but the execution was not as well executed as I would expect from these authors and considering this was significantly more expensive than any of their other books I’ve purchased it’s a bit of a shame really.
It’s not one I would read again and in hindsight I would not pay the £7.99 purchase price for it again.
Here’s hoping the next one is better...