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3.79  ·  Rating details ·  39,242 ratings  ·  5,023 reviews
Millie Morris has always been one of the guys. A UC Santa Barbara professor, she’s a female-serial-killer expert who’s quick with a deflection joke and terrible at getting personal. And she, just like her four best guy friends and fellow professors, is perma-single.

So when a routine university function turns into a black tie gala, Mille and her circle make a pact that they
Paperback, 384 pages
Published December 4th 2018 by Gallery Books
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Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sometimes, the thing we want is right in front of us and we’re the last ones to see it.

The writing duo notorious for their unique and fun approach is back with yet another zany twist on the dating scene. This time, through the voices of emotional mutant Millie and her best guy friend Reid, Christina Lauren explores the woes of dating in its most modern form—apps. Having zero experience myself with the pitfalls involved with online dating, My Favorite Night Stand gave this wifey—of almost thi
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was ok

ARC provided by the publisher via Gallery Books in exchange for an honest review.

“I wonder whether I’m single not because I haven’t met the right person yet, but because I’m not the right person yet.”

Okay, at this point I know I sound like a broken record, but Christina Lauren is such a hit or miss author for me. And I honestly feel like their releases alternate between me loving and me feeling “meh” about. Sadly, My Favorite Half-Night Stand ended up being a story that was very “meh
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-books
➳Friends wanting much more, letting temptation and attraction get to them in the best of ways making you want more of Reid and Millie's undeniable friendship and charisma...

➳When Christina Lauren writes a new novel, there is no denying it that I will be hoping to get to read it as soon as possible. Sexy, witty, charismatic, and fun, that is what CLo has to bring in every single one of their novels. This one is no exception of course because everything about Millie and the boy gang is one thr
Nov 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley

Emotionally compelling friends-to-lovers romance filled with snark, humor, and lots of love.

Millie, a university professor whose specialization is female serial killers, is emotionally available. She is good at keeping people at bay by only sharing what’s on the surface. She is close friends with a group of guys: Reid, Ed, and Chris. Although these men are her closest friends, they don’t know much about her. Millie is closest to Reid and after a drunken night, they have sex. They dec

honestly I just found this book and the characters vaguely annoying. Millie especially was not my bag. Reid was super boring. the squad of friends was more "let's-have-characters-laugh-and-say-'wow-you're-so-funny'" than actual, you know, comedy or humor. Millie's oft-mentioned complete inability to get along with or befriend other women was not the only aspect of girl hate to be found here by a MILE. the deceit at the foundation of this relationship was so unnecessary and weird,
Jun 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
cute, fast, predictable, but everything needed for an easy, enjoyable read and everything i have come to love about CLs stories.

i like that this primarily focuses on the two characters working through their developing feelings. there really isnt any drama or obstacles in their way (other than millie being her own worst enemy) like most romance stories tend to have - its just two people working on what it means for friendship to suddenly feel like and become more. i enjoyed the simplicity of it.

Dec 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Friends to Lovers never gets old stars for My Favorite Half-Night Stand!

Christina Lauren create genuinely endearing characters and write with such witty snark, humor and laugh out loud moments that I can't get enough!
In My Favorite Half-Night Stand we meet Millie and her male BFF Reid as they explore the triumphs and pitfalls of friendship and online dating.

Millie is intelligent, witty and presumably "one of the guys" amongst her close group of male friends. One of the things I enjoyed
Susanne  Strong
5 Sweet, Sassy and Quirky Stars for this Uber Funny Rom Com by Christina Lauren!

What happens when “meet” your best friend on a dating site and he doesn’t actually know it’s you and you fall for each other? Can your relationship ever become the “real thing?”

Millie is in her late thirties and is an Associate Professor at UC Santa Barbara. Her four best guy friends, Reid, Ed, Alex and Chris also work at the University and they are all single. Their relationship is the bomb. They hang out several ti
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Dec 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
The entire premise of this book is messy as hell but I AM SUCH A SUCKER FOR FRIENDS TO LOVERS AND I LIKED THIS A TON. Although if I’m being honest I actually think I enjoyed the side characters more than the actual protagonists? Ooooops
Chelsea Humphrey
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Chelsea by: Melissa
Have you ever stumbled upon an author who is so dependable that you can reach for their books when you're needing a certain "something" in your reading? Well, obviously Christina Lauren is a writing duo, but you get the drift... Recently, I'd hit a bit of a snag in my reading; they weren't bad books per se, but after giving a 3 star rating to 5 books in a row (plus one book I simply couldn't finish) I was beginning to worry that something was wrong with me. Turns out, I'd just hit a bump in the ...more
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious, short and sweet!

I don’t know whatever I was thinking in taking so long to read a book by Christina Lauren. I will definitely be filling up my TBR with more books from this highly entertaining writing duo.

I absolutely adored MY FAVORITE HALF-NIGHT STAND by CHRISTINA LAUREN and the snarky humour had me literally laughing-out-loud! Not too many romantic comedy books will actually bring out that type of reaction from me but this one definitely made me chuckle out loud. I pretty much had
If you’re looking for a light, funny and engaging read, then look no further!

This book reads like a favorite chick-flick. (I hope there’s a movie in the making!). I spent half my time envisioning every scene, trying to cast the characters! (Renee Zellweger, Amy Adams or Anna Kendrick?) Ha! Maybe I missed my calling and should have been a casting director!

Who says friends of the opposite sex can’t stay “just friends?”
So what happens if maybe there’s moment of weakness? Just a slip one night...or
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-four-stars
4 stars!!

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Christina Lauren are go to authors for me when I want to a fun and entertaining reading experience. They wrote my favorite book of the year (Josh & Hazel) so when this landed on my kindle, I jumped right in. Though this didn’t hit the same love buttons as J&H, I still really loved it and had loads of fun while reading! 

Millie Morris is a professor who is fascinated by female serial killers. She hasn’t been in a relationship in a while, but she has 4 best friends who are all men.
Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
5 perfect stars! Who knew I could love a romance novel this much! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

I’m not the typical romance reader, but I have to say, some of the trademarks of the genre are present in this book in spades and made for the most rewarding reading experience.

Millie is a young professor at UC Santa Barbara, and her group of friends are all male professors. They have a wonderful social life together, but each is single and looking for a date to an upcoming event at the university, so they decide t
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
My favorite thing about this book is the quirky, witty, likable and intelligent characters!

Millie Morris is just one of the guys. She is a UC Santa Barbra professor who hangs with her group of male professor friends: Reid (her best friend), Ed, Alex and Chris. She is funny, intelligent yet emotionally guarded and doesn't like to reveal too much about herself. When their university decides to host a black-tie event, the group of friends decide that they need to find dates and begin by signing up
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

Postsex, I feel like a well-used glove, a warm blanket, a body pillow. Soft and warm and sated. But inside, somewhere deeper, I’m a knot of angst. I want Millie. I think I’m falling in love with her. And she just does not see me that way at all.

I honestly can’t get enough of Christina Lauren’s writing. They are one of the greatest collaborative duos in the romance genre today. I fell in love with this super funny, sexy and heartbreakingly ang
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
BOOM!Christina Lauren did it again!!!

I’ve read three books from this writing duo this year, and all three got a huge five stars from me! Christina Lauren has a way of creating the most wonderful and lovable characters that you just cannot get enough of... layer that with humor and exceptional dialogue/banter and then top it off with romance, and how can anyone resist? Seriously, I see most of my thriller loving I don’t read romance friends giving this book 5 stars! I think Christina Lauren is go
Whitney Atkinson
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
E-ARC provided by Simon & Schuster for an honest review.

Coming out of Josh & Hazel's Guide to Not Dating, one of my favorite books of the year, I was convinced Christina Lauren could do no wrong. So this book was a healthy slap in the face. I really, really, really was not a fan. In fact, I think it's the first Christina Lauren book I've encountered where I didn't like the main character, and I hoped she wouldn't end up together with the love interest.

This started out so promising. I LOVED the
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
A very very high 4 stars! Have you ever read a book that makes you want to go and read every single last book from that author? This is my second Christina Lauren book, and I feel a binge coming on – these authors can do no wrong in my book!

They have a way of writing characters that I want to be friends with – so quirky and cool and funny.  Just sign me up already!

It’s another friends to lovers theme here, but with a twist – a group a friends has to find a date for an event and decide to try a d
Carol (Bookaria)
This was a light-hearted rom-com. Millie and her four male colleagues (and friends) need to find dates for a work event, so they sign up to a dating website. When Millie creates a profile under a different name and and uses a mysterious photo, she gets matched with her best friend Reid.

When Millie and Reid start communicating through the dating website they click immediately and have the best conversations but Reid has no idea he’s been chatting with Millie.

Outside the website, they’re attracted
L A i N E Y ~back in a bit~
I shake my head. Must resist the cute nerd.

Hilarious, dorky, fluffy, sweet story. Refreshing and not stupid.

This book came at such a fortunate time, after reading an intense book complete with a character death, this is exactly what I need right now. I have never read this author before but the writing is really easy to read without being overly simplistic, I am impressed.

I would literally read the whole book consists only of their chatroom snippets. They come complete with avatars and every
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As expected, I had the best time reading this. I can always rely on Christina Lauren to provide me with stories that are filled with heartwarming, hilarious and witty moments.

The friendship (between 4 guys and a girl - I need a book each on the other 3, seriously!) in this book made me not want to part with them. The dynamic between them all was so awesome to read and their love palpable. I felt connected to them since we got to know them so well.

Our main woman has a hard time opening up.
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog

❤5 STARS ❤

Omg this story is everything, it was emotional and intense .I loved every minute of it and I just wish I had more!I felt so connected to these characters and especially to Millie and I felt like I was a part of the story.Millie,Reid,Ed,Chris and Alex have an amazing relationship.


The story line was fun and interesting.I laughed so much with their chat about the dating app, and their profiles!Like I said the concept of the dating app was brilliant!Millie is a
Aug 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-read, audiobook

I really, truly enjoyed this!! Millie’s character is so relatable and I love how much respect everyone in this group has for each other. The friendship dynamics were amazing and everyone was so comfortable being themselves around each other! I love how the relationship blossoms and though I had my doubts about the ‘catherine’ persona, I actually really felt that it enhanced the story instead of taking away from it!
Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If a book could just be refreshing for mind and soul, this would be it. My Favorite Half-Night Stand by writing duo Christina Lauren is funny, light-hearted, filled with loveable characters, and charming. Though I (unlike our protagonist Millie) am more of a girl’s girl than a tomboy, I ended up really embracing her ragtag group of guy friends by the end. And Millie herself I felt a bit of kindred spirit with! Add that to a truly fun love story filled with witty repartee and a few sophomoric boy ...more
Dec 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a fun rom-com and another fun buddy read with Marialyce! Millie and her group of 4 guy friends, who are smart and successful in their business life, have trouble finding suitable mates to date. On a whim they decide to enter into the online dating world.

But one night Millie and one of her guy friends, Reid, become more than platonic friends. They have a ‘half-night stand’. Afterward, they decide it’s best if they go back to being just friends. But can they?

Meanwhile, Millie and her friends
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
I adore this author duo, love reading the stories they create flawlessly. So of course I couldn’t wait to read this new release by them.

If you love best friends to lovers stories this is one you don’t want to miss. Reid and Millie have been friends for a few years, inseparable, the best of friends. So their group of friends decide with an upcoming campus gala, they all need to bring a plus 1 date. This is a stretch for most of the group, when most of them don’t date, don’t get out because they
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
This was light, fun and mindless. Exactly what I was in the mood for.
As much as I rooted for the emotionally mutant, serial killer-obsessed, tomboy heroine, Millie 'Catherine' Morris, the catfishing bugged me a little. And trying to hide that from Reid was worse.
Our hotshot academician hero, Reid Campbell was too nice, too understanding and too boring. His epistle exchange with Millie/Catherine was adorable though.
I loved the guys' gang and their banter, Reid's family and his mom's marital woes
Trina (Between Chapters)
Ok, either I'm a sucker for a friends-to-lovers trope or Christina Lauren just writes it well! They bring so much tension to it because you know the friendship history and how the entire friendgroup would be affected, but you also want to scream 'WHY CAN'T YOU SEE YOU'RE PERFECT TOGETHER!'

I LOVED the friend group and really enjoyed that they all had established careers. I loved that Reid was the emotional one in the pair and Millie had trouble opening up. It's usually the opposite. There's also
Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk

“Sometimes, the thing we want is right in front of us, and we’re the last ones to see it.”

Story 🌟🌟🌟
Many people say boys and girls can’t be friends, because someday the tension might pop and it’ll change to something different.
Either it’s mutual or just one sided.
Even though I don’t think that’s exactly true, I think in this particular book it’s on point.
Reid and Millie are friends. They are friends in a group of friends that consists of one girl, Millie and four boys, Chris Alex Reid and E
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Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/best friends Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced seventeen New York Times bestselling novels. Their books have been translated into 30+ languages. (Some of these books have kissing. Some of these books have A LOT of kissing.)

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