My Favourite Half-Night Stand was another great read by Christina Lauren. Millie and Reid are the main characters in this story, and the story revolves around a circle of close friends - with Millie being the only female, that decide to join an online dating service together.
Millie is pretty much just one of the guys - they do everything together, and she is firmly in the friend zone with all of them.......Until she is not, following a half night stand with Reid that starts to complicate issues. Oh man - these 2 were completely clueless when it came to working out how they felt about the other. Reid is a gorgeous guy, has a great relationship with Millie, is super smart, but is also conflicted about his feelings for Millie, and his emerging feelings for Catherine, who he is matched with online and messages back and forth with.
And of course, as mentioned in the blurb, Catherine is Millie!! I was just waiting for the moment where it all fell apart, when Reid realises who Catherine is. Awkward!! This was a fun read with just a little bit of angst waiting for these guys to sort themselves out.
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.
Clearly I’m not a young in the know person because I didn’t know what a half-night stand was but I do now. I loved this group of 30 ish friends and their quest to find dates for an upcoming college dinner. They are an interesting, entertaining bunch. The kind of people you’d want as mates. Their group chats are a blast and I love the way they were set out in a clear, easy to read manner.
This story really centres around Millie, the only female in the group and her best friend Reid. During their humours attempts and meeting people online Reid and Millie have a tumble in the sheets. When it happens more than once their feelings start to change. If things couldn’t get more complicated, Millie and Reid are matched online but he does not know it is her he is talking to and romancing on the internet.
As the story progresses, the tone of this initially light-hearted book starts to become more serious and I started to stress. How on earth was this ever going to be anything but a train wreck for Mille and Reid? I wasn’t prepared for how devastated I was when things inevitably went pear shaped. I didn’t realise how much I loved these characters and how much I’d hurt when they hurt. I was a bawling mess. And not just for a little bit. Every time I thought the tears had stopped something would happen and the tears would start again. But the story does come to a really great ending and it was well worth all the tears.
This is the first book I’ve read by Christina Lauren and it was absolutely fantastic. My Favorite Half-Night Stand is one of the best books I’ve read this year.