So, I recently I have been on a Contemporary Romance kick, and it was like all I wanted to do was read that specific genre. Which I have to thank the lovely book shelves at Target, because I found a lot of my Contemporary Romance books there to feed my at that time addiction. My Favorite 1/2 Night Stand by Christina Lauren, was one of the books that I ran across during this time, and I wanted to share it all with you today.
The book description comes from the Goodreads website;
“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’ll join an online dating service to find plus-ones for the event. There’s only one hitch: after making the pact, Millie and one of the guys, Reid Campbell, secretly spend the sexiest half-night of their lives together, but mutually decide the friendship would be better off strictly platonic.
But online dating isn’t for the faint of heart. While the guys are inundated with quality matches and potential dates, Millie’s first profile attempt garners nothing but dick pics and creepers. Enter “Catherine”—Millie’s fictional profile persona, in whose make-believe shoes she can be more vulnerable than she’s ever been in person. Soon “Catherine” and Reid strike up a digital pen-pal-ship…but Millie can’t resist temptation in real life, either. Soon, Millie will have to face her worst fear—intimacy—or risk losing her best friend, forever.”
I don’t want to say much more about this book, because I feel like the description gives you a pretty good idea of what the book is about, and I don’t want to give anything away accidentally. Christina creates a book that actually has a lot to do with today’s society and a lot of people finding love online. It is told from both Millie’s and Reeds points of view, so that you are able to get more to the story.
I laughed, I cried, and I saw myself a lot in Millie in some ways, but not all of them. I have tried online dating before, some of my long term boyfriends came from that, and I also had my share of creepers too. I remember I was on this horrible date one time, and had to text my best friend to call me with an emergency. She did, and I had to act like something was going on, while the entire time, she cackled in my ear because she didn’t know what to say. I made excuses, told him I had to go, he wanted to walk me out to my car (big red flag right there, because I don’t think he believed me, and no sir you can’t know what I drive to stalk me later), I got away, and hid in Barns and Noble until I figured he had left.
I watch a lot of ID channel, off the subject, which is why I am very suspicious of strangers following me to my car, and very worried about being kidnapped, but that is off the topic and not relevant, just wanted to explain my stalking rant there. Any who, basically what I am saying about this book, is that readers can relate to it now a days, and it’s actually got some pretty dang funny parts in it. All the characters are witty, funny, and their personalities jump out at you. If your looking for a book that will distract you for awhile, I suggest you pick up a copy of this book as soon as possible!
Go find your romance story, either online or out in the world my dear readers, just be cautious of the creepers and stay safe!