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My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren is out today and we are excited to bring our reviews for this highly anticipated book from the writing duo Christina Lauren!  The Traveling Sisters were left cheering after reading this one—well almost all of us reading this one was…..

Web_L339-3_brunette_brown eyesNorma’s review

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 that loving contented feeling throughout this whole book putting a huge smile on my face.

CHRISTINA LAUREN delivers a well-written, fun, light and enjoyable read here that totally sucked me right into the storyline with its premise of online dating. I was so emotionally invested and had so much fun with these characters and their love story which kept me highly entertained swiping those pages at lightning speed to reach the conclusion.

This classic love story was such a welcoming and refreshing change that I didn’t even care if it was somewhat predictable or not. I just wanted to read and fall in love with every aspect of this storyline right along with the characters which I most definitely did.

Web_L449-2_blonde_blue-eyesBrenda’s review

Very different opinions ahead from me.  lol

Norma and I read My Favorite Half-Night Stand with five of our Traveling Sisters and we all really enjoyed this story—except for me.  As you can see Norma and I had very different reactions to this story.  Lately, I have been reaching out of that normal type of read for me and really surprised at how much I enjoyed them.  Well, I was surprised again here with this one too but by not enjoying it as much as I thought.  Norma knowing me was even thinking as she read this story, Brenda is not going to like this.  lol .  She was right.  I am feeling a little like I am the only one who has read this book and didn’t enjoy this story.  I almost feel a little uncomfortable here writing this review.  I really do think my opinions here on this one will definitely not be the normal reaction to this story.

The story started off entertaining and fun for me and I was loving the humor and dynamics between these friends.  About 3/4 into the story, the humor took a turn to not so funny for this over sensitive Momma’s heart.  The dynamics between these friends and other characters took a sideways turn for me and what started off as fun and entertaining just left me feeling sad with the way they treated each other and especially one character in the story.

So enough from this too serious and oversensitive reader and on to more from the Traveling Sisters.

img_6615From Stephanie’s review

It was the perfect read for me right when I needed it because it was a witty, funny, sexy rom-com that I blew through in a night. The laughs alone and the happiness I felt while reading it was more than enough of a reason for me to tremendously enjoy this book! I’ve found a new favorite writing duo everyone, woohoo!

Let me just say that I love Millie Morris! And her job is seriously awesome…why when I decided to become a university professor did I not think of being a criminology professor and teach about serial killers since I share her quirky obsession for them?? What a fascinating job, right? I will say that wish more of her obsession had been explored in the book since her job rocks. Oh well! For Stephanie’s full review

Thoughts from the Traveling Sisters taken from Goodreads

My Favorite Half Night Stand was enjoyable from the first page to the last. I laughed out loud quite a few times. Predictable? Of course! What rom-com isn’t? That didn’t take away from any of the fun I had reading it. It was a quick, easy read that was a nice break from my usual thrillers – especially during this time of year. I think it would make a great movie too! Suzy’s thoughts

I liked the humorous dialogue in the book, there’s some back and forth banter that’s entertaining. My favorite sections were the group texts, excellent dynamic. This book would make a great, fun, movie adaptation. Carol’s thoughts

The characters live in the modern digital age, so it was fun to read not only their chats, but the online dating messages as well. The group of friends is cohesive and have a lot of fun together. I enjoyed their chats and found them to be clever and showcased each character sense of humor and intellect. The book is also told through Millie and Reid’s POV which helps the reader get to know each character even more, but we also root for them. When I wasn’t rooting for them, I was wishing I could shake each of them! The writing duo of Christina Lauren have the gift of creating fun, witty and interesting characters that are instantly likable and ones we want to root for.

This book did not disappoint and succeeded in not only entertaining me but causing me to want to binge read the rest of these Authors books! Another HUGE plus for me was that the ending did not feel rushed.  Debra’s thoughts

Kim over It’s All About the Thrill thoughts to come

Norma’s Stats:
Cover: That bright, fun, intriguing, and welcoming cover definitely caught my eye and is an extremely fitting representation to storyline.
Title: Intriguing and fits the storyline extremely well.
Writing/Prose: Well-written, engaging, sharp, amusing and absorbing.
Plot: Engrossing, interesting, compulsive, witty, comical, fast-paced, and entertaining.
Ending: A swoon-worthy ending that left me feeling completely satisfied and extremely happy.
Overall: Would highly recommend to anyone that is looking for a feel-good, humorous, quick and easy read that is pure enjoyment!

Thank you so much to Simon & Schuster Canada for the opportunity to read an advance reading copy of this novel. It was a perfect and fun escape!

Traveling Friends Group Read

Have you read this one?  Do you agree with The Traveling Sisters? Are you on the couch with Norma on this one and the Traveling Sisters or are you with Brenda on her thoughts?  Drop us a comment!  We would love to hear from you!

14 thoughts on “My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren @SimonSchusterCA #travelingsistersread #BookBloggers @about_thethrill

  1. Great reviews! I can’t wait to read this one. 😊

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    1. Thank you so much, Darinda! I hope that you enjoy it too! 🙂

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  2. I’m thrilled my friends liked a book by one of my favorite authors. Brenda, no worries as your opinion matters. If it didn’t work for you, then that’s the reality. Thanks for sharing what went sideways for you. It’s helpful.

    Excellent summaries all around!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jonetta! I am definitely going to have to read more books by this writing duo and I’m so glad to hear that they are one of your favourite authors.

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  3. It’s always fun to have a difference of opinion! It gives way more to discuss!

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    1. I so agree too and I have so much fun hearing what didn’t work for Brenda….sometimes we have a good laugh about it. lol

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  4. L Lostinacoulee says:

    Wonderful reviews! Sorry it didn’t work out so well for you Brenda but I completely understand. Excellent post sisters! 💜

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    1. Thanks so much, Lindsay! 🙂

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  5. Shalini says:

    Fab reviews
    Now I want to see what I feel after reading the book

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  6. I have seen mixed reviews on this, but I enjoyed it. I absolutely loved the friend group.

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    1. I enjoyed it as well, Stephanie and definitely had fun with the book and the group of friends too. 🙂

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  7. Diana says:

    Fab reviews! I like reading different opinions about books and its interesting how Brenda and everyone else perceived this one. Kinda makes me more curious to read it and find out what I will feel about it 🙂

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    1. L Lostinacoulee says:

      We would love to hear your thoughts Diana!!


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