My Favorite Half Night Stand by Christina Lauren- Book Review
This was such a fun book and I loved the way it was written. It incorporated text messages send from different characters in the book and gave you a hint as the story is told who was really writing a certain message. I throughly enjoyed all the characters in this book which included a group of friends, 5 guys and a girl who is Millie Morris. She an extremely smart woman who is a professor at UC Santa Barbara. She is funny, witty but also has had her ups and downs in life. When she begins a friendship with a group of guys that she works with she soon realizes that she has stronger feeling than a friendship for one of them and he may have feelings for her as well. Christina Lauren does it again and I was completely hooked from beginning to end with this book. I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. It’s my third favorite book was hers right after The Unhoneymooners and Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating.
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.
The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez- Book Review
I am continuing by romantic comedy read this month and stumbled on the this book. Once again, I’m loving these female leads in the books I’ve been reading lately. The main character in this book is Kristen and she doesn’t put up shit and I love it. From the very beginning she calls it like she sees it which is extremely relatable. I would compare her to an onion and not in a bad way but because there are many layers to her and she has history that is heartbreaking. I also loved the character Josh, I mean who doesn’t enjoy reading about a good looking, smart, humorous firefighter. 😂 I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫. It was a fun read but thought that a few parts in the story kind of veered away from the story as a whole.
Kristen Peterson doesn’t do drama, will fight to the death for her friends, and has no room in her life for guys who just don’t get her. She’s also keeping a big secret: facing a medically necessary procedure that will make it impossible for her to have children.
Planning her best friend’s wedding is bittersweet for Kristen — especially when she meets the best man, Josh Copeland. He’s funny, sexy, never offended by her mile-wide streak of sarcasm, and always one chicken enchilada ahead of her hangry. Even her dog, Stuntman Mike, adores him. The only catch: Josh wants a big family someday. Kristen knows he’d be better off with someone else, but as their attraction grows, it’s harder and harder to keep him at arm’s length.
The Friend Zone will have you laughing one moment and grabbing for tissues the next as it tackles the realities of infertility and loss with wit, heart, and a lot of sass.
Author Highlight- Christina Lauren
I have been on a Christina Lauren kick lately. I read The Unhoneymooners back in May and loved it. I decided to take a break from thrillers this month and ready some romantic comedies and I figured the best place to start was with Christina Lauren books. Let’s just say that I was hooked. I read Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating and loved it. I fell in love with Hazel. She was smart and witty and completely okay with being herself. I then read My Favorite Half Night Stand and loved both Millie and Reid and their relationship. I also felt like Millie was extremely relatable. I then read Roomies and love the light feel of it and who doesn’t like to read about a nice looking Irish man. 😂 I was able to get into all of these books within a couple of chapters and had a hard time putting them down. My favorite of hers is still The Unhoneymooners because I just loved Olive. If you haven’t read any of her books then I definitely encourage you to pick one up now.
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren- Book Review
This book is perfect for the summer. I took it on vacation and had a hard time putting it down- I ended up reading it in two days. I caught myself laughing out loud through out the entire book. I absolutely loved the main character Olive for three reasons. First, the name Olive itself is such a pretty name. Secondly, she is confident in who she is which makes her super easy to like. Third, she’s funny as hell. If that doesn’t get you hooked, then the fact that the story takes place in Hawaii and has a good chiseled man named Ethan should be enough to get you intrigued. If you are looking for a fun, easy-going summer book then this one is for you. I definitely give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! Thank you to Gallery Books for give me an ARC to read and review.
Olive Torres is used to being the unlucky twin: from inexplicable mishaps to a recent layoff, her life seems to be almost comically jinxed. By contrast, her sister Ami is an eternal champion . . . she even managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a slew of contests. Unfortunately for Olive, the only thing worse than constant bad luck is having to spend the wedding day with the best man (and her nemesis), Ethan Thomas. Olive braces herself for wedding hell, determined to put on a brave face, but when the entire wedding party gets food poisoning, the only people who aren’t affected are Olive and Ethan. Suddenly there’s a free honeymoon up for grabs, and Olive will be damned if Ethan gets to enjoy paradise solo. Agreeing to a temporary truce, the pair head for Maui. After all, ten days of bliss is worth having to assume the role of loving newlyweds, right? But the weird thing is . . . Olive doesn’t mind playing pretend. In fact, the more she pretends to be the luckiest woman alive, the more it feels like she might be.