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My Favourite Half-Night Stand
My Favourite Half-Night Stand | Christina Lauren
Swipe right on My Favourite Half-Night Stand - a funny, fresh romp into the ups and downs of online dating that's sure to make you laugh out loud. Millie Morris has always been one of the guys. A professor at a respected university, she's great at witty backchat but terrible at getting personal. Like her four best male friends, she's perma-single. So when a routine university function turns into a black tie gala, they all make a pact to join an online dating service and find plus-ones. There's just one hitch: after making the pact, Millie and one of their group, Reid Campbell, secretly spend the sexiest half-night of their lives together, before mutually deciding the friendship would be better off strictly platonic. But online dating isn't for the faint of heart. While the guys are inundated with dream dates and potential girlfriends, Millie's profile attracts nothing but creeps. So she invents 'Catherine' - a dating profile alter ego in whose make-believe shoes she can be more vulnerable than she's ever been in person. But when 'Catherine' and Reid strike up a digital relationship, Millie finds herself struggling to resist temptation - both online and off. Soon, Millie will have to face her worst fear - intimacy - or risk losing her best friend, forever. 'Pure joy' Sally Thorne, USA Today bestselling author of The Hating Game 'Christina Lauren hilariously depicts modern dating' Us Weekly
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Bookish_B
My Favorite Half-Night Stand | Christina Lauren
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This is between a so-so and a Pick but I always skew towards Pick. Not my favorite of theirs. I mean, it‘s fine. I feel like the characters and friendships could have been a bit more fleshed out and you can‘t overthink the story, but still a fun, quick read.

Hooked_on_books I love your blue vase! 😍 2w
Bookish_B @Hooked_on_books thank you! It‘s a souvenir I picked up on a trip to Venice 😊 2w
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C.Perone
My Favorite Half-Night Stand | Christina Lauren
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Fun, but kind of a poor man's Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating.

Also, Reid's anger seemed very out of character; but I did love this group of friends 😊

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C.Perone
My Favorite Half-Night Stand | Christina Lauren
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Current Saturday night party animal situation 😂

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booksaremyfavorite
My Favorite Half-Night Stand | Christina Lauren
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Millie is one of the guys but...overall a good story.

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B.Reader
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Mehso-so

My overall response to this one is a big meh. I‘ve enjoyed others by this author combo so that was disappointing. Major drawbacks include an irritating FMC who is the only woman in her super cool dudely bro frat friend group. I don‘t think this story passes the Bechdel test at all. Glad that the FMC discovered that she could—shockingly—have feelings at the end, but didn‘t particularly care. No thanks!

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Hufflebutt
My Favorite Half-Night Stand | Christina Lauren
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I am on a Christina Lauren kick lately. I can relate to the character Millie in this book, I hate opening up. ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5

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Maria514626
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A very fun read! Swoony but not overly predictable. 👏Second book finished in #24in48!

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SincerelyWinona
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Whoops. Finished this one a week before #24in48 even began. That‘s one book off the #24in28TBR stack! Worth it though, it kept me company on the drive to this beautiful cliff hike.

The book was an upbeat modern romance. I felt it pandered a little too much to digital trends and would have been better read than listened to (there‘s multiple text and IM conversations). The ending felt underwhelming, but I enjoyed the journey to get there.

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chlolovesbooks
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💙💛💙💛💙 My second Christina Lauren!

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SincerelyWinona

Getting ready for #24in48! What‘s in your TBR pile?

Mine:
1. We Are Okay - Nina LaCour
2. Annihilation - Jeff VanderMeer
3. My Favorite Half-Night Stand - Christina Lauren

I‘ve got a day of work (Sat) and potentially a group hike (Sun) so we‘ll see how many hours I can make!

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baes
My Favorite Half-Night Stand | Christina Lauren
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Another great rom-com from Christina Lauren. I didn‘t want this one to end.

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Sharpeipup
My Favorite Half-Night Stand | Christina Lauren
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Happy Friday All! Kickstarting my weekend with some delicious tea (thanks @slightlyfoxed ) and a fun read.

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
My Favorite Half-Night Stand | Christina Lauren
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This was a super fun friends to lovers #romance #audiobook! I was iffy on a woman character who's "one of the guys" and doesn't have any women friends (I know those women exist, I just find it hard to identify w/). But Millie's emotional intimacy issues & history with unresolved trauma/grief from her mom's death made the situation very believable. I liked how this gender-reversed the usual "woman teaches man how to get in touch with his emotions."

sammisho I feel the same way about that kind of character! How can you not like other women? We are effing awesome! 5mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @sammisho Yeah exactly! For this character it did made sense, though, because she had such a hard time opening herself up emotionally and it'd be hard to sustain female friendships without that! 5mo
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Susanita

Dropping into my chair, I reach for the bag of peanut butter M&Ms I keep in my bottom drawer. No, it‘s not the greatest coping mechanism, but since I already finished the bottle of scotch I used to keep there, the M&Ms will have to do.

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Sweet, and engaging rom com of the friends-to-lovers variety. Millie is emotionally handicapped. Her best friend Reid is practically perfect in every way. Quick read and somewhat predictable. But it doesnt make the ride any less enjoyable. I heart Millie‘s guy squad...reminiscent of Zooey Deschanel‘s New Girl. I could definitely see spin offs with each of the guy characters. In fact i am interested in knowing what happened with them.

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Bellatris
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I had a fun time reading it.

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Dogearedcopy
My Favorite Half-Night Stand | Christina Lauren
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Mehso-so

In this contemporary romance, Millie is an emotionally repressed prof at a university where she hangs out with four other male friends— one of whom she has a night to remember! The question becomes do either Millie or Reid want to level up? *Can* they?

Cute premise involving a meet-up app but TBH not as well done as Meg Cabot‘s social-media-based text novels and; CL have really dialed back from their Beautiful and Wild series.

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sammisho
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Millie and Reid get all the heart eyes! 😍😍😍😍
I absolutely love Christina Lauren books, and this was no exception. Fun and sexy!

#booked2019 Social Media Focus
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Nice!! A fun choice for the prompt ❣️😊 7mo
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monalyisha
My Favorite Half-Night Stand | Christina Lauren
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I felt such a loss when I realized I‘d finished Rainbow Rowell‘s entire catalog. Then, I found Meg Cabot‘s “The Boy” series. And finally, these two wonders: CLo. They‘re sexier than RR, honestly. But I have no problem with that. This book, which follows an emotionally-stunted female protagonist (obsessed with female serial killers) & her group of guy friends, is great not only because of the central romance but because of the ensemble.

Cont‘d👇🏻

monalyisha 1/1: I LOVE the group of friends that Christina Lauren‘s created. Often, in the romance world, all you get is the couple; the story focuses on the protagonist, & then they have, like, one, other friend. But *this* circle feels so real, inviting, & warm — fart & burp jokes aside. I wish Rayme (Chris‘s sister) had infiltrated the group more by the end, & that we‘d had more girl-on-girl action (hi, Bechdel Test), but I still loved it. 💖 (edited) 7mo
monalyisha Also, I met my husband online & we‘ve been together for ten years now. So — go, online dating! I‘ll always be cool with any “You‘ve Got Mail”-type story. (Also, I‘m always down for a “best-friend-turns-boyfriend” story, despite the fact that when my high school BFF & I finally kissed, it felt *wrong.* 🤷‍♀️ Go figure! I think I just *really* value loyalty & find it pretty hot.) (edited) 7mo
xxjenadanxx I love this book but her Josh & Hazel‘s Guide to Not Dating is my favorite, you should read it if you haven‘t! 7mo
monalyisha @xxjenadanxx I liked that one, too! 7mo
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monalyisha
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I SWEAR I‘m going to go outside & enjoy the beautiful day in the hottest minute... but I‘m having a *really* hard time pulling myself away from this book. 😬

phatsallylee But you already have a little sip of sunshine right there with you! 7mo
Bookcation74 I ❤️ both this book and that beer! 7mo
xxjenadanxx Voodoo chips are the best! 7mo
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monalyisha
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“I should cut down to, like, three beers a day. I need to lose weight. I‘m tired of being brave at the beach.”

Genuinely lol‘ed. 😂
#relatable (except, like, *a* beer & daily chocolate croissants 🙈🤤).

britt_brooke 🙋🏼‍♀️😆 7mo
Zelma I loved that line. 7mo
kspenmoll This is great! Gained weight this year of stress eating & cannot fit into my spring work pants. Up a size.😩😂 7mo
alvingregorio 🙏🏽 7mo
Erinreadsthebooks “Being brave at the beach” 🤣🤣🤣 7mo
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Zelma
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I‘ve been in the mood for light rom-coms lately and this fit the bill perfectly. I know some readers have a problem with the deceit involved; however if you‘re ok with You‘ve Got Mail, this probably won‘t bug you. I like the use of text messages and email throughout . And a huge thumbs up for one character‘s growth including therapy! On an unrelated note, I really need to move those magazines; I am tired of seeing them in every litsy pic I post.

monalyisha I‘ve been in the exact same mood. It must be that spring thang. 😉🌸 7mo
Zelma @monalyisha that sounds like a much better reason than my escape from reality. Life and work are stressful right now. Rom-com is world I want to inhabit right now. (edited) 7mo
monalyisha @Zelma I‘ve also been stressed. Christina Lauren helps. 💖 7mo
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monalyisha
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1. “My Favorite Half-Night Stand” by Christina Lauren. It‘s pretty sexy. If Reid & Millie don‘t end up together, I‘ll be PISSED. I‘m also reading a poetry collection, “Eye Level” by Jenny Xie (which was a finalist for the National Book Award for poetry).

2. Practical Magic. I‘d be hard-pressed to say if I like the book or the film better. 😱🔮✨🖤

3. Goodreads for bookish things. Instagram for just being a person/mindless browsing.

#weekendreads

Zelma Ha, I literally just finished Half-Night Stand before opening Litsy. 7mo
monalyisha @Zelma I want to ask but I would also kill if you told me. 😂 7mo
Zelma @monalyisha not saying a word. 7mo
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xxjenadanxx
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My first two books of the readathon, started and finished. A total of 6 hours and 29 minutes read. Extreme Makeover was the first at 3:48 and My Favorite Half Night Stand took 2:41. I‘m having loads of fun so far!

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 #24b4monday #readathon

TheReadingMermaid Woohoo you're on a roll 💪🙌💗 8mo
Andrew65 Wow! What a fantastic start! 🙌👍👏 8mo
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BridgetteM
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This was an adorable friends-to-lovers romance. I enjoyed it even though it was extremely predictable. It was a quick listen on audio and the witty banter kept my giggling. After all the depressing books I‘ve read recently it was nice to read a more lighthearted book. I will be checking out more Christina Lauren books for sure. #Booked2019 #SocialMediaFocus

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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My #BNBookHaul from last week is finally unbagged & cataloged. (Busy week, please don't judge.) I limited myself to books I had previously been interested in and, since I browsed online, I found the two Christina Lauren books on a random endcap & not on the book haul tables.

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ReadingMeagan
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A quick enjoyable read. I only recently discovered this author (or I guess authors) and I think I will read more of their books.

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danimgill
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Mehso-so

This was cute and a fast read full of that friends to lovers plus secret letters trope-y goodness but it just wasn‘t stellar. The characters were only okay for me, I wish that the other friends in the group who weren‘t Millie and Reid were developed a bit more.

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ashley_o13
My Favorite Half-Night Stand | Christina Lauren
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Going to try to finish this tonight and then start #twocankeepasecret 🥰😍

Trollkonstnaren So is it exciting book? 9mo
ashley_o13 @Trollkonstnaren yes! I'm almost half way through but I can't wait to see what happens 9mo
Trollkonstnaren @ashley_o13 😀 Do not tell so I can read it, too! 9mo
ashley_o13 @Trollkonstnaren I won't 🤭 9mo
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MaggieCarr
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I truly wondered if the characters and realistic banter I found in Christina Lauren's book 'Josh and Hazel's Guide To Not Dating' was a fluke. It wasn't. I found another 5☆ romance within the covers of this book. Big Bang Theory meets RomCom in a 21st century technology driven world.

Nessavamusic I loved this one too, their books are so great on audiobook too! 9mo
MaggieCarr @Nessavamusic I have definitely embraced using audio for the double narrative books. I love listening to the dialog with his and her voices, it adds so much to the story. 9mo
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AshleyC816
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A cute friends to lovers romance. A really nice break after some of the heavier books I‘ve been reading lately!

CoffeeNBooks Cute pup! 🐶 10mo
bookseller_cate PUPPY! ❤️❤️ 10mo
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IndoorDame
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This was a fun contemporary romance about a group of laid back friends. Everyone was likeable, the writing was sharp, and I didn‘t get any of the anti feminist overtones that often crop up in romances.
#litsyAtoZ #letterM #M @BookishMarginalia

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IndoorDame
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I‘m having a reading in bed day. 😁 Unfortunately, it‘s not even February and I think I‘ve already botched my resolution to avoid library fees- pretty sure all 3 of these books are overdue!

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MeganAnnabell
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I don‘t usually read books like this but this fun romance was exactly what I needed. I was so interested in what was developing that I finished it in two sittings.

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Loganmack
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This book was incredibly charming! It‘s essentially a romantic comedy, which usually isn‘t my go to for movies or books but I‘m super glad that I gave it a read. It contains the perfect blend of romance, intimacy, and tension. 10/10 would recommend!

RaimeyGallant Nice review. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 10mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗📚 10mo
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Loganmack
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This book has been incredible so far! Not usually my typical read, but I‘ve greatly enjoyed the cute romantic comedy type story line!

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 10mo
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thea-block
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A solid contemporary romance read. Enjoyed the growth of the relationship of these two friends who find themselves in a new situation and work their way through it. Loved the depiction of platonic friend groups, especially male-female.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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BlameJennyJane
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I just couldn‘t do it. 2 hours into the #audiobook and I‘m done. I should have read, rather than listened. It‘s kind of cheesy and the narrators‘ voices are annoying me and, at this point, if I were to pick up the pages I‘d still hear their voices in my head. Was looking for a light, fun read a la The Kiss Quotient but I‘m bummed it didn‘t work out that way. I‘m grateful for #Audible ‘s amazing return policy. Next! 💗

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Purrfectpages
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Well, this is a first. I actually read more books this month then I could comfortably fit into a nice collage! I don‘t know how you wonderful collage makers do it. What is your secret? At any rate, I have Littens to thank for many of my reads this month that pushed me past my yearly goal. DNF- Spark of Light, Favorites- One Day In December, My Sister, The Serial Killer and the tagged book, My Favorite Half-Night Stand.

MallenNC I have My Sister the Serial Killer and just need to find time to read it! Have heard so many great things about it. 10mo
Purrfectpages @MallenNC definitely a book worth reading. And a quick read at that! 10mo
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Purrfectpages
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Despite its God awful title, I loved this book! I honestly believe Christina Lauren gets better with each novel and is quickly becoming a go to author for me. The friends with benefits thing has been done before, but Lauren does so with depth, humor and heart. In the beginning I was nervous they were jumping in too quickly, but there was no need to worry. It actually reminded me of the show My Boys from a few years back if anyone remembers it.

Bookcation74 I LOVED that show!! 10mo
Purrfectpages @Bookcation74 well then if you haven‘t already, I suggest you read this book and let me know what you think! 10mo
Bookcation74 @Purrfectpages Just purchased on Kindle! Thanks! 10mo
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MellieAntoinette
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Meet Millie and Reid. Neither is warm and cuddly but they‘re band of Big Bang Theory buddies are H-I-Larious (in the words of Just Jack 🙌 #justjack)!!! It‘s Christina Lauren, y‘all. They‘re not capable of so so.

P.S. and now I know what a half night stand is. In the words of John Oliver, I said good day!!!

This is book 2 completed for #24b42019. @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

GingerAntics What is a half night stand? 10mo
MellieAntoinette @GingerAntics Have you ever seen While You Were Sleeping? It‘s casual sex but specifically without the overnighter/relationship bit. Id est, he goes home while you‘re sleeping. Call it the introvert‘s guide to “dating.” 10mo
Andrew65 Going well! 👍😊 10mo
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GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 okay that makes sense. It‘s not the whole night. Don‘t know why I didn‘t think of that. It seems so obvious now that you explain it. 🤣😂🤣 10mo
Purrfectpages I‘m enjoying this one so far! 10mo
MellieAntoinette @GingerAntics Oh my god! I totally had this same conversation with myself when they defined it in the book. It was a duh, face palm moment!!! 10mo
MellieAntoinette @Purrfectpages So glad! It‘s adorable! 10mo
MellieAntoinette @Andrew65 I‘m working on #48B419 now! Let‘s do this #mounttbr!!! 10mo
Andrew65 @MellieAntoinette 😂😂😂 Now that is a challenge!!! 10mo
GingerAntics It is. Is seems so obvious, but when you first read it you can‘t quite fathom it. 10mo
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Purrfectpages
My Favorite Half-Night Stand | Christina Lauren
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Reading all those short books to reach my goal was actually really fun and introduced me to some really great books I would have never read otherwise! I now bring you back to my regularly scheduled TBR, already in progress.

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Lauren.Archer
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Not my favorite Christina Lauren book but overall was a cute story.

Reggie What is your favorite Christina Lauren book? 10mo
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ambam1987
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I‘m usually all about suspense/thrillers but I couldn‘t put this rom-com down! 📖

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oddandbookish
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I liked this book but I didn‘t fall completely in love with it. It was just missing that special something for me. Full review on my blog: oddandbookish.wordpress.com

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KatieKu
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This captured a little of what I feel everyday. It was amazing listening to someone else express the thought process I can‘t explain.

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KatieKu
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“Is it possible to be a highly successful adult with a successful career, awesome friends, and a lovely family and still be a level 5 hot mess? I may be living proof.” This struck me and I can‘t say it isn‘t right.

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guinsgirlreads
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As you all well know, these are not usually my type of books, but there‘s just something about Christina Lauren that I love! I‘ve never been disappointed in these books. They‘re always cute and lol funny 🥰

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guinsgirlreads
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Ok sitting down to finish this cuteness with my southern comfort eggnog 🎅🏼!

mirsophie So many ppl reading this book 11mo
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