#BookReview: My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren

My Favorite Half-Night Stand

by Christina Lauren

This. Book. 

I had to read this book because it sounded just too good. The cast of characters, the socially awkward and emotionally stunted heroine, the sexy nerd Hero, and the fun that is online dating. I felt like this book accurately portrayed the differences men versus women face in the whole online dating process. Men rush in to find gem after gem while women get unsolicited D-pick after unsolicited D-pick. (How is this even still a thing? And yet, literally, it is!) And how the men are oblivious to the struggles the woman faces and why she has to maneuver her use differently than they do. 

But at the heart of this novel, as beautifully realistic as it all is… the romance, obviously. Millie is sort of this emotionally stunted introvert for reasons I won’t spoil, and Reed is this uber nice guy that you want to take home to meet your folks. But even the nicest and most understanding of men have their limits. At some point, they’re going to be pushed too far. 

Toward the end of this book was kind of heart-wrenching in a way, when everything gets out in the open and Millie realizes she has to change (in a good, character arc kind of way – not an ‘I have to change so the person I like will like me’ kind of way). 

Anyway, to wrap this up because I could seriously keep talking about this, I’ll just say loved the book, and if you were on the fence, definitely read it. <3 It’s a good one.

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[Romance Book Club] December 2018 Book Announcement

Here’s what we’re reading this month. Ready? Can’t see images? Click here…
Happy December!

If you’ve been wondering what our December book club pick is, wait no further! I’m a few days late in sending this out. I’ve been a little busy this past month, but I did have a chance to finish Richer Than Sin that we read last month (that one will be a tough one to beat!), and if you didn’t get a chance to read that one, it’s definitely one to go back and read when you get a chance.

But for now, I’m pleased to announce the pick for this month…

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing this letter to formally announce my resignation from Parker International (& the arrogant, condescending CEO) effective two weeks from today.

This was a VERY EASY decision to make, as the past two years have been utterly miserable. I wish his next executive assistant all the luck in the world (she’ll need it) and if my boss should need me to do anything over the next two weeks, kindly tell him that he can do it [his] goddamn self…

Sincerely (Not Really),
Tara Lauren

That’s the version of my two weeks’ notice I should’ve sent to my boss, because the more professional version–the one where I said I was “grateful for all the opportunities,” and “honored by all the rewarding experiences” over the years?

That letter was rejected with his sexy, trademark smirk and an “I highly suggest you read the fine print of your contract…”

So, I did.

And now I’ve realized that unless I fake my death, poison him, or find a way to renegotiate my impossible contract, I’m stuck working under one of the cockiest and most ruthless bosses in New York.

Then again, I thought that was the case until he called me late last night with an emergency proposition…

**This is a standalone contemporary romance.**

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#BookReveal – Holiday Fling: A Holiday Romance (Releases Dec 8 – Pre-Order Now!)

Holiday Fling Ebook

Let me tell you what I’m excited about now! I just uploaded the completed file for Holiday Fling, on Preorder now to release December 8, 2017.

If you like holiday romance, charismatic characters, and flirty, Irish Heroes, well… get ready for this one!! I’m excited to say my early readers are really liking this one, too!

I have the audio book already lined up, and the illustrious Tracy Marks will be voicing this fun, romantic, holiday story!  You can hear a sample of the audio here.

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Teaser - Holiday Fling

Two friends. Two weeks in NYC. One chance to make their dreams come true.

Millicent Montgomery has her entire career riding on the two weeks of public events her PR firm is in charge of managing for Brinne Wren, the spoiled heiress of a major software company whose memoir has just hit shelves right before the Christmas Holidays. Her friend, Rhea, aka Goldie, is recently dumped and along for the ride, and Millie is determined to get her friend’s mind off the past by setting her up with a hunky doctor they meet in a coffee shop their first day there.

Goldie makes her a deal – I will if you will – after Millie runs into a super studly Irish investor with charm and looks to spare. Too bad Millie’s been pining away for an old friend back home who doesn’t give her the time of day, but Seamus Gallagher sets his sights on the charismatic Millie, pursuing her relentlessly, even after she discovers the gorgeous, sexy as hell man is the one who’s got it out for Brinne and may cost Millie the only shot she has at her biggest dream of making senior partner.

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