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Book Review: My Favourite Half-Night Stand

Plot:

Millie 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 her best friend Reid secretly spend the sexiest half-night of their lives together, before deciding the friendship is better off strictly platonic.

But online dating isn’t for the faint of heart. While the guys are inundated with dream dates, Millie’s profile attracts nothing but creeps. So she invents an alter ego in whose make-believe shoes she can be more vulnerable than she’s ever been in person. But when Reid and her alter ego hit it off, 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 for ever.

Review:

The very beginning of this novel gave me an absolute headache. It was way too American and immaturely written and the plot has been meh. The characters lacked personality and seem to make up for it with lame jokes.

This is a short and light friends-to-lovers romance. For me it wasn’t very well fleshed out, with the plot a little unsatisfying and the characters lacking sufficient depth. I did not particularly like the serial-killer obsessed Millie. Although she was ‘supposed to be’ a college professor, she was quite immature and lacking in self-knowledge.

2/5 Stars

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