Happy Sunday readers! The weather has turned in Dallas and the weeks of rain have passed. While I do absolutely love the rain it’s been a stunning weekend of perfect weather and blue skies. I’ve been pretty much constantly posted up in my backyard in the hammock burning through some great books while my husband does woodworking in the garage. It’s been absolutely lovely and a really nice break from the hectic transitioning I’ve been doing this last month. I’m really excited because I should be posting twice today with a review for Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone paired with a recipe for one of my husbands favorites – bolognese later this evening!
I digress, that is not why we are here right now. Right now, the Traveling Sisters and It’s All About the Thrill and I are excited to bring you another edition of Sneak Peak Sunday, a meme where we read the first few pages of an upcoming read and give you our initial thoughts and feelings. This week, we’re all featuring an upcoming group read My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren!
To be honest, Christina Lauren has never even been on my radar before. I’ve never read any of their (Christina Lauren is a pen name for two long time co-writers) books and I’ve really not even seen any of them. However, this one got thrown out as an option for a group read with the Traveling Sisters and I’ve been in a weird romance-y mood so I had to hop right on in!
One thing I love about this meme is that who isn’t a sucker for a book that immediately draws you in. While some of my all-time favorite books were slower to start it’s always fun when it gets you right out of the gate. I’m not quite sure what exactly drew me in about the first few pages of this one but I know I’m excited to read it with some great ladies! An MC who since a young child had an obsession with serial killers? RIGHT on up my alley ya’ll *also, same*. Mine wasn’t specified to female serial killers and my fascination began with the Scott and Laci Peterson case but it was there none-the-less. To top off the fact that I already like the MC, the writing is clearly well thought out and top notch. I’m quite excited to fully dive into this one in the very near future!
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.
Have you read anything by Christina Lauren? If so, what did you think? What are some reads you’ve got coming up you can’t wait to get to? Drop me a note in the comments and let me know!