My Favorite Half-Night Stand


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.


A really wonderful story set on and around a college campus, U.C. Santa Barbara. Millie is the only female of the group that she hangs out with. Which are the young professors at the university. They are told by the one who is really the leader of the group that the upcoming black tie event is important this year and that they should all bring dates. Since none of them are dating they decide to use an online dating app to help the cause. Millie gets somehow talked into writing the four guy’s profile, but when it comes to her it is lacking all around. Being called on the carpet she tries to write a better one. She also creates a profile that fits perfect for the one guy of the group that she has always liked but has not done anything about. The next day both profiles are on the site and now thinking that she will delete the fake account it gets a hit by Reid. What to do? She goes along with it until it starts to take over and somehow she must end without him finding out. That, of course, does not happen and now she believes that she has lost a friend, and probably the group. A very good story with excellent characters, and it shows you that even though your age, or where you are everyone has a past, a childhood or something that they are overcoming. Fear of wanting to belong even if you are a professor. Millie had much on her plate and the guilt form her childhood and leaving her sister to deal with their father in Washington and not telling any of the four guys about was going on in her life made everything easy until it wasn’t, so she left thinking of being away was what Reid wanted and now it was up to him to figure himself out and what he really wanted? A really good story, with good characters. Follow us at

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