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.
Another Christina Lauren to add to my read list, I really love this writing duo, their romance books are like no other, I’ve been such a fan for a longtime now.
Millie is a college professor who specialises in female serial killers, she comes across as being emotionally unavailable, she likes to keep her friends at bay by only sharing what’s on the surface. Her close friends group are a group of male colleagues, although they’re all men, it doesn’t make a difference, they all treat her like one of them. Millie is closest to Reid and after a drunken night, they hook up. But decide it was probably a mistake and try their best to go back to normal. Except it’s not that easy.
There is an upcoming game faculty ball and the group of friends try a dating app to find themselves a date for the occasion.
Reid is matched with his ideal girl, except that Reid doesn’t know the girl who has caught his attention is his best friend, Millie, as Millie made an additional account using her middle name, after the others made fun of her too basic profile. This, of course, leads to problems with Millie digging herself into a hole that won’t be easy to get out of.
I kind of felt sorry for Millie, she has so many walls built up and I’m sure so many of us can understand how she feels and why she does.
Her intelligence shines through along with her wit and banter, her character was a really greatly written one, I loved her. Once she lets her emotions out and you get to know the real Millie, it’s hard not to root for her.
Millie and Reid have great such chemistry, their feelings were so obvious, and the hot and raunchy scenes were so well written, as always.
The narrative of the book was written from both Millie and Reid’s POV’s, some of the chapters included some text messaging and instant messaging which I really liked, it was a refreshing and different way of writing, I think it made the book a really quick, easy and enjoyable read.
The plot can be a bit predictable at times, but that doesn’t take away from the story, I loved following along to find out what happened at the end, it was such a lovely read.