Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, Christina Lauren


This is my third book by this duo, and they disappoint. Hazel is a fantastic character in her quirkiness. I love that she’s outgoing, that she makes the most of her days, and she’s a fun person who loves life. She’s a bit of a spirit animal. I like that Josh accepts Hazel for who she is, and he doesn’t try to change her. Which is important for her because she has never gotten that before from a love interest.

This was a slow-burn, where you knew it would happen, but you were just waiting for it. And when it did, wow, was it hot. The writing is excellent, and there’s a fantastic balance of romance and comedy. I loved how Hazel knew he was her person, and just insinuated herself into his life despite the fact they seemed like opposites. I’m always left with such warm, fuzzy feelings after reading a Christina Lauren book, and this one definitely will stay with me.

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Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating is available on Amazon for $8.99

Because I didn’t summarize this well reviewed book, I’m including the blurb:

Hazel Camille Bradford knows she’s a lot to take—and frankly, most men aren’t up to the challenge. If her army of pets and thrill for the absurd don’t send them running, her lack of filter means she’ll say exactly the wrong thing in a delicate moment. Their loss. She’s a good soul in search of honest fun.

Josh Im has known Hazel since college, where her zany playfulness proved completely incompatible with his mellow restraint. From the first night they met—when she gracelessly threw up on his shoes—to when she sent him an unintelligible email while in a post-surgical haze, Josh has always thought of Hazel more as a spectacle than a peer. But now, ten years later, after a cheating girlfriend has turned his life upside down, going out with Hazel is a breath of fresh air.

Not that Josh and Hazel date. At least, not each other. Because setting each other up on progressively terrible double blind dates means there’s nothing between them…right?


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