Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
Publication Date: September 4, 2018
Source: ARC from publisher (via Netgalley)
Most men can’t handle Hazel. With the energy of a toddler and the mouth of a sailor, they’re often too timid to recognize her heart of gold. New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Christina Lauren (Roomies, Beautiful Bastard) tells the story of two people who are definitely not dating, no matter how often th ey end up in bed together.
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?
This was my fourth book by Christina Lauren, and I think it’s safe to say that I’m a big fan.
I loved Josh. I loved Hazel. I loved that they met back in college and that it was a disaster. I loved that, years later, they became best friends and then more. I loved that we really got to know Josh and Hazel as people before reading about them together.
I’m so glad that I read this book when I did. I really needed something light and fluffy to sort of reset my brain and this did the trick. I’m sorry that this is such a short review, but I enjoyed this book so much and would highly recommend it.
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