Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren _ Book Review


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Release Date: September 4th 2018

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


[I received a digital arc for an honest review]

I love Christina Lauren’s writing, they always create memorable stories. Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating is one I won’t forget anytime soon.

There are so many words to describe Hazel. Wild, fun, caring, out-going, quirky, the list could go on for ever and I would love to have a friend like her! Not every one would feel the same way and that’s why she’s hesitant when it comes to expecting a long term relationship with a guy. Josh is pretty much her opposite in every way but for some reason they become best friends fast. They mesh in the best way possible.

Together as friends they go on double-blind dates that go from bad to worse. Hazel helps Josh out of his funk after his girlfriend cheats on him, and he helps her out when she needs a place to stay. Somewhere along the lines their feelings change. Hazel thinks she’s not good enough for Josh. Josh just wants Hazel to be happy. Neither of them wants to ruin the amazing friendship between them.

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating is a brilliant best friends to lovers contemporary romance that will leave you with a smile on your face. It’s a heart-warming and fun story that everyone should read !



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