In Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, Christina Lauren have given us two characters you’re going to fall in love with, and a story that will have you smiling throughout. This was my first ever read of Christina Lauren’s. I must say, I think I picked a good one to start because I’ve now read more by them.
Josh and Hazel couldn’t be more opposite but they each give one another something that completes them. Of course, they take their time realizing this. The dates they would set each other up with weren’t ever right and you begin to wonder if they’re doing it subconsciously because what they really want is each other. I also loved the family dynamics in this story. Josh and his family are very close and so is Hazel with her mom. I always like seeing great relationships between a mother and daughter.
I’m positive you’ll end up falling in love with these characters and their story. I have not read such down to earth but special characters in a while. Fans of contemporary romance should highly consider going out and getting a copy of this ASAP!
Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
Published by Gallery Books
Pub Date: September 4th 2018
Format: eARC | Source: NetGalley
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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?