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

Posted November 1, 2018 | 24 Comments

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina LaurenJosh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating
Author: Christina Lauren
Published by: Gallery Books
Publication Date: September 4, 2018
Format: eARC
Pages: 320
Source: Publisher

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?

Oh. My. Gosh. This was so stinking good! I absolutely loved it. I was adamant that it would be a top read for 2018 at 8% in, and it only continued to get better.

I immediately fell for Hazel. She easily latched on to my heart with her love tentacles (haha – read the book), and her exuberance was infectious. She’s fantastic on her own, but paired with Josh, these two made me laugh out loud and completely fall in love with them. My heart soared, and how much I smiled was just ridiculous!

Loath-to-love is my favorite, but I’m always down for some good friends-to-lovers, especially when they’re as delightful as this one.

Entertaining doesn’t even begin to describe these book. I think fans of The Hating Game would enjoy it. I’m not comparing the content, but the feels are on the same level.



24 responses to “Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

  1. This one was by far my favorite by them yet, it was just so good and Hazel really made it so fabulous. I loved the epilogue too! I mean how cute was it? Especially seeing both their personalities in different ways, so fun!

  2. It’s such a great feeling when you’re barely into a book but you already know it’s going to be amazing! (Although, occasionally that happens and then the book goes downhill, so I try to keep my expectations tempered lol.) These sound like such fun characters to read about!

  3. I really enjoyed this one! They were always looking out for each other on dates, and I loved the time they spent living together! I thought there feelings grew over time, and it was so fun to watch their journey. I wish Hazel had liked herself more, but she’s always saying that no one will ever appreciate her and her personality. I wanted her to feel more confident! I’m really glad you loved this one, too! Winnie the Poodle — hilarious.

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

  4. Hi! Hope you been well! I’m logging onto my blog after a year lol, we used to keep in touch on each others blogs, and I use instagram as my blog now. I’d love for us to keep in touch on there! The link is below.

    My blog used to be previously Feminist Reflections 🙂

    x Benish @ IG@BumbleBeeHolic

  5. I’ve yet to see a reviewer who hasn’t fallen in love with this one, it’s been such a raging success! Only a few chapters in and if you can tell it’ll be one of your favourite reads, it’s about time I see what all the fuss is about. Brilliant review Christy and so glad you enjoyed it darling ♡♡♡

  6. You know I love Christina Lauren… so I’m kicking myself that I haven’t grabbed this one yet! I may have to jump to it and get it! You’ve won me over with this review!

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