Author: Christina Lauren
Published by: Gallery Books
Publication Date: September 4, 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?
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.