Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
Published by: Gallery Books
Pub Date: September 4, 2018
Format: e-book | Source: library
Genres: adult, contemporary romance
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 they 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?
I clearly loved this because I read it straight through in one sitting. I was laughing hysterically almost immediately and loved the entire vibe. Josh and Hazel were such a delight together- opposites attract in every way. Their friendship was wonderful and their romance was sexy and sweet. And I loved Hazel a lot. Someone described her as a wilder Jess from New Girl and that’s honestly a perfect description. The ending came faster than expected (my book ended at 91%!) and it was surprising but also very cute.
What is your favorite Christina Lauren book? Have you read Josh & Hazel yet?