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

Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating Book Cover Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating
Christina Lauren
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
September 4th, 2018

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?

Jenny’s Review


Surprise, Surprise, Surprise, I fell in love again! My list of book boyfriends is quite long but damn, lately my list of heroines is rocking the charts.

I love, absolutely love, when a book builds your characters up, let’s us readers really get to know them. I love how this author duo can do just about anything with their stories and they are so good at telling their stories. It’s what I love most about them.

Josh & Hazel, meet in college. Have many run ins (most not good occurrences), but are so opposite that they just know they can never date. Like ever. Don’t even try knowing it just wouldn’t work.

Josh is the straight forward, follows everything by how it was written in the books to do.

Hazel, how to explain her……. Unique, a breath of fresh air, she’s the one you see laughing uncontrollably at something not so funny, she’s the one that loves crazy things, she doesn’t care how out there she is, she just lives life happily, for her.

So flash forward years later when Hazel is at her best friends BBQ party and comes face to face with Josh, whom she hasn’t seen in years and happens to be her best friends brother….

So what happens when both have made it known that, yes indeed we aren’t compatible and could never date???? Yeah, I can’t give the good deets, you have to read this highly entertaining, laugh out loud, sweet, and so lovable book. The chemistry, the sexual tension, and the god damn slow burn, you’ll definitely feel. This is a stand-alone story of two best friends that are looking for happiness for each other. It’s unique, it’s so very humorous, this story down right made me laugh, can’t count the times I swooned, and I definitely lost track of how many times I smiled. Pick this one up upon release if you are needing fresh, funny, unique, and so very entertaining❤