#AvailableNow! Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating ~~ Christina Lauren
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 notdating, 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?
Louisa’s 4.5 Blush Review
So good…so funny…so addicting.
This book made me smile while reading and laugh out loud and shed a tear or two at the same time!
Christina Lauren has once again hit this one out of the park. These two loveable characters will sneak into your heart and take residence!
Hazel is one of my favorite characters that I have read lately. She’s a self-admitted “hot mess” and she lives up to this characterization without exception. As a third grade teacher, she’s the perfect person to lead those 7-8-year-olds, they love her for who she is which isn’t always the case with people her own age. Everyone LOVES Hazel but men often don’t “get” Hazel or they expect her to change and well – she is who she is which is one of the reasons I absolutely LOVE and ADORE her. We all need a little Hazel in our lives.
Then there is Josh – the opposite of Hazel, the well mannered, put together, some may say “perfectionist”.
In college there are a few unfortunate interactions between Josh and Hazel but once college ends they don’t see each other anymore until… Hazel’s friend from school is actually…JOSH.
Their friendship is rekindled and it’s really only that – FRIENDS. Josh helps Hazel out – Hazel helps Josh out and that’s when the real fun begins! The “adventures” that Josh and Hazel experience together will make you laugh out loud and not want this book to ever end.