Monday, February 4, 2019

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

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?

When have I not loved a Christine Lauren book, NEVER that's when! This duo's writing is so versatile, that you're bound to find something you'll love, but honestly romantic comedies are some of my favorites! 

Now let me start off by saying I've been in a horrible reading slump. A reading slump of epic proportions! Pretty much all of 2018 had been a slump nightmare, but I think it's safe to say bye bye to the slump. Two books have helped me on the road to recovery, Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating being one of them. 

First off, Josh is Korean! For those of you who know me well know that I have a Korean obsession! Secondly his Korean name is Jimin! Jimin! One of my favorite names ever! I know that may sound weird but if you love the band BTS you'll understand me (where my fangirls at?). Lastly this book was highly recommended so that's all I needed to dive right in.

There is so much hilarity throughout this book that it'll have you laughing right out of your seat! Hazel has absolutely no filter whatsoever and has that foot-in-mouth syndrome that makes her absolutely one-of-a-kind! Josh is super low-key and relaxed. I love how Josh embraces her awkwardness with open arms, and they somehow even each other out. I just honestly loved every moment of this story. The way Josh and Hazel try to find someone special while all the while slowly falling for each other was just stellar in all the best ways. You will not be disappointed picking up this book! 

4/5 Fangs


Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates/brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced fourteen New York Times bestselling novels. Their books have been translated into 30+ languages. 
You can find them online at or at @seeCwrite (Christina), @LolaShoes (Lauren), or @ChristinaLauren on Twitter.

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