Christina Lauren is one of those authors who just gets crazy buzz online. It seems like everyone who has read Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating has just loved it (seriously, it has an average of over 4 stars on Goodreads). Given that kind of hype – I was a little hesitant to pick it up. I’m glad I got over that – Christina Lauren has become one of my favorite romance authors (and an auto-buy author) after this fantastically cute book.
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?