Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren (Goodreads Author)
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?
The last Christina Lauren book I read was The Honey Don’t List and I was a little bit worried about this book because I didn’t like that book but I did like The Unhoneymooners enough to give more of her books a try still. I was still skeptical when I first started the book because it was a bumpy start for me, but I think that was because I was on a cruise too.
I did get into the story line a few chapters in and I enjoyed the friendship that Josh and Hazel had developed in this story. Hazel had pretty much idolized Josh in college but it wasn’t until she meets up with him ten years later when they really become friends.
My heart was so happy when she said “You’re my person” and he called her his best friend later on.
And the journey from best friends to lovers was perfect.
I was a little bit lost after the story jumped a bit at the end but I don’t want to spoil that part too much. I did feel like the ending was a bit sudden because my e-reader was at about 80 percent or so left and we were at the epilogue already and I just wasn’t ready for it to have ended. I’m already missing Josh and Hazel’s friendship.
This was a 4.5 out of five star rating. It may end up being a five star rating on Goodreads again. This was definitely a fun read, though there are some steamy parts still. Josh and Hazel’s guide to not dating was a library ebook.
What Christina Lauren books have you read so far?