Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren has been on my tbr for a long time. Probably for close to a year. After loving The Unhoneymooners, I knew I wanted to read more by the amazing duo.
The novel follows Josh and Hazel, obviously. The two have known each other since college, with Josh being older, but although they were acquaintances were never friends. Years later, Hazel learns that Josh is the older brother of her best friend.
They are opposites – Josh is more serious, straight laced. Hazel is quirky and an extrovert. But what they do have in common is not having the best luck in dating. They decide to go on a series of double dates where they set each other up. However, the two of them might actually be perfect for each other even if they don’t realize it or want to admit it.
I really liked this book. I think because it had been hyped up so much to me by some friends I didn’t end up loving it as much as I wanted to. I thought Josh was a good character, but I didn’t absolutely love him. Hazel, on the other hand, was my favorite. She might be one of my favorite characters ever. I love how quirky she is and how she marches to the beat of her own drum. She knows she’s not everyone’s cup of tea and that not everyone can handle her, but she’s not going to change. That doesn’t mean that their dismissive attitude of her doesn’t hurt, but she still stays true to herself. The epilogue was really cute though! I love a good epilogue!
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and gave it 4/5 stars. It’s a great romcom and Hazel is a fav!
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