BOOK REVIEW: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren


Title: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating

Author: Christina Lauren

Publisher: Gallery Books

Genre: Romance, Contemporary

Format: Ebook

RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5


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?


My heart is full. I feel so satisfied with this book, I am literally sighing as I sit here thinking about it! This was probably one of the best love stories I have read. It was perfect in every way!

Hazel is the most hilarious and wholesome person. I loved her character! I don’t have enough words to describe how awesome she is! I loved her craziness and her overwhelming truth. She was herself 100% and I thought that was so heartwarming.

Josh is the guy every single girl needs in their life. He sounds SO PERFECT. Like Hazel said “blueprint for perfect” haha. I loved every second of him 😍

This book was the perfect amount of romance, sex, mixed feelings, and emotional uncertainty. I never questioned Josh and Hazel at any point during the story and well, the ending had me extremely happy and full of so much love!!

This was my first Christina Lauren book and I WILL be reading all of them after reading this work of art. I want everyone to read this and experience this romantic, sexy, quirky, love induced rollercoaster. This was everything I didn’t know I needed 🙌🏻

This was a fantastic read! I love that I am getting more and more into these chick-lit style books! They are so fun and honestly such a good break from what is happening in the world! Its a different kind of escape opposed to reading fantasy or thrillers.

Have you read this one? What did you think?

8 thoughts on “BOOK REVIEW: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

  1. Omg yes, great choice for the first CLo book! 😍 This is definitely one of my favourites of theirs! Josh and Hazel are so perfect and I felt the exact same way you do after finishing this. My heart was just so full of happiness ❤ Great review!

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    1. I have The Unhoneymooners on my bookshelf right now waiting to be read!! I feel like after reading Josh and Hazel I have very high expectations 😂

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