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Monday, September 17, 2018

REVIEW: Josh & Hazel's Guide To Not Dating by Christina Lauren @gallerybooks @christinalauren

Josh & Hazel's Guide To Not Dating
by Christina Lauren

Thanks to Gallery Books for this free copy.
The perfect in between book between my thrillers - this delightful story is sure to bring you laughs with a lot of heart.

Publisher:  Gallery Books
Publish Date:  September 4, 2018
309 Pages
Genres:  Contemporary, Romance

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 Review:

This is one of those delightful stories that while you know exactly how it will end, the fun is in the journey to get there.  Hazel is absolutely adorable, quirky and the perfect example of being comfortable in your own skin.  I know I've had my moments where I've heard from guys that I need someone who will fit me better because I can be a bit off putting at times (in their minds)... and I've tried being that "standard" girl you want to marry, but that didn't work because then I wasn't being true to ME.  So to read this, was just so refreshing and lovely. Then there's Josh -Then there's Josh - and his whole story - he gives me hope for the men in the world (ha- joke)!  Here's a great example of opposites attracting and how you really can't help who you fall for, nor should you try to stop that ball from rolling.

There are definitely some laugh out loud moments and a lot of bad dates happening - and I loved every single moment.  I also applaud the authors with their depiction of the Korean family.  The neatness, traditions, ALL THE FOODS and honestly this had me missing my Korean family a lot by the turn of the last page.  Very well done!

If you want a highly entertaining, funny and heartfelt book that just may actually believing in OTP, well I think you've found it with this read.  


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