Review: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating @GalleryBooks


A super fast, sexy, hilarious romp!

This was my first Christina Lauren book and it was just what I needed – some good old fashioned humor to brighten up my day. I haven’t laughed out loud at a book this hard for a long time. I absolutely flew through this book – there’s nothing like a good romcom to break up all the heavier reads.

Hazel, a highly eccentric and oh-so-funny woman, is going down as one of my favorite characters of all time. I couldn’t get enough of her and her over the top personality and she was the perfect compliment to the laid back Josh. I loved these two and their relationship and their dialogue had people looking at my funny because I kept laughing out loud!

Recommend to readers who like a good laugh and don’t mind some steamy romance!

Thank you to Gallery Books for my advance copy.


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?


  1. Jonetta (Ejaygirl) · 25 Days Ago

    I can’t wait to listen to this one! Fun review ☺️

    Liked by 1 person

  2. nightcapbooks · 25 Days Ago

    Great review! This was my first Christina Lauren book, too. It was a fun read, and just what I was needing.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Holly B / Dressedtoread · 25 Days Ago

    This cover is very attractive! Fab review Melisa!


  4. carhicks · 23 Days Ago

    Sounds like a fun story, just the kind I enjoy. Nice reveiw..

    Liked by 1 person

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