Mini Review Monday | Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating


By: Christina Lauren

Standalone | 309 Pages | Pub 2018

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Josh & Hazel at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★
  • Heroine: I want to be weird like her
  • Dude: Chill AF
  • Steaminess: Can steam be confusing?
  • Emotional: Fluffy things and unicorns


Pairs Well With

Cotton Candy Cocktail

  • 1 large bag cotton candy (any flavor)
  • 1 bottle marshmallow vodka
  • 1 bottle sparkling water


I saw a ton of reviews on this book when it came out, both positive and negative. I freaking adored this book – mostly for Hazel. She is every kind of weird and awkward and IDGAF that I aspire to be in my life. Seriously though, she has a zoo, just for the sake of having lots of things to love. If I was allowed, my house would be overrun by animals. Legit overrun. I mean, Kona and Nyx pretty much run the house anyway, but Hazel’s zoo is #goals.

“The way Emily describes it: when I meet someone I love, I become an octopus and wind my tentacles around their heart, tighter and tighter until they can’t deny they love me just the same”

Josh was sweet, but honestly, I wasn’t over-the-moon about him. I’m used to Rowans and Jericho Barrons, so I’m sorry Josh Im, but I am not in love with you. He was a nice dose of sanity in the middle of Hazel’s crazy and I ship them pretty hard just for that. A guy who just sees the crazy and takes it in stride is amazing, but he isn’t swoony for me.

For example, this morning I put on fishnets and combat boots and PC only gave me a slightly insane look and politely reminded me that it’s 28 degrees outside and snowing so MAYBE I could put on some leggings. See, that’s love. Sanity + crazy = awesome.

I like a good friends-to-lovers romance and Josh and Hazel definitely delivered on that. Sometimes it’s nice to just read a fluffy non-angsty book. It’s just fun and don’t we all just need to laugh hysterically sometimes?

Have you read Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating? Let us know what you thought in the comments!


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