Hazel and Josh are the perfect opposites attract but they’re better off as friends. After all, there’s no way hot mess Hazel and responsible, mellow Josh should work andHazel definitely blew her chances with him 10 years ago, right? When circumstances turn both Hazel and Josh’s lives upside down they find comfort in their friendship and going out on progressively terrible double blind dates together. A forced proximity, friends to lovers story -- JOSH AND HAZEL’S GUIDE TO NOT DATING is classic Christina Lauren -- heartfelt, hilarious, and full of spice! -- KelleyAnn
Most men can’t handle Hazel. But her best friend Josh isn’t most men. Don’t miss New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren’s new novel about two people who are definitely not dating…no matter how often they end up in bed together.
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?
About the Author
Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of longtime writing partners and best friends Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, the New York Times, USA TODAY, and #1 internationally bestselling authors of the Beautiful and Wild Seasons series, Dating You / Hating You, Autoboyography, Love and Other Words, Roomies, Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, My Favorite Half-Night Stand, The Unhoneymooners, Twice in a Blue Moon, The Soulmate Equation, Something Wilder, and The True Love Experiment. You can find them online at ChristinaLaurenBooks.com and @ChristinaLauren on Instagram or Twitter.
"With exuberant humor and unforgettable characters, this romantic comedy is a standout." — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"In Lauren's hilarious standalone... Lauren finds the perfect balance between charming moments and sultry episodes." — Publishers Weekly
"Lauren (Love and Other Words, 2018) has penned a hilariously zany and heartfelt novel... the story is sure to please readers looking for a fun-filled novel to escape everyday life with." — Booklist
"The story skips along…propelled by rom-com momentum and charm.” — The New York Times Book Review