Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating

Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating : a laugh out loud romcom from the author of Roomies

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'Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating is pure joy' Sally Thorne, author of The Hating Game

'Writing duo Christina Lauren are my go-to when I'm feeling sad' Beth O'Leary, author of The Flatshare

Just friends. Just friends. JUST FRIENDS. If they repeat it enough, maybe it'll be true . . .

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 taste for the absurd don't send them running, her lack of filter and tendency to say exactly the wrong thing will. Their loss. Not everyone can handle a Hazel.

Josh Im has known Hazel since college. 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?

New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren tells the laugh-out-loud, uplifting story of two people who are completely wrong for each other - in all the right ways.


Find out why readers LOVE Christina Lauren:

'Witty and downright hilarious . . . perfect feel-good romantic comedy' Helen Hoang, author of The Kiss Quotient

'What a joyful, warm, touching book! This is the book to read if you want to smile so hard your face hurts' Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author of The Proposal

'A sexy, hilarious rom-com . . . Perfect for fans of Jasmine Guillory and Sally Thorne' Booklist

'Will we ever stop falling in love with Christina Lauren's fictional men? The answer to this is HECK NO' Fangirlish

'With exuberant humor and unforgettable characters, this romantic comedy is a standout' Kirkus Reviews

'Endearing and hilarious. As per usual Christina Lauren has managed to exceed all expectations. You ladies make me love your characters more with every book you write and I. NEED. MORE' Goodreads Reviewer
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 28mm | 220g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0349421870
  • 9780349421872
  • 16,137

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With exuberant humor and unforgettable characters, this romantic comedy is a standout * Kirkus Reviews * Lauren's new heroine is totally insane in the best possible way, and the book she stars in is just as much fun as she is * Bookpage * A laugh-out-loud best friends to lovers romantic comedy. If you're a fan of Christina Lauren, this book will not disappoint * A Quaintrelle In The City * This book easily made me fall in love with it . . . Hazel stole my heart from the very beginning [and] Josh was adorable . . . I highly recommend reading this one! * Books & Blends * Hilarious . . . the perfect balance between charming moments and sultry episodes * Publishers Weekly * All in all, I loved this story! I loved the characters and the sweet romance . . . I highly recommend [to] anyone looking for a cute rom-com with a lot of depth and feeling below the surface * That Artsy Reader Girl * Readers and writers of the friends to lovers trope, take notice: Josh & Hazel's Guide to Not Dating is by far the best example I've seen of this trope being flawlessly executed * As The Book Ends * Highly entertaining, laugh out loud, sweet, and so lovable . . . * Steamy Reads (5 Star Review) * Another day, another Christina Lauren book we LOVED! . . . My favorite Christina Lauren book to date! * That's Normal *
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About Christina Lauren

Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of longtime writing partners/besties/soulmates and brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, the New York Times, USA TODAY, and #1 international bestselling authors of the Beautiful and Wild Seasons series, Sublime, The House, and Autoboyography.

You can find them online at,, or @ChristinaLauren on Twitter.
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Rating details

56,349 ratings
4.05 out of 5 stars
5 35% (19,452)
4 42% (23,639)
3 19% (10,712)
2 3% (1,971)
1 1% (575)
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