Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating – Published 2018
“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?” – Goodreads
Romances with characters named Josh, amiright? Friends to lovers is my favorite of all tropes, and this one didn’t disappoint. It’s sexy, sweet and enjoyable.
Both MCs are interesting, and the book alternates between the two POVs. Their chemistry as a couple is strong, but I love how easily they complete one another as friends. They pick up where the other leaves off, and I love that.
I’ve been binging C Lo books, so I don’t have a ton of thoughts, just that I recommend this one and think you’ll love it, too!