I read this book from cover to cover with a big smile on my face. There’s no other way to describe it, this book is just pure fun. Between the adorable, quirky characters, the witty banter, and the slow burning romance that was building between these two friends, I was completely immersed in this story and loving every single minute of it.
It’s always enjoyable to read a book with a cast of characters that end up feeling more like friends than simply names on pages. I felt as though I knew Hazel and Josh. Come on, who wouldn’t want to hang out with Hazel?! She was a wonderful character. She was unapologetically herself. She was well aware that she was a little out there, eccentric, boisterous, over the top, and that she was a handful, but she embraced the qualities that made her uniquely her, and she was such a refreshing character.
This friends-to-lovers romance worked on so many different levels, but what made it so much fun was that Josh was the complete opposite of Hazel. He was the organized to her chaos. He was reserved, she was a fun-loving ball of energy. She blew into his life and made herself right at home. But despite having amazing chemistry, they were determined not to date each other, no, instead they were going to set each other up on blind double dates. How did that turn out for them? Well, all I will say is that it was extremely amusing for the readers.
It should come as no surprise that this fabulous writing duo knows how to create fabulous fictional duos. This book was on my list of anticipated books of 2018, and it certainly did not disappoint. It was an absolute pleasure to read, in fact, I could have easily spent another three hundred or so pages with these special characters. There was so much to love about Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, the only thing that I didn’t love was reaching the end, but I suppose, all good things must come to an end.