Gallery Books | September 2018 | 320 pgs
Source: Library

I've not read anything by Christina Lauren but I've heard a lot of good things about this book. For readers who love a friends-to-lovers kind of story, you'll probably love this. 

Hazel Bradford first knew Josh Im when they were in college. Ten years later, she still thinks he's good-looking and proper in all sense while he thinks of her as wild, crazy and funny at times. Needless to say, their personality clashes and Josh doesn't think Hazel as his kind of gal. Plus, he has gone out with Tabitha for two years although it's a long distance relationship. It is strange how fate has once again brought this two together. Hazel is an elementary school teacher and when her good friend, Emily, invited her to her house as a get-together, she doesn't have much thoughts until she saw Josh there. It turns out that Josh is Emily's brother. 

Despite the awkwardness, Hazel continues to hang out with Josh like any other friends. And when Josh later found out that his girlfriend is cheating on him, Hazel thinks it isn't a bad idea to go on a double date. However, no matter how many dates they've gone, they just didn't click with each other's friends. But of course by that time their connection and tacit understanding struck them both that they may have a chance with each other after all.  

This book was a great escapism after all the thrillers I read. On top of that, I loved it that the relationship was based from the foundation of friends first and that Hazel and Josh are two interesting characters who're relatable; the former who was not afraid of being herself while the latter was kind, sensitive and stable. They're the typical opposite-attract type of couple and I couldn't like them more because of who they are and how comfortable they're with each other. Their witty dialogues, Josh's Korean heritage and the different situations they were in made this such an entertaining read and I enjoyed the whole book in spite of the predictability. I'll definitely be looking out for more books by this author.  

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10 Responses
  1. jenclair Says:

    I'm adding this one to my list!

  2. Lark Says:

    This sounds like a fun read! Oh, and I got your Christmas card. It came in the mail yesterday. :D

  3. Melody Says:

    Jenclair - It was a fun read and I hope you'll like it too. :)

  4. Melody Says:

    Lark - It was fun. And I'm glad my card arrived though it was a little late. :)

  5. Iliana Says:

    I can see why this one would be a nice break from thrillers! Sounds like a fun read!

  6. I listened to The Chalk Man and enjoyed it and, I'd like to read Our House as well. Have a Happy 2019.

  7. The Bookworm Says:

    I enjoy friends to lovers romances and this one sounds good. I keep seeing this author around, I need to read her books eventually. Great review.

  8. Melody Says:

    Iliana - It was a fun read. I'm definitely looking forward to more books by this author.

  9. Melody Says:

    Diane - Hope you'll enjoy Our House when you get to it, Diane. Happy 2019 to you, too!

  10. Melody Says:

    Naida - Thanks, Naida! I hope you'll try her books one day. :)

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