Hazel Bradford is rather intense and most people, certainly the guys she’s ever shown any interest in, can’t really handle her, or prefer to deal with her in small doses. Her spirited enthusiasm and quirky personality is ideal in her work as a fourth grade teacher, however, and the friends she does have love her to bits and appreciate her for who she is.
Josh Im may be one of the most laid back men Hazel has ever met. They got to know each other in college, when Josh was Hazel’s TA, but lost touch and only reconnect at a barbecue seven years later, as Hazel’s best friend Emily turns out to be Josh’s sister. Hazel announces happily that she and Josh will also be best friends and doesn’t win any time working towards making this happen. When Josh discovers that his girlfriend of two years has been cheating on him, Hazel is a rock of support. When Hazel’s apartment is accidentally flooded, Josh allows her to stay at his place, even though he’s a neat freak and she’s a total mess.
She starts trying to set him up on dates, and he wants to return the favour. Josh and Hazel keep going on strange and often catastrophic double dates, repeatedly ignoring everyone else’s suggestion that perhaps they should just date each other? They’re completely and utterly wrong for one another, after all.
Full review on my blog.