10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston is a perfect book for your holiday reading list. As a big fan of YA Christmas books, I was excited when I first heard of this one. I was expecting festive fluff, and this book delivers on that with its dynamic family and perfectly cheesy dates. This is a light and fluffy read that is sure to get the reader in the Christmas spirit.Title: 10 Blind Dates
Author: Ashley Elston
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: October 1, 2019
One broken heart, ten blind dates—and a whole lot of confusion!
Sophie wants one thing for Christmas—a little freedom from her overprotective parents. So when they decide to spend Christmas in South Louisiana with her very pregnant older sister, Sophie is looking forward to some much needed private (read: make-out) time with her long-term boyfriend, Griffin. Except it turns out that Griffin wants a little freedom from their relationship.
Heartbroken, Sophie flees to her grandparents’ house, where the rest of her boisterous extended family is gathered for the holiday. That’s when her nonna devises a (not so) brilliant plan: Over the next ten days, Sophie will be set up on ten different blind dates by different family members. Like her sweet cousin Sara, who sets her up with a hot guy at an exclusive underground party. Or her crazy aunt Patrice, who signs Sophie up for a lead role in a living nativity. With a boy who barely reaches her shoulder. And a screaming baby.
When Griffin turns up unexpectedly and begs for a second chance, Sophie feels more confused than ever. Because maybe, just maybe, she’s started to have feelings for someone else . . . Someone who is definitely not available.
This is going to be the worst Christmas break ever . . . or is it?
❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃
Review: 10 Blind Dates by AShley Eston
This book follows Sophie, who is dealing with a recent heartbreak, as she is set up on 10 blind dates by her family. It is easy to sympathize with Sophie, but it is also inspiring to see her transform and bounce back from her broken heart. The book is filled with winter vibes as it takes place over Christmas, and I loved reading about each of the festive dates, some more outrageous than others. There is also a balance between fun and heartfelt moments as there is a subplot with Sophie’s pregnant sister and complications she faces. As well, family is one of my favourite elements in YA, and I was happy to see such a big, lively family that (mostly) wants the best for Sophie.
❀ A Cosy Read
10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston is a cosy read that is perfect for curling up with as the weather gets colder. This one is both wholesome and heartfelt, and the main character truly transforms throughout the book. I would definitely recommend this one to fans of Hallmark movies.
40 thoughts on “10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston”
A complete surprise mystery date a romantic walk dinner and movie
Sounds lovely! 🙂
Hubby and I still have a date once a month. There are hundreds of surprise dates on Pinterest to do. One month I choose and the next month he chooses.
LOVE this idea! 🙂
Some of my favorites are: drive in movie, date to the bookstore, and any type of sporting event (football, baseball, basketball).
Bookstores make perfect date spots! 🙂
Almost done with this one… it’s so darn cuute! It’s all but guaranteed to end a certain way, but that’s part of its charm. 🙂
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Right?! It is a perfect holiday rom-com. 🙂
I’m so excited for this one!! I desperately want it!
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I hope that you get a chance to read it soon! 🙂
Popeye’s Chicken and a trip to the drive-in for a triple feature 🙂
Love the drive-in! 🙂
Escape room is high on our date night list.
Oooh! I have to try one of those still! 🙂
Oh lord. Date NIGHT, not really…I’m not very creative. I think a great date DAY would be to one of those swinging obstacle courses in trees. 😀
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That does sound like a lot of fun! 🙂
One year for Christmas I gave my husband 12 envelopes, each with a monthly date. for the upcoming year It was fun watching him open each one on the first of the month and know we had something to look forward to!
OMG! That is the sweetest thing that I have ever heard! Love it! 🙂
I think a fun date night idea would be to find an art project to do together!
That does sound like a great idea! 🙂
I only had one blind date and it didn’t go so well. LOL This sounds like a fun read.
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Blind dates can be rough! lol
Hahaha, nope, I don’t date! (I live vicariously through others in books – like this one!)
A date with a book! Always a good time! 🙂
Sounds like fun! 🙂
Dates + Christmas + COSY FAMILY!! AHHHHHHH!! I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS ONE ALREADY! I have seen it around but never thought of adding it to my tbr but I just thought..meh…BUT YOUR REVIEW MADE ME CHANGE MY MIND SO THANK YOUUUU, Lori! 😍😍❤️❤️❤️
Yay!! It is so much fun and I am sure that you will enjoy it. 🙂
A creative date night idea would a walk in a woods and a picnic.
Oooh! That sounds romantic! 🙂
I like going to a comedy club. But I also adore a guy with a great sense of humor. 🙂
I have no date night ideas in general, but I am excited to read all about the dates in this book
I think it will be one that you love! 🙂
I don’t see that happening. We do have nice dinners by candlelight so that’s something.
Sounds lovely to me! 🙂
“Do you have any creative date night ideas?” Decorate mugs at a pottery shop, or go to an amusement park, or do both!
Oooh! Fun ideas!! 🙂