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10 Dates

(The Power of Ten #1)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  1,350 ratings  ·  270 reviews
Joanie Fox can't wait to settle down and marry the man of her dreams. However, when her engagement starts to look more stalemate than soulmate, her best friend stages an intervention sure to make even the most hardened, serial daters wince: 10 Dates in 10 Days.

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Kindle Edition, 445 pages
Published May 16th 2017
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Stars: 5-6-7-8-9-10 whatever I can give this novella to!!! <3 <3

Oh sweet mother of holy moly and all the curses and swoons in the world. I loved the book with each chapter and the words and phrases!! This book meant something close to me because I was just not a reader for Emily James and the book to her. I saw and read and felt this book grow in front of me which made me feel connected to it somehow deeper than just reading the lines and imagining the scenes in my head. It was way
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Favorite Quotes:

It’s Big-Tits-Twenty. I recognise her sickly, purring voice, even though I can’t quite see her yet. She sounds like a room full of tortured cats.

Peter likes Sci-Fi and Potter and arranges his hair in a bouffant, Falcon Twist on the top of his head. Sadly, for him it’s thinning around the top and looks more frightened ferret than falcon funk.

I’m not usually so uncouth, but instead I ungracefully burp in response. The smell of lemon and garlic and onion rings hangs in the air
So... this was one of those over the top, trying very hard to be funny kind of story where in the mission of making you laugh out loud, it makes you feel embarrass out loud instead. The h was such a push over and weird creepy peeping tom that should be avoided on all the cost. Again we have got a lead female "who doesn't know she is so beautiful and worth billions and guys are just waiting for her to notice them." The H...well i don't know how to...feel about him as every other H is just like ...more
Chloe Adams
Aug 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4+6 does make ten
Loved this!!
Kathy Rouchelle
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMG...with friends like these who needs enemies. I mean they mean well, especially Melinda as she not only hits Joanie with her plan for 10 dates in 10 days, but Mikey as well as he has to take one on one cooking classes. And the dates; one can only wonder how Joanie actually survives them.

I absolutely loved this book. The storyline is absolutely fabulous and actually quite possibly real in someone's everyday life; well most of it. The story flowed well and keeps you thoroughly entertained from
Sara Oxton
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
10 Dates by Emily James a fab four star-read. 10 Dates: A fun and sexy romantic comedy by Emily James that can be read as a stand-alone. This is my first story by this author, and it won’t be the last, she writes a funny and romantic, laugh out loud moments. The characters in this book are people you want to know more about, you can’t help but care about them and feel for them as their story progresses.
Joanie Fox had a plan, she has been waiting for her boyfriend Chris to propose when the time
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Extremely entertaining and hilarious book!
OMG! This book was so much fun!! I've never laughed so much with a story before. This one is amazing!!!

We start this book at a New Year's party, where Joanie's boyfriend is celebrating his dating app, Sex Talk Dating, and after three years together, Joanie believes he will propose - as he said he would at the beginning of their relationship - but she has another thing coming and the night ends completely different than what she imagined.
The next morning, the first day of the year already starts
Romance Rehab
Jun 27, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

And the horrific rom com book slump continues...

Plot overview: Desperate-to-be-married Joanie gets dumped by her boyfriend (big shock) and embarks on a set on blind dates.

I had to DNF at 9%, y’all. 9%. How sad is that? This book had over 200 gushy, glowy reviews on Amazon, and I had to DNF at 9%. I’m starting to feel like someone is playing a practical joke on me or something.

I will say that I didn’t DNF the book because it was poorly written. It wasn’t. And frankly, I found Joanie’s
Christy Bailey
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing

This was such a great rom-com! Such a fun read with lots of laughs. This book also taught me to fear the idea of blind dates. Haha. Joanie had the worst luck when it came to her dates. It was comical how bad they were and the situations she ended up in. Loved this book!
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely Loved this book. It’s a Sexy, Flirty and Fun Read. Joanie, or Four as she is know to her sexy neighbor who lives in #Six, is down on her luck. After 3 years of dating and thinking she was heading to the altar, her boyfriend leaves her causing her bestie to set her up on 10 dates in days. From there all I can say is let the laughter begin.

Poor Joanie has the worst luck at absolutely the wrong times but she is a strong woman with a sharp tongue (when needed) and for the most part a
Red Cheeks Reads
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Joanie thinks her boyfriend is about to propose to her at the party she has planned but when he announced a business trip to New York instead she is finally fed up and so are her friends. One of which decides to stage an intervention: 10 dates in 10 days to find Mr.Right; nothing could go wrong....right? Well throw in intervening friends, an irritating ex, and a sexy, funny, and frustrating neighbour, nicknamed Six, and you have one hell of a entertaining 10 days.

“No Four, this is my place. I
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10 Dates by Emily James was a fun, light-hearted, laugh out loud romances.
I couldn't help but have a smile on my face from start to finish. The main characters were witty and feisty!
If you like a hot and heavy romance filled with comedy, read this book.
Oct 17, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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10 Dates by Emily James Rated 5 stars

I absolutely LOVED this book! I zipped right through it because it was so good I could hardly put it down! This is my one of my favorite type of books to read. I love all the humor and tom foolery going on in this story. I sit reading this with either a smirk, a smile or laughing with some snorting mixed in. How much more enjoyable can a book get? Ok add in a some hot bodies and messing around and then it's a fantastic book....wait that IS this book! Speaking
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
10 dates by Emily James 5 stars!!!

I absolutely LOVED this book! Joanie Fox is a character that is very relatable. This book had me laughing out loud until my tummy hurt! She is so fun and down to Earth. Her two best friends just added such a depth to the story. It is a fun book that I couldn't put down. It is a perfect quick read for the pool or just to get out of a real life funk. It is witty and the story flowed really well. I didn't want it to end. Everyone has a friend like Joanie, Mikey, or
Jun 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Funny Comical Romance!!
10 Dates is a funny sexy romantic novel by Emily James that will have you laughing out loud! I love these characters and the things they say to each other only friends can say. Loads of fun!
Joanie Fox has been waiting a long time for her boyfriend to pop the question and has thrown together a party just like he asked her to. This is the first comical scene. What a disaster it has become with Joanie extremely hurt in more ways than one. Joanie is very disappointed that
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
10 Dates by Emily James – 5 stars

This is one of those books that had me laughing through the whole thing. The main character’s adventures and mishaps in the dating world are very funny. She is awkward and clumsy and cute and funny and determined and I completely identify with her attachment to her parking space.

The premise of the story is this: The main character is recently single (good riddance you jerk) and her (well meaning, over bearing, and too much in everyone’s business) friend Melinda
Laura Furuta
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
10 Dates: A fun and sexy romantic comedy novel
By: Emily James
5 out of 5 stars

The story 10 Dates: A fun and sexy romantic comedy novel by Emily James is a humorous romance book. Joanie Fox’s best friend begins an intervention when Joanie’s engagement to her current boyfriend goes south. It involves 10 Dates in 10 Days. What a concept! The thinking is that there has to be one that is not too bad. What happens next had me laughing so hard that I almost fell off my couch while holding my side. Will
Penny Stone
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing


10 DATES by Emily James is the funniest, most exciting book I have read in a long time. Emily’s sense of humor shines through in every hilarious encounter. Her characters are witty, lovable and charming. It is a standalone novel, chock full of adventure, sexy romance, laugh until you cry humor, and situations you never want to be in. I highly recommend this book to everyone that enjoys a good laugh.

Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
10 Dates by Emily James
Five Stars

10 Dates: A Fun and sexy romantic comedy novel by Emily James is the first book I have read by this author. The descriptive characters and witty dialogue had me laughing through the whole story. Ms. James had me hooked from the very first page. I really liked the interaction between Joanie and her friends Mikey and Melinda. The the hot sexy dialogue between her and six was off the charts.

Joanie ( also known as 4 because that it the apartment number she lives in)
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
After reading the very first three pages I felt something was wrong. Thankfully this time wrong is really right. I really can’t stop laughing. “Four” is hilarious. I found myself laughing out loud many times throughout this book. 10 Dates has to be one of the funniest stories I have ever read. Emily James is able to portray Four’s determination to find Mr. Right as well as her pain and suffering from each date and then her general tiredness towards the end of the story. I could really sympathize ...more
Carissa Anelli
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I have never read a book by this author and now i want to know why? This book was hilarious and the story was cute. The character development was great and you could easily imagine the characters as you dive headfirst into the story. I didn’t want to put the book down in fear of what shenanigan was going to happen next. There are plenty of those from the start the champagne cork to the eye on what Joanie thought was her engagement night when it turns out her boyfriend was moving across the
Jennifer Lilly
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
“10 Dates” by Emily James is a hilarious romantic comedy that hooked me from the very beginning.

Joanie Fox, also referred to as Four in the book, life is in a rut and all she wants is to get married and start a family. After wasting three years on a relationship that went nowhere, she is ready to give up on men and spend her nights curled up on the sofa with ice cream. But her two besties have other ideas and soon Joanie is preparing for a dating frenzy – ten dates in ten days. Will Joanie find
Romaine Heart
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Omgosh!!! I loved this book!! The author's sense of humour is totally off the charts !!! I laughed all through this beautiful comedy love story. Sex envy, loved this term!!
Joanie has just broken up with her douchebag fiance after three years. She was expecting a marriage proposal but received something else.
Joanie's new neighbor, who lives in apartment six, is hot, sexy and frustrating. A restaurant and casino owner. Six has caught Four (his name for her since she lives in apartment number
Robin Rankin
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
10 Dates by Emily James is a cute and humorous story about Joanie and her saga of dating after a breakup. I chuckled several times but I didn’t have the laugh out loud moments like I was hoping but there were a few times it came very close.

Joanie is trying to move on after a breakup with her boyfriend of three years. On the night of the breakup she meets her new neighbor who is HOT. They seem to grate on one another’s nerves something fierce and Joanie manages to embarrass herself almost every
Sandra Lopez
Joan has waited for years for her proposal, and tonight―New Year's at midnight―was THE night. What she got instead was her boyfriend's unexpected announcement to move to NY to launch his new dating app. The even ended with her drunk butt landing on a cake, topped with frosting and drenched in champagne.

Shortly after her New Year's disaster, she runs into her hot, sexy neighbor, who is as arrogant as can be. The last thing she needed was to be annoyed by his conceited antics or to be haunted by
Amber - TBR Book Blog
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was such a funny book! I had to keep reading and find out how each of Joanie's 10 dates went! And all I can say is thank goodness for Melinda and her meddling. Thank goodness for her pushing Joanie out on these dates and forcing her out of her comfort zone. All while dealing with her own personal drama.

This was a first book I've read by this author but it won't be the last. I need to know how Melinda's story ends! And hope we see more of Joanie and Mikey also.
Denise Owens
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing

10 Dates is a romance novel written by Emily James with a happy ending that I loved from the first chapter until the end of the book! The story takes place in England, and it's about a woman named Joanie, who has been dating a guy named Chris for 3 years, and she has been led to believe by him that this is the year that he will propose to her. She really is convinced that this is the year since Chris had her help him set up a party with him, at the spur of the moment, but didn't tell her what
Bloggers From Down Under
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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** Review by Gayle from Bloggers From Down Under **

The scene is set.
New Years Eve.
This will be the biggest moment of your life.
Your boyfriend is finally going to propose.
You have been waiting for it.
With your best friends by your side to support you in this life altering moment.

But it all goes horribly wrong.
He was never there to propose.
He had other ideas.
Your big moment, your dreams……Shattered.

This is Joans story.

Brokenhearted and
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