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10 Blind Dates

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  14,697 ratings  ·  3,195 reviews
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 relationshi ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published October 1st 2019 by Disney-Hyperion
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Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs-read, favorites
Alas, I have found a new favorite YA Contemporary!!

This is the most adorable, sweetest story about family that I have EVER read. My cup runs over. It's that good.

It's true, guys, gals and nonbinary pals. I loved this with my whole heart.

Ashley Elston is a blessing. I knew that going into this, but 10 Blind Dates seals the deal.

This precious story follows Sophie, who on the eve of Christmas break, is looking forward to nothing more than spending some quality time with her boyfriend, Griffin.

Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
This was so absurdly charming, my heart is SOARING. I think I enjoyed this re-read even more than my original read!

CW: pregnancy complications

“I don’t expect to meet the love of my life but maybe, just maybe this will help heal the pieces Griffin broke.”

I promise you, so many people are going to be checking this one out from their library this holiday season, and with good reason, because I read this book with a constant smile on my face. This was such a heartwarming story about family, and love, and finding out about yourself and your happiness when you are in that weird transition period when you are getting ready for co
merry christmas!! i got you my full review of this book, posted on my blog:

(i know it's not christmastime yet but it's three months closer than it was when i read this.)


^ Actual paparazzi photo of me reading this book.

This made me feel Grinch levels of Christmasy in the middle of summer!!!

Well, end of movie levels of Grinchness. Not the beginning. Although the beginning is basically me during the 11ish months of the year that include neither De
Chelsea Humphrey
Ashley Elston is the type of author that is difficult to NOT adore; her books are varied in genre but consistently well written, and 10 Blind Dates is no different. Occasionally I get a craving to read books that are comfortably predictable, and this happens most often in the last quarter of the year. Perhaps you can call it the holiday spirit (Fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc), but there's something about picking up a book that features a big, close knit family that you can grow to love, flaw ...more
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Gosh, this was annoyingly average.
The premise made it sound like it would’ve been such a fun story, and whilst there were fun moments, those moments were underdeveloped, rushed and no room was left for me to connect with characters.
It had such a great familial and friendship aspect. But everything was so rushed, too much was happening, it felt crammed in and by the end of it I was left feeling hollow.
Larry H
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.

Good lord, this book is just one giant ball of adorable!!

Sophie’s pregnant older sister is on bed rest, so their parents decide to visit her for Christmas, leaving Sophie to stay with her grandparents and extended family of cousins. But before she heads to her family’s house, Sophie goes to a party to hook up with her boyfriend Griffin, since she'll be missing him for a while.

When Sophie arrives, she overhears Griffin telling his friend he’s happy Sophie will be away and that he’s cons
C.G. Drews
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is just such a delightful Christmassy romcom! Look sometimes you get a cupcake and you just want to devour the whipped cream sugary goodness by itself and that's what this is 😌it's sweet and has a lot of wild and fun blind dates happening (hey with a few deeper things happening in the background) and it features BIG ITALIAN FAMILIES and oblivious crushes and so much food you will, quite literally, need a snack break. Can someone pls bake for me now??? I am hungry. Reading is hard work, I ne ...more
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
4.5 stars

A little cheesy, and yes, full of rom-com tropes... but in the best way possible. Like, sometimes you absolutely freaking need a syrupy sweet and fluffy YA romance in your life, and Ashley Elston knocked this one out of the park if you ask me! Full review coming soon <3
This book was super fun.

Great characters and a large, well meaning family made for a quick read that had me laughing out loud at several places and screaming in others.

I can’t wait to read it again.

**Huge thanks to Ashley for asking me to beta read**
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
this was unbelievably cute! it was the perfect christmas rom-com book
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received this book for free as part of a blog tour.

This was such a cute YA Christmas romance! I honestly wasn’t expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised.

First off, I loved the premise. 10 blind dates picked by family members is a hilarious idea. The execution was great as well. There were some cute dates and some OMG dates (like the one that her twin cousins set up).


I also loved the emphasis on family, both with her immediate and extended family. I loved the bond Sophie had with her p
Jul 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019, ya, romancelandia
2.5 stars

There is a good chance that Netflix will make a movie out of this story that I’ll like better than this novel itself, kind of like they did with To All the Boys I've Loved Before. If they find the right (hot) love interest, if they invest time into developing various family members’ personalities, and if they drop the pregnant sister/baby subplot altogether. (I mean, was this written for teens or for moms? Do teens like reading about pregnancy complications and cooing over babies? I am
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is so much fun and realy cute , this book puts you in an instant holiday mood , 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Lauren Lanz
Dec 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars, young-adult
10 Blind Dates was a nice romance for the holiday season. It's a relatively quick read that got me excited to usher in the upcoming December festivities.

~★~ What is this book about? ~★~

When her boyfriend breaks up with her, Sophie’s family comes up with an idea to cheer her up. Each day until New Years, they’ll set up a blind date for her in the hopes that she’ll forget about her ex and enjoy the holidays. Ten dates are scheduled, and Sophie has no idea what to expect.


While a lot of thing
Lindsay (pawsomereads)
This was such a cute book! It was an easy and quick read but contained a lot of funny, relatable and entertaining content. I loved that, while the plot is obviously about romance and dating, there was also a lot of focus on family and friendship. Sophie's family is so loving and supporting, if not a tad bit over-bearing, but in the best way.
The plot was predictable but I didn't feel like this took away from the book too much overall. This was a fun read that left me super happy after I finished
Mackenzie Lane
4/5 stars!

Very fun & festive! A light-hearted read with all the charm & merriment that a holiday young adult contemporary should have. I love reading stories that revolve around big families, especially when it's Christmas time! Such a whimsical time of year. I would definitely recommend :)
Madalyn (Novel Ink)
This was truly everything I wanted it to be! Ah!! Just the right amount rom-com tropiness, but with the best big Southern family vibes that warmed my lil Georgia heart.
♛ may

this book turned me into a marshmallow bc im soft and 🥺

Éimhear (A Little Haze)
Omg I was desperately in need of a cute, fluffy book... AND THIS ONE EXACTLY HIT THE SPOT!!!!

Oh it was just so cute I can't.

The premise is utterly adorable. Slightly chaotic. But in the best way possible.

Sophie's parents decide that they need to spend Christmas with their eldest daughter Margot as she is heavily pregnant but has developed superimposed preeclampsia and is confined to bed rest. So Sophie, who is in her last year of high school, goes to spend the Christmas holidays with her grand
Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

Many thanks to Ian at Disney Hyperion for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review

thank you Disney, for the early christmas blessings!! this along with Royal Holiday will make for a splendid christmas break!!

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if i was sophie and i was forced to go on 10 blind dates by my own extended family i would simply not go
h o l l i s
This is the kind of read that is pretty much exactly what it looks like. It's contemporary, it's set around the holidays, there is a large boisterous family who conspires together to set up the newly heartbroken lead character on dates, of which there are ten of them. If this sounds like everything, or anything, you want from a romance, I don't think you’ll have any complaints.

I definitely loved the concept of these dates, the strange charm of the whole situation. I loved the idea of this big fa
I skimmed this - I'm just going to be honest about it. I'm not sure why I got this from the library because it doesn't even sound like something I would like. And it wasn't. It's definitely something for a younger audience, or maybe I'm just completely done with YA/contemporary romance. It could very well be both. Either way, I wasn't a fan. ...more
Dec 23, 2019 marked it as dnf-zone
Shelves: contemporary
DNF 29% | 23/12/19

I thought I was going to have fun with this book, but nope.

There’s nothing wrong with it, it’s just that I’m not interested in knowing what will go down in the rest of the book. I have read a good portion of it and I can already see it’s very predictable and bland. I wouldn’t necessarily call this boring, but let’s just say that reading this book wouldn’t add anything to my life.

I waited to see how the first blind dates would go before dnfing this, and I didn’t love them either
Dec 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
10 Blind Dates is a quintessential cute and festive YA romance, complete with an upcoming Netflix adaptation in the works. This book follows our protagonist Sophie as her family sets her up on 10 dates on the lead up to Christmas, after breaking up with her longtime boyfriend. As you can imagine, a series of events unfold that are everything from bizarre to ridiculous to charming. While it isn't my favourite YA contemporary ever, it was the perfect read for the holiday season and thoroughly enjo ...more
Oct 25, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf

I have this love and hate relationship with YA romance. Although I found some gems, some are just... not for me. I think I have this difficulty to connect with YA characters. Some are truly fun, some are just... boring/ too much.

It is very sad that I have to shelved 10 Blind Date into DNF shelve. I am trying so carefully picking up book lately cause I shelved so many under DNF.

For all of you who also have love and hate relationship with YA romance, what aspect that usually does not work for
Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
this was such a fun and adorable read. Highly recommend this one if you’re looking for something with family, fun and overall cuteness. 4.5⭐️
Nov 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

The moment I start thinking I'm outgrowing YA contemporary and should start reading adult novels, a book like this one comes along and makes me fall in love with the genre all over again.

What can I say, 10 Blind Dates was adorable, unique, and laugh-out-loud funny.
Yes, there were so many characters, most of the time I had no idea who is who, yet it didn't make me love them any less. Sophie's family really took me for a ride! I swear I could read about them forever and I'm beyond excite
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Ashley Elston lives is North Louisiana with her husband and three sons. She worked as a wedding and portrait photographer for ten years until she decided to pursue writing full time. Ashley is also a certified landscape horticulturist and loves digging in the dirt. Her debut novel, THE RULES FOR DISAPPEARING was published by Disney Hyperion in 2013 and was a finalist in the Best Young Adult catego ...more

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“Is there no privacy in this family?' Everyone at the table answers, 'No.” 10 likes
“Who do you think Nonna picked for you tonight?” he asks. I shrug and look down at the floor. It’s too hard to maintain eye contact with him and not blurt our every thought swimming in my brain. “No idea.” “I wish it was me,” he says quietly, and my head shoots up. “You do?” I ask. He gets up from the chair and moves slowly toward me. “I wish all the dates had been mine.” 7 likes
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