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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
Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by Disney-Hyperion
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Stacee
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**
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
I just want ALL the cute Christmas rom-coms in my life, please and thank you
Alexa
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So adorable! Just the sort of delightful romantic comedy goodness I need in my life ❤ ...more
Olivia & Lori (The Candid Cover)
There seem to be quite a few books releasing this year with the matchmaking theme. I am here for it and I am excited to find out how this one works out. The theme of family looks like a major player in the novel and it is one of my favourites, so I have very high hopes for it.
Georgia Meagher
Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was super fun!! It was really refreshing to see a positive family dynamic instead of a toxic one like there is in about 80% of ya books. I really related to the craziness of Sophie’s family since it’s how mine gets around the holidays AND we often have Christmas in Louisiana where the book is set. Love this one!! Plus it’s a great funk breaker.
Rachel
Okay, holy cuteness overload. 😍 This was honestly such a great book. I loved the family dynamics that were woven in with the really fun 10 blind dates idea. I'm definitely going to be buying this one when it's published.
Lisa
Jun 01, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
Cute and fun! I was expecting a heavier Christmas flair, but the focus is definitely more on the dates and connecting with family.

I wished for some stronger characterization for two main love interests, but overall it’s a light romantic contemporary.
Oda Renate
Mar 09, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Just saw this on my news feed.
I NEED IT NOW!
Christine Manzari
This was such a cute read! Sophie’s family was a blast, her relationship with her sister and cousin was sweet, and the dates were a blast. Perfect book for the summer.
Cat
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2019
I'm so in love with this concept, all of the blind dates (well, except the movie and dinner one!) and the bond between Sophie's family members. Adorable read! ♥
Olivia Farr
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: yabc-reviews
See my full review here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti...

10 BLIND DATES is the must-read romantic comedy of the fall! Sophie is staying with her grandparents and her very large family over the Christmas holidays, while her parents head down to stay with her pregnant older sister Margot, who is on bed rest from preeclampsia. Sophie is particularly excited to spend some time with her boyfriend, Griffin, who she thinks maybe she is ready to take the next step with, but she’s not sure if she
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Arlen
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
Book Review:
10 Blind Dates
by Ashley Elston
Publishing Date: 01 Oct 2019
Read courtesy of Netgalley.com

Though not as sophisticated, I believe this book fits in with what the Sarah Dessen - Jay Asher - John Green - Deb Caletti readers might enjoy.

The main character, Sophie, has a very large family, necessary for the plot to take place. However, I got confused trying to keep them straight. The author, Ashley Elston, had to create a lot of personalities to give her secondary characters motivation,
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Meg Miller
Jun 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars

This was a cute, fluffy read. Sophie is thrilled that her parents are going out of town over the Christmas break to visit her pregnant sister, and she'll get some time at home alone with her boyfriend, Griffin...until she hears him say she isn't fun anymore and that he wants to break up with her. Sophie takes her broken heart to her grandmother's house where the rest of her family has descended for the holiday, and they all set out to take her mind off her troubles. They create a list o
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Meg Miller
Jun 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

This was a cute, fluffy read. Sophie is thrilled that her parents are going out of town over the Christmas break to visit her pregnant sister, and she'll get some time at home alone with her boyfriend, Griffin...until she hears him say she isn't fun anymore and that he wants to break up with her. Sophie takes her broken heart to her grandmother's house where the rest of her family has descended for the holiday, and they all set out to take her mind off her troubles. They create a list o
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Gina
May 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
I got this book of Netgalley because I thought the cover and title looked cute. The book did not disappoint. I thoroughly enjoyed this read because I quickly fell in love with the characters and how the author really delves into the intricacies of family life. Sophie is a girl with everything going for her. She is a senior and has one semester until graduation. She has an amazing boyfriend. She has a niece on the way. She has applied to several colleges, and she is sure she will get in. Her pare ...more
Andee
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
Thanks, NetGalley, for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I was on my way to give this a solid 3 stars...until one paragraph at the end of the book brought it to 2.

If The Disney Channel and Hallmark Channel made a Christmas movie together, it would be 10 Blind Dates. There is no depth, nor is there meant to be. The writing is cute and perfect for middle school and high school fans of rom-com. Of course boys are in the picture, but friends and family relationships are a huge part of the s
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Lauriane
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-contemporary
10 Blind Dates, written by Ashley Elston, is a young adult contemporary novel set to be released on October 1, 2019. This book is published by Disney Hyperion. I received this advanced reading copy from the publisher, Disney Hyperion, through Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review.

When Sophie’s parents decide to visit her very pregnant sister during winter break, she is beyond excited to get some alone time. She is particularly excited to spend that time with her long-term boyfriend. Unfort
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Ms. Arca
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a great (big Italian!) family to base this story around. I really loved the concept of the MCs grandma setting up this huge family blind date game to make her granddaughter feel better after a break up (who doesn’t love a strong and mischievous matriarch!?).

I’m not sure how this book could have been better for the book that it is, and the sweet moments and messages it got across. I loved the sorting through how family-friendship relationships shift and change as we grow, and the MC and her
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Gladys
Jun 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At first it took me a while to get into this book. I could not understand what was going on. The beginning is a little confusing. It is not unto the grandmother starts the list, that this book stars coming to life. The family members fighting to put their names down to get Sophie a date was hilarious. Sophie as a character was hard to read at the beginning, I don't know if it was intentionally done, she come out as selfish, however as she begins going to her dates she becomes more humanize. Marg ...more
Sara Dempster
May 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-romance
After overhearing her boyfriend talk about dumping her, Sophie finds herself newly single right before Christmas with her large, nosy, boisterous family. Naturally, her family decides to step in and cheer her up by each setting her up on a blind date of their design.

This book took a few chapters for me to get into, but after I did, I couldn't put it down. It was fun, and feel-good, and adorable, and it's the perfect fluffy romance for the holidays. One thread of the plot is Sophie rediscovering
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Andrew
Sophie isn't expecting to have a breakup at the beginning of Christmas vacation-- and she certainly isn't expecting the plans her family has for her when they find out about it. Her grandparents, eccentric aunts and uncles, and close cousins; EVERYONE is determined to be the winning matchmaker as they set Sophie up on a different blind date almost every night of winter break. It's embarrassing, but they can't ALL end in disaster... right? 10 Blind Dates is a super lively, entertaining holiday ro ...more
Kathy
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was a lot of fun! Perfect for a summer read. Sophie is dealing with not being able to visit her sister who is on bedrest with her first baby, a boyfriend who doesn’t want to see her, cousins who think she ditched them, and a house full of family who are fighting to set her up on blind dates. Let the chaos ensue as each family member has their own idea of who would make a suitable date for Sophie. A fun and funny read with enough real life problems to make it believable topped off with ...more
Michele
May 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have a weakness for contemporary YA with adorable families and this one took the cake. Her family is SO LARGE and so engagingly awesome. I really enjoyed the family aspects, the hilarity of a blind date contest, and the so super cute romance.

Thanks to the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Shanna
Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very cute light read! Perfect for the beach or hanging by the pool. Sophie is a cute very likable character and this book reads just like a rom com. Recommend when you want something light and fun!

Thank you to NetGalley for the arc in exchange for an honest review.
Sami
Apr 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sharp, bubbly fun like that glass of New Year's champagne (or cider!), 10 Blind Dates is the ultimate holiday rom-com. Seriously, this made me happier than a Lifetime Holiday movie. I love Sophie's crazy family, wacky cousins, and the wonderful boy next door.
megs_bookrack
An ARC!!!!!



Disney Book Group, thank you so much!!!
I am fairly obsessed with Ashley Elston soooooo...



...yah, it's like that.
Day. Made.
Alex
May 23, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Cute but a little predictable. Good fluff read.
PaleHorsemen
I really loved the description of family and friends relationship, the book is an easy and pleasant read!
Lindsay
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loooooved this. It’s like a YA hallmark movie.
Aubrey
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For full review visit my blog: https://theshelflifechronicles.home.b...

Release Date: October 1, 2019

Thank you to Disney Book Group and NetGalley for an ARC of this novel!

Synopsis:
Sophia has an amazing winter break planned for herself. Her parents are going out of town to visit her pregnant sister and she's going to stay with her Nonna at night but hang out with her boyfriend, Griffen, at her house alone during the day. Sounds like a solid plan right? But then Sophia overhears her boyfriend telli
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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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