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10 Blind Dates

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  2,304 ratings  ·  709 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 ...more
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published October 1st 2019 by Disney Hyperion
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“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 college.
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, arcs-read
Alas, I have a new favorite YA Contemporary!!

This is the most adorable, sweetest book about family and self-discovery that I have EVER read.

It's so true, guys! I loved this with my whole heart and soul.

This book is a blessing, Ashley Elston is a blessing.

I am even having a hard time forming legitimate sentences right now.

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.

This was FUN.

Everything about it promises fun—the cover, title, synopsis—but it’s one thing to expect something and another thing to be delivered that thing. Also, I read the author’s This Is Our Story, a YA mystery, so I couldn’t wait to see her deliver a feel-good Christmassy romance.

I read it in two sittings and, actually, I dare you to read it any slower. It will be hard because this is a fast-paced page-turner that is just the right amount of fun and sweet. Sophie and her boyfriend for a
Chelsea Humphrey
Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
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, ...more
C.G. Drews
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 ...more
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**
Madalyn (Novel Ink)
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
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.
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this was unbelievably cute! it was the perfect christmas rom-com book
Jul 26, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, romancelandia, 2019
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
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
I just want ALL the cute Christmas rom-coms in my life, please and thank you
Emer (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
may ❀

this book turned me into a marshmallow bc im soft and

Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is so much fun and realy cute , this book puts you in an instant holiday mood , 4 ...more
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
Lindsay (pawsomereads)
Sep 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
Sep 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: edelweiss
Prepare yourselves....this is going to be a 'must read' this December. Actually, this novel needs to be adapted into a movie because it would be the perfect watch for the holidays!

Before I get too ahead of myself, this book was everything that you could hope for in a teenage contemporary set during the week of Christmas/New Years. I keep on telling people this comparison but I would say this novel is the perfect mixture of "Cheaper by the Dozen" and "To All the Boys I've Loved Before". It's a
sam  {Multi Dreamer}⚔
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 ...more

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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Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think I found my all time favorite rom-com to read - oh my gosh :)))

full review is finally on my blog: https://readingatlastblog.wordpress.c...
Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
This was so freaking cute and I absolutely flew through it. I’m serious, I couldn’t put it down and I was laughing the whole way through. 10 Blind Dates follow Sophie as she unexpectedly finds herself single over holiday break. With her Nonna determined to cheer her up, Sophie is set up on 10 blind dates by different family members, and hilarity ensues.

There was so much to be happy about with this story: the huge, close-knit family (the fab four was indeed fabulous), the awkward (and always
Oct 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
That book was so much fun! I kept on laughing, it was so great :)
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2019
So adorable! Just the sort of delightful romantic comedy goodness I need in my life ...more
Olivia & Lori (The Candid Cover)
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As a big fan of YA Christmas books, I was excited when I first heard of 10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston. 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.

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
Jessica | Booked J
Blog | Twitter | Instagram | Review can be found here at Booked J.

As always, a copy of this book was provided by the publisher or author in exchange for my honest review. This does not effect my opinion in any way.

Okay, okay, I'm going to be real with you guys for a minute. We're all friends here, right? Okay. Good. So, I DEFINITELY requested 10 Blind Dates because of that adorable cover. Swoon. Sometimes, the shallow just jumps out. Apparently I now have a thing for those gold foil
☼ rachel ☼
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"This is going to be the worst Christmas break ever... or is it?"

High School senior, Sophie, is excited to have alone time with her long-term boyfriend Griffin, when her parents decide to spend the holidays with her sister Margot, who is on bed rest. She overhears her boyfriend's conversation saying he wants to break-up with her; heartbroken she flees to her grandparent's house for Christmas break. Her grandmother wants to see her happy again,
Review first appeared on my blog: Book Addict 24-7

I will preface this review by stating that I absolutely loved 10 Blind Dates. You know when you look at a book and you’re worried that you’re secretly going to hate it, but then you read it and mentally slap yourself for your harsh judgments? Yeah, that was me after I finished reading this book.

It. Was. So. Good.

Sophie has just broken up with her boyfriend of a year–the same boyfriend she had hoped to be with during the holidays. When she
If you find Hallmark movies to be far too thrilling, then this book might be for you.
Stephanie Fitzgerald
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Y.A. and adult readers who enjoy light-hearted reads!
This was an absolutely delightful read! Oh, how I longed at times to be part of Sophie’s huge, loving Italian family, or at least a neighbor like Wes was! (Ok, except for the two Evil Joes; wouldn’t want to be anywhere near them). What a sweet premise; the whole family works together to help mend Sophie’s heart when her boyfriend dumps her right before Christmas by arranging blind dates with boys they are certain are perfect for her! Each date venue is radically different, as are the guys for ...more
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just turn blind to Wes mess and you'll love this book.
Okay, this was FUN.

I definitely can’t wait until Christmas now that I’m back in school and this book was delivered to me on a silver platter. I think someone out there is looking out for me.
It's a light and sweet Chrismassy story, but it's really fast-paced. The idea of 10 blind dates was just brilliant, and nona deserves a reward for the spectacular way she practically forced Soph out of the door and into the world to have some fun. The dates are all arranged by Soph's aunts, uncles and
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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 ...more
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