Blogmas Day 4: Book Review – 10 Blind Dates By Ashley Elston

10 Blind Dates10 Blind Dates By Ashley Elston

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult, Holiday
Pages: 336 pages
Published: October 1st 2019
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Synopsis: 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. Cue devastation.

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?

My Thoughts: So I have had my eye on this book for a while. I wanted to pick it up when it came out but then decided to wait until closer to the holidays. Well I finally picked it up and I am so happy I did. This book really is such a cute holiday contemporary.

This story is about Sophie who finds out from overhearing a conversation that her boyfriend wants a break from her. She ends up devastated and her grandma is not happy with that. So her grandma decides that the family is going to set Sophie on 10 blind dates. She won’t know who the people just what they are doing for the date. Sophie needs to decide if she wants to get back with her boyfriend or maybe there’s someone else.

This book was just what I needed. It’s such a fun contemporary that really warmed my heart. In a way I kinda wish it was my life minus the whole breakup part. I just love how her family came together to help Sophie find dates. They even set up a group chat to talk about the dates and make bets when the date is going to end. Family is such a huge part in this book. I just loved seeing Sophie become closer with people she had drifted apart with. It really reminded me of my family. I use to be close with my cousins but now we are older we aren’t as close. It’s really such a shame.

Another part that obviously makes the book so fun are the dates. The dates are super interesting. I found some of them to be so unique and different. I really wasn’t sure what to except but Ashley really got creative with them. Plus I just love how the family would all come together before the dates trying to get sneak peaks. Sometimes members of her family would be a part of the date as well. So it was really enjoyable how much this brought their family together.

Overall I thought this was such a fun book. It really was the perfect time to read this. I had been in a bit of a slump but I feel this helped pull me right out. It really ended up putting me in such a good mood. I do hope you guys are able to read this one during the holidays. I feel it won’t disappoint. I did see someone talking about how Netflix picked it up. I can picture this movie so well in my head. I mean just the thought of it makes me really happy. So I really can’t wait for that to happen!

Have you guys ended up reading this book? If so what were your thoughts on it. If not, is this book on your TBR? Are you planning to read it? Let me know in the comments.

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