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Title: 10 Blind Dates
Author: Ashley Elston
Release Date: Oct 1, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance/ Holiday
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?
*****What I Loved*****
- The setting!! It was set here in my hometown of Shreveport, and that was awesome! I’ve experience the Natchitoches lights festival she went to. I’ve been to Breaux Bridge, the little bitty town her sister lives in. I even lived in Minden, the small town she lives in, for a short while. Swatting mosquitoes during Christmas is totally plausible by the way. Fortunately it’s a bit colder here this year. Oh, and I’m not aware of any rundown porno drive-in movies.
- Disco Mary is pretty funny.
- The phone prank is hilarious!
- The book is quickly addictive! I couldn’t put it down.
- I love the family dynamics.
- Such a cute story! I was completely giddy!
- I love the way things are resolved in the Fab Four.
- Great chemistry!
*****What I Didn’t Love*****
- Cheating – but not really…
- I didn’t like one tiny part of the ending, but most of it I adored.
I totally loved this one! I would recommend it for all fans of YA contemporary romances, and especially fans of Kasie West. I wish I had more books like this to read this Christmas!
Have you read 10 Blind Dates? What did you think? Have a recommendation for me?