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.
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?
About the Author
Ashley Elston is the author of several novels, including THE RULES FOR DISAPPEARING (a finalist in the Best Young Adult Novel category of the International Thriller Awards) and THIS IS OUR STORY. She graduated with a Liberal Arts degree from Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Ashley worked for many years as a wedding photographer before turning her hand to writing. Ashley lives in Louisiana with her husband and three sons.
Ashley is represented by Sarah Davies at The Greenhouse Literary Agency.
Review of 10 Blind Dates
Review (5 Stars): 10 Blind Dates was an amazingly delightful romantic story that shows you that love always wins out. For Sophie, she thought her dating life was perfect until she overheard her boyfriend say that he wanted a little bit of freedom from their relationship. Sophie decides to hide out with her family over the Christmas holiday and her family members decide that she needs to be set up with ten blind dates to get her mind off her current situation. What happens next is a comedy of sorts because each date is vastly different from the last and Sophie slowly gets reacquainted with the one person that she didn’t know she lost. Herself.
This book had me laughing out loud at the crazy scenarios that Sophie found herself in. Even though Griffin tried to win Sophie back after his horrible blunder, I’m glad that she said no. She was able to get back to the fun person that she forgot she could be and found love in an unexpected place. 10 Blind Dates is a fun, charming story and it has become one of my favorite books this year. Definitely pick this story up for the holidays and plan to laugh just as much as I did.
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