Title: 10 blind dates.
Author: Ashley Elston.
Page count: 336.
Release day: October 1st 2019.
Genre: YA, contemporary, romance.
Rating: 3 stars.
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
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?
I really enjoyed this story, it was a very easy and quick read!
This book follows Sophie, who just broke up with her boyfriend. To try and cheer her up her nonna organizes 10 blind dates, or each blind date is organized by a different family member. I just really enjoyed this concept. Every chapter was a new date, and after finishing each chapter I really wanted to continue to see the next date!
I really enjoyed the main character, and Wes, Charlie and Olivia! I love how close the family was, and how much they cared about each other’s happiness, but also joked around a lot!
But why I took stars is that it is quite predictable, and also the whole story about her sister felt a bit random!? I think they could have left it out, and probably I would have enjoyed it more. I mean they needed a reason why her parents and sister weren’t present, I get that, but I think they could have done it easier. Since I didn’t care about that part of the book, the chapters were her sister was the big part, were a bit boring to me.
But I do really recommend this one, especially on audio! It is a pretty short one, so you will probably fly through it!
I definitely think I will check out other books by Ashley Elston!