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10 Blind Dates - Ashley Elston | Spoiler Free Book Review

This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year and it did not disappoint! I put off reading this for a couple of weeks after it arrived as I was worried it wouldn't live up to the expectations I gave it but I adored it! I can't recommend it enough. 
10 Blind Dates - Ashley Elston | Spoiler Free Book Review
Blurb 

Sophie wants one thing for Christmas – time with her boyfriend Griffin. So when her parents plan a trip to visit her sister over the holiday, Sophie begs to be left behind with her grandparents and her boisterous extended family. But she and Griffin break up and she's devastated.
Sophie’s grandmother, hating to see her so upset, devises a (not so) brilliant plan – to distract her from heartbreak. Over the next ten days, different family members will set Sophie up on ten different blind dates, which doesn't sound awkward at all . . .
When Griffin turns up unexpectedly, it makes Sophie more confused than ever. Because maybe, just maybe, she’s started to have feelings for someone else. Someone who is definitely not available
My Review
YA isn't my go-to genre of book anymore but there are a few this year that I have loved and this tops the list. This book had me grinning and laughing out loud while feeling very festive. I loved the characters and the giant family element, I was worried it would be a little confusing but I didn't have any issues. The family aspect of this book really made the book for me, I loved them setting Sophie up on dates (and being far too invested with them) to cheer her up after her recent heartbreak. 
Speaking of the dates, I loved them! They are so original and different and some were completely unexpected while one was absolutely hysterical. This book is so fast pace, I flew through it in a couple of hours and read the whole thing in one sitting.
 Sophie was a wonderful main character and I loved her development throughout the book and seeing her notice how she had changed over the last year or so. You see her grow through her time at Christmas with her family and reconnect with them which is what Christmas is all about. I also loved her relationship with her sister and how they were here for each other. 
This book is a little predictable but in the best possible way and I was happy with the ending but it definitely leaves you wanting more! This is a heartwarming book that I cannot recommend enough. If you need a cute, fluffy Christmas read with a little romance, you need to pick this book up next! 
The movie rights for this have already been picked up and it has some of the people who made To All the Boys working on it. 
You can get your own copy - HERE
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