October 21, 2019

RockStar Book Tour ~ 10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston

Author : Ashley Elston
Published Date : October 1, 2019
Publisher : Disney-Hyperion
Genre : YA Fiction / Christmas
Rating : 5 Star

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About The Book

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?

"This piece-by-piece romance doesn't need its Christmas theme to sell, but it makes it glitter all the more."—Booklist

"In a funny holiday romance that has Sophie dog-sitting in a hockey rink, watching porn at a drive-in theater, and playing the Virgin Mary in a middle school Nativity, Elston cleverly reflects the family members' personalities through their choices of dates for Sophie."—Publishers Weekly

The Review

This is not your typical holiday YA read, this is so much more than that with laugh out loud humor with the theme of family being there for you even when you lest expect it!

When Sophie's parents decide at the last minute to go spend Christmas in southern Louisiana with her older but heavily pregnant sister, Margot; Sophie plans for private boyfriend time with Griffin but not all goes as planned. With Sophie's heart broken, she heads for the one place that she can count on to cheer her up, her grandparent's house! Once word gets around to the family that her boyfriend dumped her, they set up this 10 blind dates by different family members planning the date.

Nothing goes as planned with the dates and with a medical emergency with Margot that forces Sophie to realize what she really wants in life. Only when Griffin shows up to take him back does Sophie realize who she really wants in a ending that was made for new beginnings in a new year!

This book will have you laughing out loud for some of the stunts that Sophie's family pulls especially for what stunt the twins pull or try to pull over Sophie!! I will warn you though, even though this is a pretty funny read there will be a moment that will break your heart for what Sophie and Margot are dealing with but that ending will totally make up for that! I'm not too big into Christmas themed books since they all tend to be overly cheesy but this one is the perfect blend of humor and real life that made it perfect!

Thank You to Ashley Elston for this novel that I so can't wait to see what is coming next from you!!

I voluntarily reviewed this complementary book from RockStar Book Tours!

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.

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Tour Schedule

Week One

10/1/2019 - BookHounds YA- Excerpt

10/2/2019 - Odd and Bookish- Review

10/3/2019 - Fictitiouswonderland- Review

10/4/2019 - Here's to Happy Endings- Review

Week Two

10/7/2019 - PopTheButterfly Reads- Excerpt

10/8/2019 - Read. Eat. Love.- Review

10/9/2019 - Paper Reader- Review

10/10/2019 - A Bookish Dream- Review

10/11/2019 - Savings in Seconds- Review

Week Three

10/14/2019 - book briefs- Review

10/15/2019 - Shelf-Rated- Review

10/16/2019 - Smada's Book Smack- Review

10/17/2019 - Do You Dog-ear?- Review

10/18/2019 - Wishful Endings- Review

Week Four

10/21/2019 - Southern Girl Bookaholic- Review

10/22/2019 - Eli to the nth- Review

10/23/2019 - fictitious.fox- Review

10/24/2019 - Fire and Ice- Review

10/25/2019 - Two points of interest- Review

Week Five

10/28/2019 - Riddle’s Reviews- Review

10/29/2019 - Jena Brown Writes- Review

10/30/2019 - Moonlight Rendezvous- Review

10/31/2019 - Novel Novice- Review

Giveaway Details

3 winners will receive a finished copy of 10 BLIND DATES, US Only.

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