Sophie convinces her parents that she can handle spending the holidays with her grandparents and extended family while they go visit her sister, who is expecting her first baby. In the few hours before she is expected at her grandparents’ house she hopes to spend time with her boyfriend. Instead she overhears how he was hoping to spend the break away from her, to give breaking up a test run. Heartbroken, she ends up at her grandparents’ doorstep with her grandmother to comfort. One thing leads to another and her family has planned out 10 blind dates to help heal her broken heart.
My Thoughts: This is a YA contemporary holiday romance. It’s one that I kept seeing so I decided to pick it up and ended up enjoying this a lot more than I thought I would. I really like Sophie and the fact that she processed her break-up even while allowing herself to be distracted by the blind dates. I also really enjoyed her big family. There were a variety of personalities with varying degrees of likability. The overall story was sweet with heavy doses of humor. This was less of a romance and more of a girl rediscovering herself and reconnecting with friends and family. I have to admit the movie theater date takes the cake. This was a pretty quick read, it was easy to get into the story. I have had other Elston books on my radar but have yet to pick them up. I will be making it a point to remedy that over the next few months. 5*****