Book Review: 10 Dates by Emily James 5

10 Dates

by Emily James




Joanie Fox can’t wait to settle down and marry the man of her dreams. However, when her engagement starts to look more stalemate than soulmate, her best friend stages an intervention sure to make even the most hardened serial daters wince: 10 Dates in 10 Days.

Statistically, if you kiss a lot of frogs there’s bound to be at least one that’s not a complete toad, isn’t there? With nothing to lose, Joanie embarks on a crazy rollercoaster of blind dates. After all, what can possibly go wrong in the search for Mr. Right?

10 Dates is a standalone, sexy, laugh out loud romantic comedy with a happy ending. It is not for the feint hearted and is best suited for readers over the age of eighteen due to sexual themes and mature content.


My Rating:



Favorite Quotes:


It’s Big-Tits-Twenty. I recognise her sickly, purring voice, even though I can’t quite see her yet. She sounds like a room full of tortured cats.


Peter likes Sci-Fi and Potter and arranges his hair in a bouffant, Falcon Twist on the top of his head. Sadly, for him it’s thinning around the top and looks more frightened ferret than falcon funk.


I’m not usually so uncouth, but instead I ungracefully burp in response. The smell of lemon and garlic and onion rings hangs in the air between us like an unwelcome neighbour.


‘Melinda? I’m too pretty to go to jail,’ I say between gasps, as though vanity is a valid reason not to go to jail.


Please God, don’t let Six have seen my Power Pants. The ones that neither sit inside nor outside of my derrière, meaning I have to discretely pick them out at regular intervals. The ones that I wear because they also keep any lumps and bumps to a minimum.


If this was a police line-up of butts, then mine could be mistaken for a Kardashian’s, either that or two hard purple footballs.


You should totally go for him, Melinda. I think once he finally hits puberty, you’ll have a real catch on your hands.


My Review:


I delighted in this cleverly written and engaging tale from start to finish and frequently smirked, giggle-snorted, and laughed so forcefully I had to put my kindle down to catch my breath and clear my eyes. I adored the cleverly amusing storyline, witty quips, humorous inner musings, and quirky characters. I adored the secondary characters as much as I did the primary players. Crisp writing, vivid visuals, and sparkling levity could be found on each and every page. Joanie was an endearing Calamity Jane type character who was newly single and humoring her friend by allowing herself to be set-up on ten blind dates as a distracting project. The dates were each either a dismal failure and/or hazardous to Joanie’s health, although extremely entertaining fodder. Emily James has mad skills and a new fangirl.



About the Author

 Emily James is a British author from the south coast of England. She enjoys exploring new destinations, adores animals, particularly dogs, and advocates kindness to all animals and humans.

Before turning her hand to writing, Emily worked as a social worker. This enabled her to gain insight into both the human psyche and also the injustices facing everyday people.

Emily enjoys complex romance novels since she believes nothing good ever comes easily. She’s also fond of the saying that patience is a virtue. Having said this, Emily is not what you might call patient or virtuous! Stubborn and tenacious is perhaps more fitting.

Mistakes of My Past is Emily’s debut novel. Her blood, sweat, and tears went into this story and she sincerely hopes that you lovely readers out there enjoy reading it!

Emily loves chewing the fat with readers.
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5 thoughts on “Book Review: 10 Dates by Emily James

  1. Reply Cassie's Library Jul 7,2017 4:20 pm

    This sounds like a trashy, but fun read. Those quotes! I was like jeeze that last one is catty as I will get out. This may go on my trashy reads list because who doesn’t need a little bit of that in their life from time to time. One cannot always read the serious right?

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