Jun 27

10 Dates by Emily James Review


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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.


Joanie thinks her boyfriend is about to propose to her at the party she has planned but when he announced a business trip to New York instead she is finally fed up and so are her friends. One of which decides to stage an intervention: 10 dates in 10 days to find Mr.Right; nothing could go wrong….right? Well throw in intervening friends, an irritating ex, and a sexy, funny, and frustrating neighbour, nicknamed Six, and you have one hell of a entertaining 10 days. 

“No Four, this is my place. I own it. I am the boss. You are officially worshiping at my alter, how does it feel?” he asks. I gulp and follow his lead. “It makes sense, great big ostentatious building, for great big-headed bastard. Did they raise the ceilings especially?”

This was a lighthearted, funny, and sexy romance read that takes me back to the down to earth, classic romance where you have loveable characters and an easy but entertaining plot line that you can just get lost in easily. 

Joanie was such a likeable character. I really related with her dating woes and it made connecting with her so easy. She was so funny and her frustrations with the dates were very entertaining to read about. Despite wanting to find Mr.Right she also had a very independent and take no s**t from anyone attitude as well, which I really admired about her. 

“I’m consumed by Six’s touch as he supports me by holding my ass. The pressure of his lips on mine sends lightning bolts of pleasure down my whole body. When Six breaks our kiss to nibble and taste the delicate skin of my neck, a throaty groan escapes my mouth.”

Six (we do find out his real name but I don’t want to spoil anything!) was absolutely hilarious! He was cocky, confident, sexy and funny and I loved him. I could picture him perfectly in my head smirking away and his confidence just reached out of the pages. He always seemed to bump into Joanie in the most awkward and embarrassing moments (mainly for her) and every time it made me laugh and swoon at the same time because of his quick one liners and sexy smile. 

“I do what any normal, lucid, self-conscious woman would do under the circumstances. As if it is suddenly on fire, I drop the penis and run like hell to the safety of my apartment.”

Really this is just a story of trying to find your Mr.Right in a world full of Mr.Wrongs – but it was filled with so much laughter and sexiness that it was really entertaining to read about. It had a certain flare to it which I think was the great characters, the hilarious banter and the flow of the writing. It was just overall a great romance read that has me feeling all the emotions I want to feel in a romance read and then some! The ending was perfect and I highly recommend to anyone just wanting to get lost in a happy and fun read!