Discovering Delilah by Melissa Foster
Harborside Nights # 2
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Releasing July 9th, 2015
Releasing July 9th, 2015
World Literary Press
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In DISCOVERING DELILAH…
After the death of her parents on the day of her college graduation, Delilah Armstrong thought she could finally follow her heart and come out to her closest friends, but the guilt of going against her parents’ beliefs haunts her. The feelings she has for her best friend, Ashley, are stronger than anything she’s felt before, but Delilah has never even kissed a girl, and fear stops her at every turn.
Ashley Carver promised herself that she would never again date another girl who wasn’t out, but that was before she met intoxicatingly sweet and sexy Delilah.
When another girl offers to teach Delilah the ropes, it changes Delilah’s whole world and gives her the courage to go after the only girl she really wants. But coming out isn’t as easy as Delilah imagined, and moving past her parents’ death and the feelings of guilt she is left with is even harder. The intense passion between Ashley and Delilah is too strong to deny, but coming together means risking everything.
Discovering Delilah is an edgy, evocative, romantic story of friendship, family, and the courage to love.
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Every generation has its thing whether is interracial couples, gay couples is seen as wrong. Delilah grew up in her home knowing gay is bad and wrong. Meanwhile in the outside world she knew it wasn't much of a big deal any more. There is a lgbt community out there. Get over it. Thing is Delilah is lesbian and grew up believing in her heart it was right but her head it was wrong. Now after her parents death and seeing their reaction before it happened crushed her. Shes got to learn to deal with her self hate and see if she got a chance with her friend Ashley who shes been crushing on.
I thought this was a unique and interesting perspective. Normally when I really any book with LGBT topic, they are usually confident very much like Ashley. Delilah seemed like such a real character. I didn't like the self hate that she was going through but it was good to see her eventually gain the confidence.
I guess in a way I can understand the characters perspective because I grew up hearing that it was wrong and disgusting from my dad. He was just born of a different generation believing it was wrong, a trait he learn from his parents. Thankfully I had my mother who did grow up with a bit more acceptance with the LGBT community because of a couple family members. Most children learn to hate something when a older figure teaches them so.
Delilah didn't have the adult figure to teach her it was okay and learned to question herself, her judgement and everything she did and eventually learned to get over it.
I really enjoyed this book. I loved the character and loved that there was a dual point of view of Delilah and Ashley. I loved how supportive her friends were when they got the news of her coming out. Story line was interesting. If you love steamy books then this is for you. Overall a great story.
5 of 5 stars!
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.
Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.
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