Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Discovering Delilah Book Review and Giveaway

HARBORSIDE NIGHTS is a sexy, hot, and evocatively real New Adult Romance series that follows a group of friends who have known one another for years as “summer” friends, and now come together after college to build their lives. They’re tough, edgy, and accepting—most of the time. This series is written in the loving, raw, and emotional voice readers have come to love by New York Times & USA Today bestselling, award-winning author Melissa Foster.

DISCOVERING DELILAH is an #LGBT New Adult Romance .

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.

My thoughts:

Delilah Armstrong has already lived through too much in her life. After losing her parents just a short time ago, she's struggling with her sexuality. She's known for years that she likes girls, but has kept it hidden because her parents disapproved. Now that their rules and feelings should no longer be a factor, she's still struggling with guilt and feelings of how disapproving they would be.

Ever since Delilah met Ashley, she knew Ashley was the one. The quickly became fast friends and Ashley helped her through the loss of her parents, but Delilah still doesn't know whether Ashley is interested.

As the heat sparks between these two, they both have to come to grips with what matter most to them, and decide if the other is the answer. This is a wonderful love story, filled with intense emotions, heartache and just enough trouble to make you wonder if it was going to work out.

The only negative to me is that I found switching between Ashley and Delilah confusing, especially since they were both females. Mentally keeping track of what's going on is definitely easier if there's a he and a she in the equation. I loved hearing Ashley's side of the story, I just struggled with the switching a bit.

I'm new to the LGBT genre, but I'm so glad that Melissa Foster (and Delilah and Ashley) were my first!

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

“Melissa Foster does a great job addressing the (still) sensitive subject of same sex relationships and the stereotypes, prejudices and sometimes even consequences of being in one. But this book doesn’t only focus on that one topic. You will also see the beauty of friendship, the love of family and one’s metamorphosis from confusion and pain to self-discovery and acceptance. No matter if you are heterosexual, homosexual or asexual, this is a must read for everybody!” 
— review from Goodreads by Marlene Engel

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About Melissa Foster

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 CafĂ© 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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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
COMING SOON the full Harborside Nights series...

Catching Cassidy (Het)
Discovering Delilah (F/F)
Tempting Tristan (M/M)
Chasing Charley (Het)
Breaking Brandon (M/M)
 Embracing Evan (Het)
Reaching Rusty (Het)
Loving Livi (Het)

Characters from the Love in Bloom series will appear in the Harborside Nights books.


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  1. I'm so looking forward to this one myself (from another newbie!!) xx

  2. I'm so glad you gave it a try! Thank you for your wonderful review--I'm happy you enjoyed it XOXO