Friday, August 7, 2015

Melissa Foster's Discovering Delilah review


Discovering Delilah
by Melissa Foster

HARBORSIDE NIGHTS, Book Two

https://vimeo.com/130652336

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 same loving, raw, and 
emotional voice readers have come to love by New York Times & USA Today 
bestselling, award-winning author Melissa Foster.




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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New York Times & USA Today 
bestselling, award-winning author Melissa Foster

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 Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary CafĂ©. 

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 annual 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.

Visit Melissa on The Women's Nest, Fostering Success, or World Lit Cafe. 
Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.


Authors Links:

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I had a difficult time deciding on a star rating for this book. I give it 3.5 stars.
Unlike many of the other reviewers, I had not read the previous book featuring Delilah's twin brother.
Perhaps I am not as attached to the Harborside friends as other loyal Melissa Foster fans.
I did appreciate this novel based on its own merits. She took a still relatively under exposed romance genre and wrote a complicated and unusual coming of age tale of angst.

Not only is Delilah afraid of her feelings and how people will perceive her, she feels an ENORMOUS weight of guilt over letting her parents down, and their death before she could work out her feelings.
That combined fear and guilt rears its ugly head again when Delilah decides to follow her heart and become involved romantically with her new best friend. Her anxiety results in her making some questionable behavior choices.

Each of Melissa Foster's characters is well developed and plays well within the storyline.
Secrets are revealed as the plot unfolds and Delilah and Ashley's relationship advances.
Ashley does not always make the best choices either. She is not as sure and confident as you might believe, considering she had (and has) amazing family support. We all wish we had parents as accepting and understanding as the Carvers.

As much as this is a romance, perhaps more, this is a story about self love and acceptance.
About finding both one's passions and strengths, and about the power and magic of friendship.
This series may not appeal to all readers but it has value when it opens communications between readers with varying viewpoints.

I did receive this book in exchange for an unbiased review.


1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review! I hope your week is filled with more books :-)

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