Friday, July 17, 2015

Blog Tour + Review + Teaser: Discovering Delilah by Melissa Foster


Title: Discovering Delilah
Series: Harborside Nights
Author: Melissa Foster
Genre: FF New Adult Romance
Publish Date: July 9, 2015
Review Source: eARC
 
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. Catching Cassidy 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.



(4.5)

Delilah is trying to pick up the pieces to her life.  Just after she graduates college her parents are killed in a car accident.  Her and her brother Wyatt have moved to Harborside to try to move forward and run the business that has been left to them.

Delilah is in a struggle to try and figure out what direction her life should take.  She finds herself drawn to her best friend Ashley.  The problem is that she doesn't really know if she is gay or not because she has never acted on the feelings she has.  Living to please her parents, she attempted to conform to society's standards even though she knew that she had different desires.

Ashley is Delilah's best friend, who just happens to be gay and very comfortable in her sexuality.  Coming from a very open minded and loving family she has had the support that she needed to lead a happy and fulfilling life.  The only thing that she is missing is the love from being in a relationship with someone special, and that desire is Delilah.

This book is a great read for New Adults or young adults trying to figure who they are.  It is a fantastic read for someone who is struggling with their sexuality and not knowing what to do about it.  Luckily in today's time things are becoming more and more acceptable than they have in the last several years making society's standards easier to overcome.  This book takes on many different forms of being gay from the lesbian to the gay man to being bisexual.  The way that it is written allows the reader to get into the mind of Delilah and see just what the struggle for most young people trying to discover who they are.  This is what makes this book so wonderful.  I would love to see it put on a list of coming out books for young gay people, because the books shows us that we can find happiness and that not everyone is against being "different".  I truly enjoyed this book and it took me back and made me remember when I was just coming out and trying to figure out how to navigate in a world that is based on being "straight".





Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author.She writes sexy and heartwarming 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.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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