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Discovering Delilah – A Book Review

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.


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.

**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 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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I’ve been a big fan of Melissa Foster’s books for some time now. I cannot recall what the first one I read was but I am absolutely enamored with Discovering Delilah.

There are many reasons I like Discovering Delilah. Let’s start with the main reason. I have a lesbian daughter. I am not sure when she discovered she was a lesbian but she is now married to her best friend – as we all should be. While I have never discouraged her from finding out who she is, I know that a book like this might help both parents and teens as they explore their sexuality.

The book’s chapters are set up from varying view points. This seems to have become a thing. More and more authors are utilizing this method of writing. I’m ambivalent about that but do love know whose point of view the thoughts on the page belong to so appreciate the “~name~.”

The book is the second in the Harborside Nights series. I did not read the first book but have read others by Foster. I do not think that it is necessary to read an entire series but sometimes do. I like when I get drawn into characters and settings and they repeat over and over in multiple novels.

Delilah is a complex young adult and makes for a compelling character. She blames herself, somewhat, for her parents’ deaths in a car accident. She knows she is a lesbian but has not come out yet. She is trying to wrap her head around her life in Harborside as she has not been there long.

Her counterpart in this book, Ashley, has been out for years and is supported by her family in all her endeavors. She was hurt by a lover who was not out before and swears she will never date a woman who is not out again. Delilah changes her thinking on that.

On top of a story about rites of passage, this love story is beautifully written. The characters come alive as you read. I can envision having coffee with any of them during the day. I definitely recommend this new book Discovering Delilah by Melissa Foster.



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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3 thoughts on “Discovering Delilah – A Book Review

  1. First, I love your viewpoint as a parent and truly appreciate your feelings on the subject, which makes your review more meaningful to me. Second, THANK YOU for your wonderful review–I am so happy you joined the tour and that I had the pleasure of visiting your blog XOXO

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