Friday, July 24, 2015

Discovering Delilah by Melissa Foster

Discovering Delilah is my first experience with a story of same sex interest.  I'm not sure why I haven't read a story like this before but I absolutely loved it!   I already met Delilah and Ashley in Wyatt and Cassidy's story a few months ago but getting to know these two girls a little better was a treat.  

I related to Delilah a little as she was dealing with her parent's death.  However the anger that she holds on to and the guilt.. Oh the guilt!  I wanted to reach inside my Kindle and just hug her.  So many times she needed a hug and to learn that it is okay to be yourself no matter who the person and what you're struggling with.   

The journey these girls took to get where they are is amazing.  The pain, happiness, flirting, friendships and the time on the water!  I could go on and on about why I loved this book but I'll leave you with my favorite scene.   Delilah goes back home to take care of some loose ends at her parent's home.  On her way there her emotions come crashing to the surface and she can barely contain herself enough to continue home.  The way Melissa Foster wrote this scene, it cut me so deep.  It is raw.  You have to pick up this story just to read this scene.  Of course start at the beginning of the book because you'll love it, but oh my gosh.  Just read it already! 

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.

**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

Available to buy from...... 

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. 

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa at The World Literary Cafe or her personal website.Never miss a brand new release, special promotions or inside gossip again by simply signing up to receive your newsletter from Melissa.
Follow the author on the following sites...
Facebook   Twitter    Google+   Goodreads    Pinterest 

Follow the Book Tour

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.


Five lucky winners will each win the Game of Love ebook
(The Remingtons)
Ending on Friday 7th August at 11.59pm EST
Open Worldwide

Enter Below & Good Luck !!


  1. Really looking forward to reading this one!!

  2. I am just loving the feedback on Discovering Delilah! I'm so happy you tried something new and truly loved it. Thank you for your amazing review. I'm grinning from ear to ear right now--you made my day XOXO