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Discovering Delilah (An LGBT Love Story) Contemporary Romance (Harborside Nights Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Delilah and Ashley had become best friends, and both are so attracted to each other they are about to burst with love and desire. The biggest challenge is that neither knows if the other feels the same. They value their friendship too much to actually make a move. They are dying inside to be in each other’s arms, kissing and making love to each other.
Delilah does not even know if her feelings are real or just in her head. She dated a couple of guys in college, but found the experiences to be rather disgusting. Delilah has never even kissed a girl. Delilah’s parents were killed on the way home from her college graduation. Just before she walked to get her diploma she told them she liked women. The shocked expression on their faces meant to her that these very conservative parents were disgusted with her. A few hours later her parents were dead.
She feels guilty that somehow their deaths are her fault as they had preached to her how wrong same sex love is. She had hidden her feelings since she was an early teen. Every time she thinks of stepping out, she fears their disapproval, disgust and her guilt lurking over her like a exploding thunder cloud.
She attends a grief support group dealing with her parents’ death. One of the ladies there sees inside her dilemma and offers to teach her some of the basics of female lovemaking—for one night only. They don’t do anything too intimate, but Delilah KNOWS for sure now that her feelings are legitimate. She decides that she is going to take the step and tell Ashley how she feels and hope that Ashley reciprocates.
Finally the next night she gets up the courage to tell Ashley of her feelings and hopes that she has been reading the signs that Ashley feels the same. They end up in a dark alley and their love explodes all over the place. No spoilers, but the scene is earth shattering to both of them. These women are falling deeply in love with each other. The big hurdle is that Delilah has a tremendous challenge showing her feelings for Ashley in public. Ashley has sworn (because of a past disastrous relationship) to never be with anyone who will not publicly acknowledge them as a couple. Until she meets Delilah, that is. Delilah is worth it, but both struggle with Delilah’s fears and guilt.
No spoilers. Will Delilah overcome her anger, fear and guilt to publicly embrace Ashley, or will she be unable to overcome her past? I will just say that the ending has a brilliantly wonderful twist that I never even suspected. In one day EVERYTHING changes for ever.
I highly recommend this to lovers of romance, and especially to women who may be struggling with the same issues. True love between two women is a beautiful thing. Don’t miss this great story!
This is the second book in Harborside Nights series which is a new series by Melissa Foster. Like her other books, it's a book about close not families and great friends but unlike her other books, this one is a F/F about first time love and coming out. It's beautifully written and I loved every minute of it.
Delilah Armstrong knew that she liked girls since she was fifteen years old but she hid it from everyone except her twin brother and their best friend. Her parents had strong beliefs and were very liberal so she knew that they wouldn't take it well but on the day that she, her brother and their best friend graduated from college, she told them, they died in an accident just a few hours later. Delilah's now living with the thoughts that she may have had something to do with it. What if they were arguing about her and weren't paying attention? What if she was the reason that they died? So instead of coming out to her friends like she had planned, she's hiding once again only now she is hiding in Harborside while she and her brother try to piece together their lives, manage two homes and a business all while trying to come to grips with their loss. Wyatt is managing much better than she is but Ashley helps. Ashley is new in Harborside and makes her feels things that she's never thought possible but she has no idea if Ashley is straight and she's afraid to ask. Afraid that it will ruin the one thing that she looks forward to every day, spending time with Ashley.
Ashley Carver promised herself that she would never date another girl that wasn't out. After being the dirty little secret to her last girlfriend she told herself that she would never put herself in that type of position again. She fell for Delilah the very first time she saw her but didn’t' know where she stood sexually, but also knowing that if she was a lesbian, she was definitely not out. So instead of doing anything she was happy to remain friends no matter how hard it was to be close to her because being with Delilah was always better than being without her.
This a well written edgy, provocative, female/female story about friendship, finding your way, and first loves. If these types of stories bother you, than I suggest that you just don't read it but if they don't then I will tell you that it's fantastic and you will love it.
The overall theme of the book is the same as what you'd find in any other romance...LOVE. The title of the book is more than just Delilah realizing her sexuality. She's discovering herself as a totality.. Who she is without her parent's influence, where she belongs in this world. She's discovering her inner self as well as who she projects to others. There are so many themes to touch on, beyond one girl's sexuality. One passage that especially stuck out to me is:
"Delilah, I'm sure there are lots of people who will look at you girls sideways, just as there are still people out there who take issue with interracial relationships. I can't change them."......."I wish I could, but....well...I can't. But as far as Ash's father and I are concerned, if you're lucky enough to experience love in this mixed-up world, then you are lucky."
Don't let the fact that the main characters are both female as a reason not to read it. Give it a chance..you'd be surprised.