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Discovering Delilah

(Harborside Nights #2)

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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 fe ...more
Published July 9th 2015
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Dahlia
Jul 10, 2015 rated it did not like it
Anyone unfamiliar with the idea of a reviewer going into a book desperate to love it has clearly never met Me When Faced with f/f NA. And I definitely found enough to like in the sex scenes that ordinarily I would've given this book at least one more star. But on Goodreads, 2 stars means "it was OK," and the biphobia in this book is not fucking OK.

First off, you have Janessa, the woman who "teaches" Delilah how to bang a woman so Delilah can bang Ashley. Now, apparently this sort of training req
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Marlene
Mar 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Over the years, the definition of ‘relationship’ has evolved. With more interracial, same-sex and mixed faith relationships, society is starting to accept that love comes in different varieties. But, for Delilah, growing up in an extremely conservative home with parents who weren’t shy about expressing their distaste over same sex relationships, she was forced to conceal her sexuality. In the past, she had even dated guys to rule out her attraction to them and keep her family and friends from fi ...more
Fee (Ebook Addicts)
Jun 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, read-in-2015
This book picks up not long after Catching Cassidy, and I couldn't wait to find out more about Delilah's story. This covers a female/female relationship line, which for some it might not be their cup of tea - for me I read anything and this was beautifully written that it didn't make no never mind to me that they were both women.

It will stir up a lot of emotions as you follow Delilah coming to terms with being gay and always wondering what people will think of her because of it. Her brother lov
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1-Click Addict Support Group
Jun 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The first book in this series really stirred up all kinds of emotions in me, and I couldn't wait to read this next installment. Discovering Delilah was no different. It picks up not long after Catching Cassidy left off. In book one, Delilah and her brother lost their parents the night after graduating college. It was a shocking blow, and Delilah is still trying to cope with its aftermath in book two. Delilah is struggling in a different way than her brother, because just before their death, she ...more
Skye Kilaen
Mar 22, 2019 marked it as no-thank-you  ·  review of another edition
Started reading this and realized how little interest I have in a book by a non-queer person (that I know of from looking at the author's social media etc) that centers on a queer character's struggle to accept her orientation and come out.

Then I read this and was so happy I DNFed: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
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Tash
Jul 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Reviewed @ Confessions From Romaholics
Review copy kindly provided by author in exchange for a honest review


Discovering Delilah is the second book in the Harbourside Night series and my second book of this author. I had been seeing this book around the interweb and decided to take a chance on this book. As this author is one that I’m somewhat familiar with though I hadn’t read any until this week.

This book though it is standalone , carries on from events that were told in Chasing Cassidy. Delila
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Becca
Apr 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Book two in the Harborside Nights series.

Delilah grew up in a conservative household. One that she felt would never be accepting of her acceptance of being gay. She's known for a while that she liked girls more than boys and so she put up the front, with a fake boyfriend and never dating much less kissing any girls. The only people that know that she is gay is her twin brother and his girlfriend Cassidy.

Finally ready to tell her parents, she lets them know on graduation night, leaving her parent
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Cheri
May 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
I'm really struggling with my feeling toward the Harborside Nights series. I am so glad Melissa Foster is touching on LGBT topics, I feel it's something too many authors shy away from. So that's not my problem with this series. I believe it's the overall tone of the stories. They are wonderful stories but they really delve into death, grief, acceptance, guilt, etc. I'm not adverse to these things at all. I'm just having a hard time flipping that switch in my brain that assumes a Melissa Foster b ...more
Angela Sharp
Jun 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was asked to give an honest review from New York Times & USA Today. I would like to thank them for giving me chance to review a Melissa Foster book, Discovering Delilah.
This book was a different kind of read for me. It took on a lot of things that back in the day generations would not liked being talked about or even see it out in public. But today in our generation now these days are more open to new things. (Different Bubbles - Melissa Foster)
Melissa has done it again! This book had a lot
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Melissa Storm
My favorite Melissa Foster book yet. Such a heartbreaking and powerful tale of love and self discovery. Highly recommended!
Tiff
Oct 06, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I personally cringed in numerous parts of this book. I thought there were parts that were tasteless. The gratuitous "teaching" sex was unnecessary and unwelcome. I was not a fan of this book at all. ...more
Barb Lie
Jul 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Discovering Delilah by Melissa Foster is the 2nd book in her wonderful Harborside Nights series. In the first book in this series, Chasing Cassidy, I fell in love with all the characters that Melissa introduced to us, including Delilah, the heroine of this book. I could not wait for this book, even knowing that this would be my first F/F read. Melissa is one of the best in giving us romances that are filled with love. Discovering Delilah was so well done by Melissa Foster, as she has created a w ...more
Jessica
***I received an ARC from Beck Valley Books in exchange for my honest opinion.***

My review for this book was due on July 9th, and I've gotta say, I've had the book done & review scheduled since MAY 29. After reading Catching Cassidy and reviewing it, I couldn't wait to read Delilah's story & learn more about her! I kind of wondered how well I would like the book because it is a female/female love story, and I've never read one before. I've gotta say though, this book was amazing! If anyone can p
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Hannah
Jul 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
ARC REVIEW

I really, really wanted to read this one. It has been a long time since I've read a good F/F. I think Melissa Foster did excellent with it. Delilah has a lot of shit to deal with in this book. Delilah is discovering who she is. She is dealing with the death of her parents, suddenly becoming a business owner, and most confusing of all dealing with her feelings for her new found friend Ashley. Ashley has vowed never to be in another relationship where she is treated like the dirty littl
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Jessica Alcazar
This was just ... wow. Even now, days after I've read it, I find myself misty-eyed just thinking about Delilah's journey. This book was so much more than a romance story of finding a HEA...it was a journey of self discovery, acceptance, self love and above all, friendship!

I was lucky enough to have been able to read Delilah's story right after finishing book 1 in the series, Catching Cassidy. I met Delilah long before "her book" came along and I felt deeply for her even then. Delilah's entire li
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Beauté De Livres  (Vivian Freeman)
Discovering Delilah is my first Melissa Foster novel and it did not disappoint. This book features a group of friends living in Harbourside and each novel is a standalone focusing on different characters. Discovering Delilah focuses on a young woman who is struggling finding her place in society after the death of her parents.

For Delilah the death of her parents is the catalyst for events that follow. As she reminisces on her childhood and her relationships with her parents, she realises she has
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Rosie Amber
Jul 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Discovering Delilah is book 2 in the Harborside Nights series for New Adults and beyond. Delilah and her twin brother are still reeling from the sudden death of their parents in a tragic road accident on the night after their graduation. They've had to grow up fast, take responsibilities and trying to work through their grief.

Unable to stay at the Connecticut family home because it was too full of memories, they moved to the family seaside holiday home at Harborside. Here they take on running th
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Ruthie Taylor
Jul 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads

This is the second in the series, and another great read. It would not be essential to read the first book, but it is definitely an advantage (and a good story anyway!)

Ms Foster presents a compelling story about a young woman who has been struggling for a long time with her knowledge that her parents would not approve of her being gay. Now that they are dead, she cannot shake the guilt, yet so wants to move forward and be whol
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Alison Davies
Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited to read Delilah's story, I fell in love with her in Catching Cassidy.
It's hard enough for people to come out and admit they are gay, thanks to society... But when your parents drill it into you that it is wrong, how can you tell them the truth??
I wanted to hug Delilah and tell her everything will be ok..
How do you carry on living with this secret and pretend to be someone that you're not??
After a tragic accident that took her parents lives... Delilah can't get the look of dis
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Ann Johnson
Jun 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book!!!! I was so excited to read Delilah's story. I fell in love with her in Catching Cassidy and couldn’t wait to see what was in store for her. In today’s society it isn’t as hard to “come out” and say you are gay but in this book when your parents drill it into your head that it is wrong, how would it be possible to tell others that you’re a lesbian/gay? Her family and close friends accept her. But how do you continue to live with this secret and then fall in love but are too scar ...more
Veronica
Jul 21, 2015 rated it liked it
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

This is a good story of two young adults coming together. Delilah is in the closest and getting over the death of her parents while Ashley is out and is getting over a bad relationship. While they want to be together they both have baggage that causes problems.

The story explores her parents apparent disapproval of the fact that she is a lesbian and why they might have thought that way. I thought this was well done and I like
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Mary Strunk
Mar 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
ARC given in exchange for an honest review

I really enjoyed reading this book. This is book 2 in the series - I would say if you haven't read book one then you may want to read that first just so you can understand more of what happened and where the characters come from. This book has many emotions in it and if you are not a fan of FF reads then this book isn't for you. Overall the book is great and so worth the read.

Delilah has a long way to go, after receiving tragic news she must find her w
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Asia LovesBooks
Jun 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was truly a romantic, heart-warming, and powerful journey to go on. I found Delilah to be a fascinating character to read about. The way she learns about her parents and why they acted the way they did was an excellent twist. I like how, with the support of her friends and family that she was able to admit her feelings for Ashley without being scared. Delilah became a strong, mature young lady who was capable of taking care of herself. This book definitely lives up to its title and I r ...more
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
discovery, growth, understanding, respect,

Overall 4 out of 5 stars
Performance 5 out of 5 stars
Story 4 out of 5 stars

First I have to give much respect and hi fives to the narrator duo of Andi Arndt and Ava Erickson. These ladies brought two very different yet similar young ladies to life. Their grief/loss, sorrow, confusion, connection, discovery, understanding and more together to paint the fab picture that Melissa Foster put to words.

New Adult Romance LGBTQ with one woman that was coming into h
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3.5 stars

**This review will contain some spoilers!**

Delilah Armstrong recently lost her parents—on the evening of her college graduation, to be exact. For Delilah, this is more confusing and painful than it would be to the average person. Delilah is a lesbian and came out to her conservative parents right before they died in the car accident following her graduation.

Delilah struggles with her desire to come out to her closest friends—including Ash
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Mina_rrat
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely loved it - the feelings and drama about coming out - definitely true in any sense; loved how both of their fears were portrayed and how they managed to transfer such a powerful story <3
Mollien Fote Osterman
Title: Discovering Delilah
Series: Harborside Nights, Book Two
Author: Melissa Foster
Publisher: World Literary Press
Reviewer: Mollien
Release Date: April 28, 2015
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 280 pages
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

DISCOVERING DELILAH is an New Adult Lesbian Romance (#LGBT)

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,
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Love Bytes Reviews
Jul 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Heart Review by Roberta

This is book 2 of the Harborside Nights series and this one is the first to contain a same sex relationship. This book I’m assuming picks up after the first book in the series, Catching Cassidy. So, not having read the first book, I was intrigued coming in and seeing these characters with fresh eyes. To see if you could come in and not feel lost from not having read the first story.

Delilah (Dee) is this young woman who came out to her parents the night she graduated from
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Nate Brightman
Discovering Delilah, the second book in Melissa Foster’s Harborside Nights subseries of her eponymous Love in Bloom series just didn’t work for me and it wasn’t because it’s an LGBTQ story. It’s because even for a modern romance story the plot line was a bit too unbelievable for this romantic cynic.
I will say I loved Delilah and Ashley the two main protagonists in the story. It was good to get glimpses of how her twin brother Wyatt and Cassidy were doing and to see all of their Harborside friend
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