[Review] Discovering Delilah (Harborside Nights) by Melissa Foster

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



 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 loves and supports her no matter what but she is left feeling that her parents hated her as before they died she came out to them and saw (what she thought was) disdain and hurt in their eyes)

Carrying that weight on her shoulder is enough to make anyone feel uneasy about accepting who they truly are.

Ashley is a wonderful character and her and Delilah make a brilliant couple. They go through a lot of up and downs throughout the book and she is so patient with Delilah. Delilah gets to lay her demons to rest regarding how her parents feel when she goes back to empty the house of their things and has at talk with her aunt.

I am loving this whole series and especially how well this book was written, I still find that in this day and age it hard for someone to be with the person they love for fear or being targeted by bigoted people. A brilliant book and I cant to read what happens next in the Harborside Nights series.

5 stars


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 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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2 thoughts on “[Review] Discovering Delilah (Harborside Nights) by Melissa Foster

  • July 15, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    I really looking forward to reading this one myself, so glad you enjoyed it xx

  • July 15, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    I’m so happy you’re enjoying the series so much! Thank you for reading and reviewing–it’s very appreciated. I can’t wait to see what you think of the other books in Harborside Nights 🙂

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