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Delilah Green Doesn't Care: A swoon-worthy, laugh-out-loud queer romcom

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No one would bat an eye in my country if they’d see two girls walking down the street holding hands. Thankfully, the audiobook narrator was fantastic and I gradually was drawn in enough to give the story a solid chance.

I don't know what that really "does for others," really, beyond making them mad on Twitter, but fighting fate is a futile fixation. Delilah Green Doesn’t Care is the dreamy, steamy, utterly satisfying answer to your craving for an outcast-and-former-mean-girl romance. This is a cute rom-com type story for the LGBTQ set, with two heroines that will entertain and readers will want to see end up happily ever after. Having sung the praises of AHB's MG and YA titles for so many years now, nobody is more disappointed than me to say that this book was a struggle.Snarky, steamy, and swoony in equal measure, I never wanted this book to end, but there’s an easy momentum to Blake’s writing that made it impossible to put down. Delilah Green swore she would never go back to Bright Falls—nothing is there for her but memories of a lonely childhood where she was little more than a burden to her cold and distant stepfamily. I know I’ve discussed the queerness of queer romance in various other reviews and let me just make very clear yet again that I am not trying to position myself as any sort of gatekeeper of queerness. They had this great mix of sweetness and heat that was exactly what you want to see in a good romance.

Delilah grunted and hung up before Astrid could hang up on her, then dropped the phone on the counter like it was on fire. There's family drama, trauma, childhood memories, love, romance, diverse relationships between not just the main couple, but everyone in the book, that'll have you on the edge of your seat. Delilah bit her lip and grabbed the still gyrating phone, squinting at the name flashing on the bright display in the dark. and why the fuck did Iris and Claire and Astrid have to behave so fucking badly towards her when they were young? I’ve already got myself a copy of Iris Kelly’s, and I’m sure that after I finish it, I’ll move onto Astrid’s.Delilah doesn't fall for Claire despite the fact that she's a mother, she falls in love with them both. i think the storyline could've been great (other than the fact that characters with kids is a really big turn off for me), but the writing absolutely decimated my enjoyment of this.

Other than this I ADORED this book, it was super engaging and I was hooked from the first page to the last - I’m SO excited to have just been granted the second book on Netgalley which I can’t WAIT to read! Queer is not a monolith, we all see ourselves reflected in different ways and in different things, and that’s how it should be. The last time was five years ago, when Delilah fled New York with a freshly obliterated heart, mistakenly thinking the familiarity of Bright Falls might serve as a balm.Everything you could want in a sapphic romance - snark, steam and sweetness - with an intricate exploration of what it means to love someone and how we choose to show it, all spearheaded by its unforgettable protagonist Delilah who you'll simultaneously want to be and be with forever. the way she thought no one gave a shit about her so she started trying to stop giving a shit about the world was truly fucking heartbreaking. So more than Delilah and Claire, it was the story of Delilah and Astrid that I found the most compelling and well crafted, and how we sometimes need somebody to help us bridge our differences to make not only our love life but our family life happier. Although Amy and Elena had told me they struggled to get into this book, I found the beginning decently gripping and I was pretty quickly enthralled. In this book, Delilah is going to her estranged stepsister Astrid's wedding to be the photographer in exchange for a lot of money and a bad time.

Ashley Herring Blake is the author of the young adult novels Suffer Love, How to Make a Wish , and Girl Made of Stars (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), and the middle grade novels Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World , The Mighty Heart of Sunny St.What starts off as a ploy to break up Astrid and her atrocious fiancé becomes a much deeper exploration of love, self-worth, and family. I don’t know if it’s because I listened to it on audio, but the sex scenes were pretty awkward and I just wasn’t feeling it at times. Long seconds that made Delilah wonder if she was still there, but she wasn't going to be the one to crack. And, now I come to think of it, there’s the fact an entire subplot concerns Astrid (Delilah’s sister and Claire’s best friend) and her impending marriage to a dreadful cishet guy.

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