I first knew Melissa from the WLC a few years ago. She encouraged me to pursue my writing. I am currently writing an erotic novel that includes two college ladies who discover their love for each other quite by accident. My wife suggested that I read Melissa’s “Discovering Delilah”. I purchased it yesterday and finished it early this morning. I loved it. It is fantastic! There is an appropriate amount of lovemaking for the story to be authentic, but not objectionable to most readers. Melissa skillfully describes Delilah and Ashley’s feelings and what they think as they pursue their love for each other.
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!