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Delilah Green Doesn't Care

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I've been a long-time fan of Ashley Herring Blake's YA and middle-grade books so I was curious how her transition to Adult Romance would go. This book blew my socks off! Our main characters are messy and vulnerable and it's amazing to watch their relationship unfold. The best friends and ex also get to be fully formed characters with issues and drama too. The romance is such a good blend of hot and yearning. Don't sleep on this book b/c it's going to be the best sapphic romance of 2022.

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This was such a wonderful sapphic romance—the characters' wounds, flaws, and arcs were so believable, heart-warming, and compelling. It brought the warmth, the spice, and the laughs—I enjoyed every page, scene, and beat!

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I finished this book in a day as it was so delightful. Claire was incredibly endearing and leaning on her perspective more in the second half made her relationship with Delilah all the more fulfilling. I wish we'd had more time with Astrid. As a foil to Delilah but not the plot's central story, she added rich emotional depth. I wish, WISH we had something more biting as her reason to obey Spencer blindly. I completely see the Isabel to Spencer pipeline, however, the book felt like it was building to something truly evil about their relationship.

Iris was a joy, and I loved Ruby. From the wedding rehearsal, it was evident that Delilah and Ruby would end up connecting. I did want a moment of resolution with Isabel. It would not have had to be something avenging like with Astrid, but a further confirmation that she never really wanted Delilah, something stronger to work with the revelation that it was Astrid who invited Delilah to the wedding.

And of course, Delilah and Claire were wonderful. I loved them together, I was rooting for them. I wanted to see even more of them and when the book would skip ahead two days without them talking, I wish they would've and was desperate to use that time for them to build their relationship further.

Thank you to Berkley Publishing Group and Netgalley for the ARC.

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Delilah Green is possibly one of the most relatable characters I have ever had the pleasure of reading. She's sarcastic, witty, holds her emotions close to her chest, and would rather die than let anyone know she feels things. If I had a type, Delilah would be It- which is why I think I fell for her so hard in this story. My heart ached reading about the way she isolated herself while clearly yearning for relationships- both romantic and with her family.

Claire, on the other hand, is me. Always putting everyone else's needs first, being the friend that's constantly checking on my other friends- I am Claire. Which is why I was in love with Delilah and this story from the jump.

I loved seeing them finally decide to go for something they wanted, loved the wedding backdrop of the story (and! there was only! one bed!), the family drama, growing up and finding yourself... all of it worked and was just a knockout of a damn book.

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Delilah Green Doesn’t care was an amazing book! I reread it twice because it was that good. It follows along as Delilah Green returns back to her hometown to photograph her stepsister Astrid’s wedding. On her first day back she gets hit on by her stepsister’s best friend Claire and the rest is history!

The relationship between Claire and Delilah was phenomenal. It had a sense of familiarity but also a feeling of unknown between each other. Oh, and of course the spice was amazing. Another thing I feel the author did very well was giving Claire’s daughter her own voice in the story, she wasn’t just a placeholder to make the story a tad more complex, she felt real and added to the story in a beautiful way, showing the type of mother Claire is and a softer, more caring side of Delilah. The book also touches on the complexity of romantic relationships, friendships, and strained family relationships in a way that makes these issues feel real, relatable, and like they’re not the end of the world. Beautifully done & definitely one of my top reads this year!

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I really really enjoyed this book! I love a queer romance and this one had everything I enjoy in one-there was only one bed trope, miscommunications, found family. Also, Spencer was the absolute worst and I can't wait to read about Astrid's journey to romance in the next book. Thank you for the early read!

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Delilah was an amazing character, complex, dynamic, funny. I loved her perspective, as well as seeing her from Claire’s perspective. Her relationship with Astrid was tense and interesting and unpacking their childhood was the best part of the story. I was also so so invested in Delilah’s career.

The weak part of this was the romance, which I felt lacked tension. Claire was also a pretty dull character and I didn’t really understand Delilah’s attraction to her.

Also, they were saying that it was love after they spent maybe a week together? It’s the insta-love for me.

Overall this was really good and I was invested in every plot point that wasn’t the main romance. Unfortunately this is a romance book.

Maybe the next book, which is Astrid’s story, will deliver a stronger romance. I don’t know how Astrid is going to compete with Delilah as a protagonist though

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I **just** finished this book and have immediately come here to say IT IS PERFECTION.

This is the BEST romcom I have read in a very, very long time. From the main characters to the supporting cast, all of these characters are so well constructed. Each adding a wonderful layer and dynamic to the overall growing romantic relationship.

This FF romance is unapologetically and authentically queer in a glorious way. Their being bisexual and lesbian were not simply throw away terms with this reading like two friends traipsing about. Oh no. This is passionate. This is swoony.

The scene where Delilah is so annoyed that the bartender will not leave her alone and basically “goddamnit am this guy going to force me to come out to him to make him back down” is so true. The idea that we come out once and it’s done isn’t reality. It’s constant and never ending and not knowing how people will treat you after. That particular scene although brief really resonated with me.

Claire, for me, is the best representation of a bi female I have read in romance.

In short, I’m in love with this book and cannot wait for more HEA’s from the supporting characters.

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I am not a fan of medium-pace novels. That said: I freaking LOVED this one.

I knew it. I knew it from the moment I saw the cover that this is going to be a gem - it had to be! I am so happy it did not disappoint. With fully-fledged characters, I am so prepared for this one to become a classic. It is so delightfully gay, gorgeous, and just great. I can't wait for the world to read it.

P.S. I know this is still an ARC so there were just a couple of typos but it did not affect my reading experience.

THANK YOU for letting me read this ahead of the release <3

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Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for an e-arc in exchange for an honest review!

Ashley Herring Blake is one of my favorite authors, and I am thrilled she has been writing adult romcoms. We need more adult romcom LGBTQ+ representation, and Ashley does LGBTQ+ rep so well, I knew I wouldn't be let down.

I thought this book was so fun, and the characters were fantastic. There was a family dynamic with Claire that was addressed as well. She has a preteen daughter with her ex, who isn't acting like the ideal responsible dad. Delilah's interactions with Claire's daughter were sweet, definitely not the actions of someone who doesn't care!

I am so excited to read Astrid's book!

I highly recommend this!

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Where to start? In the book community we need more sapphic rom-coms! I absolutely adored this book. Delilah was such an interesting character to to read about and not to mention how much I relate to her as a queer woman myself. I loved the relationship between Claire and Delilah they made me feel seen and warm. I loved how the majority of people in this book were queer. I love LOVE iris and Astrid and just the overall friendship between the girls. I will definitely be recommending this!

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Thank you Netgalley for the eARC of this book!

First of all, I adore Delilah Green. Witty, sarcastic, and dealing with the complex issues of a family and town she never felt fully accepted in, every chapter of Delilah's was so fun to read. And then there was Clarie's with so much heart, hope, and anxieties I could relate to. The two complimented each other so well and kept me rushing to read the next chapter the moment one came to an end. I loved so much about this hilarious, steamy, and ultimately heart-warming book and will be thinking about it for a long time to come!

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Oh! my! GOD!!! This was one of my most anticipated books of 2022, and it absolutely blew me away. The characters were super interesting & compelling, & their conflicts were perhaps the most fully fleshed & complex that I've ever read in a romance novel. Plus, this book felt wonderfully queer & sapphic in a way that I don't think I've ever encountered in a romance novel to the same degree?? (Also we adore love interests who are bi/lesbian solidarity.) Also, Blake not only built a stunning romantic dynamic, she also stunningly renders familial dynamics -- parent to child, and sibling to sibling. This book is just stunningly wonderful.

All that to say -- I LOVE this book. I fully plan to pre-order myself a print copy to re-read in the future, & I'll be recommending it to all my other romance-loving friends!

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If you’re looking for a cute rom-com with loads of chemistry Delilah Green Doesn’t Care fits the bill! Reading this book was a game changer and dragged me right out of the reading slump I was in.Truly checked all of the rom-com boxes for me.
What I also loved dearly about the book was that while yes, it was a cute rom-com, it was also relatable and realistic. Delilah and Claire went through things that I also go through, emotions that I could relate to, situations that I could see myself stuck in. Nothing ever felt too over the top or unrealistic. This book is grounded in reality while making your heart soar. This is without a doubt the best book I have read this year and I cannot wait to add a copy to my shelves in February 2022!!

Special thanks to NetGalley and Berkley Publishing for sharing this digital reviewer copy with me in exchange my honest opinions.

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This was a delightful, fun, and steamy queer romance! All the characters felt like fleshed out three dimensional people and I appreciated the balance between Delilah and Claire's romance and their other interpersonal relationships/issues. I didn't think the timeline of events was super realistic for everything that takes place but I loved everything else about the story so I'll round up to 5 stars.

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This book is phenomenal! I love Delilah and Claire. The story is wonderful, the side characters make me want to read more about them, and the love throughout the book is simply awesome! A great read!

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What doesn’t this book have going for it?

Sapphic romance ✔️
Steamy ✔️
Character development ✔️
Mending relationships ✔️

I cannot recommend this book enough for anyone looking for a quick, fun, steamy, queer romance! I loved every minute of it and will definitely read whatever this author writes next.

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Sometimes messy and complicated hurts but that makes it all the sweeter when they get their Happily Ever After. This book puts you through the ringer with family hurt and complicated grief feelings but it also delivers heavy on the love! Delilah and Claire have such immediate beautiful chemistry and it keeps you hooked and rooting for them the entire time. Each of their family history is so important to developing who they are emotionally and the fact that they both get to deal with and process those feelings on their own while building their complicated, sexy , messy relationship felt so balanced and good. This book is also full of supporting characters that are so easy to love that the possibility of more stories about them makes me excited and eager to keep coming back to this world.

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Delilah Green Doesn't Care is a super cute and fun sapphic rom-com that I really enjoyed! I thought the characters were great, the plot was fun, and Ashley Herring Blake really tackled some important and kinda rare topics for rom-coms. Delilah and Claire were great characters who had a lot of chemistry, I loved their dynamic and what they provided for each other. This read got a bit heavy at moments, but I really appreciated the dedication to covering all the messiest aspects of life that, very often, get written out in fiction.

This book dives into co-parenting, single parenthood, cheating, misogyny, blended families, childhood neglect, death of a parent, strained sibling relationships, and miscommunication. So yeah, it covers A LOT. And for the most part, it does it really well. It's clear that Blake really understands these issues and wants to express them in a raw and tender manner. And, these issues don't entirely get resolved. Which I think is super important. Healing is a journey that takes a lot of time, and Blake makes that clear with the ending. It's a positive one, but there is work to be done, and I can't wait to see that in Astrid's book! And Astrid was my favorite character, so I'm really looking forward to her happily ever after!

I do have to say though, that this was a bit much for the time frame in which it occurs. I would have rated this higher had there not been some insta-love. It is just really cringe to me that two people seemingly fall in love in less than two weeks. Delilah and Claire were great together, but being in love after 10ish days? Yeah, I really didn't like that. And, while the heavy topics were handled really well, it would have been better if this book just didn't occur over the course of a matter of days. There was SO much content to work with that it was very over-stuffed. It seemed a bit too perfect at times, like Delilah and Astrid just kinda getting over their super messy childhood. And Delilah getting over Claire and Iris literally bullying her when they were children. It was plot convenience that really sucked the depth out of the story. This is common in rom-coms and I just don't know why. Had this been set over a few months, I think it would have worked a lot better.

Overall, this book was pretty heart-warming and a great romance. I would recommend it to anyone who loves sapphic rom-coms!

Thank you so much to NetGalley and the publisher for the free e-arc in exchange for an honest review!

Delilah Green Doesn't Care - 3/5 Stars

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This was fun! And well-written, with lots of steamy scenes and tension. I love Blake's middle grade books, so I was interested to see her take on adult relationships and I found I really liked it. Delilah is fun to get to know, even though you're not sure if you hate her at first. Her childhood and return to her childhood hometown is intriguing and tense and interesting. I'm excited to see this is a series, I like the women in this book--all of them, with all their flaws--and I'm so curious to see what happens next in Bright Falls.

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