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

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

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

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While I love small town romances I'm not always a fan of the ways in which they ask characters (often women) to give up certain passions or wants - it's why Emily Henry's Book Lovers is such a triumph - but Delilah Green Doesn't Care thankfully doesn't fall into that trap. Delilah Green swore she would never go back to Bright Falls – nothing is there for her except memories of a lonely childhood. The setting, the scheming, the spice--Ashley Herring Blake paints every scene with a lyrical, tender brush. Her family is back in Oregon but she doesn’t go often because she doesn’t have a great relationship with them.

It ruins my enjoyment of perfectly fine things, like citrus fruit or two and a half hour torture sessions superhero movies. What I got was an MC who is so caught up being incredibly petty and bitter, she tries to ruin her step sister’s wedding events at every turn, she tries to use and discard someone who she knows has suffered heartbreak and has a complicated life with a pre-teen as a single mom, she doesn’t take any accountability for her actions, AND she doesn’t exhibit any self awareness or reflection of how the grief of her losses may have affected how she interacts and treats others until the very very end - and even then, it’s cursory at best.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. It made me feel so happy and seen and spoken to as a queer person that I literally hugged my kindle to my chest on several occasions while I was reading it. The part where we explore Delilah’s childhood, including her relationship with her family, was what I was genuinely interested in.

This is what I’d been looking forward to most about the book as I am a sucker for romances where one of the characters has a kid and we follow the other partner meeting the kid and falling a little in love with them too. The relationship growth and the individual character development was brilliantly done, I loved the witty humour throughout and the subplot of bye bye Spencer! The main characters were multidimensional and complex - they have plenty of flaws and sometimes you want to scream at them, but overall they felt relatable and real.But I will say that I have a sense that queer romance is in a complicated place publishing-wise (EDIT: in terms of queer romance published by mainstream publishers) at the moment: it’s been comprehensively proven there’s a market for it, but I think there’s a natural conflict at the heart of this market concerning the needs of queer readers versus the expectations of the dominant cishet audience.

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