Dear Delilah | Review

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Title: Dear Delilah

 

Author: T. Bester

 

Release Date: August 2017

 

Rating: 3.5 stars

 

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, this does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review in any way.

Description from Goodreads:

It has been said that boys and girls can never be ‘just’ friends, and until Nathan Penn barged into my life, I thought it was complete and utter nonsense. But one night changed everything, and what I thought was the defining moment in our friendship turned out to be more than either of us were ready for.

When my boss tasks me with writing the University’s new sex advice column, Dear Delilah, I make it quite clear that I’m the least qualified person for the job – my experience is limited to one sexual encounter that taught me about love and loss all at once.

So what makes me say ‘yes’?

Simple.

A distraction.

Something to take my mind off Nathan.

But once I start, I find myself wanting to be the voice of the girl who’s too afraid to ask for advice, the girl who wants to own her sexuality but doesn’t know how. Sounds easy enough.
Except it isn’t.
It’s complicated, and messy and awkward, and when Nathan offers to help, I’m caught between a rock and his hard place. Literally.

It’s only when my identity is threatened that I realize I might be in over my head. With all of it.

This was a bit of a meh book for me. The premise sounded appealing, I’ve read a similar book before that I really enjoyed, unfortunately this book really did not live to up my expectations.

There were multiple flashbacks in the book that were way too long. They were supposed to be showing what had happened between Savannah and Nate, however they could have been so much shorter and sweeter. They stopped the flow of the book for me, and didn’t make for an enjoyable reading experience.

In the book, Savannah takes the role as the sex advice columnist, with barely any sexual knowledge. She acts all embarrassed when anyone talks about sex however as we delve deeper into the book what we later find out about her just doesn’t match up.

I enjoyed Sav with her friends, it’s something I wanted to see more of in the book. Seeing her with her friends socialising, at work and in class. For me it would have helped develop her character and made that bit more likeable. Nate was the standard NA male lead, handsome and confident. He was a fun character although by no means unique.

I came away from the book underwhelmed. In my opinion, the book was too short and could have been longer. This really played a role in feelings that elements were underdeveloped.

Dear Delilah was enjoyable, it was by no means groundbreaking and was somewhat underwhelming. It was fun to read while on holiday and wanting a quick escape, but it’s not something I’d highly recommend.

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