A unique read... I Am Delilah by Josi Kilpack (Review)

I Am DelilahI Am Delilah
by Josi Kilpack
Adult Contemporary
ebook, 202 Pages
June 1st 2016 by Mirror Press


Although Delilah works in New York, she’s a small-town girl and eager to finish her job as a nanny and return to Big Fork Montana where she’ll marry her high-school sweetheart. When she ends up the focus of a Hollywood stunt centered around her being the Oscar date of Hollywood heartthrob Sam Hendricks, life as she knows it becomes a thing of the past. Delilah promptly refuses him, only to find that it isn’t so easy to step out of the limelight once you’ve ended up in the middle of the public eye. 

Sam Hendricks is not used to taking no for an answer, and when his rejection become a leading story, he determines to do whatever it takes to turn the tide of public opinion back in his favor. Again and again Delilah refuses him until she proposes an offer—if he’ll spend two weeks on her family’s dairy farm, she’ll be his date to the Oscars. In no way is this a fair trade, but Sam feels he has no choice and therefore agrees to her proposal—they both agree no one will ever know. 

Unfortunately for them both, there are plans other than their own at play, and when everything goes wrong they are faced with another fallout, bigger than the first. 

(I AM DELILAH was originally published as STAR STRUCK in 2004)

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My Review

I AM DELILAH was a well-written story with a few twists and a sweet romance. The characters all had something to prove and a deal to keep under some unusual circumstances. It was an enjoyable story with a bittersweet ending. 

I really liked these characters, but was also rather disappointed in them during certain parts of the story. I really liked how the author didn't gloss over anything. Sam is shown as a selfish actor who is used to being pampered and getting everything he wants when he wants it. Working on the ranch really challenged him. I wanted him to buck up a lot sooner than he did, but eventually he got there. Then there is Delilah... She is so mean to Sam with an extra dose of stubborn. I loved her parents and I was okay with her fiance. 

The plot was definitely not the usual small-town-girl falls for Hollywood actor. I liked that it was different. It also was engaging the whole way through. Towards the end I could tell where things were heading and I wasn't sure if I was going to like it... It all made sense, but it was bittersweet.

In the end, was it what I wished for? I'm still not sure how I feel about this one. It was really good and honest, but the ending didn't quite turn out how I expected it would. I'm wanting a sequel so that I can find out what happens with Sam.

Content: Clean

Source: Received a complimentary copy through ebooksforreview.com, which did not affect my review in any way.

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