Saturday, July 9, 2016

I Am Delilah by Josi S. Kilpack {Review}

I Am Delilah by Josi S. Kilpack
ebook, 202 pages
Published June 1st 2016 by Mirror Press (first published December 1st 2004)
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)
My Review: 4 Stars
I had "Hey There Delilah" by Plain White T's running through my head as I read this book--especially the first part. Delilah is a small town girl working as a nanny in New York City. A run-in with a famous actor, Sam, changes her world and puts her in situations that she'd rather avoid. I've always wondered how I would act if I had an encounter with someone famous, as Delilah did, and I loved how she really puts Sam in his place and treats him like she would any other person--or maybe a little harsher.
I love the way that Delilah treats Sam. She won't put up with any excuses or bologna and he gradually, and grudgingly, accepts his fate and learns to work though it and accept it. They are both great, yet vastly different, characters. Delilah's finace plays a fun and fair role in this story and he's a very stalwart and admirable man.
By sticking to her values and not straying from how she was raised, Delilah becomes a phenomenon and example. Too often, it seems that people conform to be what they think others want them to be and I loved this moral of the story--just be yourself and treat others with kindness and respect. Great lessons, humor, and entertaining times are abundant in this book. Although I liked the ending, it's not your typical romance. This is a good read for those who enjoy some good, clean fun.
Content: mild romance. Clean!   
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*
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About the Author

I wrote my first book while on bed rest with my third child in 1998 and haven't stopped. My most recent books have been The Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery Series and "A Heart Revealed," a Regency Romance novel.

I currently live in Willard, Utah with my husband, children, and cat.

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