Delilah Green Doesn’t Care

Delilah Green Doesn’t CareDelilah Green Doesn't Care by Ashley Herring Blake
Published by Berkley on February 22, 2022
Genres: Romance
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

About Delilah Green Doesn’t Care

DELILAH GREEN DOESN’T CARE by Ashley Herring Blake is a funny, tender, second chance queer romance.

As a teen, Delilah felt ostracized by her stepmother and stepsisterAstrid after her father died and left her an orphan. She left home at 18 to pursue her photography career, never looking back. So she’s shocked when her stepmother asks her to be the photographer at Astrid’s wedding. She knows going back to Bright Falls will be tough but she needs the money.

On her first evening back, Delilah heads to a bar and spots members of The Coven, Astrid’s high school friends who Mean Girled her. Evidently they don’t recognize her because one of them, Claire, starts hitting on her…

My thoughts about Delilah Green Doesn’t Care

The story’s told in alternating POV between Delilah and Claire which gives a yin/yang energy. Delilah’s rough around the edges and holds her emotions close to her chest, wary of letting anyone get close. Claire’s more open with her emotions, softer and warmer.

Lots of complicated relationships – familial, friendship, and romantic. Lots of emotions to unpack. My favorite part is that the entire book is about women supporting each other – as friends, lovers, family members.

Lots of giggly moments and some deeply swoony ones.

In conclusion

This was an absolute delight of a queer romance, women’s fiction with insta-attraction, forced proximity, family drama, and cute kid moments.

Thank you NetGalley and Berkley for the ARC.

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About Ashley Herring Blake

Ashley Herring Blake is a reader, writer, and mom to two boisterous boys. She holds a Master’s degree in teaching and loves coffee, arranging her books by color, and cold weather. She is the author of the young adult novels Suffer Love, How to Make a Wish, and Girl Made of Stars (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), the middle grade novels Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World, The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James, and Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea (Little, Brown), and the adult romance novels Delilah Green Doesn’t Care and Astrid Parker Doesn’t Fail (Berkley). Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World was a Stonewall Honor Book, as well as a Kirkus, School Library Journal, NYPL, and NPR Best Book of 2018. Her YA novel Girl Made of Stars was a Lambda Literary Award finalist. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram at @ashleyhblake and on the web at She lives in Georgia. (less)

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