When Delilah Benton discovers her boyfriend is cheating on her and is about to become engaged to someone else, she doesn't wait for him to dump her. Instead she takes off and meets David Washington, who's the complete opposite of her ex-beau.

With no future plans, she accepts David's offer to assist him in his thriving pediatric practice. Working together for long hours provides insight into the rigid doctor's true nature—and from where Delilah stands, the view is not half bad.

Too much intimacy is forced upon the characters too early in the story, which is unbelievable and does nothing to moving the story forward.

Delilah's tendency to make poor, rash decisions lessens her likability, and David isn't much of a dynamic hero either. While the premise of Loving Delilah is intriguing, Poarch's actual tale is not nearly as engrossing. (Dec., 320 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
T.L. Burton