Delilah: Treacherous Beauty (Dangerous Beauty #3) by Angela Elwell Hunt
Publication: June 7th, 2016
Genre: Christain Fiction
Life is not easy in Philistia, especially not for a woman and child alone. When beautiful, wounded Delilah finds herself begging for food to survive, she resolves that she will find a way to defeat all the men who have taken advantage of her. She will overcome the roadblocks life has set before her, and she will find riches and victory for herself. When she meets a legendary man called Samson, she senses that in him lies the means for her victory. By winning, seducing, and betraying the hero of the Hebrews, she will attain a position of national prominence. After all, she is beautiful, she is charming, and she is smart. No man, not even a supernaturally gifted strongman, can best her in a war of wits.
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I loved the book of Esther and Bathsheba. But, Delilah, oh Delilah. This was a boring one. I don’t know why but this one dragged on and on for me. Obviously, this is not like the actual book in the bible but the other ones were at least enjoyable. I felt for Delilah and what she went through but after a while, I was just tired of all the negativity for all 40+ years of her life. I also didn’t really care for Samson either. A lot of what happened to him was brought on by dumb decisions he made. I truly didn’t care about either of their points-of-view. I was just waiting for the book to be over. The second half of the synopsis doesn’t even happen ’till like 70 or 80% ways in the book. I was waiting and waiting for them to meet and her to betray him or whatever and it took ’till basically the end of the book. It dragged on and on. No one was really likable and after a while, I stopped caring about whatever it was I was supposed to be caring about. The writing was good just like in the other two books but for some reason, this one felt so wordy and tedious. I didn’t feel like I was taken back to the bible days like in the other books. I felt like I was in my room reading a history book that lacked all interesting content. It was sorely disappointing and I was hoping the final book would excite me but it felt more like a chore to get through. Since these books can be read as a stand-alone it is not necessary to read this one. If you enjoyed books one and two I would just stop there and not bother continuing to read this story. I do love the cover though and since I have one and two I will buy a hard copy of this since I listened to it on Audible.