01 Jul Risking Love by Toni Shiloh
About the Book
Book: Risking Love
Author: Toni Shiloh
Genre: Christian fiction, contemporary fiction, diverse fiction
Release date: June 25, 2019
Nikki Gordon lives with a perfect trifecta of noes. No guys. No dates. No way.
The past holds her bound with ropes made of fear-infused steel, and she’s determined that no one will ever cut through them. If only her heart would cooperate whenever Shorty comes around. Things go from complicated to confusing when he appears at The Maple Pit in the company of another woman—a drop-dead gorgeous one at that.
With everything to lose and to gain, Nikki steps out in faith and prays for the courage to let him in… before it’s too late.
Gregory “Shorty” Smalls finally has the chance to take his burgeoning business to the next level. Then maybe, Nikki will quit seeing him as a goof-off and give him a real chance.
Finding out he isn’t the problem? The best and worst news possible.
Just how much healing has to take place before he has a chance to move from friend zone to love of her life?
And does he even have a chance?
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Finding the ability to trust herself and others is a real struggle for Nikki. She knows how she should handle relationships yet there is internal turmoil.
Not wanting to hurt anyone, especially a certain someone, Nikki contemplates her life decisions and how to handle friendships and more.
Each day is a struggle to deal with painful memories in hopes of dealing with what happened and trying to handle new relationships in life. Wanting to move on and not knowing how to open her heart to the possibility of love, Nikki searches for answers.
Will the certain someone have patience and wait for Nikki to begin to trust again? Or will there be a loss of friendship and more?
This is a story filled with painful memories, heartache, love, forgiveness, finding trust, and more.
Author Toni Shiloh draws the reader into each story she writes by sharing great characters, descriptions and story lines. Bring the tissues for this one.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Celebrate Lit and the author. No review was required.
About the Author
Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Once she understood the powerful saving grace thanks to the love of Christ, she was moved to honor her Savior. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness.
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Risking Love has been a long time in coming. You see when I wrote Buying Love, book one in the Maple Run series, I had only intended for it to be a standalone. But soon the other characters clamored for attention and you, the readers, sent me messages asking for Shorty and Nikki’s story.
Like any good writer, I sat in front of my laptop prepared to whip out their story in the speed in which I wrote Buying Love. Yeah, it did NOT go as I anticipated. You see, Shorty and Nikki refused to talk to me. They wouldn’t answer my questions about their past, about how it affected them. Zip. Zilch. Nada.
So I wrote book two, Finding Love, featuring Luke and Delaney. They were more than willing to share their heart. I fully intended to then make Shorty and Nikki’s story book three. I figured they’d had enough appearances through book two that they were fully ready to reveal all to me and let me write their story.
As you know, if you’ve been reading chronologically through the series, book three is about Belle and Micah. They spoke with me freely. I just couldn’t understand why Shorty and Nikki wouldn’t be so candid. Fortunately, while writing Belle and Micah’s story, Nikki began to speak. Then Shorty spoke, and I knew I’d finally be able to write their story.
Y’all, writing Risking Love was tough! They fought me at every turn. I can’t recall how many times I complained about them. Thank goodness my critique partners had patience with me as I fought for every word in this story. And now that their story is out in the world, I’m wrecked with nerves. Will they live up to your anticipation? Will the story truly show how tenuous the relationship between these two are?
As you began to read Risking Love, I pray it blesses you. Whether you’re reading strictly for entertainment or seeking God’s greater truth, I pray you experience those things. And more than that, I thank you for picking up their book and joining me once more in Maple Run. It’s been a blessing as I return to tell the stories in this fictional Virginia town.
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To celebrate her tour, Toni is giving a grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card and a finished copy of Risking Love!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/e544/risking-love-celebration-tour-giveaway
Savoring Sixty and BeyondPosted at 11:23h, 01 July
Thanks for introducing me to this author! I love to read and look forward to her work.
mimionlifePosted at 12:21h, 01 July
Toni Shiloh writes great stories. I always look forward to her creativity.
ToniPosted at 11:58h, 01 July
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts!
mimionlifePosted at 12:21h, 01 July
You are one of my favorite authors, Toni Shiloh. I always enjoy reading your stories. 🙂
ToniPosted at 12:53h, 01 July
James RobertPosted at 12:03h, 01 July
Congrats on this tour and thank for the opportunity to read about another great book out there to read. It helps out so I can find books I know my family will enjoy reading. Thanks as well for the giveaway.
debraemarvinPosted at 12:17h, 01 July
I’ve been reading more and more contemporaries and this one is definitely on my list! I’ve heard great things about it and that’s what it’s all about!
mimionlifePosted at 12:22h, 01 July
Toni Shiloh writes about interesting characters and settings. I enjoy all her stories. 🙂
Vickie's Kitchen and GardenPosted at 13:04h, 01 July
Sounds like a good book and I’m entering the giveaway. Thanks!
Melissa HendersonPosted at 13:29h, 01 July
Yes, this is a wonderful story. Good luck on the giveaway. 🙂
Jill WeatherholtPosted at 16:39h, 01 July
Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the review, Melissa. 🙂
mimionlifePosted at 17:11h, 01 July
You are welcome! This is a great read. 🙂
Ashley RobertsPosted at 00:00h, 02 July
I LOVED Risking Love!!!!! It was amazing and everything I hoped for! Toni has made her way into my favorite authors list and I left a 5 star Amazon review. I cleared my calendar to read the new Toni Shiloh book and I was totally bummed out when I finished because there aren’t anymore Maple Run characters to look forward to.
mimionlifePosted at 00:05h, 02 July
Toni Shiloh writes stories that stick with me. I want to read everything she writes. 🙂
ToniPosted at 12:43h, 02 July
Thank you so much, Ashley! It is sad that I have no more characters makes me want to see what I can cook up. 🙂
ordinarilyextraordinarymomPosted at 03:16h, 02 July
This so sounds like a book I would read. It reminds of the books I used to read before I stopped reading. Now that I have redeveloped the habit, I hope to get a few extra dollars to check this one out.
mimionlifePosted at 13:02h, 02 July
Toni Shiloh writes stories I always enjoy. Hope you get to read this one soon. 🙂
EmmaPosted at 03:38h, 02 July
This sounds like an interesting story!
James RobertPosted at 10:46h, 02 July
Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read. I enjoy these tours and finding out about many terrific books.
Invisibly MePosted at 12:39h, 02 July
I find a good book is one where the author can bring to life the characters and really ‘draw’ the reader into the story, as you say. I like the idea of the depth of this one, with love, trust, painful memories and more, it sounds quite evocative. Very concisely reviewed 🙂
mimionlifePosted at 13:02h, 02 July
Thank you. Toni Shiloh is one of my favorite authors.
🌸 Marisela 🌸 (@mari_zuniga94)Posted at 01:15h, 03 July
This sounds like a great book, thank you for sharing
mimionlifePosted at 16:44h, 05 July
I enjoy reading all of Toni Shiloh’s stories. 🙂
Debbie PPosted at 22:01h, 03 July
This book sounds like a fantastic read.
carylkanePosted at 22:17h, 03 July
Melissa, Thank you for the wonderful review and being part of the tour.
mimionlifePosted at 16:45h, 05 July
Glad to be part of the tour and promote great authors. 🙂 Toni Shiloh is one of my favorite.
Julie WaldronPosted at 21:10h, 08 July
This sounds like a great book that I would enjoy. Thanks for the review!
mimionlifePosted at 02:28h, 13 July
This truly is a great story. I love everything Toni Shiloh writes. 🙂
Melissa McLaughlinPosted at 16:10h, 12 July
Thank you, Melissa, for this wonderful book review. Sounds like a compelling series and I’m excited to learn about Tori Shiloh, a new author to me. You’ve sold me. I plan to get started on this series soon! Blessings to you, Tori!
ToniPosted at 16:26h, 12 July
Blessings to you as well!
mimionlifePosted at 02:29h, 13 July
Wonderful! I love all of Toni Shiloh’s stories. 🙂
Caitlyn SantiPosted at 11:33h, 15 July
Fabulous review! I loved this book too! 😊
mimionlifePosted at 12:52h, 15 July
I always look forward to Toni’s stories. 🙂 Have a great week!