Saturday, July 13, 2019

Risking Love by Toni Shiloh Review & Giveaway!

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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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.

She spends her days hanging out with her husband and their two boys in northern Virginia. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the Virginia Chapter. You can find more information at

More from Toni

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.


Toni Shiloh

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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.

My Thoughts:

WOW! How do I even begin to express how much I love this book? Toni Shiloh is one of my favorite authors and I eagerly anticipate everything she writes! I have been dying to read Nikki and Shorty's story ever since book 1 in the Maple Run series, and oh my word it was SO worth the wait! 
Reading one of Toni's books feels like relaxing on a porch swing on a summer day or snuggling under your favorite cozy blanket on a chilly fall evening, she sweeps you into her story from the first word and you can't stop reading because you feel so at home there! 
I already knew and loved Shorty and Nikki before starting this book, but I got to know them so much better and felt like I became even closer friends with them throughout their story. And I fell completely, 100%, head over heels in love with Shorty, he is such an incredibly sweet, funny, caring, thoughtful, honorable, and humble man of God that he continuously had me melting into a puddle at the amazing way he treated Nikki and all the beautiful things he did for her! 
I adore this small fictional town of Maple Run, Virginia and it was an absolute joy to get to hang out there once again and catch up with all the characters from previous books in the series and see what was going on in their lives. This book tied up all the threads of their stories in a beautiful way, and even though I hated to say goodbye to the whole gang in Maple Run, I was delighted to leave them all living out their own happily ever afters! 
The faith story was one of my favorite parts of this book, it was amazing and I know God will use it to touch numerous lives and hearts!
loved every single moment of this book and HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!
If you are a fan of Christian contemporary romance this series is a must read! You will not be sorry! 
Risking Love is definitely one for the keeper shelf and I anticipate rereading it many times in the future! 
(5 Stars!)

I received an ebook copy of this book from the publisher which did not influence my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.


  1. Hello! Thanks so much for sharing your book with us. Always fun reading about another book to enjoy.

  2. This book sounds like a fantastic read.

  3. Thanks for the review, it sounds like a wonderful book!

  4. Thank you for the wonderful review and being part of the tour.

  5. Great review! This book sounds like a great escape with likeable characters, a super sweet romance and beautiful faith elements. A perfect package. Thanks for sharing!