Wednesday, June 19, 2019

RISKING LOVE by Toni Shiloh, Review by Nicole Cook.

Author Toni Shiloh creates an extremely satisfying ending to her beloved Maple Run series in her latest release, Risking Love. She welcomes readers back to the small town of Maple Run, where they will often find their favorite characters hanging out at The Maple Pit, a popular local restaurant. Risking Love can easily be read as a stand-alone novel. However, many of the secondary characters in Risking Love are featured in earlier books in the series, so readers who enjoy this novel will definitely want to read the entire Maple Run series.
In Risking Love, Nikki Gordon, a hostess at The Maple Pit, is attempting to overcome the painful memories of a horrible crime committed against her six years ago by her brother’s best friend. Handsome Shorty Smalls has wanted a relationship with Nikki for years, but due to her past, she has been content to remain as friends. When Shorty shows up at The Maple Pit with a new woman in his life, Nikki needs to decide if she is strong enough to face her fears or if she is prepared to lose her chance at love with Shorty.

Toni Shiloh brings a needed diversity to Christian fiction, and her writing style will appeal to readers of contemporary romance everywhere. Her writing is rich with Scripture and spiritual content, while also giving readers a swoon-worthy romance with wonderful characters who demonstrate good Christian values. Readers will want to visit the fictional town of Maple Run and hang out with Nikki, Shorty, and the rest of their friends.

Toni Shiloh tackles difficult topics with sensitivity and compassion and shares the message that with God, anything is possible. God’s grace and love is constant, and He is always there to comfort us, even during the most difficult times in our lives. Risking Love is a story of healing, the power of friendship, and finding true love.

Risking Love is highly recommended for readers of contemporary romance, especially those who enjoy books by authors such as Denise Hunter, Becky Wade, and Melissa Tagg.
“Just know that I am here for you, whenever you need me. Know that I will wait for you however long it may take. Know that I won’t feel like a second has been wasted, but that God has fashioned us for His perfect timing.”

“Thank You Lord, for showing me that love is a risk worth taking.”

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author/publisher and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine.

Available in digital ebook at Amazon

Back Cover Blurb:
Nikki lives with a perfect trifecta of noes. No guys. No dates. No way. After years of keeping men at bay, Nikki Gordon has it down to a science. No one, not even the sweet, hunky Shorty Smalls can change her mind. Period. So, if she’s got it all figured out, why does her heart sink to her toes when she sees Shorty with another woman? Read Risking Love today and see what happens when you risk your heart to the care of a good man.


Author Bio:
Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian contemporary romance author. 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.

A member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and of the Virginia Chapter, Toni seeks to help readers find authors. She loves connecting with readers and authors alike via social media, predominately Facebook. When she’s not spending time in imagination land, you’ll either find her with a book or an Xbox One controller to avoid the housework that never seems to end.

Toni Shiloh has made a commitment to do her part in bringing diversity into fiction. Her stories include a diverse group of characters with African Americans taking the spotlight. She is the founder of the blog, Diversity Between the Pages. When she’s not writing her own diverse stories, she assists authors giving critiques, feedback, or participating as a sensitivity reader.



  1. Thanks Nicole! Glad we have this chance to learn more about this popular series! Toni is a great author and supporter of Christian fiction and I'm glad to have finally had the chance to meet her when we were at CFRR.

  2. Thank you so much for your review!

    1. Risking Love was so fun to read! Shorty is my favorite hero of the series! I’m so glad he finally got his story :)


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