After reading In Search of a Prince, I already loved Iris and wanted her to have her own love story. I could see from that first book where her interest lay bit as events played out, I was curious to see how Toni Shiloh would redeem Iris’ love interest.
Ekon Diallo stalked onto the pages on To Win a Prince with arrogance and disdain. He had been stripped of his title as prince and I started the book thinking, ‘serves him right’. But there was more to this character than it first appeared.
As Ms. Shiloh peeled away the layers of this character, I began to feel empathy for him. As his character developed, I began to root for him. I wanted Ekon to have his happy ending. I wanted him to realize he could be worthy of the title he no longer held.
Iris and Ekon’s romance was a sweet slow burn that will have readers believing in fairy-tale endings. Readers will also be reminded that it is God who makes us worthy, not our possessions or the accolades of the world.
To Win a Prince is the second book in the Ọlọrọ Ilé series but can be read as a stand-alone.
I received an advanced reader’s copy from the publisher through NetGalley; a positive review was not required.
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About To Win A Prince
Can she stop herself from falling before she’s too far gone?
As a fashion aficionado and best friend of the queen of the African island country Ọlọrọ Ilé, Iris Blakely dreams of using her talent to start a sustainable business to help citizens in impoverished areas and honor the country’s resources. But when she discovers that Ekon Diallo–the man who betrayed her best friend–will be her business consultant, the battle between her desires and reality begins.
Ekon Diallo has lost everything: his princely title, his material possessions, his friends, and the respect of his fellow Ọlọrans. To pay for his actions against Ọlọrọ Ilé, he’s forced to assist the charismatic Iris Blakely–but he can’t allow his heart to distract him from regaining his status.
Though they come from vastly different worlds, Iris and Ekon are both determined to reach their goals, and the only way to do that is to work together–if they can just keep their hearts from getting in the way…
About Toni Shiloh
Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom and multipublished Christian contemporary romance author. She writes to bring God glory and to learn more about His goodness. A member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and of the Virginia Chapter, Toni loves connecting with readers via social media. You can learn more about her at tonishiloh.com.