Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for An Unlikely Proposal by Toni Shiloh, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Author: Toni Shiloh
Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date: February 1, 2021
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance
Their friendship can survive almost anything…
For two best friends, marriage could be their greatest test yet…
Trinity Davis must not have heard firefighter Omar Young correctly. Did her handsome widowed best friend just suggest they get married? Omar needs a mom for his adorable little girls, and it’ll fix Trinity’s financial woes. But saying “I do” isn’t just business. Especially when the only vow they’re in danger of breaking is their promise to not fall in love…
- What made you want to be a writer?
I’ve always enjoyed reading and dabbled in writing throughout my school days. However, after I
took a creative writing degree in college, that love of writing was really nurtured and developed.
- What was the hardest part of writing An Unlikely Proposal?
The revisions!! They were painful at times but certainly stretched me as a writer. Now that
they’re done with, I can appreciate the process. But during that time, I probably ate more
chocolate than necessary.
- Where did you get the idea for An Unlikely Proposal?
I love marriage of convenience tropes. They’re my favorite to read and you don’t see them as
often in contemporary setting. I knew I wanted to write one so I brainstormed until the idea
- Did you base your characters off of anyone?
No. I don’t think I’ve ever done that in my stories.
- What do you want people to take away from An Unlikely Proposal?
That you can trust God with your pain. He’s willing to take you through the healing process,
whatever that looks like for you.
- What character do you relate to most?
Oh good question! Probably Trinity. I’ve never suffered the depth of lost that Omar has so
Trinity was easier to relate to.
- How do you deal with writer’s block?
If I’m stuck, I’ll listen to music, talk to one of my critique partners for possible ideas on how to
move forward, and pray!
- How do you create characters that people can connect to?
I really get to know my characters and what triggers and things elicit strong emotions. Once I
know those details, I’m able to pants my way through the story.
I was super excited to read this book because I always find marriage of convenience stories super sweet and enjoyable. And I have to say, An Unlikely Proposal was an amazing book! Trinity Davis never expected to find herself in a marriage of convenience to her best friend, Omar Young, but that is where she found herself. Omar Young wasn’t looking for love, however his girls need someone to care for them and he needs help. Will Omar and Trinity be able to make their relationship work or will they stay in a marriage of convenience?
Trinity had suffered through a horrible break up, she didn’t want to risk her again. But then her best friend suggests marriage, she finds herself in a totally different situation. I liked Trinity, I thought that she was so sweet. I loved how much she cared for Omar and for his girls. She had diabetes, and it was really affecting their life. She had learned how to care for herself, but she needed the insurance to pay for her insulin.
Omar was a great guy, I loved reading about his care for his daughters. He was a strong firefighter but he was also grieving. He had lost his wife a couple of years ago, and now he finds his mother-in-law gone. He needed the help to care for his girls, Faith and Joy. However Omar really cared for Trinity, and it was sweet to see it grow into love.
Omar and Trinity were a lovely couple and I really liked how they were friends first. Their love grew from friendship to something more. They had to work through their past hurts, in order to actually make their marriage work. I loved Omar’s daughters, they were so sweet and cute. I also liked Rock, he was so steady and a stronghold for Omar.
I found An Unlikely Proposal awesome! I loved the characters. They had to work on their relationship, and go to God for guidance. I would definitely recommend this book! I can’t wait to see what else she writes. An Unlikely Proposal was a sweet, Christian, clean read!
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and multi-published Christian contemporary romance author. She writes to bring God glory and to learn more about His goodness. Her novel, Grace Restored, was a 2019 Holt Medallion finalist and Risking Love is a 2020 Selah Award finalist.
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. You can learn more about her writing at tonishiloh.com.
(1) winner will receive a paperback copy of An Unlikely Proposal, a Texas bluebonnet mug, and a $10 Amazon Gift Card!
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