About the Book:
Title: To Win a Prince
Author: Toni Shiloh
Publisher: Bethany House Publishing
Release Date: September 13th, 2022
Genre: Christian Romance
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 clothing line 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 . . .
This had a wonderful redemption story about learning from mistakes and changing for the better. I was definitely excited to read this book especially because I already knew the characters a bit. To Win a Prince is Toni Shiloh’s new book and it is set in the same world as In Search of a Prince. It is actually about Iris and Ekon.
Iris was so fun, she was very expressive and worked hard. Iris wanted to help the women on the island create a life for themselves but there were so many obstacles in her way. I loved how Iris strove to see the good in people. However Iris was struggling, she was finding herself falling for Ekon. She wanted to protect her heart but she also longed for a romance to sweep her off her feet. Iris had to learn to wait on God’s timing and trust in God’s plan even when her life feels crazy.
Oh, I felt for Ekon. He was a bit of a spoiled jerk at first, but he quickly grew on me. He grew up with comfort and means, and he had to learn what it meant to humble himself. I really enjoyed reading about his growth and seeing him being open to learning and changing. He worked hard and underneath his attitude, he was a kind man. Ekon had to learn to let go of his pride and turn to God. He had to be willing to be brought low so that he might become a better man.
Ekon and Iris were sweet to read about. They felt a connection for each other, but they both were fighting against it. I loved their interactions and their eazy conversations. They were just so cute and they learned to care for each other.
The story was really interesting. Ekon was fighting to redeem himself and Iris was fighting for her business. I was really investing and I read this book so quickly. I am crossing my fingers that more books will come from this world because I saw some hints of other couples.
To Win a Prince was wonderful and even better than the first! I loved the characters and I grew to know them. I also enjoyed the faith that Shiloh wrove into the story, God was truly present in this story. I would recommend this book to those who enjoy Christian contemporary romances. To Win a Prince is a clean Christian contemporary romance.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.