ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: An Unlikely Proposal
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…
“Let’s get married.”
Trinity Davis gaped at her best friend. “Omar, you can’t be serious. I just came over to vent, not for you to suggest some harebrained idea.”
Okay, not completely true. She did want a solution to her problem, but not that. Never that. She still had nightmares of standing in white all alone at the altar. Ever since that humiliating event—one that should have been the happiest day of her life—she’d steered clear of romance.
Besides, marriage wouldn’t give her a new job. Wouldn’t provide the health insurance she so desperately—
Okay, so Omar did solve that dilemma with his absurd suggestion.
“Look, Trinity. Bluebonnet is a small town. What are the odds of you finding another job here? Would you want to move away just to find one?”
She frowned, hating his sound logic.
“You can’t mess around with your health. You need insurance.” His lips turned downward, and his goatee shifted with the movement. “Your insulin has to cost a
Another strike for logic. “They’re offering me a plan where I’d only have to pay the premiums.” Being a Type 1 diabetic meant going without insulin was not an option. Granted, she’d almost had a heart attack at the price of the insurance.
“And how can you afford that if you have no job?”
It was like Omar could read her mind, which was certainly possible considering they’d been friends for over twenty years. “I don’t know.” She shrugged, trying to keep her emotions at bay. Being laid off had never entered her thoughts as a possibility. “If I want to keep paying rent, something has to give.” She stuffed down a sigh as she mentally calculated her lack of income and growing expenses.
“Exactly.” Omar sat back, giving the porch swing a gentle push. He sipped his sweet tea as if he’d done his job for the day and solved the world’s problems.
Marriage of convenience stories are one of my favourite and the author did wonderfully in this one.
Omar and Trinity had gone through major traumas in their lives and love was the last thing on their minds. But they both needed help and as best friends they turned to each other in purely platonic at first but we know how love does. It sneaks up on you when you least expects it.
I admire Omar for wanting to take care of Trinity and suggesting what he did. I also admired how he had managed with his beautiful daughters who brought a lot of flavour to the book. He was a good father.
I love Trinity demeanour; quiet calm, intelligent and sweet. She didn’t have a mean bone in her body. I admired her for taking a leap to do what she did even though it was scary, really scary for her. Her kind heart was evident while I was reading.
I loved the support system they both had. Very solid.
I love how the author wove various element of faith and love into the story in the most beautiful of ways.
Toni Shiloh’s books are one to always read. Very soothing, engaging and enjoyable.
I received a copy of this book and this is my honest opinion.
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.
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