Friday, November 4, 2016

Buying Love

About the Book

Will money ruin everything?
 Nina Warrenton is ready for the next step in her life plan—marriage, but no one has
proposed. Taking matters into her hand, she places an ad in the newspaper hoping to entice a willing stranger. But when she begins to fall for the small-town chef, she realizes how much she wants him to love her and not her money.Dwight Williams needs fast cash to save the family restaurant. When he sees Nina’s monetary offer for a husband, he goes for it. He’s determined to save the legacy his dad left him, but can he let it go to prove his love for her? Can Nina and Dwight find true love, once money has entered the equation?

My Thoughts: Money can't buy love but it can sure complicate things. I felt for Nina, being raised in a group home and  never having a family she longed for. That has to be a tough pill to swallow. Her circumstances have given her a skewed vision of God, sure he's the King of King and Lord of Lord's but does he really care about her desire to have a family of her own? Toni Shiloh makes the characters and their sturggles so real that you feel for them. I found myself crying as Nina told her story to Dwight, I felt her anguish and her struggle to be so vulnerable to a man she barely knows.
Dwight has his own family issues, he wasn't abandoned or anything like that but he is trying desperately to save the family business. As a man, he feels it's his duty to protect his mom and sister and to provide for the family. He's not sure how to do this until he cames across Nina's ad. I loved Dwight. He is a strong man with strong moral values. He's not chauvinistic, he genuinely loves and wants to care for the women in his life. I love how he prayed through every situation, even while being stuck in traffic. The world needs more men like Dwight. 
 I truly enjoyed Buying Love and I hope that you will grab a copy and give it a chance. 

*I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions expressed above are my own

About the Author

Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Before pursuing her dream as a writer, Toni served in the United States Air Force. It was there she met her husband. After countless moves, they ended up in Virginia, where they are raising their two boys. When she’s not typing in imagination land, Toni enjoys reading, playing video games, making jewelry, and spending time with her family. Toni is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) as well as the ACFW Virginia Chapter.

Guest Post From Toni Shiloh

Hi, Reader Friends!! I’m so excited to be here at Celebrate Lit for the kick off of my new release, Buying Love. I wrote this book last year for National November Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). In one month, I managed to write a little over 50,000 words. However, that’s not why this book holds a special place in my heart. No, it’s the message in the story.
 Nina Warrenton has struggled with being alone in life. Thus, she decides to take matters into her own hand and places an ad for a husband, complete with a monetary offer. What seemed like an intelligent and simplistic way to get a husband, soon proves to have a multitude of complications. Not only that, but Nina has to discover who God is in her life and the body of Christ fits into that.
 Y’all have you ever felt alone in a room full of people? Or felt isolated? Or maybe you’re an orphan…whatever your background, I hope that this book shows you that God loves you. He loves you so much, He’s adopted you into the body of Christ. So if you’re a believer, we’re family. As a person who always wanted a friend and lots of family, that’s music to my soul. It’s what I wanted Nina to discover and what I hope the readers discover.
 Ephesians 1:4-6, “According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love: having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in the beloved” (KJV).

Blog Stops

October 27: Bibliophile Reviews
October 29: Moments Dipped in Ink
October 30: Artistic Nobody
November 1: blogging it out
November 3: autism mom
November 3: Simple Harvest Reads (Spotlight)
November 5: inklings and notions
November 6: just the write escape
November 7: Carpe Diem
November 8: Quiet Quilter
November 9: Bukwurmzzz
November 9: The Power of Words


 In honor of her tour, Toni is giving away a $50 Amazon gift card! Click the link below to enter; be sure to comment on this post to claim your nine bonus entries for this giveaway!


  1. Thank you so much for the great review! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  2. This is a new to me author.Thank you for featuring her books. They sound great!