Buying Love by Toni Shiloh

Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Celebrate Lit for an honest review.

Buying LoveBuying Love by Toni Shiloh

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

(Click the title to find the book description/blurb.)

Nina wants a family, but with no prospects for a marriage and children in sight, she advertises in the newspaper for a husband, including a dowry in the deal. Dwight answers the ad in honest need of cash to save his family’s restaurant and his father’s legacy. But when Dwight begins falling for Nina, their financial tie-up may get in the way in Buying Love by author Toni Shiloh.

Well, gee. What an interesting fix Nina and Dwight get themselves into. There are good points of tension in the story–two people prayerfully heading into a risky venture even though they don’t have all the answers, and a man wrestling with how he can ever be a provider for a woman who has more money than he does.

The last burst of conflict for the climax felt a little contrived to me, not quite a natural fit for this particular hero and heroine. But the romance is out-and-out sweet without being too syrupy (yes, even considering all the maple around.) The book also concludes with a good amount of key, wonderful things and has left me in anticipation of the coming continuation of the series.

Many other fans of ChristFic romance should enjoy this story of love, friends, family, and belonging.


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