About the Book
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 . . .
Other Books in the Series
In My Opinion
Iris takes center stage in To Win a Prince by Toni Shiloh, but readers still get some insight into Bri’s new life as queen in the process.
While Iris is someone I enjoyed getting to know in In Search of Prince, Ekon was another story. Yet, Shiloh takes an antagonistic character and redeems him—at first through Iris’s eyes and then through the lens of God’s love for the man.
This book is a reminder that we all have something in our lives we are ashamed of, but with the help of true friends and God’s forgiveness, we can leave that shame behind us and walk into a new life filled with promise and hope.
My one complaint about this book is that I felt it was too light on the romance between Iris and Ekon. I would have liked more of that development from the insta-attraction to the more permanent, ever after, kind of love.
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