The Truth About Fame (2020)

About the Book

BookThe Truth About Fame

SeriesFaith & Fortune #2

Author: Toni Shiloh

Release Date: July 7, 2020

Genre: Christian Chick Lit, Contemporary Romance

My life has always been in the spotlight. Born to two famous parents and then quickly rising to “super” status in the modeling world ensured that I, Astoria “Tori” Bell, would always have my image plastered across newsstands. Unfortunately, adoring fans weren’t always magnanimous and now I have a stalker on my hands.

Oddly enough, the tall, dark, and all-too handsome bodyguard hired to protect me seems more harmful than the threatening notes from the stalker. As well as his plan to flush out the danger by proposing a fake engagement.

The lines between pretend and reality blur and I have to shore up my resolves. Baggage from my past means I can’t let myself be vulnerable. But the way Marcel Fox treats me has me thinking otherwise.

With a new rock on my finger and the man who put it there by my side, happily ever after seems like a possibility or is that as fake as my public persona?

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My Thoughts

The Truth About Fame by Toni Shiloh is a great read! After reading the first book in this series, The Trouble With Love, I was so ready to jump into book #2. I assumed I was going to get a sweet romance about Tori and Marcel. I did get a sweet romantic story for sure, but I got so much more. I was completely unprepared for the scary tension and suspense in the later chapters of this book. There are a few chapters where I’m not sure I breathed properly while I was reading, and I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. I may have skipped ahead a few pages just to make sure everything turns out OK. Seriously, things got intense in an excellent, gripping, and nerve-wracking way!

My heart really went out to Tori. She has SO much baggage that she is carrying all by herself. And, she is trying to protect all her loved ones as best she can, but the crazy stalker in her life seems to always be a step or two ahead of her. It’s so frustrating. If this isn’t enough to have on her plate, Tori’s also struggling with her past and God’s place in her life currently. How does she justify the horrible thing that happened to her as a teen with God’s benevolence, love, and forgiveness? How does she forgive the bad guy in her life when forgiving feels like letting him get away with his bad behavior? How does she trust Marcel now, or any guy for that matter? See what I mean?! This book is WAY more than just a fluffy love story. It’s got tons of layers I just was not expecting. I love it so much.

I am keeping this review short. Honestly, it’s a book that needs to be experienced and I don’t want to accidentally spill the beans on any part of this highly engaging story. Suffice to say, The Truth About Fame is going to stick with me for a long while, and I CANNOT wait for the final book in the series to release. If you are in the mood for a super romantic, suspenseful story with very timely themes, then I highly recommend The Truth About Fame. It’s so, so good!

I received a copy of this novel in eBook form from the author, Toni Shiloh, via JustRead Publicity in order to review. In no way has this influenced my review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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