A Run at Love

series: Love in the Spotlight

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As a Black woman in a field with little diversity, Piper McKinney is determined to make her mark on the horse-racing world. Raised on a Thoroughbred farm in Kentucky, Piper's dream is for her horse to win the prestigious Kentucky Derby. With the help of her best friend and trainer, Tucker Hale, she gains national attention but must grapple with the complications that arise when a journalist delves into her past as a transracial adoptee.


In an effort to win Piper's heart, Tucker formulates a plan to train Piper's horse to victory, hoping to prove himself to her, her parents, and his own self-doubts. Then a shocking scandal hits the media, implicating both Piper and her parents, and she and Tucker will have to survive the onslaught to find their way to the winner's circle--and each other.


"Readers are going to be delighted by this endearing and adorable romance."--Sarah Monzon, author of the Sewing in SoCal series on The Love Script

The Author

  1. Toni Shiloh
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    Toni Shiloh

    Toni Shiloh is a wife, a mom, and an award-winning Christian contemporary romance author. Her novel In Search of a Prince won the first ever Christy Amplify Award. It has also been praised by Oprah Daily, POPSUGAR, Library Journal, and...

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"A Black racehorse owner chases love and success in Shiloh's spirited follow-up to The Love Script. . . . Piper's internal battles between familial duty and a desire for independence are sensitively rendered, and readers will cheer her on as she tackles the racial stereotypes baked into the overwhelmingly white world of horse racing. Shiloh's fans will speed through this sweet, satisfying romance."

Publishers Weekly

"Shiloh radiates wisdom and sincerity in the second installment of her Love in the Spotlight series . . . A Run at Love is an inspiring friends-to-lovers modern romance about breaking barriers of ethnicity and gender and the importance of representation in nondiverse spaces. She brilliantly captures the drama of the equestrian world and the road to the Kentucky Derby while illuminating the emotional and experiential complexities of transracial adoption and identity."

Booklist starred review

"Shiloh explores belonging, forgiveness, and transracial adoption in . . . . a charming friends-to-lovers story that will satisfy."

Library Journal

"A Run at Love by Toni Shiloh is everything I want in a 'friends to more' romance, and then some . . . swoony and sweet and a little sassy. . . . Find a fancy hat (or a going-out Stetson), a slice of Derby pie, and a cup of mint julep and curl up with A Run at Love post haste!"

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