A Taylor-Made Life by Kary Rader
Publication date: July 18th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
See on: Goodreads
They lived the life they were given; they loved the life they made.
Cheerleader Taylor Smith doesn’t want to die a virgin. Unfortunately, if the terminally-ill leukemia patient doesn’t find a lover or a stem-cell match within months, her fear will become reality. When her cancer mentor is revealed to be a hottie entrepreneur from California, it seems fate might finally be on her side.
Tech-geek Gavin Taylor has everything he ever wanted, except someone to grieve for him when he’s gone. With his melanoma cancer beyond the help of his riches, he agrees to participate in a cancer patient mentoring program where he’s matched with a dying teen from Texas. Despite his immediate attraction, the Silicon Valley whiz intends only to provide friendship and happy memories to the beautiful, young woman who is determined to win his love.
When it’s discovered that his frozen sperm and her harvested eggs could lead to a cure, Taylor’s mother offers to be a surrogate. And Gavin must decide if he can risk the heart he has never given and a child he’ll never know to a girl he just met.
Two lives intertwined by the same circumstances, Taylor Smith and Gavin Taylor's life completely changed as they met one another.
I like Taylor. She has spunk and is full of life despite her illness. She wants to experience what life she has left and the very first thing she wanted was intimacy. As luck would have it, the perfect match for her just happens to be the cancer mentor and technological extraordinaire, Gavin Taylor. Gavin, on the other hand, is charming though quite at times, he reminds me of a teenage boy than a man of 25 years. Still, their connection can be felt though there was this feeling of the story being rushed.
A Taylor-Made Life is one of those stories that would have you shedding a tear or two on the ugly and beauty of life all at the same time. Now, I just have to keep counting the days till I get to read the second book.
Always creative, she’s drawn to stories with fantastical worlds and creatures. With a little bit of magic and divine guidance, there isn’t anything that can’t be accomplished. And it’s the power of words that creates and destroys.
Vanquishing evil and injustice while finding eternal love in the process is all in a day’s work. And with the help of her critique partners and master cartographer imaginary places come to life.
Come join her for an adventure and maybe you too will be claimed by passion and changed by love.
Because there is no greater power than the human spirit and anything is possible if you believe.
Let the fantasy begin…