Thursday, August 8, 2013

Kary Rader.....A Taylor-Made Life

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.

What a great book.  I was hesitant at first, as I hate to cry....period.  But once I started I could not put it down.  Taylor is such a brave girl, facing her illness, yet trying to achieve a few things before her time is up.  And then there is Gavin, he too has to face a limited amount of time as well.  I love the way Kary unfolds this story, layer by layer, step by begin to fall in love with the beauty of life.  

This is a great read for a young adult....lots of clean romance and a beautiful story of love rising from what we think is only ashes!!


Kary Rader is a part-time Twitter sage, stay-at-home mother of three, and slave to the characters and worlds inside her head. 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 with words. 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. With the help of her critique partners and master cartographer imaginary places come to life.

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  1. Thank you, Stephanie! I'm so glad you enjoyed the story.

    1. I loved the story....a definite must read!!

  2. Had to stop by and congratulate you, Kary, on another glowing review for TML. I love that so many people are loving this story! You rock!

  3. Thanks, Jenna and Stephanie - I'm so appreciative of how supportive you've been of me and my books!