Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Book Review: The Life Gift by T.R. Lykins

The Life Gift and book one, Last Heartbeat, are ON SALE throughout the tour.

The Life Gift Synopsis

**** This is a companion novel to Last Heartbeat ****

Kristen believed her parents were truly happy and wanted a marriage like theirs. She really didn’t know anything about their relationship until she was leaving for college. That’s when they dropped a heartbreaking bombshell on her.

They only stayed together to make her happy. Now, she thinks she is the reason for their unhappiness, can she trust love?

Does love even last anymore?

Her new college roommate, Alexia, changes her mind about love. Seeing how fast Alexia falls for her dreamy guy Phillip, and how fast that dreamy guy falls for Alexia, she then realizes that maybe love could happen in her life!

Now, Kristen has to change her ways and open her heart up for love. Can Kristen do that after watching her parents live a lie for so many years? Hoping she can find her true love and not get hurt, Kristen thinks she can find him out there somewhere, but where?

One tragic moment happens to her friend and it makes her realize that life could end in a blink of an eye. Kristen makes a life decision that affects her and her friends.

Can she go through it?

This gift is the greatest gift she can give to her best friend, Alexia. Nine months of her life is a long time to give up for your friend.

Will this sacrifice be truly appreciated and will Alexia be able to take care of her precious gift?

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As a read The Life Gift, I couldn't help but to admire Kristen for wanting to give her best friend the most precious gift someone could give. I think the overall concept of the story was great and I loved all of the characters. The story was very sweet and quick but I did find a few things that I did not like. 

In my opinion, Kristen was a bit forceful in trying to convince Alexia and Phillip to allow her to become their surrogate. She constantly asked them and pretty much wouldn't take no for an answer. I understand that she just wanted to do something nice that would give her best friend something she'd always wanted but I think Kristen was too pushy. It's a big decision and they deserved time to think about it. She just couldn't understand why they wouldn't want this.

I also think the writing of the book itself was a bit awkward. Some scenes seemed disjointed and cut off. Although a shorter novel, The Life Gift felt rushed and a lot of detail was left out. For a book about pregnancy and being a surrogate, not many details were given and the pregnancies themselves were rushed.

Overall, I really liked The Life Gift. I think it's a great uplifting story for someone considering becoming a surrogate or someone who is having difficulties becoming pregnant. However, there were some things that just made the book seem awkward which is why I'm giving this novel 3.5 stakes

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