What Money Can’t Buy
What Money Can’t Buy By Liz Borino We revisit Taylor Twins, Matt and Chris. Chris is now married to Aiden and they are expecting their first set of twins with Aiden’s sister, Meghan, surrogating for them. Matt is in a relationship with Carley and they were expecting their first child. A lot of emotional turmoil in this book for the twins, Matt deals with bad tension and stress when Carely gives him a major scare and gets put on bed rest. Robert Taylor is moved into the guest house at Chris and Aiden’s new place since just before his stroke he made Chris his medical advocate. His nurse Sarah causes her problems within the family with bigotry and religious righteous, also enabling Matt with his distance from Carely and pills for his headaches. Aiden starts a new class for abuse women, yoga and when he sees a student from his old dance class in it he promises to help her anyway he can. Then he gets hurt at the next dance class he taught the next day, and had to cancel all his classes for at least three months. One thing builds on another for Matt until he feels justified talking pills from first his dad and then Aiden to deal with the pain. Carely is arguing about naming the baby if it is a girl. He wants Dorothea, his grandmother’s name. She says that since they live in America it should be Dorothy. I couldn’t figure out her problem with the name unless it was a major control point for her in a pregnancy she is having difficulty with. She does manage to get Matt to agree to a dog when the people down the street have to move, Sadie. She turns out to be a wonderful companion for both Matt and Carely. Once Meghan moved to Hartford with Aiden and Chris, her new OB/GYN told her not to worry about the rash she was developing, no matter how bad it was getting. When she took a fall on some ice he also told her not to worry and told the fathers to just wait and see what happened, a little cramping and spotting was to be expected. That night when Meghan woke up covered in blood and they were at the emergency room, they learned that the rash was chicken pox and he hadn’t called with the test results to tell them. Being from rural Ireland and poor being she had never received a vaccine. And because the doctor had told them to wait, she ended up losing the babies. For Matt everything came to head one day when he was supposed to be stopping by to see his father’s improvement. Carely decided to leave him and called her father, he was supposed to fly out a few days later, and instead he and one of her brother flew out that morning. They tracked Matt down at work as he was leaving, instead of calling Carely or going to see her, and her brother hit Matt in the face. After an argument with Chris; Matt went to a hotel and faced a few facts about himself. Three months after the accident Aiden when back to see the social worker about starting up his yoga class again, he found her with two underdeveloped children whose mother had just been killed by their abusive father. He asked what he and Chris could do to help. Allison Joy and Brenda Taylor joined their family as foster children. Then Dorothea made an appearance just in the middle of Matt proposing to her mother. Wonderful book, loved visiting all the characters again. I didn’t like Carely’s whininess. I don’t know if it was a way of dealing with being on bed rest for three months, or if she was looking for a proposal from Matt, or if she just let her hormones taking completely over, or a mix of the three. Sarah was a horrible nurse, and a nasty person and I really didn’t like her, for her religiousness she helped enable Matt and at the same time was trying to break up him and Carely. Chris and Aiden were a delight again, supporting each other and Meghan through the worse of their trails. I really wish they had gone further with the OB/GYN who let Meghan lose the babies, at the least he deserved to lose his license before he hurt another young woman. But I give the book a 4 ½ stars for taking me on a wonderful and thrilling emotional rollercoaster ride.