May 10, 2016

Review - The Ending I Want by Samantha Towle

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Samantha Towle has released her new book THE ENDING I WANT and we are so excited to share more info about the book with you - enjoy an excerpt below and a little note from Samantha. Make sure to enter the giveaway below too - Good luck!

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Synopsis
Taylor Shaw had the perfect life—until she was sixteen. That was when everything changed. From that moment on, life went from bad to worse…to the worst. After recovering from a brain tumor, months later, she suffers the tragic loss of her whole family. Since that fateful day, she’s been coasting through life.
Now, the brain tumor has returned, and Taylor decides she’s had enough. She’s going to take her fate into her own hands. No more hospitals. No more surgeries. No more anything. She’s going to join her family. It’s her decision. What she longs for. The ending she wants.
She just has a list of things to do before she goes. First, go to England. Second, kiss a stranger…
Only, Taylor didn’t expect Liam Hunter, the stranger—with his handsome face, his six-foot-three of gorgeousness, and his oh-so-hot English accent—to change things. To change her. To change the ending she wanted.
What is a girl, who is standing on the edge of nothing, to do when offered the chance of everything?

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A Note from Samantha: Writing The Ending I Want has been a cathartic and exhausting process for me, but I have loved every second of writing it. I relate to this story more than any of the stories that I’ve written before. Maybe that’s because there’s a piece of me in this book. And not in Taylor having a brain tumor, because fortunately I’ve never had to endure anything like that. But for me, it was the need to feel free from something that has crippled me for many years, just like Taylor is crippled by her own pain. Taylor wanted to die to be free. I never wanted to die, but I did want to be free, in a way that’s hard to explain. But now, after years of feeling trapped by my demons, things that have held me back in life, I’ve found a way to get the freedom I needed. I’m still a work in progress, but I’m working better now than I ever did before - just saying this cryptic stuff out loud is a big step for me. So, writing Taylor in the way I did was a big deal for me. I really hope that you love this story, and see strength in Taylor's choices rather than weakness.
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Excerpt
Go to England. Kiss a stranger. Have lots of sex,” his deep voice rumbles out the words I wrote. He glances at me over his shoulder, a shit-eating grin on his face. I don’t even bother with trying to get the list back now. What’s the point? He’s already seen it. Bastard. I fall back into my seat, my face feeling like a blowtorch went at it. “You’re an asshole,” I mutter. He turns to face me, my list in his hand but still held out of my reach. “Aw, don’t be like that, Taylor, from Boston. I was just curious to read it.” I’m pretty sure he’s going for contrite, but he’s failing miserably. I glare at him. I’m going for death-by-laser stare. It doesn’t work because he gives me a panty-dropping smile. I’d like to say I’m unaffected, but I’m not; however, I don’t let him know that. “Curious? I don’t think so. An effing thief? Yes.” He laughs. “I’m sorry. But you don’t need to be embarrassed. It’s a good list.” He looks back to my list. “Have sex with a stranger,” he continues on reading. “Have sex with a stranger outdoors. You do know I can help you with all of these, right?” He lifts a brow at me. I give him the middle finger. He laughs again and looks back to the list. Then, he stops laughing and stares at me with what can only be described as complete horror. “You’ve never had oral sex?” Fuck. Why the hell did I put that on my list?

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My 5 Star Review 

I picked this one up before bed, I thought I would get a few chapters in and finish tomorrow. That didn’t work out as planned, because once you meet Liam Hunter, you don’t just go to bed, no you stay up waiting to see what he will say next. 
"I’m not brave, babe. A lot of things scare me. I just refuse to let those fears control me.”


I love Samantha Towle, so I was reading this one regardless, but I’ll be honest that title scared me. I don’t like to cry and I just knew this one would break my heart. Then I met Liam and I was blown away, he is sexy, confident and a dirty talker. I never saw it coming, never, and I couldn’t stop reading. With every page I fell in more and more in love with this guy who was just perfect. He was open, honest, funny and did I say sexy as sin. 



He was the absolute perfect balance to Taylor. She isn’t as confident as Liam, but now that her brain tumor has returned she is living differently. She has a list, Things to do before I die and that list is what ultimately changes her life. Kiss a stranger is how she meets the sexy Liam Hunter. You know I love Liam, I think I have made that pretty clear, but I actually loved Taylor too. Taylor isn’t perfect, but I felt such empathy for her and could see where she was coming from. 

This story is just something, it’s crazy to me that a book that can pull such strong emotions from me is also so unbelievably sexy and funny. It’s such a contradiction, but it’s true. Liam and Taylor’s relationship starts off completely physical and it’s off the charts hot. I loved their banter and chemistry, you could just feel their connection. Then the way this story is written, with so much heart and emotion it allowed me to feel for them.



I swear this book is just more, I loved it. There are books I love so much I can only hope my reviews do them justice and this is one of them. I want the world to know that this book is everything you want in a read, it’s unforgettable, it’s emotional, but also has moments of real humor, it’s just perfect. Absolutely recommend!

ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. 

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