Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Release Day Blitz Review & Giveaway!- The Ending I Want by Samantha Towle

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Title:  The Ending I Want
Author: Samantha Towle
Cover Designed by: Najla Qamber Designs
Publication Date: May 10th 2016
Plot: 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?
 My Review 

☆ I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ☆

"Falling in love might not have been on my list...but I'm glad I fell in love with you, Liam."

The Ending I Want was much more bright and upbeat than I had thought it was going to be. I must of read it is one or two separate sittings, in between having to break to pick up my nephew from preschool and private life happenings, and it was severely addicting and intriguing. I did not want it to end.

Imagine yourself an orphan dying from a brain tumor. Now at the clutch of death, you decide to go back to where your parents first met and fulfill a bucket life of things you want to do before you die. And while on the plane ride to your destination, you meet that one that changes everything and who makes you want to live. What would you do? And with time against your side, what ending would you choose for yourself?

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Samantha Towle's The Ending I Want was a poignant and beautiful tale of love, renewed hope, taking risks, and the mortality of life and all of its bliss and uncertainties. It encourages you to step out of your comfort zone and embrace the unknown even if it scares you half to death.

"I'm smiling and laughing and doing something that scares the crap out of me. I'm living because of Liam. And that thought alone brings with it a whole new brand of fear in me. A fear that terrifies me in a way that I have never known before."

Liam was pure book boyfriend material and Taylor was a realistic ailing heroine fulfilling a few lifelong and spur of the moment wishes before she leaves the earth.

Honestly those who are pondering whether to pick this novel up, PLEASE DO!!

I thoroughly relished the journey of Liam and Taylor-- the growth they inspire in one another--- and their unparalleled chemistry that was 'unsurpassable.' Yep, I made up my own word with that one. lol

"I would have stayed because I'm pretty sure I was in love with you from the moment you surprise-kissed me on the plane. You had me instantly."


My Rating:
 Note from the Author 

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.


“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. 
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?” 

Why the hell did I put that on my list? 

 Character Inspirations 

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Liam Hunter is 32 years old, from London, England and he is amazing! And that’s all you’re getting! ;)


Taylor Shaw is 22 years old, from Boston, USA. She has a brain tumour and she is choosing to die.

 Music Playlist 

Link to playlist on Samantha’s site: http://www.samanthatowle.co.uk/music
Stand out track: If You’re Not The One – Daniel Bedingfield
I was having real trouble finding Taylor and Liam’s song. There were a few occasions where I’d thought that I had found their song, but each time, something held me back from it. Then, I heard “If You’re Not The One” and I knew immediately that it was their song. It’s perfect in so many ways. For me, this song embodies the love that Taylor and Liam feel for one another.

1. If You’re Not The One – Daniel Bedingfield
2. Paradise – Coldplay
3. I Touch Myself – Divinyls
4. I Want It That Way – The Backstreet Boys
5. How Deep Is Your Love – Calvin Harris & Disciples
6. Never Forget You – Zara Larsson feat. MNEK
7. Goodbye My Lover – James Blunt
8. Sorry – Justin Bieber
9. Don’t You Wanna Stay – Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson
10. All I Ask – Adele
11. Don’t Go Away – Oasis
12. Stitches – Shawn Mendes
13. Already Gone  - Kelly Clarkson
14. Say Something – Great Big World & Christina Aguilera
15. What Now – Rihanna
16. Feels Like Home – Chantal Kreviazuk

 About the Author 


New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and international bestselling author Samantha Towle began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn't stopped writing since.


She has also written paranormal romances, THE BRINGER and the ALEXANDRA JONES SERIES, all penned to tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, and more of her favourite musicians.

A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.

Author's Links:

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