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?
A 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.
4.5 super sexy, emotion invoking stars.
This book had me hooked from the blurb but there was so much more to it than I expected.
We meet the super sexy Liam Hunter who was way different to what I thought he was going to be, he’s filthy rich, funny, attentive and extremely charming. The one thing that didn’t surprise me though was how much I loved him, Samantha has a way of writing super hot, alpha men that I adore and Liam was no exception.
As well as great guys, Samantha also writes strong heroines with whom I can’t help but connect. Despite Taylor being a girl with nothing to live for and a clear goal to complete a trip to London before she dies, I was surprised with how much fight she had left. She was funny, sweet and smart. Although her choices may not see, like smart choices you can’t help but admire her strength. The banter between Taylor and Liam is great and had me laughing a lot, I just want to be their real life friend.
The blurb made me fear that I would be crying throughout so I was relieved to find that there are many light moments within this book I laughed way more than I cried. As for the sex, well just woah! The sex is hot and the chemistry between Taylor and Liam is on fire. There’s quite a lot of sex throughout which is understandable, they’ve only just met but when the sex is constant at times you can’t help but switch off, what Sam managed to do was keep me interested throughout, the story line is in no way compromised due to the level of sex.
I laughed and swooned a lot throughout and it wasn’t until 80% onwards that the emotion got the better of me. I didn’t cry not as much as I thought I would but at one point I had to put the book down and go back 30 mins later once I’d regrouped my emotions. This book definitely had it’s fair share of angst and sadness.
With this book Samantha Towle has ensured she stays a firm favourite of mine and Liam has definitely made his mark and will stand easily alongside the great men Samantha has previously created.
If you’ve loved the previous books from Samantha without giving away spoilers, you HAVE to read this.
Sam gives us some background on the characters.
Taylor Shaw is 22 years old, from Boston, USA. She has a brain tumour and she is choosing to die.
Suki Waterhouse- Taylor
Henry Cavill- Liam
Liam Hunter is 32 years old, from London, England and he is amazing! And that’s all you’re getting! 😉
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 written contemporary romances, THE MIGHTY STORM, WETHERING THE STORM, TAMING THE STORM, TROUBLE, REVVED and REVIVED. 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.
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