Monday, November 16, 2015

Blog Tour Stop: When I Was Yours by Samantha Towle

When I Was Yours Amazon
“Marry me.”

“What?” I stared back at him, unblinking.

He moved closer, taking my face in his hands. “I love you, Evie. I look into the future, and the only thing I see clearly is you. Marry me.”
What’s an eighteen-year-old girl who was madly in love with her nineteen-year-old boyfriend say?

Of course, I said yes.

Twenty-four hours later, I married Adam Gunner at a Vegas chapel to the sounds of “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi. Not the best omen. I get that now.

Then, exactly one week later, I left him. I walked out, leaving behind my wedding ring, annulment papers, and my heart, and he never knew why.

I haven’t seen him since. Not in ten long years.

Now, he’s here, standing before me. Looking at me with nothing but hurt and hatred in his eyes, he wants answers.

Answers I can’t give.


4 Stars

I'm a huge fan of second chance romance stories and when I read the synopsis for this new release, I was excited to get my hands on it. Plus, any books written by Ms. Towle is always a given that it will be a fantastic read! She did give us Mr. Wethers!

When I was Yours takes you through young, flirtatious love that turns into pure passion and ultimately a forever happily ever after marriage. Well, that is what Adam pictured when he married Evie ten years ago. He never thought she up and leave him with annulment papers a week after getting married and never hearing from her again. 

What I love about this book, is that we feel the pain that Adam has been going through the last ten years and when he comes face to face with Evie, we can feel his anger and his love for her. And even though we don't know the real reason why Evie left Adam (at least in the beginning), we can still feel her pain and heartbreak for doing it. I love books that give us dual point of views, because there's always two sides to every story.

Adam lived his life in a fog after Evie left. He didn't care that he was spending his time with one-stands that were Evie look-alikes. He was angry and just couldn't move pass the hurt.  That's until he runs into Evie after ten years. 

Standing face-to-face with Adam, Evie felt so much. She missed him and knew she hurt him, but she had her reasons. 

Adam POV   Making my way through the hotel, I exchange pleasantries with the staff on duty. When I reach the coffee shop, I push open the door and step straight into the past. Evie. She’s standing behind the counter. Her face is turned slightly to the right, her attention on the TV mounted on the wall, and her hair is pulled back into a ponytail. But it’s her. I feel like a speeding train has hit me, and I’m pretty sure my heart has stopped beating. It’s really her. She’s here. “Evie?” I breathe out her name, like I’m taking my first real breath in a very long time. Her body stiffens at the sound of my voice. And I watch as her face turns my way. Those big whiskey-colored eyes that I fell in love with all those years ago meet mine, and my world stands still.   

Evie POV   My eyes rake over him as I remember the Adam I knew ten years ago and compare him to the Adam I see before me. The long hair is gone, replaced with cropped locks. The unshaven scruff on his face is still very much there though. At least some things haven’t changed. “You cut your hair.” “It has been ten years.” “I know. I just...I remember a time when you said you’d never cut your hair.” A small smile touches my lips at the memory. “Yeah, and I remember when you promised to love me till death do us part. Shit changes.” My smile drops from my face. My cheeks sting like he’s just slapped me. I deserved that. Doesn’t stop it from hurting like a bitch though.    

samantha towle

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.

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