TELL ME HOW THIS ENDS by Victoria De La O

 

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In TELL ME HOW THIS ENDS Ryan is in love, Jude is in denial, and Lizzie wants both brothers, but by the time the truth comes out everyone is in too deep. No one wants to get hurt, but love and desire have a way of testing even the strongest bonds. Fans of Tamarra Webber and Erin McCarthy will adore this emotional and heartfelt RITA nominated family drama.

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Dear Readers,

Years ago a restless, troubled man sprang to life in my head, and he wouldn’t leave me alone. He had a younger brother that he loved more than anything in the world, so I sat down and tried to write their story. And it wasn’t very good. But these brothers–Jude and Ryan–never left me. A decade later, I realized that, like Frankenstein’s monster, they were waiting for me to create their loves. And a few months later, Tell Me How This Ends was born. 

The book is the first in the Tell Me trilogy, which is heartfelt, fun, and sometimes emotional. It was my pleasure to follow Jude, Ryan, and their friends through three books. I’m not going to lie; there were tears when I wrote the final scene.

I am so honored that Tell Me How This Ends has been nominated for a RITA award, but I’m even more humbled by the readers who have taken the time to tell me they love the book. I hope you love it, too.

Synopsis:

2017 RITA® Finalist

Brothers Jude and Ryan McAllister are inseparable. When Jude stepped in to raise Ryan after the death of their mother, it became the two of them against the world. But the scars it left were bone-deep. Then Lizzie Price comes along. 

Lizzie hopes Ryan’s kindness can help heal her wounds from a toxic relationship. But when she meets Jude, their powerful attraction makes him difficult to resist. The problem is, Lizzie doesn’t realize Jude and Ryan are brothers, and they don’t know they’re falling for the same girl. 

By the time the truth comes out, everyone is in too deep. Ryan is in love, Jude is in denial, and Lizzie wants both brothers. All of them agree that no one deserves to get hurt. But love and desire have a way of testing even the strongest bonds.

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The Tell Me Series
Tell Me How This Ends
Tell Me Not to Go

Tell Me That You’re Mine (coming summer 2017)

Excerpt from TELL ME HOW THIS ENDS

Copyright © 2016 Victoria De La O

I can’t sleep, so I head to the kitchen. I don’t bother to turn on the lights, because the dark doesn’t scare me. Most of the terrifying things in life happen in the daylight.

Ryan must be up, too, because I see light coming from the kitchen. Sometimes we meet like this in the middle of the night and eat a snack. I make the PB&J, and he pours the milk.

There is someone standing at the faucet but it’s not Ryan, and my brain takes an extra couple seconds to compute what I’m seeing. Elizabeth is there, her back turned to me, her face in profile. Her hair is messy and long, and she’s wearing a shirt that comes to midthigh. She turns around and sees me. Her mouth and eyes go wide, but she doesn’t scream, like a silent movie actress.

“What are you doing here?” she asks, which doesn’t make sense to me at first. Then I see she’s wearing Ryan’s Panic! at the Disco T-shirt. My brain has apparently been dormant for the past two minutes, because suddenly, it chugs to life. My synapses fire, and I make connections, and I know that this is the girl my brother has just fucked, and even worse, has fallen for.

I can’t help it: I start to laugh. I laugh so hard that my eyes water, and I slide against the cabinets to the floor. She walks around the counter and stands in front of me. I stare at her legs, which are long and smooth. She crouches down, pulling her—Ryan’s—T-shirt down so I don’t see anything essential on the way.

“Stop it,” she says, looking at me like I’m crazy.

“Guess it’s going well with college boy,” I say, taking in her bedhead. “You definitely picked the better brother.”

“Oh, my God,” She covers her mouth, and I feel like a bully, but I can’t care.

Praise for TELL ME HOW THIS ENDS:

“…readers will be so invested in these protagonists that they’ll keep flipping through the pages to see how everything turns out.”—Library Journal

“If you have not discovered Victoria De La O, stop what you are reading and go read Tell Me How This Ends! If you are an Abbi Glines fan, you will love Victoria De La O’s writing.”—My Girlfriend’s Couch Blog

“Tell Me How This Ends is one of my favorite books ever—I was totally engrossed in the love triangle between brothers Ryan and Jude and sweet Lizzie.”—Siobhan Davis, Amazon Bestselling Author

About Victoria De La O:

Victoria De La O is the award-winning and RITA®-nominated author of the Tell Me romance trilogy, including Tell Me How This Ends. A native of California’s Silicon Valley, she spends time hanging out with her family, arguing about films, and partaking in chicanery.

She also enjoys writing about women’s issues, practicing Wonder Woman spins, and talking to readers, so hit her up on Facebook or Twitter.

 

TELL ME HOW THIS ENDS
Victoria De La O

Tell Me How It Ends by Victoria De La O was an angst-filled slow burn romance. And I have to admit angst filled books are my kryptonite. I devour them.

 

Without realizing it, I read Sam and Jeff’s story first, so I knew which brother she ends up with, but I was still captivated by this story. There is no villain. Just a woman who loves two men. Because you can love two people at the same time, it is just not always the same kind of love. One man rocks her world and terrifies her and the other is safe and caring.

 

Jude and Ryan McAllister are brothers who are inseparable. Losing their mother at an early age, made Jude step up and raise his brother. He has no regrets. Or at least not many. He would not have had it any other way. But because he has shouldered so much responsibility, he let other things in life slide. Now at twenty-six, he has a good job, a brother he is proud off and has raised, but nothing else to show for it. And it never really mattered to him, until her.

 

Ryan knows he is lucky to have had his brother by his side. Because of the loss they have known, life has not been easy for the McAllister brothers, but because of Jude, Ryan knows he had it better than it could have been. Ryan is a good guy, but shy and quiet. He has not had many relationships, but is no saint. Then he meets Lizzie.

 

Lizzie Price needed a fresh start. After a bad relationship, she knew she needed a big change. So the Utah girl heads to California. She is determined to never be in that situation again. She is happy. And when the quiet and shy boy in class catches her eye, she sets out to get to know him. But then she meets Jude and feels a connection she cannot deny. After only a few meetings, they know there is something there, but both are afraid of what it could mean. Lizzie thinks Jude could destroy her and Jude knows she can tear down all his walls.   

 

Though in some aspects the book moved quickly, it was also a slow burn romance. Once Lizzie made a choice, she moved forward, but when both men you want are brothers, there is no way to avoid the other.

 

I absolutely loved this story. Both Ryan and Jude were good men. Ryan was sweet and caring. Jude was a good man, but scared of committing. But he was strong, determined and loyal. I really liked Lizzie. She was honest, maybe not always to herself, and a very good person. But sometimes our heart and head are not in sync.

 

Lizzie does not want to hurt either brother and knows she can only be with one. Which one will she pick? And will she choose right or end up alone and heartbroken? This book does have a love triangle. It will pull you right in. The story flowed well and I loved all the characters. I cannot wait to read more from this author.

~ Liz

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