Thursday, April 27, 2017

Sale Alert & Blog Blitz: Tell Me How This Ends by Victoria De La O's

RITA Nominated TELL ME HOW THIS ENDS Sale Alert!In TELL ME HOW THIS ENDS Ryan is in love, Jude is in denial, and Lizzie wants both brothers, butby the time the truth comes out everyone is in too deep. No one wants to get hurt, but love and desirehave a way of testing even the strongest bonds. Fans of Tamarra Webber and Erin McCarthy will adorethis emotional and heartfelt RITA nominated family drama.Snag it while you can for just $1.99!

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 MeHow 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.

Book Blurb:

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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Read a snippet from the book-

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 mid thigh. 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.


My Review:

4 Out Of 5 Stars

Genre: New Adult--

Elizabeth has been working up the nerve to ask the cute boy Ryan in her class to help tutor her in English, and when she finally does, she realizes this would be the perfect time to get to know him and possible date. On a girls night out with her friends though, she meets Jude, a brooding, cold, incredibly attractive guy who lets her know he wants her, but only for a night. Little does she know, the two very different boys she is attracted to are brothers and she has to make a choice.

Soooo, it's safe to say that I enjoy myself some taboo, and the story of a girl torn between two brothers is up there in moderately taboo subject. I mean seriously, anyone watch Vampire Diaries?? This is just like that (except, you know, without the vampires and anything supernatural), and I know who I was rooting for to begin with (because it is so very true that I like myself the bad boy with the heart of gold buried deep, deep down), I just had no idea how this story would play out. The title was the most appropriate book title ever, and I found myself as well as the characters asking repeatedly that same thing.

This review will be short since I am so afraid to give something away. This was such a hard choice for me who Elizabeth should be with- Jude the strong, resilient, cold caregiver, or Ryan the shy sensitive artist? It was easy to see why and how she was slowly falling in love with both brothers, and man was there some angst. The story was narrated by Lizzie, Ryan and Juds, all able to give their input into the drama that was about to unfold. This book had some high highs and then some gut-wrenching lows. It was really awful though (for both the character and myself) when Jude had to listen to the intimacy between his brother and the girl he fantasized about.

The secondary characters were so well developed and complex I can't wait to read more more books in this series, especially the next one about Sam and Jeff- they have a lot of story to be told between the two of them, and the sparks were already flying in the brief encounter here. I would also like to find out what happens to the brother who was not picked, as well as to see more of the happily ever after between Lizzie and her man.

This was a really engaging, fast paced heart breaking romance, perfect for anyone wanting feels. I look forward to more from this author.

I received this title in return for my honest review.

Author Bio:

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.

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