Wednesday, April 26, 2017

#BookBlitz, 99c #Sale and #BookReview: Tell Me How This Ends (Tell Me #1) 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.



Book Review:

Tell Me How This Ends by Victoria De La O is the story of two brothers who fall for the same girl. I got attracted towards this book because of the blurb that had me intrigued. I wanted to know the fate of this trio and was eager to see how the author got this sticky, messy situation sorted and, boy, what a book! 

I LOVED reading it and felt myself invested in my emotional upheaval when things got intense, all the while thinking how the author would sort everything out with so much conflict happening.

This was my first book by Victoria De La O and I am so glad I came across this author. I loved her writing style. She handled the transition between each protagonist's (Ryan, Jude and Lizzie's) POV effortlessly and narrated a crisp, expertly plotted and engaging story. 

The characters are well developed and had me connecting to them. I sat glued to my seat throughout and am now eager to read the next book, Tell Me Not To Go.

I loved Jude, Ryan and Lizzie. These are flawed, realistic characters making the best of each situation, making sacrifices for their loved ones, loving each moment and amidst all the daily drama staying strong despite all the setbacks.

Jude is an intense character. He has always been a guardian to Ryan and sacrificed so much for his happiness. I felt sorry for him but also angry at his stupidity in wasting his life in meaningless associations and not opening his heart to anyone. 

Lizzie is a good person who is trying to make a life for herself. Her dilemmas, kindness and care for both the brothers is so real that I often felt compelled to visualise life from her perspective. What would anyone do when faced with a situation like Lizzie's?

Ryan again is a strong character and I loved his gentle, nerdy personality. 

The author effectively brought out the sides of all these characters and had me cringing yet eager to know how they would solve this messy situation, all the while praying that none of these lovely people get hurt because each one deserved a HEA.

The secondary characters like Sam, Angela, Megan, Jeff etc. are also given due limelight and am eager to read their stories too.

The story is fast paced with enough tension and emotional drama with heartfelt romance. The sexual scenes are not overly graphic and balance the storyline well.

All in all, Tell Me How This Ends by Victoria De La O is a splendid book that tackles a difficult relationship scenario that at one or the other time most of us have experienced or atleast seen friends experiencing. I laughed, cried and mooned over the characters in this book and loved each second spent reading the story. Eager to start the next one, I give Tell Me How This Ends by Victoria De La O 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it to all romance lovers. I hope I get to meet Lizzie, Jude and Ryan again soon.




I received the book from the author and the tour organizers and I am very thankful to them. The above is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.

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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



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.


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