TELL ME HOW THIS ENDS
by Victoria De La O
E-Original published by Swerve
Publication Date: November 1st, 2016
Brothers Jude and Ryan McAllister are inseparable. When Jude stepped in to raise Ryan after the death of their mother, it became 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.
Elizabeth “Lizzie” Price moved to California to really experience life. As a student at San Jose State University, she finally feels likes she’s moving toward the future that she always wanted.
Her one distraction is a boy named Ryan in her Shakespeare class. With his ruffled brown hair and intelligent yet intense stare, he’s an enigma that she desperately wants to unlock.
When Lizzie asks him to tutor her, she finds her feelings going in directions that both frighten and exhilarate her. Falling in love for the first time is everything that she ever dreamed it would be. Until she meets his older brother, Jude.
The funny thing about breaking someone’s heart is that it can be done in so many ways. Piece by piece, in one fell swoop, or even repeatedly. I decide that whatever’s going to happen - whoever’s heart is going to get broken - it’s best if it happens all at once, and only once.
Jude and Ryan’s childhood was marked with tragedy. The death of their mother when they were only teenagers forced them both to grow up fast. Jude took on the mantle his brother’s protector and sacrifice has been a way of life for him.
On the surface, Jude is the consummate player – the one that never calls the day after. But deep down, he hungers for that one soul-shattering connection to come along.
How will he ever tell Ryan that he has finally found the girl that he wants to give his heart to and that that girl just happens to be his Lizzie?
Most heartbreaking things are done out of love.
Tell Me How This Ends is more than just a love story. It’s about sacrificing for those you love and in the end being able to free yourself from the mistakes of the past.
I wanted to know so much more about each of Victoria's characters and as a result – the ending seemed rushed. I was left feeling just a bit melancholy but that definitely won’t stop me from reading future installments in the series because now I simple have to know how this ends…
“When you’re gone, who will be there to collect my pieces?”
Exclusive Excerpt -
I run my hand over her hair and down one braid. She leans into it like a cat. Her face starts to relax and her lips part. I want to kiss them, obviously, but I also want to tuck her into a big bed with cool white sheets and a down comforter. I want to undo each of those braids and untwine the strands one by one. I want to run her a bath and help her step into it. My heart starts to beat harder, and the inside of the car feels ten degrees hotter.
About The Author -
VICTORIA DE LA O is the award-winning author of the Tell Me romance trilogy, including Tell Me How This Ends. A native of California’s Silicon Valley, she spends her time raising two crazy kids with her husband, working at Stanford University, arguing about films, and partaking in chicanery.
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