{Review} Tell Me How This Ends by Victoria De La O (with Excerpt)

Tell Me How This Ends Victoria De La O

We are so excited to participate in the Release Day Blast for Tell Me How This Ends by Victoria De La O. We’ve got an excerpt to share with you, along with our thoughts on the book. But first, here’s the 411 on Tell Me How This Ends:

***About the Book***

{Review} Tell Me How This Ends by Victoria De La O (with Excerpt)Tell Me How This Ends by Victoria De La O
Series: Tell Me #1
Published by SMP Swerve on November 1st 2016
Genres: College Romance, Love Triangle, New Adult
Character(s): Reclusive Heroes, Students
Pages: 246
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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.


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.

I want her. And I’m pretty sure I’m going to do whatever I have to do to get her.

“So, is it serious with frat boy, Elizabeth?”

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Her eyes open and she sits up. “He’s not in a fraternity. And no, but I’m hopeful. Why? Are you renewing your generous offer from the other night?”

I hate the formal tone in her voice. I use two fingers to turn her chin so we’re face-to-face. “Yeah, that was a dick move. I’m a little sorry about that.”

“A little?”

“I was rude, but I was being honest. If you and I keep running into each other, sex is a foregone conclusion.”

“Wow. Did I somehow lose my ability for higher reasoning when I wasn’t looking?”

Now I laugh, even though I’m not in a humorous mood. I lean in closer and run my thumb over her neck. “I can feel your pulse jumping. The hairs on your arms are standing up. Your pupils are probably dilated. So are mine. There’s only one way for this to go.” I stroke my thumb down lower and register the softness of her skin.

“You are the oddest person,” she says, almost as if she’s talking to herself.

“Why’s that?” I wish I didn’t want to know.

She does that unnerving thing again where she thinks before answering.

“Why do you have to make this into a hunt? Why don’t you admit that you’re lonely?”

I go cold, but my heart races even faster. “You don’t know me. You don’t know what I am.”

Her brow furrows. “You made these rules the first time we met. Total honesty. I’m sorry if you don’t like them anymore.”

I have her by the shoulders now, and I’m locked on her like a snake to its prey. “Elizabeth, if you keep talking, I’m going to kiss the hell out of you, and you know we won’t stop there.”

I’m not bluffing. I will take her right here in this car until she reveals her secrets. How does she see me so clearly? What kind of man would I have to be to impress her?

She has to take a second to breathe before she can answer. “I’m only a game to you.”

“I wish that were true.” And then I kiss her.

My body registers her heat, her skin, her scent. My stomach tightens, along with my dick. But that’s just stimuli and response. Something is new—different. My brain starts to hum, like white noise. My chest starts to tingle, and I think I’m having a panic attack. It hurts, it feels good, it’s terrifying. I kiss her some more.

Finally, I move away, and she puts her hand to her lips.

“God,” she whispers, “I can’t do this. I don’t think I can survive you.”
I nod in agreement, because I know exactly what she means. She thinks I’m dangerous to her orderly life. She has no idea what she could do to mine.

***About Victoria De La O***

Author Victoria De La OVictoria 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 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.

Find Victoria Here: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

***Our Thoughts***

Kassiah: I knew this story was going to have a love triangle before I started reading it. So it’s only my own fault that I hated that about this book. I know that. But I can’t help it.

Lizzie and Ryan have been eyeing each other for awhile at school until Ryan becomes Lizzie’s tutor. Their romance is sweet, but she’s also met someone else–enigmatic playboy Jude, who lights her up from the moment they meet.

“You can’t intimidate me with your size.”

“Can’t I?” He leans in closer. “It’s better than the alternative.”

“Which is?”

He tugs gently on the bottom of my shirt, and I feel it to my toes. “You can’t even imagine.”

She doesn’t know that Jude and Ryan are brothers until after she’s already hooked up with Ryan. But she can’t help the way that Jude makes her feel. This book is a roller-coaster of emotions, and I’m pretty sure that most New Adult fans are going to love it.

I’m not going to tell you how it ends ;), but I will say that I was satisfied with the ending. I want the other brother to be happy, so much, and I would love to read another book from this author. I loved the swoon and the romance and the coming-of-age story that this was.

With that being said, there are some things I didn’t like. I can’t mention the love triangle, though you know I’m not a fan of those, but I knew what I was getting into. I feel like I can’t say anything about the back and forth because of that, either, but I did want to throw my kindle more than a few times. This is definitely an emotional story. I wasn’t a big fan of the stuttering. I know, he stutters. But I felt like it was a joke sometimes. Also, I actually searched to see if this was fic, because that’s exactly what it read like. Good times. 😀

A roller-coaster of emotions with characters I loved, Tell Me How This Ends is a perfect choice for all New Adult fans.

Report Card
Overall: 4

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