Title: Into the Nothing
Series: Broken Outlaw #1
Author: BT Urruela
Release Date: June 21, 2016
Xander Evans has been on the road for many years. Never settling. Always moving from one place to another, unable to let go of his past. He lived a tragic childhood, spending most of those years in foster care. He's never felt like he's had a home. That is until he stops in the small town of Truman Valley, Missouri, where he meets a woman who will change everything he's ever known.
Paige Watson has it all. A loving family, beautiful home, and a great career. The only thing she's missing....is love. After escaping an abusive relationship, she opens her heart up to a stranger. He is unlike any man she's ever met. He came into her life and turned it completely upside down. Everything is perfect. That is, until one fateful night.
A night that would tear the Watson family apart, never to be put back together again.
A night that would send Xander away to prison for life.
"How about twenty questions?" I ask.
"I hate twenty questions."
"How about five questions, then?"
He cracks a smile and lifts an eyebrow. "How about three?"
"So, have I mentioned how much I fucking hate Tuesdays?" Brandi's voice cuts right between us. Xander looks relieved.
Me? Not so much. "Damn it, Brandi!"
"Oh nothing. Can you grab me Fireball though? Pretty please. Two of them." I look at Xander. "You're taking one."
"Three. I am too, bitch! Fuck Tuesdays!" Brandi calls out from across the bar as she begins filling the shot glasses from the Fireball chiller.
"Question one. You said you’ve been traveling for a while now, right? Do you ever get tired of it? Ever feel like settling?”
"Damn. Starting out with the heavy hitters, huh?" He eyes the shot glasses as if hoping it will somehow make them fill faster.
"Need me to go easier on you? Maybe a finger or two first before I go in with the whole fist?"
He looks at me in disbelief. "Did you really just say that?"
"Just answer the question, two fingers or three?"
"The man I was three years ago is now just a collection of memories quickly deteriorating."
Wow. Just wow.
I went into this book knowing I was in for a ride, but I had no idea how many twists and turns it had.
This book was so raw-so captivating.
"Xander Evans, I want to know you."
"You already know more than most...and its only been two days."
"I wanna know more."
"I don't know."
"You have to have a valid reason before I share anything."
"I don't need a reason. You, sir, will tell me because I'm adorable and because I asked nicely."
Xander Evans and Paige Watson don't have a fairy tale story, but they do have a memorable one.
BT Urruela tells a story of two people who met out of chance one night. That one night sent both their lives into a tailspin that would eventually change everything they have ever known.
I can't tell you how many times my heart flipped or my jaw dropped!
"I'm always so sad. Always mourning. I hope beyond hope my love for Xander can change that. I hope his touch brings my heart back to life."
I will admit that when I started this book, I had no idea where the story would go.
I was floored!!
The suspense, the drama, the thrill of not knowing was wonderful!
I love how the romance was mixed into the mystery of it all.
I could honestly describe this book as a love story inside of a Criminal Minds episode!
I couldn't put the book down and I'm so excited to see where the next book takes these characters!
I'm officially hooked!!
Well done, BT!!!
"I want to give up too...but I don't. I need Xander and he needs me. We're all each other has, two broken souls fused together. He was made for me, and only he can get me through this."
BT Urruela was an infantryman in the US Army from August 2004 until February 2011. At the end of a year long tour to Baghdad, Iraq, his vehicle was hit by two roadside bombs, which took his right leg below the knee and the life of his commander. He was awarded a Purple Heart for his wounds, an Army Commendation Medal, and Combat Infantryman's Badge. He medically retired from the Army in 2011 and moved to Tampa, FL where he currently works as a Director and Brand Ambassador for VETSports, a veteran community sports nonprofit he co-founded in 2012. He also conducts motivational speeches, works as a cover and fitness model and he's a personal performance trainer. He co-wrote the military romance novel A Lover's Lament and will be releasing his debut solo novel, Into the Nothing, on June 21st, 2016.