Into the Nothing by BT Urruela



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?”
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.


Into the Nothing
BT Urruela

I was so excited to read this story by BT.  I know only a little bit about this man and felt honored to review his story.
Xander Evans or better known as Inmate #0102258.  Xander no longer exists.  How does a man handle being in prison for life for a crime he didn't commit?  Xander had no choice, he was railroaded and was guaranteed a death sentence if he didn't confess.
Most importantly, he didn't want the The Watson's, most importantly Paige Watson to have to suffer through a trial after losing their wife & mother.
Teresa Watson was murdered in her home, house ransacked. Looked to be a B&E gone bad.And Xander to be the killer.....
Xander happened to pull into Truman Valley after driving 12 hours. All he wanted was a cold beer. Then walks in Paige Watson and turns my world upside down.  Not in a bad the beginning.
After Xander successfully stops a drunk man from getting too frisky with Paige, Jack Watson extends his gratitude by having Xander over for dinner.  One thing leads to another and Xander finds himself employed at the Watsons' winery.  As he is only passing through, he could use the money and hang around Truman Valley for a few months. Hell, he could use the money. He was trying to get to his main stop in Wyoming to his sister that he hasn't seen in over 20 years.  I wonder if he ever gets to Wyoming.
I really liked this story.  It was a constant page turner.  I never felt bored ready & the pace of the book was great!!!  This story has some really great angles/stories from the bulk of the characters.  I can't wait to read more from BT!!

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