Into the Nothing
Broken Outlaw series #1
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.
Amazon – http://amzn.to/21uiJ4x
Barnes & Noble – http://bit.ly/1UiTnYz
Kobo – http://bit.ly/1sNAyQY
Goodreads – http://bit.ly/1OElKZr
"He was over here for like five hours last night drinking and talking with Dad. You think I like him? My dad's in love. And the way he didn’t hesitate to put Benji in his place, I just think Dad’s got a good feeling about him."
"Shit, I've got a good feeling about him too... and it's in my panties." She laughs and motions toward her crotch. "If I had been working and saw him do that to Benji's fat ass, I would've let him fuck me right on top of the bar…and I would’ve let everyone watch."
"I'm serious. Fuck it!”
"Paige, don't tell me you didn't notice that anaconda stuffed into his jeans?"
"What?! What the fuck are you talking about? Anaconda? I wasn't looking at his damn jeans." I laugh, finding it hard to not to love this girl who has become like a sister to me. She's the craziest bitch I know, but she's got my back no matter what. She's had it since day one.
"Why wouldn’t you look at his jeans? That’s where his dick is!”
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.
Facebook – http://bit.ly/1RdUEIa
Twitter – http://bit.ly/1OQE4nD
Website – http://bit.ly/1NCxnVX
Goodreads – http://bit.ly/240cV3h
4.5 Do you know who did it? Stars!
I know what I thought I was getting when I received this book. I thought I was getting a hot, erotic novel peppered with a story. Hahaha. BT is probably laughing at me right now and if he isn't, he missed his chance.
What did I get with this book? A story about a family wronged, a story about a man wronged, a story about a new love that never got to flourish because of some seriously fucked-up circumstances. BT touches on many issues with this book. Serious issues. Rape, drugs, murder, child-abuse. He shows that how it can be difficult to get out of the life you were born into and even when you do, you may not really ever get out. It shows a corrupt legal system, a strained foster care system, and how sometimes love doesn't conquer your past. This story is one of love, triumph, and becoming more than you thought possible.
So, want a bit of the story and not just my thoughts? Well, Xander is passing through Truman Valley just like he does everywhere he goes. That is, until he sees Paige. After defending Paige against a grabby-handed drunk, her father, Jack, invites him over for dinner for the following night. One drink leads to another and before you know it, Xander is working on Jack's vineyard. Is it a bit fast? Maybe, but hey--it's fiction and Jack needs help out there. He also knows his son isn't going to help and the local boys all suck (more or less).
The attraction between Paige and Xander is obvious, but it is also muted. Xander respects Jack. Xander fights his attraction to Paige, but that doesn't mean he just sits back and let's people fuck with her. NOOOOO. He defends her time and again. With a slow build between these two, BT draws you in and keeps you wondering when it will happen for Paige and Xander.
As events progress, it's easy to see this isn't a typical romance book. Hell, I wouldn't even label it a romance book. At least not on it's own. Maybe a murder/mystery/romance? Suspense? I don't know. Does it need a label? I think not. The writing is solid, the story is good, and the characters are strong. I'd love to see more of this couple in future books.
BT has proven that he can stand on his own in the book world. This book proves that. I look forward to the next in this series because I am definitely a fan of this author. Keep putting stuff like this out there and I'll never go away.