Saturday, July 2, 2016

Into the Nothing (Broken Outlaw #1) by BT Urruela *~*~*~*~* Blog Tour & Review

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 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?"



Into the Nothing (Broken Outlaw #1) by BT Urruela
Review by Theresa Esterline
Stars:  5

Struggle, Passion, and Promises...

Don't let the title fool you, this story is about way more than nothing ;) ... It has struggle, passion, promises and more. Though you know of the sad fate, or some of it, from the beginning; it isn't until the end that you find out who did it. There are lots of characters to be suspicious of and you aren't quite sure until it is revealed. At least, I wasn't. And now a bit about the story...

Xander has had a hard life growing up and has been running from place to place. Never staying in one spot long enough to put roots down. The he happens upon a bar late one night to see a giant grabby handed drunk attempting to assault a gorgeous woman. No doubt he would have stepped in no matter what, but he is innately drawn to this woman. Paige Watson, of Watson wineries, and her father had stopped to pick up dinner. They invite him over and all of a sudden he has a job and a place to stay. If only the illusion of happiness could last... One night could destroy it all...

Favorite passages:
- “I don’t need a reason. You, sir, will tell me because I’m adorable and because I asked nicely.” She blows me a kiss, and turning on her heel, she makes her way to the house.
- “Of course.” This girl could ask me to watch paint dry, and I’d be all for it.
- We love who we can’t have, and when we do find love, we don’t want it anymore.

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.

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