Title: Into the NothingSeries: Broken Outlaw #1Author: BT UrruelaRelease 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. Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Goodreads "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?" "Deal!" "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!" "What?" "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?"
This isn't your typical love story of boy meets girl, they fall in love, and live happily ever after. This is about a young man and a young woman that fall in love, and then tragedy strikes. And it keeps knocking them down.
Xander hasn't had an easy life. He has never known what it is to have someone you can count on, who loves you unconditionally, and is there for you no matter what. He has never had a family.
However, once he finds that family, he sees what it is really like, how they support and love each other, and he is brought into that, he doesn't want to let it go. Yet, when tragedy of the worst kind strikes, he does what he has to do to try and protect those he loves more than himself.
Paige is a young woman that has been brought up with a loving, supporting family that was always there for her. When things were at her lowest with her ex, they were there to help her and support her. She knows that those people are there to help her stand up and stay strong.
When these two people find each other, will they be able to move past their pain and accept who the other person really is? Will Xander be able to open up? Will Paige be able to support him? Will she be able to forgive him? Will they be able to trust each other even when it seems there is no reason to trust?
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 | Twitter | Website | Goodreads