Blog Tour My Review: Into the Nothing by B. T. Urruela Copy

Blog Tour My Review:  Into the Nothing by B. T. Urruela CopyInto the Nothing by B. T. Urruela
Series: Broken Outlaw #1
Genres: Romance, Suspense
Release Date: June 21, 2016
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Synopsis

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.

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

My Review

Into the Nothing by Author B.T. Urruela is the first standalone novel in the Broken Outlaw series. It is also this author’s debut, solo novel.

Xander Evans seems to have had a life of hard times and bad luck. His life started that way and has a trajectory for the same repetitive cycle. But when he comes to Truman Valley, he is met head-on with people, opportunities, and circumstances that were not part of his plan. Paige is the buttery sweet young woman with grit, passion, drive, and a determination to own her life and make it what she wants it to be. When their paths cross, a new journey is forged for both of them, and will take them to people and places that may either enhance or hinder their futures.

Told in dual points of view, Into the Nothing was a close-to-real-life read. It began as a sweet and savoring story spiced with male testosterone and female wit. However, as the story progressed, it became more of a mystery and suspense story line, with plot twists that were completely unexpected.

Halfway through the story, I was at one with each page and my complete attention was focused on the who, what, where, when, and how of the many unknowns. The character interactions seemed to be the most substantial at this point and played on my every emotion. One of my favorite additions to the story was Twitch, as he breathed new life into what seemed an impossible situation and helped foster a new dimension to Xander’s personality.

Coming to the end of the story, I was looking for a strong finish. I knew from hints that had been given by the author that this story was “not your typical HEA”, so I sneakily crept toward the end, waiting for the bang that would make or break me. My mind could not have conjured the actual conclusion. I applaud the author on taking a chance with a non-traditional ending. However, there were parts that seemed rushed and made me question my endearment to the characters. It did cause me to continue to think about the entirety of the story though, and that in itself can be a good quality in a book. I look forward to more from this author and other characters in this series as it goes forward.

Excerpt

“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.”

 

“Brandi!”

 

“I’m serious. Fuck it!”

 

“You’re ridiculous.”

 

“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!”

 

3.5 Stars

About B. T. Urruela

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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