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Into the Nothing (Broken Outlaw #1)

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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 ev ...more
Published June 21st 2016
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Christy
Jun 19, 2016 Christy rated it liked it
3.5 stars!

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Into the Nothing is a romance that leans towards the suspenseful/mysterious side. The prologue of the book pulled me in straight away. Our hero is currently serving time for a crime he did not commit. After that prologue, we go back in time a few years to see what happened to put him in this position that changed his life forever.

I won't talk too much about the story, I’ll let you read it for yourself but I will say that BT’s writing is strong. The story was intriguing. It had parts
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Jennifer Kyle
May 12, 2016 Jennifer Kyle rated it liked it
3 STARS

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For his first solo venture B.T. Urruela presented a mystery type story told in dual povs which is a standalone for this new series. I found the plot interesting yet overall a bit messy.

I do have to point out the fisting teaser is totally out of context and was taken from a conversation at a bar in case readers were turned off by it. In fact the couple doesn’t even sleep together until after the halfway portion of the story and no such thing occurs.

This story is more of a mystery and su
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Beverly
Jun 28, 2016 Beverly rated it liked it
Into the Nothing is BT Urruela’s debut novel and I am happy to say he is not just a pretty face. His writing is raw, emotional and real. After reading the blurb I thought I had a pretty good idea of how this story would go, but BT’s approach was new and fresh.

Xander is new in town when he meets the Watson family. The Watsons appear to be the perfect family and are happy to take in the man who protected their only daughter. Paige and Xander quickly develop a relationship, but it didn’t feel rushe
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Elle the ClosetRomanceReader aka Leftie aka Shoebelle
*ARC received from author via Southern Belle PR as part of blog tour *

Well, well, well… Not sure what I was expecting, but this wasn't it... that's a good thing, I swear... just bear with me...

Before anything else, this may not have anything to do with the book, but I do want to give a shout out to BT. I’ve been stalking, I mean following him, on various social media platform and I couldn’t be more impressed at the things he’s accomplished, never mind his looks. What?! Have you seen him?? *g* He
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Michelle
Jun 21, 2016 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Into the Nothing is the story of Xander Evans and Paige Watson. Two strangers who met one night, a night that would change both of their lives forever. Xander is a nomad of sorts, no family to be had, no place to call home – he is just passing through when he comes to the rescue of Paige and a man who is a little too handsy. Paige’s father invites Xander into his home and offers him a job, leaving Paige and Xander to face their chemistry head on. Somehow perfect ended up tragic and Xander is sit ...more
Give Me Books
Jun 29, 2016 Give Me Books rated it liked it
Into the Nothing is the first solo project by B.T. Urruela, and I enjoyed Xander’s story.

Unless you’ve grown up in a thriving metropolis like New York City, you can probably relate to Paige and Xander. There is nothing quite as unique as the dynamics of small-town life. Each small town has their own. Paige and her family (including the town) took care of their own until the unspeakable happened...

Into the Nothing is a story of tragedy, heartache, faith and overcoming. I didn’t find this to be a
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Nancy The book junkie
Rating: 3.25/5

Review to come!
Amy
May 04, 2016 Amy rated it it was amazing
Fantastic Debut, Solo Novel!!

**Before I begin my review, I would just like to note that I did in fact beta read this book for this author. My review is of my thoughts and feelings during the entire process**

“Family is foreign to me. Always has been. When I get a glimpse of it, it’s hard to let go. “

“The first few notes themselves have me in a trance. They’re beautiful and heartbreaking and moving all rolled into one. He transitions from to string to string and strums with the ease and fluidity o
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Mysza
May 12, 2016 Mysza marked it as on-my-kindle  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
Interesting, we need more male romance writers!
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
I absolutely LOVED B.T's collaboration with KL Grayson in A Lover's Lament, so was ecstatic to hear that he was writing his first book.

While I enjoyed the mystery and suspense aspect of the story, some parts of this book didn't work for me.

I think the author had a solid idea, something different than the norm. Where it fell short for me was the actual execution. Characters needed more fleshing out so they wouldn't appear to be so similar, the story at times dragged for me. However, the last 20%
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AJ
3.5 stars

This is the first solo novel from author B.T. Urruela. He is a co-writer of one of my favourite books - A Lover's Lament – so I have been super excited for this book, and I really enjoyed it. It’s an interesting story with dramatic themes, a mystery/suspense twist and a sweet romance.

I was immediately sucked into story as we meet Xander Evans who is currently languishing in prison after being convicted of a brutal crime that he did not commit. The story then moves back three years prev
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Crystal Bookalicious Babes Blog
This has been an absolutely incredible roller coaster of a read! It is most certainly unlike any romance novel that I have read recently. BT weaved a story that felt so right at home for me. It felt small town with big city problems. It felt cozy, full of secrets, with unforeseen troubles ahead. And while yes, Into The Nothing is a romance between Xander and Paige, I never felt that the romance was the focal point of this book. It was Xander's journey through his past, with its pains and losses, ...more
Kiera
Jan 19, 2017 Kiera rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, kindle
Xander Evans is a wanderer with a crappy past. When he arrives in Truman Valley, Missouri, he finds the one thing he has always wanted: a family, and one thing he never thought he would have: a woman he is falling in love with.
Just as things are finally falling into place for him, he is accused of a crime and is sent to prison, shattering everything he has started to build.
Into The Nothing is BT Urruela's debut solo novel. His characters are gritty and real, some the situations they find themse
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Micah
Jun 19, 2016 Micah rated it liked it
I was psyched to see that BT was writing his own novel and even more so after I read the blurb. So when it appeared on my kindle one Saturday morning, I immediately dropped everything and dove in.



It started off really strong. We were introduced to Xander, who is in prison for murder, in the prologue. He is adamant that he is being set up and then the book takes us back a few months to set up the story. We are, then, introduced to Paige and the Watson family. The Watson's own a winery. Xander is
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Brandi
May 23, 2016 Brandi rated it really liked it
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 issu
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Jean
Jan 28, 2017 Jean rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG, that ending just shocked me! Wow! What a fantastic story!

This is the story of Xander and Paige. She lives with her family and adopted brother who owns a winery in a small town. Her mom and dad were terrific. Paige had an awesome relationship with her parents, not something we see often in our books. And then there was Xander..... kind of a drifter but with a destination in mind. He meets Paige and her family on his short stop into town and they hire him for a few months to work at the wine
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ZETTER
Powerful!!!

Xander Evans had a tough childhood, he made a lots of mistakes growing up but he changed his ways. When he met the beautiful, Paige Watson and her family, he found something he had been yearning for...A family, love and respect.



Paige Watson came from a middle class family, she had it all. She met Xander when he saved her, her family liked him right away. As did she but she wanted to know what made Xander tick.



As Xander and Paige grew closer, some people were out to destroy their happi
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Christine~justlovemybooks.com blog~
3.75-4 Stars!
"Into The Nothing," is the first solo novel by Author BT Urruela. This novel is listed as romance but there is a strong focus on crime, mystery and suspense. Based on the blurb you have a good idea of what this story is about, however there were some twists and turns of a darker nature that I didn't see coming.

Xander was a man with a less than stellar past in which he made many mistakes, some of which he apparently hadn't learned from. That being said, I still liked him and I was pr
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Elaina Lucia
May 23, 2016 Elaina Lucia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-paperbacks
BT Urruela's debut solo album completely blew me away!!

I had been looking forward to reading Into The Nothing for a long time. I found the blurb intriguing, I read teasers that left me craving more, I fell in love with the cover and BT Urrulea had this hashtag saying #notanormalHEA which was just taunting me. It piqued my curiosity and I wouldn't have been able to let it go even if I tried (not that I tried).

As per my usual reviews, I'm not going to summarize what the book is about. I don't beli
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Susanna Needs a GREAT Book Please
Oh God, let me grab a beer and join BT's two dimensional cartoon cut out characters for this one. I went into it knowing nothing about the author, when I skipped over to GR I was surprised to find out it's a "he". And apparently a good looking "he" who all the 3 and 4 and 5 star reviewers were throwing sympathy stars at because he's "hot". I swear, there is no way an intelligent, well read human being could give this anything above about a 2.5. Really ladies? The writing was repetitive to the po ...more
Cocktails and Books
I liked the book, it was different. It's the epilogues that have me scratching my head.

Full review to come.
Mel
May 18, 2016 Mel rated it liked it
3 stars!

Into the Nothing, written by B.T. Urruella, is a romantic suspense told in dual POVs that captured my attention from the first page. The prologue provides the reader with a glimpse into the present before thrusting us into the past where Xander and Paige meet.

Xander Evans is a broken soul. After his family is tragically ripped from his life, he bounced around the foster care system and never found a loving home. Wandering from state to state, he is a stranger that happens to be in the ri
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Kim
Jun 21, 2016 Kim rated it really liked it
I have to admit I don't read books by male authors very often and I am not really sure why that is the case. When I read the blurb for BT's Into the Nothing, it seemed like a good place to break the habit and I wasn't disappointed.

The story starts off in the present day with Xander in prison. He is very clear that he was set up so thoroughly that his only choices were to confess to a murder he didn't commit or face the death penalty.

From there, we go back in time 3 years to when Xander rolled in
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Red Cheeks Reads
Jun 29, 2016 Red Cheeks Reads rated it really liked it
Into The Nothing, the solo debut novel from BT Urruela, is not his first foray into penning romance. He partnered with KL Grayson on the phenomenal A Lover’s Lament, one of my top favorite books of 2015. While he did encounter some production difficulties with this book, ever the professional, BT still managed to turn out a fantastic book, despite some very minor editing issues.

“…the more I let this girl in, the harder it is to keep myself from wanting her.”

This story is a romance – BT refers
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Susan (susayq ~)
3.5 -4 stars

This is the story of Paige and Xander (I love his name!) Xander is a drifter who ends up in Truman Valley working for the Watson family. Mrs. Watson is killed and Xander takes the blame for it even though he isn't the one who did it. Will he rot in jail for a crime he didn't commit or will he somehow find a way to prove his innocence?

I really liked how this started in the present and then flashed back to show us how he came to be living on the Watson family vineyard and falling in lo
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EscapeNBooks
May 11, 2016 EscapeNBooks rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

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 d
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Cara
May 04, 2016 Cara rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

#TheMakingofaModernDayBonnieandClyde

Xander has a story to tell and from the first page you will hear it loud and clear. He's part hero, part villain with a definite alpha side you will admire. He will have you laughing, crying and holding your breath. Choices were made for our protagonist that were out of his control. He has to live with those choices and find a new path moving forward. He's much more than a pretty face. He has depth and scars to heal. Meeting Paige throws him off his path in an
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Jara Beaubien
May 11, 2016 Jara Beaubien rated it it was amazing
I was given this book to read with the promise of a honest review.

I was not sure what to expect from this book and from the author BT Urruela, specially on his first solo book.
So what to do, well obviously read the book first. Oh boy was I in for a very interesting trip, the story the characters that were created, were absolutely so real. I found it hard to put the book down, Xander Evans was so different from other characters I have read about, yet what he had gone through from childhood to adu
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Maïwenn - Obsessed with Romance

How do I even begin with this?
Into The Nothing was not at all what I expected but turned out exceeding my expectations !
After reading A Lover's Lament I had faith in Bt's writing.

INTO THE NOTHING is not your traditional romance, all hearts and flowers. It is a real life romance, with its ups and downs. But it is also a story full of mystery, suspense, and betrayal.

I was blown away by BT's audacity and capacity in mixing two genres together. Romance and thriller. He did it quite phenomenally,
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