Abandoned (Little Boy Lost #2) by JP Barnaby ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

AbandonedLG Title: Abandoned (Little Boy Lost #2)

Author: JP Barnaby

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Paul Richmond

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Blurb:

2nd Edition
Little Boy Lost: Book Two

Jamie is gone.

Brian’s secret has been revealed.

Brian McAllister’s story continues as he tries to cope with the loss of his best friend and soul mate amid the alienation and ridicule of his classmates. When hatred turns to violence, Brian narrows his focus to two goals: surviving and finding Jamie. Along the way he meets Adam, whose life has also been shattered by violence and cruelty. Can Adam fill the hole in Brian’s life left by Jamie’s absence? The answer will change everything.

First Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, May 2011

Brandilyn’s View:

I don’t know how long my reviews for each of the Little Boy Lost series books will be. For one thing, I want to get right to the next book. For another, I don’t want to give away the plot on accident.

Abandoned continues Brian’s story. As he is the one left behind, he has to deal with the fallout in his conservative southern community. Classmates with violence on their mind and homophobic administrators combined to make Brian’s senior year hell.

He has to find strength he didn’t know he possessed in order to make it through the 11 months until he turns 18. When Jamie was ripped from his life, all Brian’s plans for the future went with him. He has to find the new normal, and he has to keep his eye on the goal. Along the way, he finds friends and allies in unexpected places.

Abandoned, for me, is all about strength and standing up for yourself. It is about not being a victim, even when everyone wants to make you one. It is also about love and soul mates. It is about being the man you need to be in order to get to the one you love.

Next up is Vanished. All I know is that I already have abandoned wimpy old kleenex in favor of a hand towel. A friend suggested a bath sheet. If the way Abandoned broke me is any indication, I may need it before the end.

Buy Links

Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks
iTunes / iBooks
Barnes & Noble
Kobo US

This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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