Author: JP Barnaby
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Little Boy Lost: Book Four
Little Boy Lost is the story of Jamie Mayfield, a golden-haired fallen angel. Dumped into a gay rehab center and shunned by his parents, the once-adored son of small-minded, small town people has had to find his own way in life.
Jamie is astonished and dismayed when Brian McAllister, the boy he knows is the other half of his soul, explodes back into his precarious life. In the nearly two years they’ve been apart, not a day has gone by that Jamie hasn’t thought of Brian, no matter how hard surviving has been. How can Jamie protect Brian from the pain and brutalization in his life when he can’t even protect himself? Brian and Jamie will put every bit of themselves into saving each other, but Steven O’Dell isn’t the only obstacle keeping the boys apart. Jamie’s own self-hatred may prove to be their undoing.
First Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, October 2011
I will admit it, I am a wimp when it comes to angst. I finished Vanished some time last week. Expecting Discovered to shatter the pieces left by the first three in the series, I ran screaming toward happy comfort reads for a while. Yeah, I am a coward.
Here is the deal. This series is hard to read. There is no getting around that. Jamie and Brian have their hearts broken over and over. In Discovered we find out just what hell Jamie has been through in the last two years while Brian has been steadily losing hope.
In Discovered we pick up with the final scene from Vanished, but we switch to Jamie’s point of view. I wasn’t sure I was going to make it through the first chapter. My heart immediately ached for everything Jamie has endured. You know that spark of life that we fell in love with in Enlightened? It has been well and truly snuffed out. Discovered is about giving up. Discovered is about hitting bottom. Discovered is about having one ray of light that will keep you from both.
For Jamie, that ray of light is, of course, Brian. No matter how much Jamie tries to push away the love of his life, Brian is there for him. For the first time since the Brian and Jamie were outed in Enlightened, I am feeling a little hope for our main characters. I can see Jamie start to pull himself from the depths of despair. I, however, fear for what is yet to come for these two.
I will be continuing this series with my trusty hand towel by my side. A friend also suggested Chocolate and Vodka…
This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.
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