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The Lost (Sin Hunters #3)

3.67  ·  Rating Details  ·  214 Ratings  ·  75 Reviews
Adam Bruno is no ordinary millionaire. The heir to an ancient race possessing a dark, powerful magic, he can shapeshift and create energy. His gifts make him a living weapon and have forced him to live in seclusion. But now an inhuman force hunts down Adam-just when he finds someone who makes him feel more human than he ever imagined possible . . .

Home from combat in Iraq
Paperback, 317 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Forever
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Laurie Garrison
Jul 31, 2011 Laurie Garrison rated it really liked it
This was an excellent romance story and the paranormal aspects really held me captive. I truly loved that the heroine was a war veteran and she gets a excellent HEA. If you’re one for danger, betrayal, adventure and romance this maybe a book for you.

I could see the romance connection between Adam and Bonnie from the start. Both loners in life because of issues they had. One is a little different and doesn’t feel safe around other women. The other one is not in the best of shape after a bombing i
Jun 12, 2011 AH rated it liked it

The Lost is a solid start to Caridad Pineiro’s Sin Hunters series. The book focuses on a race of beings with special powers. These beings can shapeshift, teleport, move very fast, and absorb energy. The Hunters are divided into two factions: The Light Hunters and the Shadow Hunters. Many years ago, the Shadow Hunters were exposed to the smallpox virus. They require energy transfers to ward off the disease.

Adam Bruno has always had special talents. At 26 years of age, he is the owner of a succes
Mrs. Badass
Jun 24, 2011 Mrs. Badass rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s, netgalley, kindle
B+ Solid writing, interesting concept, hot lovin', interesting people.
Stay Tuned, or stalk the blog

Grade: B+

The Lost, by Caridad Pineiro, is a very interesting read about a species of humans who live amongst us, but require energy to survive and thrive.

Our Heroine, Bobbie, is a War Veteran with PTSD, Scars and a big heart. I really liked her, and I liked the way she was portrayed and written. She was a nice compliment to Adam.

Adam is a Rich, young, genius
Jen (Red Hot Books)
Jul 27, 2011 Jen (Red Hot Books) rated it really liked it
Adam Bruno is no ordinary man. Unfortunately, he doesn't know exactly what he is. As a child, some traumatic event robbed him of his memories. The only family he has is Salvatore, the adopted father who raised him. But even Salvatore is wary of his powers. Adam manipulates energy; he can siphon it from other living things; he can direct it outward; he can even shapeshift. But there is a growing disquiet within him. Something is missing and he feels a void that he doesn't know how to fill.

We lear
Wendy *Sebella Blue* Mitchell
Even though he was a handsome, single and wealthy business owner in the prime of his life, because of his uniqueness, with the exception of his adoptive father, Adam Bruno was very much alone. His first and only childhood memories are of fear, violence, and being pulled from his hiding place by CIA agent, Salvatore Bruno. It was shortly after, that Adam discovered his unique ability to harvest the life force energy from living things and assume their form. His power was growing and Adam was bec ...more
Ronda  Tutt
Creative and Passionately Written! Absolutely Beautiful!

What a beautifully told story and a great start to a new series. Caridad Pineiro has created a new refreshing paranormal existence of a new species called the Light Hunters and the Shadow Hunters that feeds from the Sun and Earths own energy and yields the power to shape shift into any creature whether it be human or animal, draw the energy from any living thing or force, and or heal any living thing. With their fight between each other to
Sep 08, 2011 Hbeebti rated it it was amazing
First off look at that cover! Wow beautiful! Now this is suppose to be book three and then maybe another series perhaps a spin off? On CP page on here it shows it both ways. Anyway I think they go together since this seems to be a theme with the siblings in each book. Loved Adam and Bobbie. Bobbie is recovering from a major injury when she meets Adam. Adam has a secret that he wants to keep hidden. But yeah that doesn't happen. There is a lot going on in this book and I cant really say to much w ...more
Aug 02, 2011 Nita rated it liked it
The concept was neat - a race of people who can collect energy from people, the sun, etc. and use it for things like healing or as a weapon. And I liked the two main characters, Adam and Bobbie. I especially liked what Adam did with his life, having to grow up without anyone to explain his powers to him. William, the baddies' son, was interesting too, in a mysterious sort of way. Is he a good guy or a bad guy (I am leaning towards good)? I am interested to see where this series is heading.
My big
Aug 10, 2011 Melissa rated it really liked it
This is the first book in a new series by Caridad Piñeiro called the Sin Hunters. It starts with Adam who has no real memory of what happened to him. He was about 4 when he was found and adopted by Salvatore Bruno. He finds he has strange powers that no one around him have so he has been trained to hide them.

The story skips to Adam in his 20's still trying to figure out who he is and what his powers hold. Now, he is a self-made millionaire who still feels very lonely and contained. He spies Bobb
Jess the Romanceaholic
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Expected Release Date: August 1, 2011
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Imprint: Forever
Author’s Website:
My Source for This Book: Netgalley
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 3, Sin Universe -- Book 1, The Sin Hunter series
Series Best Read In Order: N/A
Steam Level: Steamy

Official Blurb:

Adam Bruno is no ordinary millionaire. The heir to an ancient race possessing a dark, powerful magic, he can shapeshift
Mar 27, 2012 SheLove2Read rated it it was ok
Recommended to SheLove2Read by: RWA finalist
Shelves: 2012
I'm going to be honest: this just didn't work for me.

The worldbuilding was complex, almost too much so, but with not enough information to get a good grasp on it. For example, there are two factions in this book, but Pineiro doesn't really explain the difference between them very well. We just know that one faction is "bad" and one is "good" and it's rather ambiguous as to which one is which.

I also didn't connect with the romance. Adam and Bobbie literally go from making eye contact across a p
Oct 17, 2011 Alyssa rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2011
Originally posted at Hesperia Loves Books

In a paranormal romance world filled to capacity with werewolves, vampires, demons, ghouls, zombies, angels…well you get the idea it is nice to find a refreshingly new twist to the paranormal world, the Light Hunters. This race obtains energy through the environment as well as any object that contains energy of any kind. They then use that power to sustain their race, heal their sick and sometimes even to take life away. I really enjoyed being introduced
I loved this book! Finally something different!!! I love shifters but they start to get old after reading countless books with basically the same outline. This book was thankfully much different than any other shifter book I've ever read. The whole light hunter thing confused me in the beginning, I can't tell you why it just did. Maybe because I was confusing the light hunters with the shadow hunters, it took me a while to remember who was who but now that I've got it I can't wait to read the ne ...more
Grammy 1
Aug 19, 2011 Grammy 1 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4 1/2 stars

Wow, all I can say I is I am so happy Caridad Piniero has decided to continue this paranormal/science oriented series. I just love them! Her first two offerings were Sins of the Flesh and Stronger Than Sin.

All of the backdrop take place in the beach areas of the New Jersey Shore and surround the members of the Carrera Family. First we had Mick Carrera, a strong handsome police officer and his now HEA Caterina Shaw. During the first book he needed assistance with Caterina and what had
Vanessa theJeepDiva
This is another book that falls into the why did I wait so long to read it category. I know the answer this time though. I knew that The Lost was connected to another series even though it is the first book in its own series. I was scared to read it, scared I would have missed something in the other books, something that would have left me confused while read this book. That didn’t happen. This is the first (but not last) book that I’ve from this author. The Lost is a perfect place to dive into ...more
Jun 01, 2012 Steph rated it liked it
I feel bad giving this book only three stars because I did really enjoy it. But I have been reading some really incredible books recently and this story just didn't impress me as much as I wanted it to.
The plot to this book was like nothing I have ever read before and although it was confusing as hell at times, I could eventually distinguish who was who.

Adam was a great hero. I don't know how to explain him really other than he was just 'nice'.
I know that that isn't a bad thing, but he wasn
~E~ Riverina Romantics
Aug 05, 2011 ~E~ Riverina Romantics rated it really liked it
Shelves: on-blog, review-copy
3.75 Stars

I love paranormal romance and The Lost felt like a breath of fresh air to me.

There are thousands of vampire books, probably equally as many about werewolves and now stories of angels are starting to flourish – but The Lost is completely different from them all. The supernatural abilities of the hunky hero (Adam) are unique and I enjoyed learning about what kick ass things he and his people could do.

He was a whole heap of yummy and had a list of loveable traits:
Sexy as sin? Check
Yvonne Boag
Mar 17, 2012 Yvonne Boag rated it it was ok
Shelves: supernatural
Adam knows he is not human, he can channel energy take it into himself and do extraordinary things. On the day he meets Bobbie, an ex marine someone tries to kidnap him. Bobbie and Adam are attracted to each other at first sight though they both carry many scars, in Bobbie's case physical as well as mental. They need to find out where Adam's power comes from before the many people working against them are successful.

This wasn't a great read and only left you with more questions then it answered.
Jul 09, 2011 Robyn rated it liked it
I have been trying to think of what to say about this book for a couple weeks now. The paranormal aspect of this book was interesting. I enjoyed the idea of Adam's abilities--shapeshifting and creating energy. The lore of the hunters was intriguing.

Yet, I have to say this book was a little disappointing to me. I was very excited to read it but it did not deliver the story I hoped. The characters did not come to life for me in a way that I could really connect to them. Further, I found many of th
Dana Alma
Aug 27, 2011 Dana Alma rated it it was amazing
Electrifying Flair! Desirous! Sizzling!
The Lost by Caridad Piñeiro is written with great élan. This fresh new series is a rush of unique material, teeming with dynamism. The Lost will snare you with its magnetism, zinging you from page to page.
Characters materialize before you with each word, their stories and sorrows incredibly tangible.
Adam has everything in the right place and then some. Bobbie and Adam's connection amps up this story to a whole new level. Piñeiro's ability to spin the par
Mar 25, 2012 Cynthia rated it did not like it
Could not get into this story. I was disappointed with it. :(
May 09, 2011 Jennifer marked it as to-read
Another one I'm anticipating with impatience!
Paranormal Romance
Reclusive due to powerful abilities he can't control, the hero is lonely and buries himself in his work and research. The heroine is a crippled veteran from Iraq, lonely and guilt-ridden after the death of her fellow soldiers. They meet in a parking lot one day and as the hero is attacked by two man who intend to kidnap him, the heroine intervenes and suffers sever pain because of it. However, where the hero touched her damaged arm, she notices less pain and better mobility. She hunts him done t ...more
Oct 04, 2011 Michelle rated it liked it
The Lost is the first book in the Sin Hunters series by Caridad Pineiro and a Paranormal Romance from Forever.

Book Blurb:

Adam Bruno is no ordinary millionaire. The heir to an ancient race possessing a dark, powerful magic, he can shapeshift and create energy. His gifts make him a living weapon and have forced him to live in seclusion. But now an inhuman force hunts down Adam-just when he finds someone who makes him feel more human than he ever imagined possible . . .

Home from combat in Iraq, Bo
Aug 21, 2011 Crystal rated it it was amazing
I love Caridad Pineiro's books. Whether dealing with vampires or something new, she just seems to know how to balance the paranormal and the romance to bring me the story that I really want to read. In The Lost Ms. Pineiro is setting up for The Sin Eater series, and it takes quite a bit of set up because this isn't your typical paranormal that we as the readily understand. This is not vampires or werewolves. This is a whole new world and I am excited to read about it.

The Lost focuses on Adam and
Oct 17, 2011 Leagh rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
Like nothing I have ever read before!

Adam Bruno is definitely lost. He has no idea why he is the way he is and has no idea of his past. His powers allow him to do things he doesn't understand. The only person who knows of his powers is his adopted father and he has forced him to stay hidden all his life.

Bobbie is a retired marine. She was injured in battle and is now home struggling to recover. She is sick of hurting, frustrating cause she is not healing and the last thing she wants is to fight
Sep 14, 2011 Jowanna rated it really liked it
Adam is a rich sexy man who has no idea who he is or where he came from. His earliest memories is of being a young boy saved by a CIA agent. Adam discovered his ability to take a life force and assume the form. He fears losing control.
Bobbie is an ex-Marine with post traumatic stress disorder. She seeks peace within her family. One evening she witnesses Adam being attacked and comes to the rescue. When these two IT's ELECTRIC.
I have really enjoyed reading this book. One of my favorite things a
Aug 14, 2011 Jules rated it really liked it
Having read and thoroughly enjoyed Stronger Than Sin by Caridad Pineiro last fall, I was thrilled to be included on this tour for the first book in her newest series: The Sin Hunters. Let me note right at the beginning that Caridad's books may all be read as stand alones as well as additions to their series.

I was very impressed that the author has yet again created memorable characters that stay with you long after you've read their story. Bobbie and Adam were dynamite together. The sexual tens
Misty Rayburn
Aug 06, 2011 Misty Rayburn rated it it was amazing
Adam Bruno is no ordinary millionaire. At a young age, he knew he was different from normal people. His gifts make him a living weapon and two factions are fighting over him and he doesn’t even know it. One of the factions wish to hunt him down, the others purpose remains unclear and both pop up out of nowhere just when he’s found someone who makes him feel more human than he ever imagined possible. Who’s telling the truth? Who’s lying? Is this woman the one for Adam? If so can he control his po ...more
Among The Muses
Unique aspects are scattered throughout the pages of The Lost; From the characters to the plot line, I can't help but feel that this was a great start to a new paranormal romance series.

The first unique element is the story setting: the Jersey Shore, New Jersey. I have to say that this is the first book I've stumbled upon that uses that location as its primary setting.

The next unique element is the premise of the paranormal aspects. Descended from an ancient, rare, and dying race are two parano
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NY Times and USA Today Bestseller Caridad Pineiro is a Jersey Girl who just wants to write, travel, and spend more time with family and friends. Caridad is the author of nearly 50 novels/novellas and loves romance novels, super heroes, TV and cooking. Caridad writes dark and sexy romantic suspense and paranormal romances for those who live to love on the edge. Her sweet, but still naughty side, Ch ...more
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  • Stronger than Sin (Sin Hunters, #2)
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