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Escaped (Little Boy Lost #5)

4.31 of 5 stars 4.31  ·  rating details  ·  317 ratings  ·  35 reviews
Finally together, Brian McAllister and Jamie Mayfield have risked everything in a desperate escape. Jamie is now free of his tormentor, Steven O’Dell... for the moment. But Brian and Jamie know that one wrong choice could lead Steven to their door.

With the strength of Brian and his friends to protect him, Jamie hides and finds the one person he is truly afraid of—himself.
Paperback, 1st Edition, 200 pages
Published January 16th 2012 by Dreamspinner Press
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3.5 stars

Book 5, and so far the best of the series...

Again from Jamie’s POV as he struggles to escape his violently abusive manager/pimp/”boyfriend” and forge a relationship with his soul-mate Brian. Jamie’s struggles with trying to come clean from his addictions (and the terrible effects of withdrawal), all the while battling his damaged and fragile self-esteem, were painful, distressing, frustrating, and heartbreaking. I found that through most of this book I was holding my breath just hoping
Kaje Harper
This series just pulls you in. The moment I finished the previous book, I started this one. I had come to care about Brian and Jamie so much that I had to follow them down the dark path of this book, even though I was well-aware there is an installment yet to come. I appreciated Jamie's frailties and mistakes in this one, and the author's unwillingness to go for a simple HEA. There is a real understanding of how far Jaime has to travel to be well again. But of course, I came up against another u ...more
Moderatrix Lori
Once again I find myself wanting to kick J.P. in the ass for leaving us hanging. just love to torture us. This was my favorite book in the series. Although I probably say that about every one of them. They just keep getting better and better. The time and attention that J.P. devotes to researching her books is evident. Domestic abuse, drug addition, the sex trade industry...this book had the potential to be downright depressing but woven through it all is the love that all of th ...more
Amy ♥s to Read
I am so in love with this series! Can't wait to see how everything comes to a conclusion in the last book :)
Serena Yates
All of the books in the Little Boy Lost series are heart wrenching and each and every one of them has reduced me to tears. The first one took until the very end, but this fifth one had me in despair almost from the beginning. Let me warn you: once you start reading this series, and this book is no exception, you will most likely be hooked. The emotions are so real and raw that they will pull you in and the characters will not let you go. I thought the previous ones were bad – this one was a thou ...more
We're into the penultimate book of this series now. A series I've followed compulsively since I first read Enlightened. Those of you who are thinking that maybe it's time for the angst levels to drop are going to be disappointed as this book is just as emotion filled and harrowing as the previous stories.

The story begins directly after the previous book. Jamie has been gravely injured by his lover Steven and been forced to take an alarming amount of cocaine. He's rescued by Brian, Mike, Alex and
I think April is a long way off for the next installment of this story!
I've probably said it with all my reviews of this series how amazing I think it is, so powerful, how real Brian and Jamie "feel", how much you want them to succeed, to make it, and for them both to know how wonderful and deserving they really are of happiness and success. It breaks my heart throughout this series how each of them have such moments of uncertainty of themselves, their relationships and their place in this world
Even knowing what was likely to happen, needed to happen, for the final resolution of the series, this book just shredded my soul. This is an extremely talented author who has done her homework, thoroughly, to insure everything is as real as possible, making it all the more heart-wrenchingly painful.

If you want to meet Micah/Mike, don't miss this incredible interview, I just finished watching it and it's an experience not to be missed, like the "Little
Wow! Let me just say that this series is so heartbreaking. Please, if you read this, make sure that you read all the books in order. I kind of wish that I had waited to read them because now I have to wait for the last book. I am so heartbroken right now. I literally read all 5 books within about 3 days, I know that is crazy but I just couldn't break myself away. Now I have to wait until April and that seems like a long time even though I know it's not. All I have to say is that this book and th ...more
Gavin Stephenson-Jackman
OK, only one left to go. This series just keeps racing on.

Finished this just after midnight and again it was just one more chapter, just one more chapter. I just could not put it down.

Brian and Jamie try to recover after Steven's assault on Jamie but his addiction gets the better of him and exposes both to even greater violence. Will Brian be able to regain his trust in Jamie? These two are so dedicated to each other yet both have difficulty dealing with each other's issues around many things an
Omg... I just finished reading this and was already looking for the last one to buy it when I realized I couldn't find it anywhere. After looking in the author's webpage and reading that it was supposed to be out I tried again to find it but still couldn't. Finally, I came to Goodreads and started looking through her posts and realized that I would have to wait until JULY to read it... I almost died. I need to know what happens! Part of the reason I read the series now was so that I could read i ...more
The fifth book in the series, finally brings Brian and Jamie together. However they have a lot to overcome if they are to be happy. Jamie may be away from Steven and his influence but a lot of damage has already been done.

This continues to be a dark journey for Jamie as he fights to get well and struggles with his internal demons.

"I pushed away the thought that he would be better off finding someone whole, because he didn't want someone whole - he wanted me."

Once again, lots of emotional moments
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Marsha Spence
I read all 6 back to back and thank goodness I did! Escaped had my on the edge the whole time. Jamie being free but really in his head, heart and body he is just as trapped as he's been for the last few years. I don't consider what he did to be a betrayal of Brian. Jamie is a junkie. To me it was that simple. At the same time, I certainly understand Brian needing space. It's like he's been at defcon 10 for the last 18 months or however long it's been and he broke too. So glad to see Brian's folk ...more
The best one in the series so far.
Randy Wiggins
Now in book 5 things continue in Jamie's point of view. The relationship betwen Brian and Jamie is growing back together but it is very shakey and Stevn, Jamie's manager" is causing all sors of problems. Jamie's issues with drugs are making more problems and the growing failues to communicaate aren't helping.
The books is another without a HEA or even HFN ending. Book 6 is the conclusion to the series and with luck, we get the happy ever after for Jamie and Brian.
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Miss Asima
Five stars and then some. This is the best series ever! Granted there are quite a few books on my "best ever" list but it does take a lot to get on there. :) Just don't read it before bed. I went to bed late because I couldn't sleep without finishing , of course. Lol And then I was up four different times because I kept having nightmares about poor Jamie and Brian! I am just way too involved in these books. I ♥ them so much.
Such an emotional roller-coaster! I haven't been able to star a new book since finishing book 5.
Time for the boys to grow up, I just hope that Jamie can find his way. Be the man he needs to be for himself and a man worth of Brian's love.
And for Brian to find the strength in his heart to love Jamie again.
Let's just wait and see :)
Carol Lowe
This is by far the best in the series! The scenes with Jamie's father had me doing the ugly cry making my kids think I was having a meltdown!
What these 2 poor souls have had to endure and all because they fell in love, it teArs at your soul. Can't wait for finale and I sincerely hope it's a happy ever after or I will be inconsolable!
Could've sworn I'd already reviewed this, but just noticed I never got around to it. Oops!

Powerful, as always. Not to mention, nail-biting and nerve-wracking. In other words, I loved it, and am looking forward to reading more. There just has to be a happy ending for these two at some point, right? ;-)
Could this be any more depressing? I don't know. I mean, I could prostitute myself, return to an abusive relationship, and attempt murder-suicide, and I don't know if that would be more depressing than this book.
I HAD to buy this at 12:05am today. Once again Thank You JP for giving us this wonderful series. I look forward to the final book not that I'm in a hurry for the series to end.
Fiona Goodman
I can't believe it's already out! I must jump on it right away. Everything else can wait!!!!
Page Crusherz
GOod plot development, really liking the secondaries.
Sandy Malone
sigh....i need the next book...poor Brian
The fifth book in the LBL series continues in Jaime's voice. I was a bit worried because the fourth book was my least favorite and it was the first told in his voice. However, this installment was wonderful (painful but wonderful). I felt that Jaime's actions and thoughts were believable and realistic for an abuse victim and drug addict. And I just love Brian's character as well as all of his friends (and the side story of Alex and Mike). While Jamie makes some really devastating choices in this ...more
Carole M
This is one of the best series!!!!
Nov 12, 2012 Andrea rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone with an open mind
This book series is getting really bad for my social life. All I want to do is to curl up on my sofa and read, read, read...
Book 5 is another tough one and made me very emotional. The situation Jamie is in with all the fears, self hate and sense of guilt is heartbreaking.
I've fallen in love with Brian and Jamie and I'm hoping for a happy ending for both of them... together or separate.

I highly recommend this book series. It's a wonderful read. And it has a story to tell that makes you a better
Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!)
Holy Hell...another heart breaker but I loved it!

I've been putting off reading these last 2 books..*sigh* These guys have taken me on one amazingly heartbreaking roller coaster ride & I'm not ready to get off of it yet. I want them to finally be happy but I will miss them terribly.

Anyway this book, just when we think they are finally moving in the right direction something or someone throws everything off course and we have to watch them fight their way back on track.

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An award-winning, best-selling novelist of over a dozen books, J. P. Barnaby is a proud member of the GLBT community both online and in her small town on the outskirts of Chicago. A member of Mensa, she is often described as brilliant but troubled, sweet but introverted and talented but deviant. She spends her days writing software and her nights writing erotica which is, of course, far more inter ...more
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