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(Little Boy Lost #3)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  509 ratings  ·  55 reviews
Brian McAllister’s story continues in San Diego, where he finds so much more than he ever expected: acceptance, friends, encouragement, and an entire world of sexual adventure he’d never dared to imagine back in his small Alabama town. He continues to search for one lost boy in a sea of humanity but slowly begins to realize that maybe dreams really don’t come true.

ebook, 210 pages
Published July 18th 2011 by Dreamspinner Press, LLC (first published July 17th 2011)
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Feb 09, 2013 rated it liked it

(barely 3 stars...and only because I have to read this as a part of the series...)

Ugh. This series just took a turn towards the ridiculous. The naïve, small-town, juvenile, painfully-shy-and-sheltered POV of Brian started as charming (book 1), moved to tolerable (book 2), but by this 3rd installment, when Brian heads to the big city of San Diego, it becomes more annoying and unbelievable. And though I’m ok with the coming-of-age aspect of this book, what's starting to get old…for 2 whole books n
Jun 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotic-romance, m-m, crack
!!Warning: This review could possibly contain spoilers if you haven’t read the previous two books; Enlightened and Abandoned!!

With her third book in the Little Boy Lost series J.P. Barnaby has managed to baffle me with its plot twists! Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined where the Little Boy Lost series would go but I found that I couldn’t tear myself away as Vanished revealed its storylines. At the beginning of Vanished there was no clue that by the end I would be reeling from the
Kaje Harper
Jan 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
This series is addictive. As soon as I put this down I picked up the next one. This story is about Brian's attempt to find a way to live in San Diego while searching for Jaimie. He makes some decisions that have me as a parent ready to tear my hair out - any mom would mortgage the damned house and send her kid rent money while he hunts for a job, rather than have him take the route Brian chooses. But Brian's choices fit his situation and his character. And I didn't even mind another cliff-hanger ...more
☆ Todd
Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was ok
"I love Jamie, I love Jamie, let me get drunk and sleep around, then do porn..." Huh???

The plot line in this book was SO frustrating, but the next one seems to be starting out better so far.
Leslie Nicoll
Jun 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Jul 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Once again, I find myself reading a book that I can't put down until I've read all the way through. Not surprising with this author as I was hooked with the first 2 books in this series as well. This story is just a continuation of Brian's search for Jaime as he tries to settle in San Diego while he's searching. He finds a room at a gay-friendly boardinghouse and meets Mike, who immediately befriends him.

I thought the author beautifully pulled off their friendship. That despite sleeping togethe
Jul 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Man, what a heinous cliff-hanger! I need the next book in the series now!

I've been reading J.P. Barnaby's work for a few years now. I'm pretty familiar with her style of writing and know that a HEA ending isn't necessarily in the cards. And I'm OK with that- as long as the plot develops in a way that seems true to the reality of the character's situations it's all good. What worries me is that this is only book 3 of a 6 book series and I have a feeling that books 4 and 5 at least, and possibly b
Nov 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love love love this series!! I do think Brian's journey from Alabama to California was a bit long and didn't do much to add to the storyline, but once he got there, things picked up. I felt Brian's heart break as he searched for Jamie and I enjoyed his friendship with Mike, Emilio and the rest of the guys. Definitely continuing on with this series :) ...more
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Oct 10, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, nook-lendable
Brian has turned 18 and goes to San Diego in his quest to find Jamie. There is no sign of Jamie but Brian discovers gay bathhouses and porn instead. Um, yay?
4.5 stars!!!
Sep 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-college, bingo, m-m, zz-2020
Thus continues the saga of Brian and Jamie and is completely from Brian's POV as he leaves Alabama for California to search for Jamie. He makes new friends along away, learns a few more hard lessons, and even lets loose a little. But once again, another heartbreaking cliffhanger.... I am a sucker for angst and tear-jerkers, so this series is a great one for me. ...more
Aug 19, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, ya
We have gone on quite a journey with Brian in this series. In the first book, Enlightened we watch as his friend Jamie goes from best friend to love interest. Then in a heartbreaking scene, we see Jamie’s parents unable to deal with a gay son, and they move across the country to San Diego. Brian is then outted as a gay man, and during book two,k Abandoned, is bullied in school in his small town of Alabama. By the end of book two, Brian has decided the only course for him to take, is to go to Cal ...more
Jan 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book in Lost Boy series and we start where we left off in the second book. Brian is now on a bus going to look for Jamie in San Diego. After receiving a letter from Jamie that is a gay rehab center Brian is more determined than ever to find him. Even though Jamie implores Brian to go on with his life and find happiness Brian feels he can't. Brian is leaving behind parents ( the Schreibers adopted him), his best friend Adam, who has feelings for him, Kyle (his friend and former ...more
Jan 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This is such a powerful series, I had to take a break between the first two because the stories pulled me in so much that I felt like I had gone through all the ups and downs with the characters, I could definitely relate to all the insecurities, especially of Brian!
After reading book 2, well, it was just as emotional for me but with the final twist, I had to find out what happened!
So here I am at book 3, and I love the character of Brian so much, he's so open and has such a big heart, as it is
Jul 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, ff-authors-of
I know Im devouring this books, they are that good.
With that said I have to be honest and say that the first half of the book was slow, too slow for my taste.
The second half started to pick up and I felt in love again.
I like the characters there is no doubt. I like the relationship between Brian and Mike. I feel the need to have Jamie back in the picture now.
There were a few things that not bother me but make noise (?) Like Brian calling or texting his mom often at the beginning and then like no
Jul 06, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
i decided to rate this as a series later, because i don't want to talk about this book. EVER AGAIN.

i still remember the first book being Jasper/Edward fanfiction. and i still remeber the time i was so excited about the idea of a series... and i don't know what changed, but i don't f*cking want to read about my favorite characters being completely different people. i do understand people change. but they freaking DOING IT WILLINGLY. so why the hell they whine about it later. Brian freaking-freak
Sep 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Aug 13, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This one is so different from the previous two in that it follows Brian's adventures now that he has left home and began his journey to find his true love Jamie. Brian's new life is quite the adventure as you will soon see. It is a journey of discovery (especially sexually) and at the same time a journey of sadness in his quest to find Jamie. I was a wee bit surprised at the turn of events in Brian's search for a job, to say the least. And the ending.....POW! I did NOT see that coming! J.P. you ...more
Oct 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There were parts of this book that, I felt, were drawn out unnecessarily. A couple of scenes that felt like filler. Other than that, still the same excellent editing, characters, plot, and writing style.

I'm already 69% into Discovered. My "series OCD" has combined with the extraordinary story that is "Little Boy Lost" and I'm helpless to stop until it's over. And then I'll be sorry it's over and probably have withdrawal symptoms.
Randy Wiggins
Jan 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Okay, I had to think about this book for a few days after finishing it before I felt ready to post my review. It is one of the most moving books I've read in a while. The third book in the series contiues Brian's journey and moves this from YA to full on adult in rangebecause the suxual activity is increased dramatically.
Brian makes new friends and lovers, becomes a gay porn star and so much more but to tell would be spoiling the story.
The book began an emotional journey for me than ran thrug
I think it would be better if the author meshed books 2 and 3 together...because two books in a row without Jamie is just too much. And if I really enjoyed the previous book because Brian made so much progress, grew up and matured nicely, in Vanished Brian was basically in a limbo. The story was repetitive - Brian working, searching, making friends and having sex. Wash, rinse, repeat.

Despite the dragged out parts, I am really invested in these guys now. Can't wait for them to get together!
Serena Yates
Jun 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gay
This third book in the series is even more heartbreaking than the first two. I’m not sure I’ll make it to the end of this story… the problem is, I can’t stop reading either. The characters are so real to me, so loveable and in so much pain – how could I possibly leave them to their own devices?

Please find my full review on Rainbow Book Reviews.


Vanished is still as sad and emotionally hard to read as the first two books in this series but with Brian making some great friends to help him in his search for Jamie the despair didn't have such a dark tone.....until the end. I should have seen that one coming. *grabs the tissue box again*

Marsha Spence
Jul 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I read all 6 back to back and thank goodness I did! Vanished was so interesting. Everything Brian did to get to San Diego and then stay. I loved that he had a place where he was accepted after everything he went thru in the last book. Excellent!
Sandy Malone
So sad to see what they have become. But yeah the last chapter has me on the edge of my seat until the new book comes out!
Jul 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m-read, favorites
Lordy,is about all I can say at this point. I will continue with #4 Discovered, hopefully by then I will be able to say more. JP I truly love this series.
Jul 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I can't even... Can I please just take both these boys and hug the stuffing out of them and make everything okay? My heart hurts so bad for them. ...more
Jul 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m-reads
A little slow at the begining, but once Brian gets to San Diago I couldn't stop reading. I have really liked all the books in The Little Boy Lost Series, I can't wait for the next one.
Aug 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars Can't wait for the next installment. Really pulled at the heart-strings and I really think I'm going to need the tissues as the story continues. ...more
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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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