Review: Lost Boy by Tara Brown


This is the companion novel to The Lonely. It is recommended you read that first. This is HIS POV on the events and how they came to be, how he came to be a LOST BOY.

Being the boy who accidentally shot his sister was hard.
Never being able to find the girl who actually pulled the trigger was worse.
Convinced, through years of relentless therapy, that she was a figment of his trauma and imagination, Eli Adams gave up on her existence.
Until one day a name, bearing remarkable resemblance to the people missing in his life, showed up out of nowhere.
Suddenly he was thrust into a journey that forced him to offer up his soul as payment for the truth.
What he discovered along the way, was that the girl who took his sister’s life and his hand, all those years ago, had become the thing he needed to be whole.
Saving her was one thing.
Healing her was another.
Convincing her to love him will be the toughest part of it all.


Where do I even begin with this story, I love it as I absolutely love The Lonely. This is not a book that is for everyone, this is a book for those of us who have experienced dark and disturbing times and if I am honest I believe a little bit of The Lonely dwells in all of us.

So reasons why I am absolutely positively head over heels in love with LOST BOY…First off, he is broken and I think being broken is one thing we can all relate to. Secondly, he has spent his entire life searching for something that no one believed existed. Finally, he is 100% gorgeous, broken, self-destructive chaos. He is rough and raw and his corners aren’t polished and you can still see his cracks and I love it! I love how two damage people learn to live and learn to heal and how love helps them along the way.

This is the type of novel that no matter how many times I re-read it I will still laugh at the same scenes, I will still pick my jaw up off the floor at the same scenes, and my checks will still flame red at the same scenes (and I think everyone knows what scenes I am referring to here). This book, just like The Lonely is timeless in my heart, it will always touch me and relate to me in a way that not many books can. I absolutely adore Tara Brown and I secretly hope she comes out with another companion novel because I just don’t want this story to end. All I can say is go get this book and if you haven’t read The Lonely, you need to stop reading this blog right now and read that first!


She’s in here. I think there are a few of us in here.

I don’t know how to say anything beyond I am sorry I am not good. Not a good person and not good enough and not good at making love. Fucking I have down pat.

I don’t want to be the china doll you glued back together. I don’t want to look whole from a distance, but when you get close enough, you can see all the cracks.

I wish I could wait longer and not ask for a few years, but every time I see her, catch her eyes, or watch her smile, the words nearly slip from my lips. If I don’t do it now, it’ll be in the boxing ring or the store or the car, and it won’t be special.



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