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by Rick R. Reed
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Contemporary
  • Author:
    Rick R. Reed
  • ISBN:
    1613722087
  • ISBN13:
    978-1613722084
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  • Publisher:
    Dreamspinner Press (October 24, 2011)
  • Pages:
    210 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Contemporary
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  • Rating:
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Great job Rick R. Reed! I loved it and will be reading more from you in the future.

I approached this book reluctantly, not because I didn't think it would be well-written (well-written is a hallmark of all of Rick Reed's work), but because I knew reading it would be a bit of a personal risk. Great job Rick R.

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Rick R. Reed draws inspiration from the lives of gay men to craft stories that quicken the heartbeat, engage emotions . He is forever at work on another book. Lambda Literary has called him, "a writer that doesn't disappoint. Reed draws inspiration from the lives of gay men to craft stories that quicken the heartbeat, engage emotions, and keep the pages turning. Although he dabbles in horror, dark suspense, and comedy, his attention always returns to the power of love. He's the award-winning and bestselling author of more than 50 works of published fiction, including over 30 novels and dozens of novellas and short stories.

It's 1991, and Dan Calzolaio has just moved to Florida with his lover, Mark, having fled Chicago and Mark's addictions to begin a new life on the Gulf Coast. Volunteering for the Tampa AIDS Alliance is just one part of that new beginning, and that's how Dan meets his new buddy, Adam. Adam Schmidt is not at all what Dan expected.

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Eric Burton Frederic, known professionally as Ricky Reed, is an American artist, Grammy-nominated music producer, songwriter and founder of Nice Life Recording Company. Reed is a solo artist and is also known as the lead vocalist of Facing New York and the MC, t and songwriter of the pop, hip hop and electronic music act Wallpaper. Ricky Reed has received RIAA platinum records for two Jason Derulo singles: Talk Dirty ft. 2 Chainz (4x Platinum) & Wiggle ft. Snoop Dogg (2x Platinum).

Winner of the 2013 EPIC eBook Award for Best Contemporary RomanceIt's 1991, and Dan Calzolaio has just moved to Florida with his lover, Mark, having fled Chicago and Mark's addictions to begin a new life on the Gulf Coast. Volunteering for the Tampa AIDS Alliance is just one part of that new beginning, and that's how Dan meets his new buddy, Adam.Adam Schmidt is not at all what Dan expected. The guy is an original--witty, wry, and sarcastic with a fondness for a smart black dress, Barbra Streisand, and a good mai tai. Adam doesn't let his imminent death get him down, even through a downward spiral that sees him thrown in jail.Each step of Adam's journey teaches Dan new lessons about strength and resilience, but it's Adam's lover, Sullivan, to whom Dan feels an almost irresistible pull. Dan knows the attraction isn't right, even after he dumps his cheating, drug-abusing boyfriend. But then Adam passes away, and it leaves Sullivan and Dan both alone to see if they can turn their love for Adam into something whole and real for each other.

elektron
I finished CAREGIVER last night, the latest release by one of my favorite authors, Rick R. Reed. CAREGIVER is Mr. Reed's semi-autobiographical account of his own, personal experience as an "AIDS buddy" (volunteer companion), and how this experience changed his life forever. The story depicts not only the protagonist's experiences as he is getting to know and ultimately care about a very courageous and unique individual who happens to have AIDS, but it also chronicles this man's experiences with the other individuals that he encounters along the road on this journey. I don't want to give away plot details because I don't want to spoil anything for other readers, but this story touches on a number of emotionally-charged themes--loss, betrayal, regret, fear, guilt, change, healing, and forgiveness--but ultimately, CAREGIVER is nothing short of a love story. It is a love story on multiple levels, bittersweet yes, but ultimately triumphant.

I approached this book reluctantly, not because I didn't think it would be well-written (well-written is a hallmark of all of Rick Reed's work), but because I knew reading it would be a bit of a personal risk. Why? Because when the AIDS epidemic first hit the media in the mid-1980s, I was in my early 20s. Like everyone else at the time, I was scared. Because I didn't know what else to do, I started volunteering as a buddy for a local AIDS organization in the Midwest. I continued buddying through the mid-1990s. Over nearly a decade, my buddy-client relationships were varied, ranging from warm and loving to bitter, hostile, and one even a little threatening. Like Mr. Reed's protagonist, along this road I met a number of remarkable people who changed my life forever--for the better, I like to think, looking back on it all now. Over the course of that time I also attended a lot of funerals and memorial services, and made a lot of panels for the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. I can say with all honesty that I remember every single one of those men when I allow myself to think about them, but like many Midwesterners, I have a real knack for compartmentalizing--just one memory at time, never letting the enormity of it all sink in. That has always been just too big of a bite to swallow. What CAREGIVER did for me was to hold a mirror up to my own life, it paralleled my own experiences so very closely that reading it brought me to my own personal catharsis--a catharsis that was long overdue. As I said, I've made an art of not examining the past too closely, but there are too many remarkable people we have lost who deserve to be remembered.

I recommend CAREGIVER enthusiastically to anyone who lived through those awful years when a positive HIV-diagnosis was a certain death sentence, to anyone who lost someone they cared about, to anyone who knows someone battling against HIV/AIDS currently, to anyone who wants to understand better the sometimes cavalier attitude of those of us who, miraculously, still live on, and to those who appreciate a compelling love story.
Quemal
Oh Adam! Poor promiscuous Adam. How I hate what happened to him. I hated how he spent his last few days in jail. Hated that he was riddled with that unforgiving disease. Hated that his life was cut so short. In a different decade things might have turned out so different for the poor young man.

I really enjoyed Rick's writing, once again - different from the other books I have read. But I have not read them all yet :)

I enjoyed that Adam stayed with Dan throughout the story. I loved that Mark was able to get the help he so desperately needed but worried that he would relapse because he didn't have the backbone to hold onto his sobriety. I thought that being with Dan again might have helped but realized that it wouldn't have made any difference to him having a relapse since he had to want to stay clean for himself.

I felt that Sullivan, in the 90s, was ill prepared to cope with Adam and AIDS but then who WAS prepared for it then... I think he would have been different with Adam 10 years later when more was known and the risks and precautions were clearer. Hell, even a couple of years later would have worked in their favour. But Sullivan was scared and ignorance was bliss. Poor Adam had to go looking in all the wrong places because he didn't have Sullivan to lean on but Sullivan just couldn't risk compromising his health so he ended up more a roommate to Adam than a lover. But, he still loved the man Adam had been (though that wasn't enough for either of them, was it).

The speed at which AIDS took Adam was horrifying and was so heartbreaking. :*(
Lo◘Ve
As I started reading I thought "I've read this book"...and then I realized it was just that I had vividly lived it back in the early 90s. That's how good Rick Reed is. He takes a reader into this world we feel we know, especially those who recall this period in our 'not so long ago' history. I can remember it like yesterday & that's what good story telling is all about. With heart. Compassion. Humor through tears. He mixes these four men together with a title that can assume multiple meanings and gives us real people that we can relate to in our own lives. Bravo, Mr. Reed, for stepping so bravely into this type of writing and taking your readers on a moving journey.
Kit
Sometimes difficult to read, at other times uplifting. I was a caregiver for men living with AIDS in the 1980's during the early years of the epidemic when there were few treatments, all with damaging side effects, and there was no cure. Ultimately two of the characters in this novel learn and grow and are able to begin a new relationship. Neither tragedy nor growing apart prevent new love blossoming. Warm and affirming. The characters demonstrate that while life is often bittersweet love improves the quality of our lives.
Rivik
I can't say much about this book, other than it was wonderful!! I have cried and smiled and laughed! Such an amazing story and so heartbreaking for both characters. I felt so sorry for Adam and his struggle in a time when we didn't know much at all about this disease. Great job Rick R. Reed! I loved it and will be reading more from you in the future.