Caregiver by Rick R. Reed

12808817Title: Caregiver
Author: Rick R. Reed
Published: October 23, 2011
Pages: 210
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publisher Link: link
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Dan has recently moved to Florida with his boyfriend, Mark, for a new start. When he starts volunteering with the Tampa AIDS Alliance, he finds a fast friend in Adam – and a piqued interest in Adam’s boyfriend, Sullivan. When it turns out the new start isn’t as fresh for Dan and Mark as they hoped and Adam hits some hard times of his own, Dan realizes that the new start might be waiting for him but in different ways than he ever expected.

I laughed, I cried, I smiled – this invoked a whole range of real emotions for me. There’s an authenticity to these characters and the story that I don’t know I see very consistently from other authors. And even though this book is not all sunshine and rainbows, it did leave me with a sense of fulfillment and hope.