Enthusiastically recommended as a darned good read.
I found myself periodically pausing in the read, closing my eyes, and inhaling deeply to feel and absorb the scenes and characters.
It will make you think about the nature of love and how it shows itself in our lives as well as what hate actually means.
What a awesome book, this is a story well written, as I read I felt as if I was living in the story. I loved it. A MUST READ.Published 12 months ago by Lannie
I can always count on a Rick R. Reed novel to elicit some strong emotion from the me, whether it be empathy, fear, laughter or even (yes)... sexual arousal. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Ken
This is the first Rick Reed novel I have read, but after reading "Bashed: A Love Story" [MLR Press, 2009], I have become a fan. Read morePublished on February 11, 2011 by Gerry A. Burnie
Bashed is an intense story that is likely to resonate with readers and leave a lasting impression. The subject matter is intense and relevant even as many hope the kind of hatred,... Read morePublished on January 26, 2010 by Kassa
What I like about Reed's work is the simplicity in his writing. While most gay novels out there are written by authors trying to be as literary as Ayn Rand or Ernest Hemingway,... Read morePublished on June 9, 2009 by Michael P. Mcgeehan