Sunday, March 6, 2011


Title: Belonging
Author: Pat Cunningham
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing
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ISBN: 1-61034-250-X
Genre: {M/M}, Vampire
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Raised by vampires, Jeremy knows more about the breed than anyone else, other than another vampire. When he loses his family, Jeremy goes into hiding, while at the same time hoping he will once again find a vampire he can belong to.

While I liked reading Belonging by Pat Cunningham, I did not always like the characters. Jeremy was easy to get to know. This is a young man that is still grieving from the loss of his family. The special sense of belonging he felt from his vampire family is one he hopes to find again, although he refuses to acknowledge this. The fact that he whores himself out in order to find that closeness he craves, even if it is only momentary, is understandable. The struggle he goes through to overcome his issues of loss, and self worth is realistic and one that many can attest to.

Some would think that, because of his occupation, Jeremy would be the one that was harder to warm up to; however for me, it was Wallace. Wallace is young for a vampire. He is also very cocky and refuses to believe that Jeremy’s vampire family actually loved him, rather than seeing him as just a source of blood. His attitude, for me, became a little annoying especially because he was trying to get Jeremy into bed at the same time. However, once Wallace’s secrets come out, his attitude becomes easier to understand.

There is no denying the attraction between Jeremy and Wallace. The author does a good job bringing the chemistry across and the two heat things up quite nicely. Their problems are different than those faced by a normal couple, yet the author has included some wonderful secondary characters that help the men out.

If you’re looking for a vampire story that is a little different from the usual then pick up Belonging today.

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