Belonging by Pat Cunningham
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre: Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Full Length (183 Pages)
Other: M/M, Anal Play
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Coreopsis
Raised by vampires, Jeremy Teach wants nothing more than to belong to a vampire. After a slayer destroys his family, Jeremy flees to southern California and finds work as a prostitute in a brothel that caters to paranormal creatures. Here he meets and falls in love with Wallace, one of his vampire clients.
However, Wallace is harboring a deadly secret from his long-lost human past that threatens their future together. Can Jeremy learn to forgive, or is their relationship doomed?
Can a prostitute fall in love with one of his vampire clients? And if so can they build a relationship on a foundation of secrets? In this paranormal story, vampires drink blood but if they consume too much they go into blood lust. The only cure for blood lust is to engage in sexual intercourse with another person to ease their pain.
Jeremy Teach is a young man who has taken a job of convenience to help escape his past. As a child he lost his family to a fire and then was adopted by a flock of vampires. A human, Jeremy was loved and cared for by these vampires until tragedy strikes his world again when vampire slayers kill the only family he has left. Still reeling from the loss, Jeremy runs away to a new town to start over. He takes the knowledge he learned from his vampire family on how to ease the blood lust suffering and turns it into a job he is happy to do. His knowledge on how to sooth the savage beast has made him quite popular. He has taken a job in a brothel that caters to the paranormal, mainly vampires.
While working at the brothel he meets a vampire named Wallace. Wallace appears to be strong and confident, but under the tough guy exterior is a broken man. We soon discover Wallace isn’t your typical vampire; he too suffers a tragic past. He’s so filled with vengeance he is out to destroy the creatures that he himself has become.
The attraction between these two is instant. Jeremy tries to resist Wallace but with a very persistent vampire is can be difficult. They struggle to find a common ground but ultimately the attraction is too great and they succumb to their desires to be together. But can physical attraction turn into love? Can a relationship with stand lies and secrets? Jeremy and Wallace soon find out it’s a rocky road to happy ever after.
This is a beautiful love story between two men who want nothing more than to save the other from the poor choices they make. The conflict between these two men made for a very strong story line. Jeremy and his ever present need to have people accept vampires and Wallace’s need to rid the world of them.
Pat Cunningham out did herself on writing a story about two people with completely different backgrounds coming together to find that unconditional love that everyone is looking for. This is not just a story about falling in love but more the journey love takes you on when you find the one worth fighting for. A very good read.