Where He Belongs

Rachel Haimowitz
Where He Belongs
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Publisher
Storm Moon Press
Release Date
July 2011
ISBN
1937058166
Series
Book 2 of Belonging
Genre
Alternate Universe, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, LGBTQ

SUMMARY
The hottest name in network news is Daniel Halstrom. He is a sensation, a rising star. He is also a slave, owned wholly and completely by NewWorld Media.

But before he was a star, he was a frightened child from a bad place with a promising, if limited, future ahead of him. In The New Kid, young Daniel begins his schooling. Then, for a slave, the simple pleasure of a Bathroom Break is sometimes the only pleasure to be had. Later, Daniel doesn't know it, but A Chance Encounter might be the most important of his life. Next, in Camera Obscura, one of Daniel's colleagues reflects on the fact that as much as the camera may show, it can hide even more. Finally, when you're a slave, Independence Day is just another day.

Exclusive Bonus Content!

*Excerpt from Anchored by Rachel Haimowitz, the debut novel in the Belonging series

*The never-before-published prologue to Anchored

*A sneak peek at Counterpunch, the upcoming Belonging novel by Aleksandr Voinov

Book Review by Rho (reviewer)
Aug 03, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
214 people found the following review helpful
WHERE HE BELONGS is a group of short stories, set in the same world as the novel Anchored, where we get to see what Daniel's life was like from the time he was bought by NewWorld Media to right before Anchored started.

With the shifting person views, we get glimpses into Daniel's life at various stages from his prospective as well as those around him. He goes from being a shy kid, who has no idea where he fits in now that he's been thrust into a new environment, to a young adult who has suffered some losses and is a bit more cynical than I would have believed he could be. I loved watching him grow through the eyes of others.

If you aren't familiar with this world of which I speak, Daniel Halstrom is first introduced in Anchored and is the face of a major new network. He's a famous new anchor who delivers the news to millions of people every night, but he also happens to be a slave. It was so easy to get immersed right back into that alternate world, where slavery is still law and Daniel is a star. Rachel Haimowitz has such a talent for world-building in a way that's so subtle and tangible you have to remind yourself that the setting isn't real.

My only complaint is that instead of the little snippets we got, I wish that they could have come together in one story that was developed more. I found myself hungry for more back story on Daniel.

If you have read Anchored, I think that this book is an excellent companion piece, and if you are interested in the Belonging series, I think that you could read WHERE HE BELONGS first in order to get that background information first before reading Anchored.
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