Title: Anchored: Belonging Book One
Author: Rachel Haimowitz
Publisher: Noble Romance Publishing
Buy Link: Buy Anchored Here!
Rating: You Could Read
Reviewed by: Layne
Network news anchor Daniel Halstrom is at the top of his field, but being at the bottom of the social ladder--being a slave--makes that hard to enjoy. Especially when NewWorld Media, the company who's owned him since childhood, decides to lease him on evenings and weekends to boost their flagging profits.
Daniel's not stupid; he knows there's only one reason a man would pay so much for what little free time he has, and it's got nothing to do with his knowledge of current events. But he's never been made to serve like that before, and he fears he won't survive the experience with his sanity intact.
He finds himself in the home of Carl Whitman, a talk show host whose words fail him time and again when it comes to ordering Daniel to bed. Daniel knows what Carl wants, but it seems as if Carl isn't willing to take it, and Daniel's not willing to give it freely. His recalcitrance costs him dearly, but with patience and some hard-won
understanding, love just might flourish where once there'd been only fear and pain. Can Carl become the anchor in Daniel's turbulent life, or will he end up the weight that sinks his slave for good?
Daniel's a slave, owned and controlled without question. When he's handed over to a rival anchor, he expects the worst. I can't really say what I expected from Anchored, but this wasn't it. For one, we had no insight into Carl Whitman's head to know his thoughts and or feelings. And that kept me from really investing in the story. I couldn't really get a read on Daniel-is he gay? No? Strong? Timid? He waffles between the two so well. And since he knows in intimate detail the punishments that await him should he not fulfill his master's every command, why the timid act? Ms. Haimowitz tries to explain that later on in the story, but by then I've already given up. I cared more about Whitman's housekeeper-a slave herself. She appeared more multi-dimensional, more sympathetic. More interesting. As this is book one in a series, I'm crossing my fingers the others are better.