Return to Atsileigh (Sequel to Treading Dangerous Ground) by Deirdre O’Dare ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl

ReturnToAtsileighTitle: Return to Atsileigh (Sequel to Treading Dangerous Ground)

Author: Deirdre O’Dare

Publisher: Amber Allure (Amber Quill)

Cover Artist: Trace Edward Zaber

Rating: 3.75 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 08/23/2015

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Action/Adventure, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Menage/Poly, Romance, Science Fiction

Blurb:

The sequel to Amber Allure’s Best Seller Treading Dangerous Ground…
Some years ago, Hightower’s Betrayal ended the existing settlement of old world Native Americans on the obscure world of Atsileigh. But was Hightower the betrayer or the betrayed?

Floyd Jaxon, Nathan No Horses, and Jamison Hightower, nephew of the earlier Hightower, meet as cadets at the Unifleet Training base. They alternately razz each other and share in some steamy interludes as they are drawn into the growing plot to mark Hightower’s Betrayal with a return to Atsileigh.

Can their budding friendship withstand the dangers and demands they must face? Will Nate’s contempt for the Hightower name destroy any chances for a long-term connection among them? The future looms ahead, filled with threat and promise. How the three young men grow to deal with it and each other will impact them all…

My View:

So this one is labelled as a sequel, however I do not think you really need to have read the first book to understand this one as they are really only connected by location and the anniversary of the actions of book 1. There is mention of the events and characters from book 1, but there is more than enough explanation for you to understand this story without having read book first. I do recommend you read it though, as I enjoyed it and reading book 1 will give you a better appreciation for those events and the plant the men are escaping to.

This one was odd for me. I am not really sure I understand the purpose or the need for this story other than for enjoyment. Which, I suppose is more than enough reason for any book to be written.

This book was centered on three cadets as they took part in the escape from an uber-controlling society. Once again, the way the author presented the idea of the Native American’s retaking their lands and their heritage was fabulous and uniquely done. I also enjoyed the way the events from book 1 were viewed in various different ways, depending on the cadet’s family situation.

These three young men were hot together sometimes, and awkward together other times. They were for all intents and purposes “teenage” like and behaved with all the hormones and hopefulness that the youth possess before becoming jaded adults. I did not really feel any connection outside of lust from these men, but then the author never promised more than that. And I loved that fact.

I love that the author did not try to force a full fledges threesome relationship to form, develop, and end happily all in the short span of time this short novella took place. There was too much other stuff going on and the relationship would have suffered, so I am grateful this was left as a beginning of more to come.

I did enjoy the tension the escape plan brought to the story. I think things happened a bit too easily and were resolved a bit too easily as well, but that may have just been because most of the planning happened off page. Who knows, but overall, I enjoyed this short beginning to a relationship that promises to be interesting. Will there be more from these men as they try to form a bond of three?

Links

Return to Atsileigh (Sequel to Treading Dangerous Ground) on Goodreads
Amber Allure (Amber Quill)
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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