Treading Dangerous Ground by Deirdre O’Dare ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl

TreadingDangerousGroundTitle: 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: 10/02/2008

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Science Fiction


Seasoned Starfleet officer Jayce Hightower takes care of his troops. That includes supporting green soldier Balt Donovan through his first exposure to combat. What Jayce has not expected, however, is that the striking young man will soon come to dominate his dreams, stirring unfamiliar and disturbing desires.

Once Jayce learns Balt is similarly attracted to him, the situation starts to careen out of control, putting both of their careers in jeopardy. Jayce almost welcomes the hazardous assignment that sends him alone to a distant, dangerous world.

But when Jayce’s mission is betrayed, Balt comes to his rescue. Will Jayce finally be able to accept the unconditional love Balt offers him?

My View:

I am torn on this one. On the one hand, I enjoyed it. The world was unique and interesting. The men were well written and complimented each other well. There was enough story for me to understand the bit of plot and the start of the men’s relationship. I loved the way the author took the concept of Native American’s being taken over by the white man and blended it into a futuristic setting. I felt happy with the ending and really, overall, I find that I can recommend this to anyone looking for a short sci-fi romance.

But I feel like there was something missing to explain why things happened the way they did between the two MCs. They had great chemistry together, and once I got past my confusion as to why things turned to love, their relationship was enjoyable and well done. But I never fully understood the origin of the word love and how it applied to these men. I think it was meant to be a soulmate type connection, but it was not explored or explained in a way that I felt the connection until after my confusion had already set it.


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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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