Counterbalance by Aidan Wade


I actually found this book when I was searching for Kelly Moran’s book of the same name on Amazon. The cover caught my eye, so I clicked on it, and I immediately added it to my to read list. It’s just taken awhile to finally get to it 😉 What caught my attention was the blurb about it taking place at a cirque show. I LOVE cirque romances! Really glad I grabbed this one 🙂 This is a novella length book.

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Book Description

John loves his job as head rigger for Cirque Brilliance. The heavy scarring over half his face makes it a little hard to meet new people, but John’s got a good crew and a nice found family, and he’s content with his lot in life.

When Cirque hires talent for a new show, John meets Bao, a bright, ever-cheerful acrobat. Bao seems drawn to John and becomes a constant presence at his side—talking to him during downtime, spending time with him at lunch, and generally seeking out his company.

John doesn’t know what to make of this. Sure, he likes Bao—maybe a little too much, honestly—but he’s had enough experience to know that Bao couldn’t possibly like him back. Or so he thinks, anyway. Fortunately, Bao seems determined to prove him wrong.

My Review

I am always a sucker for a sweet m/m romance, and when I saw this one was set in a cirque show I knew I had to read it. The characters were great, and I absolutely loved the story, but I wish it was a full length book or maybe someday could become a full length book. There is so much potential for this!

John was a rigger for the cirque. He kept to himself and had a lot of self confidence issues because of the severe scarring on his face. When the newest set of acrobats arrives for the new show Bao comes crashing into Jon’s life. He’s a Chinese acrobat that specializes in a balancing act, and he is always happy and excited and joyous.

This book was just so freaking sweet! The characters were wonderful, and I loved Bao! He was so full of life and energy. No matter how much John tried to hide, Bao would bring him out of his shell. I absolutely loved every bit of this book. The only thing I wish is that it had been a full length book, because there is so much potential there! So much that could be added for back story and everything!

I would highly recommend this one! It’s a short quick read, but absolutely worth it!

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