Ringmaster by Julia Talbot

51bhekOKJRLTITLE: Ringmaster
SERIES: Cirque Caprice 4
AUTHOR: Julia Talbot
GENRE: Paranormal/Dark fantasy
LENGTH: Short (32 pgs)
PUBLISHER: Changeling Press (April 15th, 2012)
HEAT LEVEL: Explicit
HEART RATING: ♥♥♥3Hearts
BLURB: Amadeo may be the most charismatic ringmaster Cirque Caprice has ever seen, but security head Jon doesn’t trust him. Jon knows too many of Amadeo’s secrets.

Amadeo knows he’s changed, but he has no idea he has to prove it to Jon until it may be too late.

Can Amadeo show Jon that a leopard can change its spots?

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REVIEW: Amadeo is the ringmaster of Cirque Caprice. Jon is described as head of security, but Some people may think, like me, that means Jon is like the Cirque’s personal cop/security guard, but he is more what I would call the occupational health and safety officer and staff security rolled into one. I say OH&S officer because Jon is busy pissing Amadeo off by not clearing the safety procedures for the new stage set up. Because of this, Amadeo thinks Jon is a menace and yet at the same time he has the niggling suspicion that Jon is familiar.

I liked this story a lot. I have to admire the fact that Jon really knows how to hold a grudge despite the fact I want to kick him. Amadeo doesn’t use his powers to influence people without permission so I was feeling sorry for the poor guy in a number of places. I found the thread of where Jon flagging Amadeo’s background checks has set some bad things in motion against Amadeo a bit pointless.

Regardless, it helped Jon get over himself (give him the kick I wanted to give), so in the end things worked out as they were meant to between Amadeo and Jon.