Title: Model Investigator (Haven Investigations: Book Three)
Author: Lissa Kasey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Length: 250 Pages
Category: Contemporary, Mystery/Suspense
At a Glance: Model Investigator is a really great installment in the Haven Investigation series, and I’m so looking forward to the next installment.
Reviewed By: Maryann
Blurb: With his lover, Kade, missing, androgynous former model turned private investigator Ollie Petroskovic is ready to kick some ass to bring him home.
Ollie and his ex, rock star Jacob Elias, need to find Kade and free him from the clutches of his manipulative family. But with Ollie suffering from chronic migraines and Jacob unable to bear loud noises, they are hardly the dynamic duo. It takes a lot of sweet talking on the part of Jacob—and patience Ollie doesn’t have—to find Kade. Only Kade’s not whole anymore. The fight for Kade’s heart and mind is far from over.
It’s Ollie’s turn to guide Kade through nightmares, self-doubt, and PTSD. Kade’s memories are scattered, fragmented with possible horrors, and he’s not quite sure what is real. Ollie will have to draw on his investigative skills to clear Kade of the terrible accusations his family has made and help Kade unlock the truth. But in doing so, he ignores his own health, which could have catastrophic consequences for everyone, especially when digging up the past could be lethal for them all.
Review: Olivier “Ollie” Petroskovic is going crazy. It’s been two months since his boyfriend, Kade Alme, was taken from the hospital without a word. He’s also still recovering from a tragic event surrounding his rock star ex, Jacob Elias, who’s becoming a thorn in Ollie’s side. But, Ollie has good friends and resources on his side. With help from Will, Ty, and even Jacob’s security people, they locate and rescue Kade, who was being drugged and kept as a prisoner by his own father. Now that Ollie has Kade back, and Kade seems to be handling the trauma well, their relationship and life are getting back to normal.
Kade and Ollie go back to work at Haven Investigations, but then Ollie starts to feel like he’s being pushed out and overly protected, and he blames himself. Most of the men in his circle have tried to protect him at one time or another, and Ollie doesn’t want that anymore. He’s worked hard to get his PI license, and he wants to be part of Haven Investigations. When Kade starts leaving Ollie out of his recovery process and excludes him from the cases he’s working, Ollie fears that Kade may be cheating. After uncovering some information about Kade, Ollie leaves to undertake his own investigation.
Ollie heads back to Kade’s hometown of Carlsbad—which, as it turns out, is under the thumb of Kade’s father—to investigate accusations that don’t seem to fit Kade. Ollie neglects to take care of himself, and he has to be careful, not just for himself but for Kade too. When all is said and done, there still seems to be a mystery surrounding Ollie’s brother, Nathan; his death, and the woman in the wedding picture, raise more questions about the connection to Kade’s father.
Model Investigator is a really great installment in the Haven Investigation series. Lissa Kasey puts Ollie and Kade in a tangle of a mystery with suspense, danger, deceit, as well as tackling bipolar disorder and physical impairment. Ms. Kasey certainly knows how to keep the guilty party a secret, and how to dole out the cliffhangers. Ollie’s character starts to grow more independent, and he gets to show his expert skill in investigation and going after the truth.
I’m so looking forward to the next installment in this series. Kade and Ollie have such a special relationship, and they help each other through thick and thin, also taking time to repair their misunderstandings along the way. Ollie is such a unique character, and I recommend reading this series in order, to get to know him.
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