Title: Model Bodyguard (Haven Investigations #2)
Author: Lissa Kasey and Brian Hutchison (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: January 4th 2018
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Mystery / Romance
Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Things are going well for androgynous model Ollie Petroskovic, ex-Marine Kade Alme, and their business, Haven Investigations, until rock star Jacob Elias shows up in need of their services… and trouble follows.
Jacob is a playboy with a serious penchant for kink, slaves, and sex toys. He’s also Ollie’s ex—and all that implies. With the media exploiting his personal life, a stalker sending blood-soaked “gifts,” a bumbling security team, and a family he can’t trust as far as he could throw them, Jacob is in desperate need of a bodyguard for his latest tour, and Kade can’t refuse.
While Kade deals with new doubts about his partnership with Ollie and struggles with reminders of his war injuries, Jacob’s stalker escalates from blackmail and threats to murder. As Kade and Ollie work to keep Jacob safe and find the culprit behind the attack, a web of family secrets, lies, and abuse slowly emerges, leading up to a final confrontation that they might not walk away from—and that will have lasting repercussions for Kade and his relationship with Ollie.
** Cliffhanger Alert **
For all those who groaned over the teaser at the end of Model Citizen for being a cliffhanger. This is a cliffhanger.
Brian Hutchison delivers a nice performance with varied, if sometimes similar, character voices and nice timing and pacing.
Hutchison’s voice is well modulated without being monotone, and it was especially easy to get lost in this audio on a couple of long drives and while I was doing chores.
Told entirely from Kade’s POV, we get some backstory on how things were for him before he was able to get to Ollie, and it’s heartbreaking.
There’s more relationship development between Kade and Ollie and their love for one another really shines through – especially in Brian’s audio performance. One of my favorite things about this series is how much I absolutely love the relationship between Kade and Ollie.
Kasey absolutely delivers a great story with an interesting plot, romance, fascinating characters, and suspense, and Hutchison’s performance makes it all flow and does the ending service turing it into a real nail biter (and that cliffhanger! Ahh!).
I really enjoyed the mystery, action, romance, and narration. I hope Brian Hutchison will be back for the narration of Model Investigator (Haven Investigations #3).