Oliver “Ollie” Petroskovic’s life as an international supermodel was heading in the right direction. He worked part-time for his brother at his detective agency—Petroskovic Haven Investigations—and had just bought his dream house. But all that changed when he found his brother dead, a victim of PTSD-induced suicide.
Almost a year later, Ollie is trying to keep his brother’s business afloat, but can’t get his PI license. Then his brother’s best friend, Kade Alme, shows up, fresh from the battlefield after a close brush with death. Kade is looking for a new life, in more ways than one, and with PI license in hand, he’s exactly what Ollie needs to keep PHI running.
When one of Ollie’s childhood friends gets in trouble, Ollie feels he has to help. Kade insists on investigating if only to keep Ollie safe. Neither realizes the danger they’re in as someone tries to tear them apart before they can find solid ground together.
This book was so good. The romance wasn’t the main focus of the story, but it was definitely there and so enjoyable to watch. I was pulled in by the characters and the storyline and I couldn’t put it down until I was done. Ollie is a wonderful fan that blurs the gender lines. He’s not afraid to be who he is and to hell with anyone that doesn’t like him. It doesn’t mean that he doesn’t get his feelings hurt though. I wanted to scoop him up and squeeze him until the pain stopped. The cast of characters were engaging and I want to know so much more about them. They mattered to Ollie, and the story. Without them, it wouldn’t have been as good of a story. Ollie tended to come off as having a death wish at times. His heart was generally in the right place, but he kept going into situations that were dangerous. Plus he kept refusing any help at times when it was clear he needed it. When guns come out, and all you’re armed with is some awesome heels, there’s no shame in asking for some help. I was only partially shocked by the reveal of the bad guy. But I was blown away by how dumb he was and how he thought he could get away with his crimes. The ending is a total cliffhanger though. I so need to know what happens next. The relationship between Ollie and Kade is on very solid happy for now ground. I’m hoping the next book the series will show their relationship growing, even if it isn’t the main focus of the story.
Kade yanked a stack of wet wipes out of his pocket and dragged me into his lap. “Look at me, Ollie.” But I couldn’t breathe. The pressure on my chest kept multiplying until flashes of light sparkled around the dark edges, filling my sight. Kade’s hands on my cheeks forced my face up until I could meet his eyes. “Look at me,” he demanded.
I stared into his dark eyes with the lights of the squads reflecting off of them and tried to remember what color they were. He loosened his grip and he began to wipe my face and each hand.
“That’s right. Keep breathing. You can’t remember what color my eyes are? They’re brown. Yours are green with little bits of gold and blue in them. Sometimes if the light hits them just right, they sparkle like gems.”
What was he saying? Had I been talking?
Lissa Kasey lives in St. Paul, MN, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing, and collects Asian Ball Joint Dolls who look like her characters. She has three cats who enjoy waking her up an hour before her alarm every morning and sitting on her lap to help her write. She can often be found at Anime Conventions masquerading as random characters when she’s not writing about boy romance.
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