Rating: 3 stars out of 5
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 was an interesting story. Ollie is determined to keep going after his brother’s death no matter what it takes, but he won’t let anyone think less of him for how he dresses and acts. When Kade shows up Ollie expects to put him in the same box as everyone else, but Kade’s actions and word surprise him.
This story is told from Ollie’s point of view. You can see how broken he feels no matter the face he shows the world. You can also see Kade’s frustration and caring through Ollie’s eyes. The thing in the story I had the hardest time with is how confident Ollie is in himself and appearance he has a low self esteem, but Kade is determined for Ollie to see he is worth anything. I hope to read the next book in the series when it comes out.
Mike Pohlable did a nice job narrating this story. The use of different voices for the characters helped me keep track of the story. However, his voice has a very whiny quality to it and I found myself wincing and it was hard to get through.
Cover art by Garrett Leigh is nice and catches your eye.
Audiobook, 7hrs 53min
Published July 26, 2016 (ebook first published June 22, 2015)
Edition Language: English