A Lila Release Day Review: Model Bodyguard (Haven Investigations #2) by Lissa Kasey

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
model-bodyguard-by-lissa-kaseyThings 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.
This is the second book in this series and I happened to like this one better than the first.  The author changed it up a bit by having this book be from Kade’s point of view rather than Ollie’s and I think that worked out really well.  I liked Kade as the narrator a great deal.  He is a good guy and it was good to see his perception of things.  I actually felt there was more depth to Ollie’s character in seeing him through Kade’s eyes.  
As the blurb states the guys get involved in a case surrounding Ollie’s ex.  A lot of things happen in this story and it is very fast paced and entertaining.  I actually found myself kind of liking Jacob too by the end of the book.  The guy’s relationship is solid and they are doing really well together.  Most of the issues revolve around Ollie trying to get himself back to a good place physically and mentally after all he’s been through since Nathan’s death.  There are times when Kade’s behavior towards Ollie is almost like parenting and that’s something I’m not a big fan of but it wasn’t a big enough issue to cause me to dislike the plot.
This book ends in a huge cliffhanger.  Way bigger than the cliffhanger in book one.  If there was any complaint I had about the book it would be that the cliffhanger from book one is not touched on at all in this book.  In fact it’s barely mentioned.  That seemed odd to me.  It seemed like they should at least be discussing it from time to time.
Overall I really enjoyed this book.  These two are an interesting couple and I enjoy the cases they end up working.  This could be read as a standalone but I would recommend reading these books in order to get the most enjoyment out of the relationship dynamics.
Cover artist Garrett Leigh:  I like this cover a lot.  I think it looks great and really conveys the feeling of the story.
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Book Details:
ebook, 270 pages
Expected publication: October 7th 2016 by Dreamspinner Press
ISBN 1634777840 (ISBN13: 9781634777841)
Edition LanguageEnglishSeriesHaven Investigations #2

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