Book Reviews

Model Exposure (Haven Investigations 4) by Lissa Kasey at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Erotic Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 03-October-2017

Book Blurb

After being rescued by Ollie, Kade continues to suffer the aftermath of his ordeal, both physically and psychologically. Not knowing how else to clear his head, he pours his energy into Ollie—the love of his life—and Haven Investigations, but neither Ollie nor Kade can continue to ignore what they learned from their last case: Ollie’s brother, Nathan, might have betrayed Kade.

 

As they dig into Ollie’s past, secrets are revealed. Was Nathan’s death a suicide? Were Ollie’s parents much more than they seemed? Is someone out to kill Ollie, or is it Kade’s past coming back to haunt them again?

 

Amidst questions and uncertainties, one thing is clear: after everything they have been through together, Kade and Ollie have never been more in love and they want to get married. But first, they’ll have to deal with the continued threat of Kade’s past, the emotional wounds Kade fears are drowning him, and the possibility that everything Ollie believed about his family was a lie. A beautiful happily ever after awaits them—as long as they can survive long enough to make it to the altar.

 

Book Review

It was with a very heavy heart that I began ‘Model Exposure’, the fourth and final book, in Lissa Kasey’s ‘Haven Investigations’ series. It feels as if I’ve been right there with Ollie and Kade through all the upheavals, the joys, the laughter, the tears, the disappointments, the fear, the betrayals, and the revelations. I was ready to get the answers to so many questions but I was equally afraid to hear them. All I’ve ever wanted was for Ollie and Kade to be happy and for life to be peaceful and calm. I could only hope that the book would bring that and more.

“The only time I could breathe anymore was when he was in the room with me. It was irrational and I knew it was irrational. I just needed to figure out how to set aside this horrible dread. Moving beyond the depression, anxiety, and emotional exhaustion seemed impossible. Like the weight of an elephant on my chest, it never let up.”

One of the things I have always liked the best about these books is that each one is written in the point of view of one of the two main characters. Ollie voiced book one, Kade book two, Ollie book three, and Kade book four, this finale. It has given me such a unique perspective on each man’s personality and character traits. And in this book, it gave me insight into Kade’s mental health, his fears, his anxieties, and all of the things that scare him right down to the bone. The largest of these being if he actually lets Ollie know what’s going on in his mind, somehow Ollie will be disgusted, and leave him.

There are so many things that I can’t say about ‘Model Exposure’ without spoiling too much. There are so many revelations that come to light regarding Nathan and Ollie’s parents, their true heritage, subterfuge and betrayal that spans decades, not to mention a betrayal that hits Ollie and Kade the hardest, very close to home. Through it all, however, lies the love between Kade and Ollie. A love that has weathered so many storms, but they’ve battled everything together, loving each other with all that they have. Ollie and Kade may not be perfect, but they’re perfect for each other.

“I stared at the door, almost unable to wait a second longer. I hadn’t seen him all day. We were getting married. Didn’t he understand I couldn’t live without him for a single second? Then he was there, framed in the light of the glowing bulbs and some light behind him. I’m pretty sure my heart stopped.”

A truly magnificent finale to a series I am going to miss. I loved the ending as it was everything I had always imagined it would be. Thank you, Lissa, for giving me these characters to love.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 256 pages/92378 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 02-October-2017
Price $6.99 ebook, $16.99 paperback, $16.99 bundle
Buy Link https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/model-exposure-by-lissa-kasey-8900-b