Model Citizen by Lissa Kasey ~ Audiobook Review by Queue

Model-CitozenTitle: Model Citizen
Series: Haven Investigations, Bk 1

Author: Lissa Kasey

Narrator: Mike Pohlable

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Garrett Leigh

Story Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 07/26/2016

Length: 07 hours 53 minutes

Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance, Mystery/Thriller


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.

Story Review:

Josie Goodreads reviewed Model Citizen awhile back. You can check it out here.


She rated it five stars and while I thoroughly enjoyed the story I wouldn’t have rated it quite that high.

I have to agree with Josie that Ollie is fabulous. Like she said he is sharp and funny. A truly original character. I liked that he was androgynous and didn’t conform to gender stereotypes. He dressed how he wanted to without regard to what other people think.

Kade is a great match for Ollie and didn’t put up with Ollie’s shit. There were times Ollie was kind of whiney and annoyed me. He also made a couple stupid decisions that felt out of character to me.

There are lots of twists and turns here and I’m looking forward to reading the sequel.

Narration Review:

This is Mike Pohlable’s only narrated book on Audible but I think it’s just the beginning of his career. He did an excellent job and nailed Ollie’s rather unique voice and character. He also did well with all the supporting characters.


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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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