Undercover Boyfriend, by Jacob Z. Flores
Series: One Fine Day (Book One)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 15, 2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Marty Valdez is in serious trouble. His sister’s wedding is around the corner, and everyone expects to meet Marty’s super-successful underwear model boyfriend—whom Marty invented. Now Marty has to produce a half-naked hottie or suffer the worst humiliation of his life.
FBI agent Luke Myers is in serious trouble. He’s been working undercover to take down a dangerous drug cartel, but his cover’s blown and he needs to disappear. Luckily, a geeky yet intriguing comic book artist gives him the perfect opportunity. Luke just has to pretend to be his boyfriend, and pretending is what he does best. But between Marty’s mother and his ex, Luke might’ve bitten off more than he can chew, and Marty’s knack for finding trouble might ruin more than just his sister’s wedding.
Law Enforcement (FBI)
If you are looking for tooth rotting fluff with two lovable main characters then this is the book for you. The ridiculous harlequin plot toes the line of believability just enough to take the edge off the drama and make this a fun read.
The relationship that blossoms between Luke and Marty after Luke agrees to be his fake boyfriend is very genuine and had me rooting for them throughout all of the shenanigans. Flores actually managed to do a lot of character development not only for these two but also for the members of Marty’s family and Luke’s agent friend.
Marty’s family is over the top and overly involved in his life but you can tell they want what is best for him. Luke is compassionate and tender and it makes for an interesting pairing with spazzy Marty who has insecurity issues and baggage in the form of a dbag ex and overly involved relatives.
There are a lot of FBI related shenanigans that I won’t spoil for you, but if that is one of your interests then there is a good chance you’ll like this book. They weren’t too in-depth, so don’t expect a spy novel, but there is enough to wet your palate and sharpen the sweetness of the rest of the book.
The only thing that was missing for me was more about Luke since the majority of the book revolved around Marty and his big dramatic family. Also Luke was kind of my favorite shhh.
Other than that this book was a perfect fun and quick summer read.
Jacob Z. Flores lives a double life. During the day, he is a respected college English professor and mid-level administrator. At night and during his summer vacation, he loosens the tie and tosses aside the trendy sports coat to write man on man fiction, where the hard ass assessor of freshmen level composition turns his attention to the firm posteriors and other rigid appendages of the characters in his fictional world.
You can learn more about Jacob and his books over at his website (click here!)
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I received an advanced copy of this novel in exchange for a fair and honest review.