Reviewed by Danielle
Title: Undercover Boyfriend
Series: One Fine Day #1 (Dreamspun Desires #12)
Author: Jacob Z. Flores
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Length: 236 Pages
Two men, one lie, and a whole bunch of trouble.
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.
I have been waiting for this story from the moment I attended GRL and I went to Jacob Flores’ reading. Jacob read from this story that was then still in progress and I adored it!.
So the minute I got on my computer I made sure to add it to my request sheet not caring when it would be released. Well finally after 8 months (GRL was in Oct!) I had the opportunity to read this.
For me author Jacob Flores is a must read especially when it comes to his contemporary pieces which I call myself a huge fan of. This piece is that despite throwing in an action plot and tension, it is still a relatively simple story.
It has been published in the Dreamspun Desires line and that is where is fits perfectly well.
The characters are very likable, Marty the geeky artist and Luke the badass cop. You can see them clearly in your mind and know they will work out in every way. The way the situation comes together is funny, the connection between the two men is hilarious and exciting but most of all friendly and trustworthy.
The story is a bit surreal to say the least. It feels a bit like a comic book story with a m/m twist in it. The families are like characters from an old movie without mentioning why because I don’t want to spoil. Let’s just leave it at you can find some movie scenes that will remind you of this story.
We readers follow Marty and Luke on their journey from what started as a small lie but ends up working into a whole “complex” situation with unexpected treats and mysteries along the way.
I have to say a definite bonus is the scene author Jacob Flores throws in near the end where the connection between Marty and Luke comes to an incredible sexy explosion.
Add in a very sweet epilogue and this is a very enjoyable, comfortable read for lazy Sunday afternoon.