Undercover Boyfriend (One Fine Day #1) by Jacob Z. Flores
Released June 15th 2016
Published by Dreamspinner Press, LLC, Dreamspun Desires #12
Page count: 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.
Jacob Z. Flores always captures my heart with his contemporary romances, and that holds true for Undercover Boyfriend.
Marty is in a pinch. He’s made up a fake boyfriend to keep his mom from trying to force him back together with his ex, Christian, the cheating jerk that’s too full of himself. In order to get her to relax, Marty makes up Tim. Now, Marty needs to find a real Tim to take to his sister’s wedding or his mom will make his life hell.
Luke is an undercover FBI agent working an extensive case to bring down a big time criminal and drug lord, when his cover is blown. With a possible internal mole and the cartel after him, Luke must keep a low profile and regroup.
Fate is responsible for Marty and Luke bumping into each other, twice. The second time, they decide to help each other out. Luke will pretend to be Marty’s boyfriend, Tim, and Marty will give Luke a place to stay so he won’t seen for a few days. Total win for both of them.
Of course neither man expected to actually like the other, let alone discover they have common interests and enjoy being around each other. Marty and Luke actually navigate the family setting quite well and Luke manages to shut the ex boyfriend down hard. There were so many funny moments as well as serious ones. Marty finding his inner strength. Luke finding a confidant in Marty. Both finding that this pretend relationship might actually be leading to a real relationship. The slow burn towards attraction. The funny and shocking moment when Luke realizes that he is falling in like with Marty. The sweet moment when Marty gets the real boyfriend he’s always dreamed about. These were the best morsels of the story and had me falling all over Marty and Luke.
The cartel and Luke’s undercover assignment comes crashing head-on into Marty’s world and when things come into full view, it’s not pretty. There’s a lot of surprises, drama, and suspense over the cartel. Marty and Luke’s safety is a big concern and common thread throughout the book. We still get a fun, loveable story that goes by way too fast. I liked these two guys so much I didn’t want it to end, but it did end, and perfectly I might add!
RATING: BAD ASS BOOTS!!