Title: Undercover Boyfriend (One Fine Day #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Jacob Z. Flores (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: June 15, 2016 – 236 pgs
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.
This was a really great story. I’ve come to love Jacob Flores, his writing style is so easy to read and he always injects wit and humor into the story. I loved Marty from the beginning and loved his family. It is clear that they have friendship along with the love of family. Luke and Crispy were amazing also. This was an insta-love type of story (which I don’t read much of) but between Marty and Luke it was just great. Marty was a geeky but sweet man and Luke a HOT undercoverFBI agent that just steals the show. This book is from Dreamspinners, Dreamspun Desires series which means that is not a lot of sex but when they do it is HOT and of course they do get there HEA. Can’t wait to see what the author comes up with for the next in the series.
Triggers: Gang violence, lying, attempted kidnapping, attempted murder
I want to start out by saying that I found the beginning of this story somewhat confusing. I understood the premise and kind of what was going on, but the story begins by just thrusting the reader in to Luke’s situation.
With that being said, I did enjoy this story a lot once I was more in to it. I found that the characters were thoughtful and I liked how the story developed.
Marty was kind of annoying at times. I felt that he was too dependent on his imaginary friends, family and running from things. Despite him having a social life, it seemed that he was stunted in a way you normally read in YA stories. However, he did grow in to himself during the story.
Then you have Luke. He is the hunk of an FBI agent who finds himself in a tight spot. While I wouldn’t say that he’s stunted – he seems scared of commitment and we are not really given a reason for that.
When these two characters meet – you kind of see that opposites really can attract. But, then you start to unravel the story and you realize that this is much larger than just the romance between Marty and Luke.
I found the mystery aspect of the story somewhat predictable, but it was a good story, regardless. What I did find somewhat frustrating was that I was not satisfied with the “resolution” that was the betrayal that Luke was facing. It seemed too perfectly packaged.
Overall, this turned in to a sweet story, with good secondary characters who helped push the story along.
This is a fun, romantic romp. When undercover FBI agent Luke meets comic book geek Marty, sparks and bullets start to fly.
Full of miscommunication, secrets and one dimensional characters, this predictable story is a more engaging read than the blurb might suggest. Yes, we’ve all seen this movie and we’ve met these characters before, but this is a surprisingly satisfying (if mindless) summer beach read.
There is a little too much going on in a relatively short story for much character development, but the Mafia and FBI excitement at an unsuspecting family wedding is exciting and fully entertaining.
I enjoyed this fun, slightly silly and completely implausible story and I would recommend it to anyone looking for an easy, entertaining beach read this summer.
This book has a whole lot of lying, a whole lot of trouble, an undercover FBI agent, and a guy who loves super Hero’s and not used to standing up for himself,,,,,, what is not to love. This book was funny, full of mischief, and it has some really sexually charged men who try to keep their distance between one another.
Marty in my opinion is a guy who keeps to himself because he believes that no one could ever fall for his nerdiness live for comic book hero’s or the fact that he is not masculine like a lot of guys. He thinks he is too nerdy for someone else to want to be with him. I think that is a lot of his problem, he does not have a lot of self confidence and lets everyone walk all over him. Or at least he does until he meets the guy that is about to change everything for him…. Luke.
Luke in my opinion does not get to close to anyone because of what happened to his family when he was still a little boy. He has put everything into his job with the FBI and does not have much of a life. When his cover is blown sky high he needs to go under the radar and fast, so why not take Marty up on his offer to be his pretend boyfriend in front of his family. But when does pretend turn to more and what do you do about it when it can put the first person you have let into your life into danger.
This book was a very exciting read. Their is twist and turns at every corner and you do not know who is the mole in all of this till the very end. Really enjoyed this book and I think that Jacob Z Flores did an amazing job on it. Cannot wait to read more book by Jacob. Truly a very good author.
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.
Summers in Provincetown, Massachusetts, provide Jacob with inspiration for his fiction. The abundance of barely clothed man flesh and daily debauchery stimulates his personal muse. When he isn’t stroking the keyboard, Jacob spends time with his daughter. They both represent a bright blue blip in an otherwise predominantly red swath in south Texas.