Book Review: Undercover Boyfriend by Jacob Z. Flores

Reviewed by JustJen

30094338Title: Undercover Boyfriend
Author: Jacob Z. Flores
Series: One Fine Day #1
Heroes: Marty Valdez/Luke Myers
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 236 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 15, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  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.


Review: What a sweet story this was! Poor insecure Marty has a bad habit of making up stories as a way of dealing with his overbearing, yet loving, family, and his jerk of an ex. As expected, it eventually comes back to haunt him.

Marty’s latest whopper is his underwear model boyfriend, Tim, who is now expected to make an appearance at Marty’s sister’s wedding. His luck turns when an accidental run-in with Luke, currently on the run and looking to lay low somewhere after his cover was blown, puts them each at the right place at the right time. Marty needs a boyfriend, and Luke needs a place to hide for a while, so a mutual agreement is made, and the charade continues.

Tim is a total hit, and through it all, Marty starts to get attached, until Luke’s cover is blown again. Luke convinces Marty to stick to the plan, although there are a few other details that throw them for a loop. The action picks up, lines are connected with Luke’s past and Marty’s family, all while Luke and Marty grow closer.

This was pretty predictable, but it was also fun and sweet. I loved Marty and his little Marty-isms and how Luke couldn’t help but fall in love with them as well. Marty and Luke were exactly what each other needed, and they complimented each other well. It was a little unbelievable and over-the-top but managed to keep below the line of cheesy. I really enjoyed it and recommend it for those looking for something sweet and funny with a side of sexy and dangerous.

Overall Impression: I really liked it

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*

Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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