Title: Undercover Boyfriend (One Fine Day #1)
Author: Jacob Z. Flores
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 15th, 2016
Genre(s): Romance, Action Comedy
Page Count: 236
Reviewed by: PIU
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
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.
Undercover Boyfriend is a funny, adorably cute read with some action and danger on the side. It was like watching a m/m romantic action comedy. The story had a very fast paced plot with very well developed and likable characters who totally made this book a very fun and engaging read. The crime/danger part of the plot was not too serious but believable enough, it just went very well with the overall undercover theme of the book.
Marty Valdez has a bad habit of making up people to get out of uncomfortable situations. His new invention is Tim Drake, underwear model and his new boyfriend. Except his sister no one knows that Tim is not a real person so when his mother pushes to meet Tim, Marty is royally screwed. Marty needs a pretend boyfriend and needs him fast so when he catches the gorgeous and sexy Luke Myers trying to jack his car, Marty is desperate enough to blackmail the guy in agreeing to play Tim Drake for his mother. What ensues next is some pretty sweet and funny moments while dodging a few bullets here and there. Will Marty’s gamble on a relative stranger pay off??? Read this book to find out.
The plot is very predictable and full of cliché coincidences but believe me when i tell you, you will not get bored!!! It was a page turner with a brewing romance in the midst of danger and bullets. The story was fast paced with the entire thing coming to head in just two days.
Luke and Marty makes a very adorable couple. They had a lot of trust working between them to pull off such a crazy deal. Marty is not kept in the dark for too long and despite of the danger Luke poses to his family, he agrees to help him. Luke on the other hand is one badass FBI agent. His over protective feelings towards Marty just made me all gooey inside. Gawd, What a HUNK!!!
This review is just not complete without mentioning the entire Valdez clan. Marty’s entire family was overbearing and pushy but their love for each other was evident through their actions. Marty’s sister and mother are very strong and quirky secondary characters. Their love and support for Marty portrays the kind of love for family which every reader with a big sister/brother and a loving/nosey mother can relate to.
All in all, this book had all the elements for a fun and sweet romantic action comedy. There is humour, romance, action, crazy relatives, drug lords, flying bullets, annoying family*phew*what more do you want?? Just go for it already!!!