Title: Undercover Boyfriend (Dreamspun Desires)
Author: Jacob Z. Flores
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 15, 2016
Page Count: 236
Reviewed by: Kristin
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 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.
This is a cheesy, fluffy, sweet and humorous romance. Totally unrealistic and chuckle worthy fun, this does end with a couple of nicely done plot twists.
Marty lives a sheltered life in his parent’s garage apartment. He finds his mother well-meaning but incredibly overbearing. His sister is the typical sister who knows all and if she doesn’t know it, she will soon enough. And the rest of the family is a conglomeration of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Special Agent Luke Meyers finds his cover blown and is forced into hiding. Marty finds him contemplating stealing Marty’s car, and strikes a deal – boyfriend for a night. Luke/Tim surprises Marty by agreeing in front of Marty’s mother, that he will be there for Sophia’s wedding.
What happens next is pretty much insta-love that takes a couple of days to mature and come to fruition. Luke finds Marty’s geekiness endearing and a reminder of all that he didn’t have, but could have now. Marty finds safety and comfort in Luke’s presence and the courage to stand up to life rather than be a door mat.
In between this growing affection, the Mexican cartel is after both for separate reasons; Luke is pretending to be Tim the underwear model. Christian, Marty’s ex-boyfriend is telling everyone Luke/Tim is a hired escort. There’s a wedding to plan, a cartel to take down, and if you don’t have your health or your superhero shirt, you really don’t have anything at all.
This is, simply put, brain candy. Don’t think, enjoy.
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