Undercover Boyfriend (Steph’s Review)

undercover-boyfriendTitle: Undercover Boyfriend (One Fine Day #1)
Author: Jacob Z. Flores and Rusty Topsfield (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 9, 2016
Genre(s): Mystery/Romance
Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
Reviewed by: Steph
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
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.

The Story
First I have to say poor Marty. I know that his family for the most part has his best interests at heart. Yet, with a family like that I can understand why he is the way he is. Self preservation lol. Between his mom and sister, god bless this character; I would have run a long time ago. So, when he happens to run into Luke, and his luck changes I was so happy for him. In fact, they same can be said later on down the line for Luke. They both happen to change each other for the better. Luke is very guarded, but being around Marty he starts to let go and relax. Marty finally starts standing up for himself in all aspects of life. Together they are stronger together, and realize that they have feelings for one another despite their differences. In fact, their differences seem to build one another up.

The author did well with the flow of the book. He kept me interested with the wittiness of the two MC’s and the chemistry slowly building between them. The plot itself was sound and kept you intrigued and wondering who for the most part. Though near the end it was a bit to obvious IMO. Nonetheless, in the end you are left happy as Luke and Marty get their well deserved HEA, and the bad guy(s) get their own do justice.

The Narrator
The Narrator wasn’t too bad. He seemed to have range for the character’s he portrayed. I just wish he would have put more emotion into the reading. Overall, it was enjoyable to listen to.

One Fine Day Series


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I love reading books about boys who love other boys <3. Sometimes there is a HEA or HFN, but sometimes it just is. Yes, I love all outcomes even it is not what I hoped for. We all need a good cry from time to time. As you can probably can tell, I love cliffhangers as well. Yeah, I am one of those people :) I read a variety of genres, whether it is dark/taboo, historical, shifters, GFY, SciFi, mysteries/thrillers; I love it all.

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