4.5 stars Action/Adventure adult - 18+ Angst Level Book coming of age Contemporary Cop/Crime Dreamspinner Enemies to Lovers Friends to lovers Gay Heat Index Humor Insta Love Mid level angst Mild/low level heat Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Opposites attract Part of a Series

Undercover Boyfriend by Jacob Flores

release day review

Dreamspinner Presents


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.


Poor skinny Marty is always making up pretend friends, family members and now – boyfriends – to help him avoid confrontation. After breaking up with his sister’s fiance’s best friend – who is now the best man at their wedding – Marty invents a boyfriend – Tim, the underwear model – to retaliate.

When push comes to shove, Marty’s Mami wants to meet this Tim, so Marty goes to a club hoping to convince some guy to give it a try. Instead he finds Luke trying to break into his car. Marty tells Luke that if he’ll just be his pretend boyfriend for a couple of hours and meet his mother he won’t call the cops. Luke agrees – but not because he’s afraid of the cops.

Luke is an FBI agent about to crack a major drug lord case. He’s meeting an informant when someone from the gang shows up knowing his real name! He has to go in hiding and now because this means someone on the inside is a mole. His attempt to find a car ends as we see above with Marty – but it’s not all bad. The suburbs might be the best place to hide.

Of course, life is not simple and there’s even more drama – more than I want to tell you about here – that involves Marty and drug dealers and moles and dirty FBI agents – Oh My!


Jacob Flores – who I just read is an English professor – I’d have LOVED any class he taught – wouldn’t you??? – is an amazing writer. I’ve enjoyed his P-town series as well as his supernatural series. This was very well written and edited, flowed nicely and had just enough believability to keep me from rolling my eyes out of my head.

Sure, he bends the laws of co-incidence here and there – but really – that stuff does happen now and then.

There’s only one smexy times scene but it’s pretty hot. The rest of the story is a lot of action/adventure and drama but liberally laced with humor and tenderness.

I really enjoyed this and highly recommend it.

4.5 of 5 stars


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