Monday, June 13, 2016

Jacob Flores has gone Undercover!

Undercover Boyfriend 
(One Fine Day Series #1)
by Jacob Z. Flores


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.

Release Date
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 

Available for pre-order at 

Available in paperback


The Fake Boyfriend Trope

Hi, everyone! I’m so glad to be here at Cryselle’s Bookshelf to promote my upcoming June 16 release of Undercover Boyfriend, the first book in my One Fine Day series, and I have to tell you, this was one of my favorite books to write. Why is that? Well because it involves the classic Fake Boyfriend Trope, one of the plot devices I’ve always loved.

For those of you unfamiliar with this trope, here’s a quick rundown. Basically, two complete strangers or two people who don’t really like each other pretend to be in a relationship in order to survive some potentially devastating event such as a class reunion, a business meeting, or a wedding (like in Undercover Boyfriend). Anyway, while they’re faking their way through one hilarious situation after another, the couple develops real feelings for each other, and even though they don’t see it coming, the audience does.

That’s one of the reasons I love this plot device so much. Characters in these novels normally wouldn’t date each other. They either have completely different personalities, which seem to make them an unsuitable match, or they wouldn’t naturally find themselves in each other’s orbit. However, because of this plot twist, these two characters are thrown together and discover new things about themselves and their “fake” partner.

To me, that’s where the magic of this trope truly begins. As readers, we understand what is happening. We know the characters are going to figure out that they are in love with each other and that they are no longer faking it, but it’s how the characters realize it, that’s important. Characters in a fake relationship plot change in ways neither of them expected just because they moved out of their box for once in their lives.

For someone like me, who is a routine-loving fool, it’s a reminder that doing something we wouldn’t normally do or getting to know someone we might not normally meet could change our lives in ways we could never expect.

About The Author

Jacob Z. Flores lives a double life. During the day, he is a respected college English professor and mid-level administrator. At night and during his summer vacation, he loosens the tie and tosses aside the trendy sports coat to write man on man fiction, where the hard ass assessor of freshmen level composition turns his attention to the firm posteriors and other rigid appendages of the characters in his fictional world.

 Summers in Provincetown, Massachusetts, provide Jacob with inspiration for his fiction. The abundance of barely clothed man flesh and daily debauchery stimulates his personal muse. 
 When he isn’t stroking the keyboard, Jacob spends time with his daughter. They both represent a bright blue blip in an otherwise predominantly red swath in south Texas.

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