Normal life and romance are difficult enough for a secret agent, but time-traveling doppelganger girlfriend-wannabes who use futuristic weaponry were not covered in the training courses. Jes Drew’s The Bachelor Missions follows our hero, Kristian Clark, through three separate but connected espionage adventures with plenty of romantic difficulties. Because these stories are set in the real world, characters plainly discuss Christianity and some common arguments for and against the faith. Still, God-talk and two conversion scenes remain light in favor of the stories’ light and humorous tone—like Men in Black but without the aliens.
Best for: Young adults, adults, and fans of fun, escapist reading.
Discern: Romantic boundaries get pushed, such as when Kristian and his lady secret agent partner sneak into a cult, or pretend to be married and share a bed, yet no further inappropriate activity is mentioned or endorsed.