Series: The Boyfriend Project #1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: June 9, 2020
Format: ARC, 368 pages
How I got it: From the author
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Samiah Brooks never thought she would be "that" girl. But a live tweet of a horrific date just revealed the painful truth: she's been catfished by a three-timing jerk of a boyfriend. Suddenly Samiah-along with his two other "girlfriends," London and Taylor-have gone viral online. Now the three new besties are making a pact to spend the next six months investing in themselves. No men, no dating, and no worrying about their relationship status . . .
For once Samiah is putting herself first, and that includes finally developing the app she's always dreamed of creating. Which is the exact moment she meets the deliciously sexy, honey-eyed Daniel Collins at work. What are the chances? When it comes to love, there's no such thing as a coincidence. But is Daniel really boyfriend material or is he maybe just a little too good to be true?
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
In Review: My Thoughts
The Boyfriend Project was one of my most highly-anticipated books of 2020 and I’m thrilled to say it exceeded my expectations. What started with a date gone horribly wrong, ends up leading to some of the best girl gangs I’ve read about in a long time. The romance was amazing, too. I just loved Samiah and Daniel.
With great characters, a simmering slow burn and enviable friendships, The Boyfriend Project ticked so many of my boxes. It balanced romance, career and friendship storylines in a way that was very relatable and honest. Samiah was the star of the book for me. She’s the kind of heroine I love reading about — strong, driven and damn good at what she does. I especially appreciated the focus on what it means to be a woman — especially a woman of color — in a STEM field.
I place a high value on honesty in relationships — even the ones I read about in books — so the lie by omission trope doesn’t always work for me, but it did here. It’s not as though Daniel truly had much of a choice. His job required him to be dishonest. Did that cause some trouble in the budding romance between Samiah and Daniel? Sure. But they were a strong couple and I believed they’d give me that HEA I needed. (Not-really-spoiler alert: they did.)
The Boyfriend Project was my first Farrah Rochon book, but I can assure you it will not be my last. Since finishing it, I’ve purchased quite a few of her backlist titles. I just have to decide where to start. Of course, I’m also super anxious for the next books in this series. I can’t wait to see what she does with London and Taylor and their stories. I am ready!
If sexy and adorable had a baby together, the result would be Daniel Collins.
Which backlist Farrah Rochon book should I tackle first?