In Review: The Boyfriend Project (The Boyfriend Project #1) by Farrah Rochon

Posted August 13, 2020 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 1 Comment

In Review: The Boyfriend Project (The Boyfriend Project #1) by Farrah RochonThe Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon
Series: The Boyfriend Project #1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: June 9, 2020
Publisher: Forever
Format: ARC, 368 pages
How I got it: From the author
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon | Your local indie bookstore
My rating:

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!

Favorite Quotes:

If sexy and adorable had a baby together, the result would be Daniel Collins. 

About Farrah Rochon

USA Today Bestselling author Farrah Rochon hails from a small town just west of New Orleans. She has garnered much acclaim for her Holmes Brothers, New York Sabers, Bayou Dreams and Moments in Maplesville series. The two-time RITA® Award finalist has also been nominated for an RT BOOKReviews Reviewers Choice Award, and in 2015 received the Emma Award for Author of the Year.

When she is not writing in her favorite coffee shop, Farrah spends most of her time reading, cooking, traveling the world, visiting Walt Disney World, and catching her favorite Broadway shows.

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