Review: The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon

BOOK STATS

Rating: ☆☆☆☆1/2
Title: The Boyfriend Project
Author: Farrah Rochon
Series: The Boyfriend Project #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Audience: Adult
Format: ALC
Narrator: Je Nie Fleming
Length: ~10 hours (368 pages)
Publisher: Forever, Hachette Audio
Release Date: June 9, 2020
Source: Libro.fm Influencer
Recommended for Fans of: office romcoms

SYNOPSIS

In this witty rom-com celebrating the “unique joys of strong female friendships” (Jasmine Guillory, author of The Wedding Date), three young women bond when the live-tweeting of a disastrous date leads them to discover they’ve all been duped by the same man.

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 and no dating.

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 Daniel Collins at work. What are the chances? But is Daniel really boyfriend material, or is he maybe just a little too good to be true?

“A smart, funny digital-age romance about real women living in the real world. Couldn’t put it down!” (Abby Jimenez, USA Today best-selling author of The Happy Ever After Playlist)

Cosmopolitan: Best Summer Reads 2020
O, The Oprah Magazine: Most Anticipated Romances of 2020
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Bookpage: Most Anticipated Romance of 2020
SheReads: Most Anticipated Reads of Summer 2020

MY THOUGHTS

Super cute and hilarious! This book had so much to love.

The premise gave me serious John Tucker Must Die vibes, and I loved the representation of female friendship While Samiah, London, and Taylor initially supported each other in solidarity against a total scumbag, their relationship developed into lasting friendship.

As a Texan, I LOVED that this was set in Austin! You would think more popular books would be set in Texas since it’s a huge state, but I really don’t know very many.

Samiah was such a relatable and inspiring MC. She was incredibly smart, driven, and successful, despite the challenges she had to overcome as a Black woman working in STEM. Daniel was also an amazing lead, and I thought his undercover secret agent job introduced unique challenges to the relationship.

Daniel and Samiah had an instant attraction with a will-they-won’t-they vibe throughout the first part of the book. I thought the pacing of their romance was little jarring as there were a few times they had very detailed, steamy thoughts or moved way too fast and then put on the brakes before they actually got together, but I really loved this book overall, and I’m excited to see that it’s the first in a new series!

I also highly recommend the audiobook if that is available to you. Je Nie Fleming did a phenomenal job bringing the story to life with the narration. My only complaint about the audio is that I wish there was a male narrator for the chapters from Daniel’s perspective, but that’s just my preference.

Thank you to Libro.fm, Forever, and Hachette Audio for the audiobook listening copy.

Author: Caroline | Carolibrary

Hello! I’m Caroline! I am a teacher, a book lover, and a nerd. My passions include reading, writing, bookstagram, barre & yoga, baking, binging TV shows, and Star Wars. I love stories in all formats because they can transport you to a different world while helping you understand the world around you. I have always found books to be a particularly magical source of imagination.

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