The Boyfriend Project
The Boyfriend Project
by Farrah Rochon
A witty rom-com that explores the “unique joys of strong female friendships and the particular struggles of Black women in the workplace, all within a great love story.” –Jasmine Guillory, bestselling author of Party of Two.
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 bestselling author of The Happy Ever After Playlist
Over the last few weeks, I’ve watched a bunch of book events with Farrah Rochon and every time she spoke about The Boyfriend Project, I knew I needed to move it to the top of my TBR list. I’m really glad I did. The Boyfriend Project was a refreshing take on the friends holding off on dating to try to improve themselves. Even better, Samiah’s friend group is new and started with a viral Twitter thread and video when she, London, and Taylor realized they were all dating the same man. Samiah is confident and strong woman when it comes to her job, which she excels at as Black woman in the tech industry. However, when it comes to what she wants personally, from a guy and in her app development, she’s less willing to take a risk. Daniel is a new employee at Samiah’s job and the chemistry between them is instantaneous. But as Samiah is trying to work on herself and her outside goals, is a potential relationship with a coworker a good idea? The Boyfriend Project has everything I wanted in this story. There is humor and heart, passion and good friendship. I think everyone will enjoy it!
Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.