Length: 9 hours 41 minutes
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Austin, TX
Source: ARC, NetGalley, Book of the Month
Narrator: Je Nie Fleming
Also by this author: The Dating Playbook
USA Today bestselling author Farrah Rochon launches a new series about three young women who become friends 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, 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?
The Boyfriend Project brings a fierce female friendship trio that I am LOVING! 3 women who find friendship after unwittingly dating the same man brought such a great girl squad vibe. Also, all 3 are smart, professional success stories. Other than dating a moronic idiot, these ladies are mind blowingly winning at life!
Samiah works for a hot tech company in Austin and she is killing it professionally. I loved the portrayal of a woman who is intelligent, professional, and yet still accessible. Knowing that she has one area of her life where she isn’t perfect (dating) made her relatable. And I know I mentioned it already, but seeing her, London, and Taylor develop and grow a great friendship was empowering. Also, we see Samiah struggle with racism in the workplace. I think this is such an important topic and Rochon shows how it occurs in even simple, daily interactions.
Daniel is undercover at Samiah’s office, which added an interesting layer. While he and Samiah are obviously attracted to one another, she has decided to take a sabbatical from dating and he can’t get involved with anyone when he won’t be sticking around. The chemistry was solid and I enjoyed their interactions. He does screw up though and I wanted to shake him. Samiah is hurt and angry, but he grovels good and she is smart-she understands the logic and necessity in his decision, even if she wished it could have been different.
So, I actually had 3 copies of the Boyfriend Project-an e-ARC, an audio copy thanks to Libro.FM, and a hardback from Book of the Month! So, let me say the audio is GREAT! I loved the narrator, Je Nie Fleming. She did a wonderful job giving each character their own voice. It was easy to get caught up in the story and block out everything else.
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: office romance
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: standalone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler
Faker by Sarah Smith, Hero by Samantha Young, Rock Hard by Nalini Singh, The Allure of Julian Lefrey by RS Grey …then you will probably like The Boyfriend Project!
Excellent review! I’ve reserved this one at the library. I wish they had the audio but I’m more likely to manage the ebook right now anyway since June is Audiobook month. I have lots of audio ARCs.
Maybe what you mentioned, about Samiah killing it in so many areas of her life, but not in her love life, is what added to her appeal for me. Now that you mention it, I think it makes her more real. That she’s not perfect. I loved her, and the friendship was definitely a standout element in this book
I totally agree-Samiah seems so accessible. Here was a woman killing it, but behind the scenes she didn’t feel like she was killing it!