Series: The Boyfriend Project #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Austin, TX
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also by this author: The Boyfriend Project
When a personal trainer agrees to fake date her client, all rules are out the window in this delightful romantic comedy from the USA Today bestselling author of The Boyfriend Project!
When it comes to personal training, Taylor Powell kicks serious butt. Unfortunately, her bills are piling up, rent is due, and the money situation is dire. Taylor needs more than the support of her new best friends, Samiah and London. She needs a miracle.
And Jamar Dixon might just be it. The oh-so-fine former footballer wants back into the NFL, and he wants Taylor to train him. There's just one catch -- no one can know what they're doing. But when they're accidentally outed as a couple, Taylor's game plan is turned completely upside down. Is Jamar just playing to win . . . or is he playing for keeps?
The Dating Playbook is the second book in the Boyfriend Project series, and book 1 was a big hit for me. I loved the female friendship from The Boyfriend Project, and this time we get Taylor’s story!
Taylor is a personal trainer who gets sucked in to a fake relationship. She took the job to train Jamar, a football player looking to get back into the game, and agreed to keep it on the down low. When people see them, they assume relationship and Taylor and Jamar roll with it. I really liked these two-both as individuals and as a couple. They have great banter and both have their own goals and dreams that aren’t dependent upon each other. Taylor is independent and I love to see independent women in relationships. I think it’s really important to show that you can be in a relationship and be independent and The Dating Playbook does that well!
Samiah and London are back and this girl squad is just amazing! They are supportive, caring, and strong. I loved the honest discussions about learning disabilities. As a special education teacher, normalizing this type of discussion helps remove the stigma. In addition to that, Taylor and Jamar tackle other heavy conversations like grief, pressure, and family. And if all that isn’t enough, there are GREAT sexy times! The Dating Playbook is the perfect blend of humor, reality, and romance.
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: a few
- Trope: fake romance
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
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