Farrah Rochon comes to the blog with a story full of laughs, love and friendship with
The Boyfriend Project
The first (I don’t know HOW) I’ve read from Rochon, this story was exactly the sort of read I needed right now. Three women, bonding over their mistreatment at the hands of an unworthy man brings their support and friendship to the forefront. From talking through questions of ‘what’s next’ career-wise, to shoring up the momentary confidence wobbles, and even simply enjoying and anticipating their time together, Samiah, London and Taylor are people you want to know and are facing the issues that many women face with career, life and romantic options.
Daniel is a newly hired employee at Samiah’s workplace, a tech firm with a solid reputation and where she’s shined for more than three years. Aside from being gorgeous and instantly intrigued by Samiah, he’s also kind, offering her solid words and asking how she’s holding up in the aftermath of the viral video. But Daniel’s got a secret: he is working undercover at the company, as some of their software appears to be utilized for money laundering, with ties to a larger organization that the feds have been following. While Samiah isn’t on Daniel’s investigative radar, she is on his, and the two are drawn together with an electric chemistry and compatibility that allows them both (even he slips) to be more themselves and honest with that than ever before in relationships.
Rochon has dealt with the struggles of ‘office relationships’, Daniel’s actual purpose in being in Austin, Samiah’s struggles and determination to be “the best” so as not to close doors on other minority women entering the tech field (or STEM-based employment), as well as her own struggles with finding time to cultivate her own dreams, make friends, be a friend and find who and how she wants to be moving forward. From addressing the ‘women in tech’ issues, to regular workplace kerfuffle, struggles with work-life balance and even the fallout when Daniel’s true purpose is unveiled, the story is quick to read, with easily accessible emotions, characters to love and plenty of moments to recognize events that are familiar – I whipped through this book in hours, and wanted it to go on for more.
Title: The Boyfriend Project
Author: Farrah Rochon
Series: The Boyfriend Project #1
Also in this series: The Dating Project
Genre: African-American, Contemporary Elements, Contemporary Romantic Comedy, Family Saga, Friendship, Humor elements, Interracial, Romantic Elements, Second Chance, Setting: American, Sociological Relevancy, Woman's Fiction
Published by: Forever
Published on: 9 June, 2020
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Audio Length: 9 Hours: 41 minutes
Heat: Get Your Copy: Amazon ♦ Barnes&Noble ♦ iTunes ♦ Kobo ♦ IndieBound ♦ Google ♦Audible ♦Direct from Publisher
In this witty rom-com celebrating the “unique joys of strong female friendships,” 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. (Jasmine Guillory, author of The Wedding Date)
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
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.