Author: Farrah Rochon
Publication Date: June 9, 2020
The Boyfriend Project is the perfect uplifting rom com about strong women.
I absolutely loved The Boyfriend Project. I read a chapter sampler on NetGalley and have been impatiently waiting to read the rest of the book.
Samiah’s sister sees on Twitter a woman posting about an awful date. Samiah realizes her boyfriend is the date. Samiah decides to go to the restaurant to confront her boyfriend. Samiah, London, and Taylor are all dating him. They stand up to him.
The women soon develop a friendship. They decide to take a six month break from dating where they focus on themselves.
I love the characters in The Boyfriend Project. Samiah, London and Taylor all are focusing on their careers. Taylor worries about what her family thinks of her career and Samiah and London are like her older sisters encouraging her to follow her dreams. Samiah has an app idea that she wants to develop but has put it to the side for years. The other women encourage her to develop the app.
As soon as Samiah swears off men, Daniel, a kind, attractive man, starts working with her. Will Samiah follow the pact and stay single or will she pursue her feelings? Did Samiah have time for a relationship between her demanding job and app development? Daniel has his own secret. How will that effect his chances with Samiah?
The Boyfriend Project is an own voices novel. Samiah explains to Daniel how her race affects her job and how she is seen. Samiah always does her best because she is worried that anything she does wrong will keep companies from hiring black women in the future.
I listened to the audiobook and Je Nie Flemming did an excellent job narrating. I felt like her narration added to a great story.
I highly recommend The Boyfriend Project to rom com fans.
About the Author
A native of south Louisiana, USA Today Bestselling author Farrah Rochon officially began her writing career while waiting in between classes in the student lounge at Xavier University of Louisiana. After earning her Bachelor of Science degree from Xavier and a Masters of Arts from Southeastern Louisiana University, Farrah decided to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a published novelist. She was named Shades of Romance Magazine’s Best New Author of 2007. Her debut novel, Deliver Me, the first in her Holmes Brothers series, garnered rave reviews, earning Farrah several SORMAG Readers’ Choice Awards.
Farrah is a two-time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award and has been a Romantic Times Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award nominee. In 2015, Farrah won the Emma Award for Author of the Year.
When she is not writing in her favorite coffee shop, Farrah spends most of her time reading, traveling the world, hanging around on Twitter, visiting Disney World, and trying to attend as many Broadway shows as her budget will allow. An admitted sports fanatic, Farrah feeds her addiction to football by watching New Orleans Saints games on Sunday afternoons.