The Boyfriend Project
By: Farrah Rochan
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?
Genre: Romance / Office Romance Troupe
Steam Rating: 🔥🔥
Bookish tip: Not to knock other book platforms – but you should totally go the audio book route on this one!
Special thanks to Libro.fm’s ALC program, Forever Publishing and Hachette Audio for the copy. I also won a physical copy through Goodreads so thanks to Goodreads as well!
Imagine a scene where a woman finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her through a series of live tweets. Imagine the drama. Imagine your pulse going from zero to sixty with excitement. Imagine the sudden need for popcorn as you witness everything unfolding.
That, reader, is how The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochan captivates you immediately – hook, live and sinker. On audio, the opening scenes are so fantastic that I found myself laughing so hard with tears streaming down my face. What a marvelous way to start a romantic comedy, Farrah!
The Boyfriend Project only gets better from there. Samiah (love that name!) Brooks, the leading lady, is one fierce woman. She’s goal / career oriented, a super hard worker and one smart cookie. She also works in the STEM / Tech field which is super uncommon.
I love how Farrah portrays themes of feminism, girl power, family and friendship throughout The Boyfriend Project. I love the push and pull of Daniel (what a dreamboat!) and Samiah’s office romance: the sass, the banter, the flirting, the will they / won’t they, the undeniable chemistry. Those two are perfect for each other.
And since this is an audio book review, I must also shout out the narrator, Je Nie Fleming. She does such a wonderful job. She really makes this story come to life. I have listened to some bad narrators and SHE IS NOT ONE OF THEM.
Why four stars instead of five? There is too much techy talk for me. I could have done with a little less. I wish there were a couple more scenes with Samiah’s friends, London and Taylor. I am looking forward to both of their books (Is that a thing? I mean, I am really hoping it is. I need their stories so I am just throwing that out there!). And I felt like a certain character (no spoilers) is forgiven way too fast. I need a little more groveling.
Recommendation: It’s a great summer read! I highly recommend it as an audio book and will immediately use my Libro.fm credits to listen to London and Taylor’s stories…once again just thwoing that out there!
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