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The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon

The Boyfriend Project

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by Farrah Rochon

Quick take

Being cheated on? Not so fun. Befriending the other women? Very fun. This modern romance feels downright empowering.

Good to know

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    Social issues

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    Female friendships

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Why I love it

Abby Jimenez
Author, The Happy Ever Playlist

In the current state of our world, I have been zeroing in on the things that bring me comfort: friends and family who make me laugh, good food (I’m cooking up a storm), and the hope I find in romance novels. Which is why I’m thrilled to recommend Farrah Rochon’s The Boyfriend Project, which offers a combination of all three, and then some!

I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a viral video connoisseur, so the first chapter of this book was my catnip. While getting dolled up for a date, Samiah discovers from a series of live tweets that her guy is dating two other women at the same time. She marches into the restaurant where the three women confront him—you go, girls!—and by the time they storm out, a viral video AND sisterhood are born. In the aftermath, the women give up men for six months so they can concentrate on their personal projects instead. Samiah, a badass software developer, vows to start working on an app idea she’s put off for too long. And then life throws her a mean and delicious curveball: Daniel, the hot new guy at work. Can Samiah keep up her agreement with her new friends and ignore her attraction to him?

When so many of us are missing the simple pleasure of grabbing a margarita with our girlfriends, The Boyfriend Project reminds us how essential friendships are in our lives. Readers are going to feel empowered by Samiah’s ambition and swoon over her happily-ever-after with Daniel. It’s the perfect reading treat to kick off your summertime reading.

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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?

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  • Buford, GA

    I loved this book so much. It’s definitely about new romance, but most importantly it’s about strong female friendships. It’s funny and serious in all of the right places with such a fun storyline.

  • Allen, TX

    Super cute and the story drags you along with it. You won’t be able to pull yourself out of the current until you’re falling asleep with the book held above your head and it drops down onto your face.

  • Milton, NY

    Loved this book! Samiah is a force of nature and the sexual tension between her and Daniel is palpable throughout. I couldn’t put this story down. It’s a story of love and doing what’s best for you.

  • Tustin, CA

    I loved this book! Not your classic rom-com and not your typical office romance; it’s a great mix between romance, humor, and women’s fiction. Laugh out loud funny, soulful, sweet, bad-ass. A win!

  • Rolling Meadows, IL

    I loved this book! I usually dont read romance books, not sure why but I enjoyed it! This author has an amazing sense of humor, I laughed out loud numerous times. Loved the story and the characters!

  • Kennewick, WA

    LOVED THIS! It's absolutely adorable and managed to balance developing friendships with a wonderful romance. I adored Samiah's ambition and thought Daniel's portion of the plot was really well handled

  • Marietta , GA

    *Pros: strong girl group, successful girl in STEM, Daniel’s job, accurate tech lingo, love story was a realistic arc, romantic leads swap gender roles in sections. *Cons: End was quick to wrap up.

  • Wytheville, VA

    The friendship between Samiah, London, and Taylor was a really great part of this book. The romance between Daniel and Samiah was well done. You could tell they had chemistry from their first meeting.

  • FPO, AE

    It was refreshing, in an age of enemies-to-lovers romances, to see a story in which the two leads are drawn to each other from the start. You could see their compatibility immediately! I enjoyed it :)

  • Morristown, NJ

    A cute story with lovable yet complex characters. The story drags in some areas, but on the whole, a quick and engaginh read. Should be the standard for all lighthearted romance novels. Lovely read!!!

  • Midwest City , OK

    The Boyfriend Project was just what I needed: a light, steamy romance that centered a young, successful Black woman without focusing on Black trauma. Highly recommend and I cannot wait to read more!

  • Huntington Beach, CA

    Navigating life as a young successful black woman in the tech world is hard enough without accidentally meeting the love of your life at work. Black joy -check. Empowering women -check. Romance -check

  • Hudson, OH

    Really cute rom-com and start of a new series. I liked that the romance was only part of the story and that the platonic friendships were also important along with careers. It felt like a whole story.

  • Waterbury, VT

    The boyfriend project was the perfect feel good romance. It felt like a hallmark movie had a baby with feminism. The struggles of our POC MC was written wonderfully. Totally in love with Rochons work

  • Henrico, VA

    I love how this book places as much emphasis on female friendships as it does on the romantic relationship. I also appreciate how Samiah’s passion and work ethic are highlighted and not diminished.

  • Austin, TX

    The Boyfriend Project is a success for me - but probably not for the reason you expect! Samiah and Daniel are both so not in place where an office romance is wanted or even makes sense but fate does

  • Winchester, IN

    Samiah is a boss! I loved how she handled the situations that came her way and stayed true to her goals. There was the right amount of romance thrown in, while not forgetting the power of friendship.

  • Harlan, KY

    This book was such fun! It has supportive female friendships, women chasing their dreams, a whip-smart leading lady in a STEM field, an unexpected mystery, good chemistry, & HEA after some missteps.

  • Logan, UT

    Cute beach read romance! Samiah is a strong professional woman and I enjoyed her refreshing outlook. There is plenty of flirty witty dialogue and female empowerment. This is a heartwarming fun read!

  • Sycamore, IL

    This book will definitely make you think into the perspective of how the characters live their lives compared to you for sure! It also has romance mixed in so definitely spices things up. Great read!

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