Title: The Boyfriend Project
Author: Farrah Rochon
Publication Date: June 9, 2020
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?
I was originally excited for this book because it reminded me of one of my favourite movies The Other Woman and while it did have a promising start, it definitely went downhill for me. The friendship between the girls was great and I found myself loving their relationship more than Samiah and Daniel’s. There was so much potential for this story to be good because the humour was there, but it was missing that certain spark I look for in a romance. I did power through even though I struggled hard, but all I felt was relief when I finished. One thing that truly bugged me was that there was absolutely zero romance until about the 60% mark. I do love a slow burn when it leads to something big, but this was honestly more plot-focused and I’m sad it didn’t live up to my expectations. But, you may enjoy this book if you like:
-STEM heroines stomping all over patriarchy and racism
-female friendships and pure girl power
-unplanned office romances